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

VW Golf Racecar Review!

By cmathias | Posted in News, Volkswagen, VW Model News on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at 9:50 AM

A compact car that will knock your socks off, is what is being said about the VW Golf R, and from what we’ve read we couldn’t agree more!

 

While the Type R is clearly a Golf on the outside, it sits lower than its siblings with all-around aerodynamic treatment and special badges. Four large tailpipes under the rear bumper of the Golf mimic a Corvette exhaust design. What impressed us with the Golf R’s performance is its firm connection with the road. It feels tight off the line or while winding around curvy pavement. We were smitten with the manual transmission and its drive-ability in city traffic as well as the control it provides under power.

Upgraded leather and heated seats, emergency braking, and great fuel economy makes us excited to say this car is unparalleled. Read the full review here!

 

 

 

Meet the Staff: Ted Koniowka

By cmathias | Posted in Meet our Staff on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 9:47 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. He started working with us in late 2017 and 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 #DasAuto #VDubClub #FamilyBusiness #LocallyOwned

Steet Ponte VW Thanksgiving Hours!

By cmathias | Posted in Dealer Information, News on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 at 9:42 AM

Our Thanksgiving Hours are as follows:

  • Wednesday, November 21st: Open for regular business hours
  • Thursday, November 22nd: CLOSED
  • Friday, November 23rd: Open for regular business hours

From our family to yours, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

Remaining 2018 Volkswagens at Steet Ponte VW!

By cmathias | Posted in Dealer Information, Volkswagen, VW Model News on Monday, November 12th, 2018 at 3:44 PM

Looking for a great deal? You KNOW that the end of the year means we’re trying to get rid of all 2018 VW models and make room for the 2019’s!! Stop down and take a test drive, you won’t be disappointed. From the sporty 2018 VW Jetta, to the roomy 2018 VW Passat, to the sharp new 2018 VW Atlas, we’ve got something for everyone!

Don’t forget, we’re offering a $500 Military and/or First Responder discount to those who qualify, and we have many great financing offers to work with! These are all BRAND NEW 2018 VW’s just waiting to be driven home! Check out all the technology and amenities they have to offer!

Click here to view our remaining 2018 VW inventory.

Steet Ponte VW Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to Benefit the Hope House!

By cmathias | Posted in Dealer Information, News on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 3:40 PM

For the past 5 years, we’ve held successful Thanksgiving Food Drives and donated items to a different organization in the Utica area.

This year, we’re collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Hope House right here in Utica, NY. The Hope House serves 2-3 meals per day, 7 days a week to local residents in need.

For more information on the Hope House, visit their website here: www.hopehouseutica.org.

Please consider donating a can or two to the vehicle in our showroom! We will be collecting donations up until Thanksgiving! #HappyThanksgiving #ThanksgivingFoodDrive #UticaNY

Steet Ponte VW 5th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit the Hope House in Utica NY!

Volkswagen Partners with Microsoft!

By cmathias | Posted in Uncategorized on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 4:12 PM

VW will use Microsoft Corp’s Azure cloud platform to provide all future digital services and mobility offerings across its entire fleet! Volkswagen will establish an automotive cloud development office in Washington State close to Microsoft’s headquarters.

This will embed internet services into its vehicles with the software giant’s cloud technology, the companies announced Friday.

The partnership has been set up to create the “Volkswagen Automotive Cloud”, which will see all future digital services in Volkswagen’s cars facilitated by Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing service.

This is not unusual as car manufacturers have been partnering with technology companies for their increasing connected cars!

Sources: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-volkswagen-microsoft/volkswagen-partners-with-microsoft-in-cloud-push-idUSKCN1M81WV

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/09/28/volkswagen-strikes-deal-microsoft-build-cars-connected-cloud/

Meet the Staff: Mike Thayer!

By cmathias | Posted in Meet our Staff on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 4:12 PM

The first Tuesday of every month we introduce a different face of Steet Ponte VW to help you get to know us better! This month we’re introducing our Parts Consultant, Mike Thayer! If you’re looking for anything for your VW, Mike is your guy as he has 28 years of experience in the car business and Parts Department! Mike lives in Russia, NY, and loves being outdoors, hunting and fishing in his spare time. His favorite Volkswagen is the VW Beetle!

Schedule a Service Appt Right on our Website!

By cmathias | Posted in Dealer Information on Monday, September 10th, 2018 at 9:41 AM

It’s so easy!! Do it from the comfort of your own home in your PJ’s, on your lunch break, or in between cooking dinner and taking care of the dog. Just don’t do it while you’re driving!! Schedule an appt right on our website for your next VW Service. It’s so easy, just click here and fill out your information. We’ll call you to confirm your appt and you’ll be on your way! Don’t forget, we offer complimentary snacks, coffees, teas, and hot chocolate, free WiFi, and a comfy waiting lounge with a big screen TV if you choose to wait for your vehicle. Should you  need to get back to work or to another appointment, or just want to go shopping in Consumer Square or Sangertown Square Mall, we provide a FREE shuttle service to take you where you  need to go! We’ll give you a call when your vehicle is ready and send the shuttle to come get you! It’s truly, so easy to do business with us!

Meet the Staff: Lauren Harris!

By cmathias | Posted in Meet our Staff on Monday, September 3rd, 2018 at 9:15 AM

The first Tuesday of every month we introduce a different face at Steet Ponte VW! This month, we’re introducing Lauren Harris. Lauren is the Internet Sales Manager at Steet Ponte VW and the face of our store, you may recognize her from our commercials on TV! Lauren has 15 years of experience in the car business and has been working with us at Steet Ponte VW since we purchased the store in 2011! Lauren lives locally in South Utica, recently buying a house in the same neighborhood she grew up in! She loves shopping when she’s not at work, hanging out with her family, and is a big basketball fan and also used to play! Her favorite Volkswagen is the VW CC.

For more staff introductions, check out our Facebook page!