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August 28, 2014

It's time for an oil change!

 

So it’s time for an oil change but you’re not sure where to take your beloved Volkswagen or Audi. You have a couple of  options: you could certainly bring it into Crosby, but you’re enticed by the lube shops’ advertised “$29.99” oil change. First, it’s important to note that both Volkswagen and Audi recommend using synthetic oil - that marketed price is definitely not applicable to cars that require synthetic. Also, the lube franchises use these kinds of draws as “loss leaders”, meaning they’re likely going to try and upsell you on a number of different items from air and pollen filters to other fluid changes, even when your vehicle doesn’t urgently need them. But the biggest concern we see at the dealership is the use of poor quality aftermarket oil filters – they simply don’t perform at the same level as those made by Volkswagen and Audi. The aftermarket filters are put together with cheaper materials, they break down quicker and sometimes just don’t fit right. These issues lead to restricted oil flow and oil pressure and in turn could cause premature engine failure and bearing damage. Check out the picture below of two used oil filters – the aftermarket one is on the left, and the Volkswagen Original part is on the right (*Note: When you get your oil changed at Crosby, we only use Volkswagen Original and Genuine Audi oil filters). You can easily see that the used aftermarket filter has constricted and is deformed, while the VW filter has held its integrity quite well.

 

[Left: used Aftermarket Oil Filter | Right: used Volkswagen Original Oil Filter]


How much does an oil change cost?

 

A lot of consumers are under the impression that getting an oil change at a lube shop is cheaper than visiting the dealer. This encouraged me to do a little secret shopping and investigate how much a synthetic oil change would be for a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L (gas-powered engine) at various service centres. The most interesting phone call I made was to Walmart’s automotive department – the advisor said that their shop is not equipped to complete an oil change on a Volkswagen. Isn’t it quite strange that a vehicle service centre isn’t able to perform the most basic maintenance service on a VW? I thought so. Here’s a graphic that displays the rest of my findings…

 

[Prices for an oil and oil filter change on a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L]

 

Find out exactly how much an oil change costs for your vehicle. 

 

Besides Mr. Lube’s $20 premium, all of the shops’ offered fairly competitive prices for an oil, lube, and filter job on a late model Jetta, but there’s another critical aspect that separates the dealership from the aftermarket stores: factory trained Technicians. Absolutely nothing against the Jiffy or Economy lube techs, but they don’t know your vehicle like the technicians who’ve been trained specifically to work on certain brands. I’ve personally heard horror stories of aftermarket lube techs draining the transmission fluid (thinking they were draining the oil) and then filling the engine with more oil – leaving the tranny dry. Uh oh! Our Volkswagen and Audi Certified Technicians know your VW/Audi inside out, so you can be sure your vehicle is getting the best care from a specialized, skilled professional. Plus, every time you visit Crosby for service, you’re vehicle will undergo a complimentary 30-point inspection and will be hand-washed free of charge! We also offer our customers service loaners or free shuttle rides and our service lounge is equipped with Wi-Fi, a stocked refrigerator and a fancy coffee/espresso machine. We even have our own loyalty program – Crosby Rewards, where registered customers earn points for servicing with us and are rewarded with gift cards, free vehicle detailing packages and can save up to $2000 on the purchase of their next car.

 

Learn more about Crosby Rewards. 

 


Why do I need to change the oil in my car?

 

Clean, high-grade motor oil is an essential part to keeping your vehicle running strong. Oil protects the engine by lubricating its moving parts (preventing friction and wear and tear), it cools major engine components by transferring heat away, and keeps your engine’s internal elements free of sludge and other harmful deposits. But no matter how good the oil, over time it will degrade and begin to collect dirt and debris. The more the oil is used, the dirtier it becomes and it eventually begins to leave deposits of accumulated dirt throughout the engine. When this happens, the oil no longer effectively does its job – causing increased friction and the operating temperature of the engine to rise. Volkswagen and Audi both recommend having your oil changed every 15,000km or 1 year (whichever occurs first), but we think it’s a good idea to get your very first oil change at 8,000km or 6 months after you picked your car up, and then follow the suggested service intervals. We just want to make sure that our customer’s brand new cars are performing at the level they were manufactured to.

 

If you have any questions with regards to the proper maintenance of your Volkswagen or Audi, please don’t hesitate to contact our Service Team; they’ll be happy to assist you.

