Archive for the ‘Volkswagen Golf’ Category

Is production ending for the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack?

Friday, August 16th, 2019
Red 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen driving on a curvy road

In earlier decades, stations wagons were the “go-to” choice for American families. However, in recent years, station wagons have fallen out of favor as Americans are buying crossovers and SUVs in increasing numbers. Casualties of this are the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and the off-road-capable Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, with production ending for the two wagon models in December 2019. (more…)

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Won the Popular Mechanics Hatchback of the Year Award

Monday, May 13th, 2019
Side View of Blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

If you desire a compact hatchback that delivers some serious “kick,” then look no further than the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI, with its robust engine, quick acceleration, and pleasing driving dynamics. The 2019 Golf GTI was recently honored by Popular Mechanics magazine, which gave it the “Hatchback of the Year” award for its 2019 Automotive Excellence awards. (more…)

How fast can the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R go?

Monday, January 7th, 2019
Rear view of blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf R

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf R is the most performance-oriented production Volkswagen model available in the United States. It combines the stylish and versatile hatchback design of the VW Golf with a robust turbocharged engine and a number of advanced performance technologies. (more…)

2019 VW Golf Models Honored by Car and Driver Magazine

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
White 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack with mountains in the background

Car and Driver “10Best” Awards for 2019 VW Golf Models

The Volkswagen Golf family is filled with many different iterations of the stylish, versatile, and fun-to-drive hatchback. Car and Driver magazine honored these models for its annual 10Best list. (more…)

How to Operate the Easy Entry Seats in the Volkswagen Golf

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
A man operating the Easy Entry Seat in the 2018 VW Golf

Volkswagen designed the VW Golf with an aim for high-level convenience and flexibility, with its versatile hatchback design, 60/40 split-fold rear seats, and a generous 52.7 cu-ft of storage space. The VW Golf also comes equipped with the Easy Entry Seats. Along with making it easier to enter and exit the back seat, they feature a mechanical seat that remembers exactly where you were sitting. To learn how to operate the Easy Entry Seats, view here. (more…)

What are the color options for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R?

Friday, September 7th, 2018
Close-up View of Green 2019 VW Golf R

With its powerful engine and excellent driving dynamics, the high-performance Volkswagen Golf R is very fun-to-drive. If you’re drawn to the Golf R and want to add an element of customization, then you’ll be pleased with the color options that the car offers. The Volkswagen Spektrum Program recently unveiled a whopping 40 custom colors for the 2019 VW Golf R — in addition to the five standard colors. With such vibrant color options as Caribbean Green, Violet Touch Metallic, Nogaro Blue Pearl, and Copper Orange Metallic, you’re sure to find a color to match your personality. Take a look at the color options below. (more…)

Understand Your Volkswagen Golf Maintenance Schedule in Los Angeles

Monday, April 16th, 2018
2018 Volkswagen Golf driving by Mural

The Volkswagen Golf maintenance service plan helps keep your car running smoothly from Venice to Silver Lake. Let’s go over what you need at each of your scheduled services — from oil changes to brake pad replacement — through 150,000 miles:

 

10,000 Miles

20,000 Miles

30,000 Miles

40,000 Miles

50,000 Miles

Engine Oil Change Your engine oil and oil filter will be changed, and the following will be checked: Engine Oil Change Your engine oil, oil filter, and dust and pollen filter will be changed, and the same components from the 20,000-mile inspection will be checked, plus:
Engine Oil Change
Engine Oil Filter Change
 
Engine Oil Filter Change
 
Engine Oil Filter Change
 
Automatic headlight control
 
Front and Rear Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers
 
Brake Pad Check
 
Brake Pad Check
 
Brake Pad Check
  Battery  
Sunroof and Panoramic Sunroof
 
Service Interval Display Rest (if applicable)
 
Service Interval Display Rest (if applicable)
 
Service Interval Display Rest (if applicable)
  Brake Pads  
Ball Joints, Wheel Bearings, Axles, Coupling Rods, Tie Rod Ends, Stabilizer Bushings
 
  Brake Fluid      
 
Coolant Level and Frost Protection
     
 
Engine and Engine Compartment Components
     
  Transmission      
 
Exterior Lighting
     
 
Headlight Washing System
     
  Horn      
  Second Battery      
 
Service Interval Display
     
 
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
     
  Tire Pressure      
  Tire Repair Kit      
  Tires      
 
Windshield Wiper/Washer System
     
  Wiper Blades      

60,000 Miles

70,000 Miles

80,000 Miles

90,000 Miles

100,000 Miles

Your engine oil, oil filter, and air filter and snow filter will be replaced, and the same components from the 20,000-mile inspection will be checked. Engine Oil Change Your engine oil, oil filter, and dust and pollen filter will be replaced, and the same components from the 20,000-mile inspection will be checked, plus: Engine Oil Change
Your engine oil and oil filter will be replaced, and the same components from the 20,000-mile inspection will be checked.
  Engine Oil Filter Change Ball Joints, Wheel Bearings, Axles, Coupling Rods, Tie Rod Ends, Stabilizer Bushings
Engine Oil Filter Change
 
