Meet our Staff: Harold Coffin!

By cmathias | Posted in Meet our Staff on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 9:23 AM

The first Tuesday of every month we introduce a different face of #SteetPonteVW to help you get to know us better! This month, we’re introducing Harold Coffin! Harold is the Service Manager at Steet Ponte VW, who started working with us in early 2019. Harold lives in St. Johnsville, NY with his wife and four kids, who he loves spending time with! In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, coaching, zen stone stacking, and has also been a member of the Masonic Temple for the past 20 years. He also is a Youth Guidance Counselor. He comes with many years of experience in the Automotive industry, especially as a Service Manager. What’s his favorite #VW, you may ask? “One that is not in the shop!” was his reply! #FamilyBusiness #LocallyOwned #VDubClub 

VW’s Electrifying Future!

By cmathias | Posted in Volkswagen, VW Model News on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 3:32 PM

We’re seeing more and more signs of VW’s seemingly all electric future and we’re excited. The VW Group plans to release 70 electric models over the next 10 years. While other car brands are toying with hydrogen, hybrids, and plug ins, VW plans to focus solely on electric vehicles, especially after the diesel emissions scandal, they see that this is the only way to make a stand.

According to CNN, “Purely electric vehicles allow VW designers to take full advantage of the flexibility electric power offers. Electric motors are small and can be placed out near the wheels while the big and heavy battery packs can be shaped to fit down in the floor. This allows a car like the ID to have the interior space of a mid-sized VW Passat within the exterior dimensions of a compact Golf.”

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/30/success/vw-id-electric-cars/index.html

The electric drive technology also makes it easier to create different body styles using the same basic engineering, which is referred to as platform-sharing.

What do you think of the electric future? Are you a fan of the looks of the new models? We love them and are excited to see what’s in store for our future showroom!!

Source: https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/30/success/vw-id-electric-cars/index.html

Our Customers at Steet Ponte VW!

By cmathias | Posted in Dealer Information on Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 9:14 AM

Do you have a picture of your #SteetPonteVW? Send it over to us, we’d love to add it to our customers album on Facebook! We love to see where you take your VW, whether it’s on a road trip or just showing it off in your driveway after a car wash, we want to see! Find us on Facebook and click on our Photos to see the Customers album!

Meet our Staff: Ted Koniowka

By cmathias | Posted in Meet our Staff on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 9:13 AM

The first Tuesday of every month we introduce a different face of #SteetPonteVW to help you get to know us better! This month, we’re introducing  Ted Koniowka! Ted is the Finance Manager at Steet Ponte VW who started working with us in late 2017. He has many years of experience in the Auto Industry. He lives locally in Utica, NY, and his favorite VW is the #VWJetta for its style. In his spare time, Ted enjoys horse racing and spending time with his family and friends. #VW #FamilyBusiness #LocallyOwned

The 2020 VW Golf Spied In Person!!

By cmathias | Posted in VW Model News on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 9:58 AM

The 2020 VW Golf was spied in person the other day! What do you think of it? VW announced plans to start in June, and from the looks of the photo, it seems to have an Audi type feel. According to Motor1: “Although not noticeable, a minor bump in size is expected from the eighth generation, which corroborated with better packaging enabled by the updated MQB platform, should translate into a more spacious interior. The revised hardware might enable a minor weight loss, although nothing to write home about”

Source: https://www.motor1.com/news/307470/2020-vw-golf-spy-photos/

Meet our Staff: Lynette Pritchard!

By cmathias | Posted in Meet our Staff on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 9:56 AM

The first Tuesday of every month we introduce a different face of #SteetPonteVW to help you get to know us better! This month, we’re introducing Lynette Pritchard! Lynette is a Service Advisor at Steet Ponte VW! Lynette started working here in late 2018; she may look familiar to you as she used to work at one of our sister stores! Lynette lives locally in New Hartford, NY, with her husband, children, and granddaughter who she loves spending time with! In her spare time, Lynette loves antiquing, working on her house, and snow plowing. Her favorite VW is the #VWAtlas. #VWUSA  #FamilyBusiness #LocallyOwned

 

2019 Final Edition VW Beetle at Steet Ponte VW!

By cmathias | Posted in Dealer Information, VW Model News on Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 5:38 PM

It’s here, the 2019 Final Edition VW Beetle is prominently displayed in our showroom here at Steet Ponte VW! The details are incredible; we can’t help but admire them while we walk by every day! From the sleek black exterior, to the luxurious quilted leather seats (ladies, does this remind you of a very famous designer purse that rhymes with Banel?!) The ivory dashboard features and detailed wheels are the perfect finishing touches to the iconic Volkswagen model. We will be sad to see this go, but know that this gorgeous bug needs to go to a good home! Stop down for a test drive (yes, they do surprisingly great in the snow,) or contact us for more information!

Steet Ponte VW, 5046 Commercial Drive, Yorkville, NY 13495 (315) 736-8291 www.steetpontevolkswagen.net

Pricing and specs can be found here: https://www.steetpontevolkswagen.net/vehicle-details/2019-volkswagen-beetle-2-0t-final-edition-sel-yorkville-ny-id-27827239

Meet our Staff: Jeff Velardi!

By cmathias | Posted in Meet our Staff on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 9:36 AM

The first Tuesday of every month we introduce a different face of #SteetPonteVW to help you get to know us better! This month, we’re introducing Jeff Velardi. Jeff is a Sales & Leasing Consultant at Steet Ponte VW and is a longtime employee of the Steet Ponte Auto Group! He has almost 15 years of experience in the car business and loves what he does! Jeff lives locally in Utica, NY, and in his spare time he likes spend time with family and friends. Jeff’s favorite #VW is the #VWPassat! #DasAuto #VDubClub #FamilyBusiness #LocallyOwned

#ByeByeBeetle

By cmathias | Posted in News, Volkswagen on Sunday, January 20th, 2019 at 8:59 PM

Owners have been reflecting on the sad news for a while now. As of July, VW will no longer be making its’ iconic model, the Beetle. America’s steady shift to larger vehicles is one of the reasons for this beloved vehicle’s demise. In good news, the other iconic model, the VW Microbus is set to make a comeback in the year 2022! Follow this link to read stories about all the fun owners have had in their Beetles!

 

Meet the Staff: Vicki Hopper

By cmathias | Posted in Meet our Staff on Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 8:59 PM

The first Tuesday of every month (or the second when there’s a holiday!) we introduce a different face of #SteetPonteVW. This month, we’re introducing Vicki Hopper! Vicki is the Service Manager at Steet Ponte VW! Vicki recently started working with us in late 2018 and comes with many years of experience in the Automotive Service Industry! Vicki lives locally in Rome, NY with her husband of 30 years! Outside of work, Vicki is an avid Drag Race & Concert photographer. From May to mid-October you can find her at Esta Safety Park Dragstrip photographing the races! Be sure to check out her work on her Facebook page! Her favorite VW is the iconic VW Beetle Convertible. #VW #DasAuto #VDubClub #FamilyBusiness #LocallyOwned