 


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July 17, 2014

2015 Audi A3 Review

 

 

The all-new 2015 Audi A3 sedan has now been conquering the roads of Kitchener-Waterloo for just over two months. When it first arrived at our dealership back in April, there was a huge buzz around this car, and for good reasons – it had just been crowned the 2014 World Car of the Year. Since its arrival, it’s been one of our top selling models and it’s not just the young, tech-savvy hipsters (that Audi is specifically targeting with this vehicle) buying them, the new A3 appeals to a wide demographic of people – ranging from young professionals, to middle-aged people looking for something to boot around town in, to more mature individuals who no longer need the extra space that comes with a full-size sedan or sport utility. No matter how old you are or what stage of life you’re in, if you’re looking for sporty, sophisticated, compact luxury car, the new A3 should definitely be on your shopping list – in my opinion, at the very top.

 

 

Drivability 

 

I’ve had the pleasure of test-driving the 2015 A3 several times now, and every time I get behind the hand-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel, I’m impressed with how it composes itself on the road. The new A3 comes standard with Audi’s 1.8 litre turbo, but most models that we have in stock, and the majority that we’ve sold, are equipped with the torquey 2.0T four-cylinder engine, which pushes out 220hp and a whopping 258 pound-feet of torque. By no means am I saying that the 1.8T isn’t a great engine that produces sufficient power, but the 2.0 turbo is very responsive and makes the A3 a top performing sport sedan.

 

 

 

The new A3 is armed with a six-speed automated dual-clutch manual transmission; code named “S tronic”. Paired with either the 1.8T or 2.0T, this powertrain shifts up and down through the gears seamlessly, and has a lot of pull even when you’re in 6th. Although a 6-spd manual is not available in the 2015 A3, you’re able to manually change gears with the S tronic without having to worry about pressing down on a clutch pedal. A lot of automatic sport sedans come with paddle-shifters (which are a part of the S line Sport Package in the A3), but I actually prefer using the + and – on the gearstick. It just feels right having one hand on the wheel and the other on the leather-wrapped shift knob. And I can’t forget to mention how cool the “blurp” sound is that the engine makes when downshifting in manual mode – it sure put a smile on my face.

 

 

In part thanks to the aluminum hood, as well as the other hybrid-aluminum panels, the second generation A3 is lighter than its predecessor, making it quicker and more nimble than ever before; all without compromising body strength. It feels at home on the on-ramp and around tight corners, and goes 0-100km/h in just 5.8 seconds. Its lightweight construction not only improves performance, but also fuel efficiency. Official EPA fuel economy estimates aren’t available yet, but on third party road tests, the A3 achieves an average of about 8.5L/100km – combined city and highway driving.

 

 

Design

 

I personally much prefer the look of the new A3 sedan to the previous A3 hatchback. I know there are a lot of people out there that praise the versatility of a hatch, but I think a sedan is so much sleeker and better looking, that I’d be willing to forgo the more functional trunk space that hatchbacks boast any day. You’ll easily recognize that the A3 shares the same design genes as the rest of the Audi family – a striking single-frame grille, beautifully sculpted hood and shoulder lines, an integrated ducktail shaped trunk lid (no tacked on spoiler), and gorgeous LED lights in the front and the rear. Unique styling characteristics of the A3 include the dynamic line, which rises from the front axle to the rear bumper to emphasize the flared wheel arches, and narrow rear lights which give the vehicle a wide, sporty impression.  Pictures and descriptions don’t really do the A3 justice; you’ll have to come check one out in person.

 

 

Interior

 

Simply put, Audi’s interiors are second to none, and the new A3 makes to exception to this high standard. As in all Audi models, the A3’s cabin controls are ergonomically placed, the fit and finish is extraordinary, and you’ll find very little plastic – a soft-touch, yet durable rubber material makes up the entire dash and most of the trim pieces. Overall, the A3’s interior cabin has a simple, minimalist look, but spend a few minutes inside and you’ll appreciate the intricate details, like the jet engine inspired air vents, genuine leather seats, a huge panoramic glass sunroof and the 5.8” MMI display that rises gracefully out of the dash when you fire up the engine. If you haven’t yet sat in a new-generation Audi model, I’d strongly recommend you do –you’ll appreciate the expert craftsmanship.

