What to do when you Volkswagen key fob dies

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tech and Tricks on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 7:45 PM
Grayed picture of VW key fobs with text saying "unlocking your VW without the key fob"

Can you unlock your VW without the remote?

We’ve previously discussed how to change your Volkswagen key fob battery, but you might have another important question when they remote entry stops working: How do you get into your car? Very likely, you won’t just have a spare battery lying around, but you’ll need to drive your vehicle. Can you unlock your VW without the remote? Yes. Here’s how. Read the rest of this entry »

What features are in the base VW Alltrack trim?

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Golf Alltrack on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 8:01 PM
Silk Blue Metallic 2018 VW Golf SportWagen

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack standard features

Despite the reputation, the humble station wagon gained as a family-friendly model, the segment has always been just as convenient for single drivers. After all, it has the maneuverability of any other car, but with more cargo space for camping gear, a bicycle or other sporting goods. The only problem? Most options lacked the 4-wheel drive necessary for adventures. This isn’t the case with the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. Plus, the model looks just a touch cooler than the wood-paneled options of yesteryear. Except standard features these days don’t include a tape deck. Read the rest of this entry »

Now could be the best time to buy a VW Jetta

By blogsadmin | Posted in For Fun, VW Jetta on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 7:37 PM
Side profile silk blue metallic 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Volkswagen Jetta arrival West Linn OR

It’s here! The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has finally arrived to our dealership located outside of West Linn, OR in Gladstone. We’re happy to say the model is both sleek and aggressive in styling, plus competitive features like standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay make it feel fresh and modern. Along with the arrival here at Armstrong Volkswagen, the brand has launched an official ad campaign to highlight some of the new benefits and model heritage. Check them out below and tell us what you think with a comment here at the Armstrong VW Blog. Read the rest of this entry »

What to do over Memorial Day Weekend in North East Oregon

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 5:37 PM
Memorial Day Flag on wooden background with text about events in West Linn OR

2018 Memorial Day Events West Linn OR

As we head closer to summer, each weekend is greeted with a sense of enthusiasm as it no longer means a few days of cabin fever. Memorial Day weekend, when we get an additional day off, is a particularly exalted time, whether you plan to use it to lounge around, grill out or go on a brief camping trip. No plans? No problem, as we have put together a list of 2018 Memorial Day events for you to enjoy around the West Linn OR area. Read the rest of this entry »

VW adds new features to the Car-Net app

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tech and Tricks on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 at 8:42 PM
Woman holding smartphone and next saying New Car-Net Features

New 2018 Volkswagen Car-Net Features

If you’re an older driver, you might remember a time when cars didn’t even have tire pressure monitoring software, let alone systems that let you remotely lock your doors. Today, demands are higher than ever as automotive apps not only let you keep track of the condition of your vehicle, but track it via GPS or set alerts for teen drivers. Now for 2018, Volkswagen has added a host of new features to the Car-Net suite to create an extra sense of security. Read the rest of this entry »

There could potentially be a hybrid added to the Volkswagen lineup

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Golf on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 6:05 PM
Is VW making a Golf Hybrid

Is VW making a Golf Hybrid?

Though as consumers we typically only think of the different models and their countries in relation to overall engineering reputations, it’s clear the Volkswagen’s European pedigree has kept its overall focus elsewhere. Namely, diesel is a much more popular option in European countries than in other countries, particularly when it comes to small cars. For this reason, VW has been a bit slower to adopt hybrid and electric vehicles than other brands. This is about to change, though, as VW has hinted it will be making a Golf Hybrid for 2020. Read the rest of this entry »

VW creates a supercar that’s faster than a Formula 1 race car

By blogsadmin | Posted in For Fun, VW I.D. on Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 3:23 PM
Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak on display

Volkswagen I.D. R. Pikes Peak Fully-Electric Supercar

When we talk about supercars, it’s the very essence of a dream car. They aren’t practical for everyday life, they certainly aren’t affordable, and in the case of the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak, they sometimes aren’t even available. This new model is a fully-electric supercar that was designed specifically for the Race to the Clouds, or the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Brunch Options in West Linn OR

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 1:40 PM
Mother's Day in West Linn OR written on wood plaque with daffodils in front

2018 Mother’s Day Brunches West Linn OR

How many nights has your mom prepared a meal for you?  From spoon feeding you food you very likely wanted to refuse, to cutting your pancakes in the morning, all the way through the years when you could ask her for advice in your own kitchen, meals have often been mom’s territory. Now it’s your turn to treat her for the 2018 Mother’s Day, which lands on May 13th this year. Here are some of the best brunches to go to in the West Linn, OR area. Read the rest of this entry »

Is the seventh-generation Jetta more expensive?

By blogsadmin | Posted in VW Jetta on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 2:06 PM
2019 Volkswagen Jetta driving on road

Starting cost of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen announced that the 2019 Jetta would be heading into dealerships in the second quarter of 2018. Well, it’s already April, which means we’re in the first month of the quarter. Naturally, anticipation is running high here at Armstrong VW. Fortunately, we’re now hearing word on the starting cost of the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, and things are looking up. With a starting price of $18, 545, the model is actually $100 less expensive despite new features and improved options. Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen hints at the possibility of a truck made for Americans

By blogsadmin | Posted in Concept Vehicles on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 7:44 PM
Red VW Atlas Tanoak pickup truck concept

Will the Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak go into production?

Volkswagen has never left out options for certain segments in the automotive lineup. For example, while many automakers pulled the hatchback body style, the Volkswagen Golf has been a staple for decades. The same could be said for both the Jetta an Passat. It’s in the larger, family-friendly segments that the German automaker has too-long been absent. America is certainly not the only market for the automotive world, though it’s often considered one of the larger targets. With the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, it’s clear that VW is aiming high when it comes to making its mark in the U.S. Now the latest concept model, the Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak, has us wondering if VW has set its sights on one of the most competitive options for North America: the pickup truck. Will the VW Atlas Tanoak go into production? Read the rest of this entry »