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The 2016 Jetta is a Thrilling Ride

July 22, 2016 lacarguy Volkswagen Tags: , , , , ,

Many people have a hard time looking past the exterior of a car to see what it’s really made of when shopping around for that next vehicle. That’s why so many of us pick up the nice looking cars that don’t have any oomph and that drive like bloated minivans with little to no steering feel. Ideally a car will look and drive great all at the same time, but that’s generally limited to less-than-practical sports cars and luxury vehicles that simply aren’t feasible to many, or something that makes sense to others. That’s why buyers focused on handling and performance more than owning a flashy car will be so interested in the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta. Sure it’s a bit plain looking, and it isn’t going to turn many heads, but man can it drive.

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And Drive and Drive Some More!

The Jetta drives really well. Surprisingly well in fact, if you’re expecting the bland performance you would experience behind the wheel of a Prius, a Camry, or heck most of the Toyota lineup. What you get from the Volkswagen Jetta is a performance car in disguise. It looks like a practical family hauler, but in reality it’s a lithe and agile beast ready to take on sharp corners and to weave in and out of any obstacles that head its way.

The Jetta is front wheel drive, and it corners really well. You’ll feel every little impression of the road, but it’s not a rough rider. You get comfort while behind the wheel and exact steering to help you follow that perfect racing line around every corner. The Jetta is powerful and lightweight with 170 HP at around 3,000 lbs. It speeds up with ease and the automatic transmission effortlessly rolls through the gears up to the upper register as you travel. There’s no catching, no stuttering, accelerating is nearly seamlessly and very easy.

It’s not Bad Looking

The Jetta isn’t a bad looking vehicle at all, though it is a bit plain. The car has nice crease lines, a slightly aggressive front end and chrome trim in all the right places. It looks like a pretty standard upscale vehicle, it just doesn’t stand out. When you drive the Jetta amongst other vehicles it blends right in. For some people this is perfectly fine and there’s no reason to want to stand out. For the others that want something a bit more edgy a luxury car is the only way to get it with excellent driving mechanics as well.

A Bundle of Features

The Jetta comes with a nice media system that’s easy to use and offers most of the connectivity that you could want. You’ll be able to plug in your MP3 player, iPhone, Android phone or anything else that you happen to have with you to listen to music. On top of that, you’ll also be able to enjoy Satellite radio, or listen to standard radio stations on the touchscreen display. The vehicle comes with the option to have a whole bunch of other tech features added in as well. There’s automatic lighting for those that don’t want to deal with flipping between high and low beams while driving at night. There’s also rain-sensing wipers to take care of cleaning off your windshield as you drive around.

The 2016 Jetta has a lot to offer to drivers interested in the drive more than anything else. That’s exactly why it’s worth testing out. Sure it isn’t a sexy car, but it’s powerful, fun and feature rich. That’s why you should consider the vehicle. Sure it won’t be for everyone, but someone that wants a good drive without sacrificing basic amenities will enjoy the Jetta.

Meet Pacific Volkswagen Product Specialist Gorkem Gercek

May 22, 2013 lacarguy Pacific Volkswagen Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

America is a melting pot, people come to this country from all over the world for kinds of different reasons, and here at LAcarGUY, we are a microcosm of that.  We have a great diversity of people that we are proud to call employees here at LAcarGUY.

Gorkem Gercek

As part of a new feature we want to highlight some of the great people who work here, and help you, be it as a sales person, a service technician or someone in the back office.  The first person we are going to feature is Gorkem Gercek, one of the Product Specialist at Pacific Volkswagen.

Gorkem was born in and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, on the European side.  Istanbul is a unique city in a number of different ways, one of them is it is a city that is on two continents, both European continent and the Asian continent separated by the Bosphorus Straights, one of the busies sea lanes in the world.

Gorkem was born into a Volkswagen family, it’s all his family has every owned!  So, it should come as no surprise that his first car was a Beetle, and then after that, he owned five Polo’s before coming to America for college in 2007.

When you are born into a Volkswagen family, and are a Volkswagen enthusiast, and you have to write your thesis for your M.B.A., what’s your subject?  “How Volkswagen Can Better Cater To The U.S. Market”!

It’s interesting that many of the points in Gorkem’s thesis, more affordable, better distribution, focus on value, are many of the items VW, has move towards in the last few years.  While he was at National University here getting his M.B.A. what car did he buy?  Why a Volkswagen of course!  It’s a 1998 Wolfsburg Edition Jetta, and it’s daily driver still.

We asked Gorkem what makes you stand out at Pacific Volkswagen.  He said that everyone comes to him with questions about Volkswagen’s because he knows the products and the brands worldwide.  A great example was recently one of his colleagues at Pacific Volkswagen came to him and asked if VW make pickup’s because he saw a a pickup with VW badging over the weekend.  Gorkem was able to show him pictures of the Amarok, which is sold in Mexico and throughout Asia.

We asked Gorkem is there was a car in Volkswagen’s world lineup that he’d like to see sold in America that is not, and he said without a doubt it’s the Polo.  He feel’s it’s a great car for what young people are asking for.  A small, really affordable car ($15,000-$16,000) that also is safe and gets great fuel economy.  He points out that the BlueMotion TDI Clean Diesel gets over 70MPG!

We are proud to have Gorkem on our team at Pacific Volkswagen, and if you have any questions about VW’s world wide, he’s your man.  The next time you stop in, make sure you say hello.