 

 

Technology

 

As previously mentioned, the strategic target for the 2015 Audi A3 sedan is the tech-savvy millennial, so in order to attract this demographic, Audi has loaded the A3 sedan with the latest available technologies. The list goes on and on, but the high-tech features that really stand out to me include: Audi’s new touchpad MMI controller which recognizes numbers and letters that you “write” directly on the surface of the control wheel –easier to use and more accurate than voice control systems; keyless entry with push-button start, navigation, Bluetooth audio streaming, rearview camera with front and rear parking sensors, Audi side-assist and adaptive cruise control. To learn more about the equipment in the 2015 A3, visit allnewa3.ca

 

Visit crosbyaudi.com to price out your new A3, or any other Audi model that interests you. You’re also more than welcome to contact us at any time, we’d be happy to assist you. 

 

 


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March 28, 2014

Leasing vs. Financing - Which is the better option?

 

 

So you’re looking to get into a new vehicle but you’re not sure whether you’re better off leasing or financing (financing - obtaining a purchase loan). Unfortunately there’s not one right answer; it’s really dependent on the specific circumstance. To decide what makes the most sense for you, you must first understand the fundamental differences between leasing and financing, and then weigh the pros and cons of each option.

The one clear advantage of leasing is cash flow – monthly lease payments are typically 30-50% less than monthly finance (or loan) payments. The problem however, is that if you continually lease vehicles, you’ll always have a monthly payment.

It’s easy to understand the basic difference between a purchase loan and a lease using an example.

Let’s say you’re looking to buy a $40,000 Audi A4, but don’t have the cash to pay for it. So you assume a $40,000 loan (whether it be from the bank, or through Audi Finance) and may be charged interest for borrowing that money.

With a lease, instead of borrowing the entire purchase price of the Audi, you’re only borrowing the amount the vehicle is expected to depreciate over the term of the contract, plus interest. Suppose you decide on a 4-year lease, and that four years from now the A4 is predetermined to be worth $20,000 - your then only borrowing $20,000 plus interest, over the 48-month period (the difference between the $40K purchase price of the A4 and its $20K residual value). Therefore, financing $20,000 will give you a lower monthly payment than financing $40,000, even if the lease term is shorter.

Another major difference between these two options is that when you’re leasing you don’t in fact own the vehicle, the financial institution you are leasing the vehicle from (the lessor) does. You’re essentially renting the car for the duration of the lease contract, but at lease-end you’ll have a couple of choices. You can elect to buy-out the vehicle (with cash, or acquire a loan – finance through the bank or the manufacturer), or you can simply return it to the dealership. 

 

Here’s a short list of the benefits and potential drawbacks of leasing.

Benefits of leasing:

  • Cash flow - Again, monthly lease payments are conventionally 30-50% lower than finance/loan payments. You could potentially invest that money you save monthly into a productive asset.

  • Peace of mind – Volkswagens and Audis come with 4 year/80,000km comprehensive warranties, thus your leased vehicle will be covered under the manufacturer’s warranty for the majority (if not for the entire) lease period.

  • “Keep up with the Joneses” – Every 3 or 4 years you’ll be able to get into an updated model, or even an entirely new vehicle. Not saying that this can’t be done if you enter a finance agreement, but with leasing you don’t have to worry about entering a new contract with negative equity (when your vehicle’s market value is less than how much you owe on it).

  • Options at the end of the term – As stated previously, you have the option of simply returning the vehicle, or buying it out. 

Potential Drawbacks

  • Restricted KM allowance – Dependent on the contract, the lessee will be limited to a certain number of kilometres over the period of the lease. Both Volkswagen and Audi offer three km allowance options: 16,000km/year, 20,000km/year and 25,000km/year. However, additional KMs can be purchased up-front if you determine that you’ll be driving more than the original allowance.

  • No equity is built – Unlike financing where you own the vehicle at the end of the contract, at the end of the lease term, you haven’t acquired an asset. If you choose to lease time and time again, you’ll never know what a $0 monthly payment feels like.

  • Accrued charges at lease end – It is expected that the leased vehicle be returned in good working order with “normal wear and tear”. What this exactly means differs from manufacturer to manufacturer, but the lessee could be required to replace the vehicles tires if they’ve incurred extensive wear and obviously you can’t expect to return your leased vehicle with major body damage. With Volkswagen, dents, dings and scratches that are less than 5cm long are permissible, and as long the tires have a tread depth of at least 3.2mm at lease end, you’ll be good to go. With Volkswagen and Audi, you’ll also have the option to purchase a Lease Excess Wear Waiver, which would further protect you from incurring unexpected charges at lease end.

