I was nearing the end of a 2-year lease on a Honda Civic, my first brand-new car. It was a 2-door and had a manual transmission. The car was small, but it was just the two of us and the payments were low. As I shopped around, I kept thinking about how I wanted to “upgrade” to a nicer car and it seemed like my options were plentiful. The civic was white and I was sure I didn’t want another white car. Since I’d already paid my stick-shift “dues”, I was also sure I was going to get an automatic. The only part I waffled on was going into another lease. It seemed like such a fantastic deal to get a brand-new car every two years, have all of the maintenance and repairs included and still have the option to buy it outright at the end of the term. (We rarely consider the fine print when we’re young and inexperienced.)
I had always loved the idea of driving around in a convertible Volkswagen Cabriolet, like the girl in Can’t Buy Me Love, but they were not making that model at the time, so I went to look at the VW Jettas. As luck would have it, they were running a lease special and I ended up in a brand new Jetta. I had to laugh at the irony because it was a white one, with manual transmission. I drove that car for the next two years and I loved every minute of it. We made lots of memories and at the end of the lease, I handed the keys over and drove away in my next new car.
Driving that Jetta taught me to truly appreciate the quality of Volkswagen vehicles and I set my sights on upgrading to another model someday. At the time, I wasn’t in a position to purchase the pricier models, but I had a few friends that drove Passats and a Touareg and loved them every bit as much as I loved my Jetta. The only thing they didn’t like was how expensive it was to get their cars serviced at the dealership. At the time, they had a really hard time finding mechanics, outside of the dealership, that were truly qualified to provide VW service or repair.
Looking back, I’m thankful to have had that lease because I might have had the unfortunate experience of an inexperienced or unqualified technician servicing my VW. All of the technicians at Auto Works of Brandon are ASE-certified to provide VW maintenance, service and repair. They have specialized equipment to diagnose issues before they become huge problems and with regular maintenance visits, they can keep you on the road, enjoying your Volkswagen for years to come. With one of the best reputations in the Tampa area, an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and over 14 years of experience, why would anyone trust their VW service needs to anyone else? Call Auto Works of Brandon today, to schedule your VW maintenance or repair.
Auto Works of Brandon
119 Central Drive
Brandon, FL 33511