  Brake Pad Check Front and Rear Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers
Brake Pad Check
 
  Service Interval Display Rest (if applicable) Interior Lighting
Service Interval Display Rest (if applicable)
 
    Ribbed V-belt    
   
Sunroof and Panoramic Sunroof
   
    Underbody    
    Transmission    

110,000 Miles

120,000 Miles

130,000 Miles

140,000 Miles

150,000 Miles

Engine Oil Change Your engine oil, oil filter, and air filter and snow filter will be replaced, and the same components from the 20,000-mile inspection will be checked, plus: Engine Oil Change Your engine oil and oil filter will be replaced, and the same components from the 20,000-mile inspection will be checked.
Engine Oil Change
Engine Oil Filter Change
 
Engine Oil Filter Change
 
Engine Oil Filter Change
 
Ball Joints, Wheel Bearings, Axles, Coupling Rods, Tie Rod Ends, Stabilizer Bushings
     
Brake Pad Check
 
Brake Pad Check
 
Brake Pad Check
 
Front and Rear Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers
     
Service Interval Display Rest (if applicable)
 
Service Interval Display Rest (if applicable)
 
Coolant Pump Toothed Belt Check
 
Interior Lighting
     
  Ribbed V-Belt      
 
Sunroof and Panoramic Sunroof
     
  Underbody      

What do the Volkswagen Model Names Mean?

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
2018 VW Atlas and Tiguan Cars.com Car Seat Check Honor Roll Award

At Volkswagen Santa Monica, we’ve got a wide inventory of vehicles with distinct names in our Venice area showroom, but what do they mean? Volkswagen, itself, means “the people’s car” in German, and speaks to the popularity of this brand. Many of the current model names also have interesting, unique meanings:

  • Beetle: This iconic VW vehicle received its current name from its unique shape resembling the bug — although most don’t know it was originally called the Volkswagen Type 1.

  • CC: The recently retired VW CC is one of the more straightforward VW names, meaning “Comfort Coupe”.

  • Eos: This convertible is named after the Greek goddess for dawn, since the convertible offers unbeatable views of our mountainous skyline.

  • Golf: The Golf is named for the natural occurring Gulf Stream.

  • Jetta: This name translates to “jet stream,” hinting at its sporty performance.

  • Tiguan: This spacious SUV’s name comes from a combo of “tiger” and “leguan”, which means “iguana” in German.

  • Touareg: This VW SUV was named after the nomadic Tuareg people of the Saharan desert — encouraging you to go on adventures to new destinations.

Find the Volkswagen That Best Fits You

At Volkswagen Santa Monica, we have a great selection of new and used Volkswagen models for drivers from Culver City to Silver Lake and throughout the surrounding LA areas. Contact us to schedule a visit to our showroom, so you can test drive these Volkswagen models and learn about how to finance your new vehicle.

Compare the VW Golf vs. VW Golf GTI

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
2017 VW Golf

Shop New VW Golf

There are a number of key differences between the Volkswagen Golf and VW Golf GTI, though both models are remarkable hatchbacks well-suited to urban environments. The Golf GTI takes the formula of the baseline VW Golf and adds additional luxury features, including additional engine options, sport suspension, and Fender premium audio technologies. The decision ultimately comes down to the features you value and your budget, which we’ll go into more detail about shortly.

How to Determine whether the VW Golf or the VW Golf GTI is Right for You

Both models offer a number of available and standard performance, interior, and safety technologies that can truly revolutionize the way you drive. You’ll find such features as a rearview camera system designed to help you see obstacles when you’re backing up, VW Car-Net Security, and a variety of driver assistance technologies such as an available Forward Collision System and available Blind Spot Monitor designed to help you avoid potential accidents when you’re on the move.

The important differences lie in their powertrains. The Golf GTI offers a thundering 210 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque along with up to 34 mpg on the highway** and 24 mpg in the city**. The baseline Golf, on the other hand, offers a standard engine that delivers 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. However, the baseline model has a more efficient engine with 36 mpg on the highway** and 25 mpg in the city**.

Test Drive the Golf and Golf GTI Today at Volkswagen Santa Monica Today

To see whether the baseline Volkswagen Golf or the upgraded Volkswagen Golf GTI is the ideal hatchback for you, visit us today at Volkswagen Santa Monica and take them each for a test drive. We’re dedicated to providing you with the absolute best Volkswagen service in the Santa Monica area, and we look forward to having the opportunity to demonstrate these remarkable vehicles to you. Contact us today to learn more about the Volkswagen Golf lineup!

2017 VW Golf Named ‘Best Small Car in 2017’

Thursday, April 6th, 2017
2017 VW Golf

If you’ve ever been behind the wheel of the classic Volkswagen Golf, then you know firsthand just how fun it is to drive this affordable compact hatchback. New York Daily News thinks so too because a panel of eight automotive journalists recently named the 2017 VW Golf the ‘Best Small Car of 2017′. (more…)