 

One other option I want to quickly touch on is Balloon Financing. It’s a relatively new type of purchase loan that Volkswagen and Audi are now offering customers. Volkswagen Select and Audi Select give clients the option to “balloon” up to 30% of the vehicle’s MSRP. For example, you choose to utilize Volkswagen Select financing on a $30,000 VW Passat, agree to a 5-year term and balloon 30% of the cost (for simplicity let’s leave interest and HST aside). Your first 59 monthly payments would be $356, and you’re final payment would be $9,000. And if you don’t have the cash for the final payment, you can re-finance the outstanding balance. This option is quite attractive to those consumers who prefer to own vs. lease, but still need to keep their monthly payments down.

Desrosiers Automotive Consultants states that about 1/5 of Canadians lease their vehicles, meaning that the majority of the population still opts to either purchase their vehicles with cash or obtain a car loan. Again, for some people it makes more sense to lease, while others would be further ahead financing; it depends on the individual’s priorities. With leasing, you’ll pay a premium over your lifetime in exchange for a lower monthly payment, virtually no concerns about reliability and the freedom of getting into a new vehicle every 3 or 4 years. But if you can commit to properly maintaining your vehicle, and resist the urge to constantly upgrade, you’re probably better off financing (Banerjee, 2011).


Ready to explore your options within the Volkswagen or Audi model range? We’d be more than happy to answer any questions and help you decide whether leasing or financing makes more sense for you.

Click here to contact a Volkswagen Sales Consultant.

Click here to connect with an Audi Brand Specialist.

 

 


Crosby Volkswagen and Crosby Audi proudly serve Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding areas in southern Ontario.

 

 

 

References: 

Banerjee, P. (2011, February 8). Lease or buy a car: what's the better option?. The globe and mail. Retrieved from http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/lease-or-buy-a-car-whats-the-better-option/article565403/

Beltrame, J. (2012, March 2). Leasing a car is the worst financial decision for most. The globe and mail. Retrieved from http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/household-finances/leasing-a-car-is-the-worst-financial-option-for-most/article551390/

 


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February 19, 2014

All-new 2015 Volkswagen Golf set to arrive in Spring 2014!

 

 

It’s almost here! The all-new 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI will be arriving at Crosby Volkswagen in June 2014 – that’s just over 3 months away! Following the launch of the new GTI, the 3-door gas-powered variant of the 7th generation Golf is set to arrive in July, and the TDI Clean Diesel Golf along with all 5-door Golf models, will be available for test drives in August.

 

Click here to keep up to date with the latest news on the 2015 Golf. 

 

 

 

The 2015 VW Golf has been completely revamped, boasting a new, striking exterior design and a host of new features and equipment. Wait, there’s more! Volkswagen has revised the Golf’s trim levels and optional packages to give consumers outstanding value for their money. In comparison to its predecessor, the 2015 Golf offers up to $2,500 in additional value for the consumer – that means more standard features for less money than the 2013 model.

 

Powering the new Golf will be your choice of a 170hp 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder gas engine, a 2.0 TDI Clean Diesel motor with an output of 150hp and 236lb-ft of torque, and a potent 2.0-turbo inline 4-cylinder with 210hp that will be found in the 2015 Golf GTI. Some key standard equipment on the Trendline (entry-level) Golf include: alloy wheels, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a 5.8” touchscreen that controls the media interface, heatable front seats and washer nozzles, power mirrors with LED turn signals, iPod connectivity and SiriusXM satellite radio. Leather seating surfaces, bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, navigation, dual-zone climate control, a panorama tilt and slide power sunroof, and a Fender Premium Audio system, are stand-out optional features on the new Golf that are oftentimes only found in luxury vehicles.

 

(Panorama Sunroof)

 

Including all dealership charges and HST, Crosby Volkswagen customers will be able to lease a 2015 Volkswagen Golf 5-door 1.8T Trendline 5spd for only $280/month. This is on a 4-year term at 1.9% with $0 down, and $646 due on delivery (includes 1st payment, security deposit, PPSA and license fee) with a KM allowance of 16,000/year. The selling price of this particular model (including all fees and HST) is $24,865. VW Canada has locked in the interest rates and residual values on the 2015 Golf for the entire 2014 calendar year, so these figures will be the same until next January.

