We would have called it the ‘Lightening Bug,’ VW calls it the I.D. BUGGY

By Product Expert | Posted in Just For Fun, News, Technology on Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 4:41 PM
A photo of a classic dune buggy and the I.D. BUGGY on the beach.

Will the I.D. BUGGY go on sale?

If you’ve been paying attention to the Team Gunther Volkswagen Blog, you may know that the automaker is making a major effort to electrify its entire lineup. In that same vein, you may have also heard that VW has shut down production of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle as well as some other fan favorites. If the absence of the ‘Bug’ makes you a little sad, you might be able to turn that frown upside down if the I.D. BUGGY actually goes into production. So, will the I.D. BUGGY go on sale? We can’t answer that question either way right now, but more information could be available following Monterey Car Week. This new concept vehicle offers a powerful electric motor and classic dune buggy body lines made out of modern materials. Let’s take a closer look. Read the rest of this entry »

Several 2020 VW vehicles will be available with a Wi-Fi hotspot

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, News, Technology on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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Will Volkswagen offer in-car Wi-Fi in 2020?

Volkswagen has always prided itself on offering a comprehensive fleet of reliable, efficient and capable vehicles. The last several years have been a bit of a technological renaissance for the entire automotive industry, VW included. Smartphone-compatible infotainment systems are found with just about every new model available at the Team Gunther Volkswagen showroom. However, in the last few months, more and more potential customers have been coming in to ask, ‘Will Volkswagen offer in-car Wi-Fi in 2020?’ As of today, our team of product experts can finally answer in the affirmative. This new capability will change the way drivers and passengers interact with their VW vehicles. Let’s take a look at what we can expect. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen crossover SUVs come in several shapes and sizes. Also, with AWD!

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Volkswagen Atlas, Volkswagen Tiguan on Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 6:33 PM
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Which Volkswagen vehicles have AWD and the most cargo space in Daphne, AL?

The roster of new vehicles available at the Team Gunther Volkswagen showroom covers a lot of ground in terms of style, performance and capability. Volkswagen’s diverse lineup allows for potential buyers to consider some different answers to the question, ‘Which Volkswagen vehicles have AWD and the most cargo space in Daphne, AL?’ The list includes a pair of the manufacturer’s crossover SUVs, making for a very interesting set of vehicle options. A group of our product experts got together to examine these models to help buyers make a decision that will best fit their needs and budget. Let’s take a look at what they found. Read the rest of this entry »

We say goodbye to two a pair of fan favorites and welcome two new faces

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, News on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 at 5:33 PM

What is going to replace the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and Sportwagen?

There are a lot of changes coming to the Volkswagen lineup available at American dealerships like Team Gunther VW. Our manufacturing partner has announced that they will be introducing a trio of SUV models over the next two years. Because of these new additions to the VW roster, that, unfortunately, means that some have to be canceled. Volkswagen shocked the automotive world when it announced they were ending production of the Beetle, but the famous ‘Bug’ is the only vehicle that is going away. So, what is going to replace the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and Sportwagen? There are still some details that have yet to be ironed out, but we do know that we have previously met the coming new vehicles. Read the rest of this entry »

Keep your vehicle safe from thieves this summer or all year around

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Just For Fun, News, Safety on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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How can I prevent my car from being stolen?

According to available statistics, summer is the time of year when a car is most likely to get broken into or stolen. For the most part, these are crimes of opportunity and thieves are just looking for an easy target. Police and insurance experts say that keeping valuables out of sight and making sure a vehicle locked will go a long way toward making sure these criminals skip your vehicle. But if you’re looking for a few other ways to answer the question, ‘How can I prevent my car from being stolen,’ a few Team Gunther Volkswagen product experts found these videos that might be helpful. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if there is something we can do to give you a little extra peace of mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Just put your phone down until you get to your destination

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Safety, Technology on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 8:59 PM
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Is it illegal to text-and-drive in Alabama?

If there is anybody who seems to have a smartphone surgically attached to their hand, it’s just about any of the product experts working at the Team Gunther Volkswagen showroom. An anonymous straw poll taken around the dealership found that quite a few of us are guilty of distracted driving sometimes. The reason we were curious is that we get asked, ‘Is it illegal to text-and-drive in Alabama,’ when we are explaining the incredible features available with our lineup of hatchbacks, sedans and crossover SUVs. There is no credible study on driving safety that says it’s ok to text and drive. Our product experts thought it would be beneficial to clearly explain the legal consequences of this bad, if not outright dangerous, habit. Read the rest of this entry »

Does the Passat have more room than the Tiguan?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen Tiguan on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at 7:58 PM
Habanero Orange 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is parked outside a store. A woman opens the liftgate with her foot while a man brings more bags over.

Interior Volume of the 2019 VW Passat Vs. the 2019 VW Tiguan

Yes, you read the title right. Though pitting a mid-size car against a compact SUV in a question of space may seem ridiculous, the answer is surprising. At least, it’s surprising in some ways, and in others, not surprising at all.

Read on to find out whether the 2019 Volkswagen Passat or 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan boast more space inside. Read the rest of this entry »

Do seatbelt tickets affect insurance rates in Alabama?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community Information, FAQs, Safety on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 9:17 PM
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Seatbelt Citation Impact on Insurance Rates

We all want to keep our insurance rates low. Generally, we do this by showing our insurance companies we are a responsible, safe driver. Of course, the unexpected can always occur, and even incidents beyond our control can cause our rates to rise.

One thing we can control is wearing a seatbelt. We have all heard how important it is to stay safe by keeping that safety belt clicked and secure. But what if you forget, and get a ticket? Will a seatbelt ticket or citation affect your insurance rates in Alabama? Read the rest of this entry »

When does the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas come out?

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealer Information, News, Volkswagen Atlas on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 at 5:31 PM
Silver 2019 Volkswagen Atlas cruises around a highway curve with a body of water in the background.

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Release Date

The Volkswagen Atlas has impressed us again and again with each passing year. Every model manages to improve in a myriad of ways on the incarnation that came before, often in an unexpected fashion. It’s no wonder that we, and many of you out there, can hardly wait to get our hands on the 2020 iteration of this highly acclaimed line.

We don’t know too much about the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas. With the German automaker keeping us in such suspense, we’re all understandably on the edge of our seats and wondering: when will the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas be released? Read the rest of this entry »

What are the best Father’s Day 2019 activities near Mobile, AL?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community Information, Holiday, Just For Fun on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 5:14 PM
A wrench puts the final "H" into place, completing the phrase "Happy Father's Day" spelled out on small wooden letter tiles against a brick background.

Where to Take Dad for Father’s Day 2019 in Mobile, AL

With Father’s Day rapidly approaching on the 16th of June, it’s time to get some ideas in the brain about how to celebrate the proverbial dad-centric holiday. If you find this process intimidating, you’re in luck- we here at Team Gunther Volkswagen have compiled a few ideas to get your mind rolling.

Feel free to peruse the list below and see if anything jumps out to give you and your dad a fun and memorable Father’s Day! Read the rest of this entry »