 

 Find out what the monthly lease or finance payment would be on the Golf that interests you.

 

 

(Volkswagen Plant in Puebla Mexico)

 

The 2013 World Car of the Year will be assembled alongside the Jetta and Beetle at the second largest Volkswagen plant in the world in Puebla, Mexico. In the factory’s 50-year history, it’s produced 10 million vehicles, starting with the T1 Beetle back in 1964. Volkswagen’s 15,000 employees in Puebla are paid almost three times more than Mexico’s average full-time worker, and are represented by a local union, making the facility a very desirable place to work. Volkswagen President Martin Winterkorn and Puebla governor Rafael Moreno Valle Rosas were both on hand when production of the all-new Golf began, emphasizing the importance of the relationship between VW and the people of Mexico.

 

Click here to secure your 2015 Volkswagen Golf before they sell out! 

 

 

Crosby Volkswagen - Where drivers are rewarded. Proudly serving Kitchener and surrounding areas in Southwestern Ontario. 

 

 

 

 

References: 

 

Wolfcale, J. (2014, January 14). 7 things we learned while visiting volkswagen's enormous factory in mexico. Retrieved  from http://www.roadandtrack.com/features/web-originals/volkswagen-mexico-factory-things-we-learned

 


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January 20, 2014

2014 Audi Q5 Review

 

Audi is becoming renowned for providing customers with the very best all-around package in the luxury segment, and the Q5 is one of the models that best represents this attribute. The 2014 Audi Q5 stands at the forefront of the small luxury SUV class. It combines progressive technology, inspiring performance, lavish interior amenities and the functionality of a sport-utility, extremely well. If you’re looking for a small luxury SUV that simply has it all, the Q5 should be at the top of your shopping list.

 

Click here to build your 2014 Audi Q5.

 

 

New for 2014 is the Q5 TDI Clean Diesel. The Q5 TDI is powered by a 3.0 litre V6 diesel engine that has quickly gained respect for its remarkable fuel efficiency (see figures below) and inspiring power. The 428lb-ft of torque moves the Q5 TDI from 0-100km/h in just 6.5 seconds. Accompanying the TDI engine in the 2014 Q5 lineup is a 2.0 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder, a 3.0 litre supercharged V6, a high-output 3.0L supercharged V6 (found in the SQ5) and a turbocharged 4-cylinder hybrid engine; all gasoline variants.  This comprehensive line of engine options ensures that no matter what you’re looking for, there’s a Q5 designed to fit your needs (or desires in the case of the 354hp V6 found in the SQ5). No matter which engine option you choose, your Q5 will be equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic. This refined and responsive transmission shifts through all 8 gears flawlessly and makes accelerating a very quick and smooth process.

 

 

 

Consumers have come to expect nothing short of first-class interiors from Audi, and the Q5’s cabin surely lives up to that high standard. Take a seat behind the steering wheel and you’ll quickly notice the use of high quality leather and a soft, yet durable, rubber dash. You’ll also be able to tell how much thought Audi engineers put into the cabin’s layout. Everything is strategically placed to make learning the controls easy and to ensure the driver can keep focused on the road. While different automotive journalists are quick to form their own opinions on certain things, they all recognize Audi’s top-notch interior craftsmanship. Visit our showroom and sit in one for yourself, we’re positive you’ll be thoroughly impressed.

 

 

The interior in the 2014 Q5 not only looks and feels luxurious and sophisticated, it’s jam-packed with progressive technology and safety components. From standard features like leather, power, heatable front seats, automatic climate control, Bluetooth and rain-sensing wiper blades to available adaptive xenon headlights, Audi side assist (blind-spot monitoring system), push button start and rear-view camera, there isn’t much else one could ask for.

 

 

With standard quattro all-wheel-drive (the industry’s leading AWD system), a variety of fuel-efficient and potent powertrain options, an interior that’s second to none, and an exterior that’s equally stunning, there’s no question as to why the 2014 Audi Q5 is rated the number one luxury compact SUV (U.S. News - Best Cars, 2014). We cordially invite you to come in and experience the new Q5 for yourself; we promise it will be time well spent.

 

Contact an Audi Brand Specialist.

 

Check out this comparison test of the Audi Q5, the Mercedes-Benz GLK, the Lexus RX and the Volvo XC60.

 

 

For further review: U.S. News – Best Cars, Small Luxury SUV Comparison Chart.

 

See what Audi Q5 drivers say about their purchase.

 

Check out what Crosby Audi customers say about their experiences with us. 

 

 

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December 16, 2013

'Stuff the Bug' Toy Drive

 

 

Help us Stuff the Bug! Our toy drive with the The Salvation Army is underway! For every new Volkswagen, Audi and pre-owned vehicle sold between December 1st and December 23rd, we’ll be donating $20 worth of toys to children who would otherwise miss out on opening presents this holiday season.

 

If you’d like to join us in supporting the unfortunate, stop by anytime with an unwrapped toy and help us Stuff the Bug! We’ve also donated $500 to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region to help ensure that everyone enjoys a special meal over the holidays.

 

 


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November 6, 2013

2015 Audi A3 Sedan coming soon!

 


The all-new 2015 Audi A3 sedan will be arriving at Crosby Audi in April 2014.  The A3 will be positioned as the Audi brand's entry level luxury vehicle, but there were no compromises made in its design, technology or engineering.

It will come standard with a panoramic glass sunroof, leather seating surfaces Audi MMI (multi-media interface) technology and Bluetooth and will have a starting price of under $33,700 (includes all dealership fees, HST extra).

 

 

“The Audi A3 sedan represents a new opportunity for Audi Canada” said Wolfgang Hoffmann, President, Audi Canada. “It will allow us to expand our offerings to Canadians and showcase lightweight materials, technology and sporty characteristics to a whole new segment."

 

2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet

 

The 2015 A3 sedan that arrives in April will be the first offering of the soon to be expanding A3 family. Later in 2014 we’ll have an Audi A3 Cabriolet, an A3 TDI clean diesel, and a high performance S3 sedan and in early 2015, the A3 Sportback e-tron – a gasoline electric hybrid, will be available.

 

2015 Audi S3

 

Four distinct powertrains will be offered in the new A3: a 1.8 litre turbo, a 2.0 litre turbo, a 2.0 litre clean diesel and a high output 2.0T that will power the new Audi S3. All of these engines will be paired to Audi’s smooth shifting 6-speed S tronic transmission that provides forceful acceleration and virtually no interruption to the engine’s power flow.

 

 

Audi’s legendary quattro all-wheel-drive system will also be available on the new A3. Quattro is renowned for its ability to provide superior traction in all weather conditions and also dramatically improves acceleration and handling.

 

 

In a recent vehicle comparison, WhatCar? put the new A3 TDI up against the BMW 320d, the Lexus IS 300h, and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 220 CDI Sport. The A3’s driving dynamics, first-class interior, extensive safety features and overall value are the assets that earned it the designation of the best compact executive car on the market.

 

Join us for an exclusive celebration of the 2015 Audi A3 in advance of its Spring Launch. On Wednesday December 4th, we’ll be holding our 2015 A3 Premiere at The Hanger (Region of Waterloo International Airport) from 6:30-8:30pm. We’ll have a a professional photographer, a DJ, an A3 Configurator set up on a large media screen, and several new Audi models on display – including a 2015 A3 sedan. We’ll also be serving complimentary cocktails and gourmet hors d’oeuvres. If you'd like to join us, please RSVP to Taylor Moffitt by emailing tmoffitt@crosbyvwaudi.com or calling (519)894.9300.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References: 

 

www.audi.ca 

 

www.audiusa.com 

 

http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/audi/a3-saloon/audi-a3-saloon-review/1201980


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October 4, 2013

Crosby's Volksfest BBQ

 


Begin your Bavarian celebration early this year at Crosby’s Volksfest BBQ! Come by our dealership for a free genuine Oktoberfest sausage tomorrow (Saturday October 5th) between 11:00am and 2:00pm. Onkel Hans, Miss Oktoberfest and the KWO President will be stopping by for pictures. It's also the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the year's best offers on our remaining 2013 inventory and to check out our new and exciting 2014 VW and Audi models.

 

As the BBQ is in support of The Foodbank of Waterloo Region, it would be sincerely appreciated if you would make a monetary donation an/or bring in some non-perishable food items. Thanks and hope to see you tomorrow! 

 



 


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August 28, 2013

Presenting the 2013 Luxury Car of the Year - The Audi A6

 

Car and Driver summed up their review of the seventh generation Audi A6 very nicely by saying it’s “pretty close to perfect”. All it takes is ten minutes behind the wheel to realize that the A6 strikes a remarkable balance between the power and agile handling of a sports car and the comfortable ride of a true luxury sedan. That’s really what makes Consumer Report’s 2013 Luxury Car of the Year a step above the competition – it encompasses the driving characteristics of the BMW 5 series and the more traditional luxuries of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

 

 

Powertrains available in the Audi A6 include: a 2.0 litre turbocharged inline four cylinder, a 3.0 litre supercharged V-6 and new for the 2014 model year, a 3.0L turbocharged V-6 diesel. All of these engines are paired to Audi’s ultra smooth and efficient 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.

 

 

Engine Power Output Fuel Economy (L/100km)
2.0T 211hp, 258lb-ft of torque City: 10.5 Highway: 6.8
3.0T 310hp, 325lb-ft of torque City: 11.3 Highway: 7.3
3.0TDI 240hp, 428lb-ft of torque City: 8.5 Highway: 5.3

 

 

The A6’s power is delivered to all four wheels through Audi’s latest version of quattro. Quattro is a rear-bias all-wheel drive system, where 40% percent of the vehicle’s power is sent to the front wheels and 60 percent is distributed to the rear. Quattro excels in all weather conditions because it dynamically distributes torque while the vehicle’s in motion and is constantly optimizing traction.

 

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Audi’s slogan “Vorsprung durch Technik” (advancement through technology) really comes alive in the A6. Progressive features like Night Vision, Active Lane Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Indication system, Head Up Display, and a Top-view Camera are all available on this full-size luxury sedan. Night Vision utilizes a thermal imaging camera that highlights pedestrians and animals in the vehicle’s path. Active Lane Assist will give the driver haptic feedback when the car begins to depart from its lane. The Adaptive Cruise Control works from 0 to 249km/h and can bring the A6 to a full stop when necessary. Audi’s Blind Spot Indication System is constantly monitoring the vehicle’s blind spot and warns the driver when it is not safe to change lanes. The Head Up Display keeps the A6’s travelling speed in the driver’s line of sight at all times and the Top View Camera provides a 360° view of the vehicle’s surroundings.

 

[Top View Camera - Front]

[Top View Camera - Rear]

 

Respected as best-in-class, Audi’s interiors have always been top notch, but the cabin in the current A6 raises the bar even higher. With genuine hand stitched leather and real fine grain wood inlays, the brilliantly tailored cabin is designed to transport occupants safely, elegantly and comfortably. The atmosphere, overall quality and attention to detail inside the A6 are simply unmatched in its segment (U.S. News, 2013).

 

 

The A6’s attractive styling, inspiring performance and ostentatious, tech-filled interior, gives drivers a higher level of refinement than all competing luxury vehicles (Meiners, 2011). To find out more about the Audi A6 or to set up a test drive, please contact one of our Audi Brand Specialists.

 

 

 

 

 

References:

 

 

Audi a6 review. (2013, 04 18). Retrieved from

http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/Audi_A6/

 

Consumer, R. (2013, 04). Top picks 2013. Retrieved from
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2013/04/top-picks- 2013/index.htm

 

 

Meiners, J. (2011, 01). 2012 audi a6. Retrieved from
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2012-audi-a6-drive-audi-a6-review


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August 15, 2013

2013 Audi Model Year-End Event

 

It’s your last chance for a great deal on a 2013 Audi during Crosby Audi’s Model Year-End Event - on until September 3rd.  We invite you to take advantage of lease and finance rates starting from as low as 1.9%, free Audi Care Maintenance, and a $1000 Summer Lease Bonus that’s available on select models. Our remaining inventory is priced to move with the most aggressive dealer discounts of the year – these units must be sold! Combine these great offers from Audi Canada, and our objective to sell out of 2013’s, and about the only thing you can’t afford is to miss out. There’s literally never been a better time to get behind the wheel of a new 2013 Audi. Please contact us for more information regarding our clearance pricing or Audi’s current incentives.

 

Remaining 2013 Audi Inventory 

 

 

Click on the links below to see Audi Canada's incentives on these specific 2013 Audi models:

 

 

2013 Audi A4

 

2013 Audi S4

 

 

2013 Audi A5

 

 

2013 Audi A6

 

2013 Audi A7

 

2013 Audi A8

 

 

2013 Audi Q5

 

 

2013 Audi Q7

 

2013 Audi TT

 


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