Category Archives: Car Buying

Herman Cook VW Celebrates 4th of July with No Payment for 120 Days and 0% APR for 72 Months

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Save Big at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas with 4th of July Deals

We try to go all out to celebrate America’s birthday each and every year here at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA – and with everything going on in the world, including a global pandemic that continues to drastically alter our way of life, we’re making sure to continue that tradition with big deals to help those who have seen their lifestyles change due to COVID-19. That means you can save big here at Herman Cook VW with some impressive money-saving Fourth of July deals going on now through Monday, July 6, 2020.

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Shop For and Purchase Your New Volkswagen Completely Online Thanks to the Herman Cook VW Express Car Buying Program

Herman Cook VW Offers 100 Online Car-Buying Experience

Herman Cook VW Offers 100% Online Car-Buying Experience

Ever since online shopping became a widespread offering, people have quickly learned how much easier it is to shop online instead of having to head out to the store. And now, thanks to the new Express Car Buying program here at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA, you can purchase your next new, certified pre-owned, or used Volkswagen completely online – meaning you can complete the entire transaction from the comfort of your home in a matter of minutes. That’s right, Herman Cook VW is offering a 100% online car-buying experience in an effort to give our customers the easiest and most hassle-free car-buying experience ever. So, without further ado, let’s check out this new online purchasing program and see how it can make your life easier. Read the rest of this entry >>

Recent College Graduates Can Save Big Buying or Leasing a New Volkswagen from Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA

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Explaining the Volkswagen College Grad Bonus Program

As the calendar turns to June, we’re reminded here at Herman Cook VW that many young adults are about to take their first steps into the “real world” following their college graduation. And we want to make sure those recent college grads have all the tools they need to succeed in their new endeavors – and that includes a new 2019 or 2020 Volkswagen. And we can help those recent college grads get behind the wheel of a new 2019 or 2020 VW thanks to the Volkswagen College Grad Bonus Program. But what exactly is the Volkswagen College Grad Bonus Program? Well, we’re going to explain that right here.

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Get 0% APR for 60 Months on a Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen from Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA

VW CPO infographic

Looking for a VW CPO Model? We’re Here to Help

Times are tough all throughout the country thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that means people need all the help they can get. That’s why we’re proud to offer 0% APR for 60 months on the Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen models available here at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA, through June 30, 2020. So, if you’re a highly qualified customer looking to buy a Certified Pre-Owned VW through Volkswagen Credit, please check out the video below to learn more.

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0% APR on All Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned Models at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA

Herman Cook VW Offering 0% APR on VW CPO Models

During times like these, with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting our lives in every possible way, it’s important that we come together as a community to help one another out. And that’s exactly why we’re offering 0% APR on all Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned models here at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA. This offer is available to highly qualified customers through June 30, 2020.

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What New Discounts are Now Available at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas CA?

side view of a silver 2019 VW Tiguan

New 2019 Volkswagen Discounts Available Now at Herman Cook VW

We’re gearing up for the 2020 model year here at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA, and that means now is the best time to buy one of our impressive 2019 Volkswagen models. Why is now the best time to purchase a new 2019 Volkswagen, you ask – well, it’s because we’ve got a ton of new 2019 Volkswagen discounts available now right here at Herman Cook VW. These include discounts on all of the biggest and best 2019 Volkswagen models, including – but not limited to – the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. So, if you’re in the market for a new Volkswagen car, SUV, hatchback or wagon, head on over to Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA, today. Read the rest of this entry >>

Herman Cook VW Named A 2018 Top Rated Dealer by CarGurus

CarGurus Top Rated Dealer 2018 Herman Cook VW

Herman Cook Volkswagen has been named a 2018 CarGurus Top Rated Dealer! This annual CarGurus award is a testament to our dealership’s outstanding customer service and reflects the industry’s highest average ratings. The award recognizes a select group of car dealers with the highest ratings from shoppers who have submitted reviews through the CarGurus platform. Each of the dealers receiving the award provides exceptional customer service as expressed in their customers’ online reviews.

We are excited our dealership was recognized in this exclusive category of top performing dealers who share our commitment to building a transparent car buying experience. We are honored to have been able to provide you with excellent service that exceeded your expectations, as we truly appreciate and value the feedback from our customers. Thank you for helping us become a 2018 CarGurus Top Rated Dealer!

CarGurus Top Rated Dealer 2018

Take a look at our CarGurus listing and be sure to visit us when you are looking for a New or Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen!

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Buying

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Buying

Have you ever wondered whether you should lease or purchase a car? Is gap insurance is worth it? What kind of protection plans are out there for your new car? Well, now you can find out for yourself! Take a look at our new Frequently Asked Questions page to discover answers to all the car buying questions you’ve been asking.


We realize buying a car can be one of the biggest moments in your life and our Finance and Insurance (F&I) department at Herman Cook VW wants to be there to help! We strive to make sure you have all the information needed to make the right decisions for you.


Allison Mote - Finance Manager of Herman Cook VW

Allison Mote, Finance Manager of Herman Cook VW


If you don’t find what you’re looking for, don’t be afraid to ask us. We are happy to assist you with any questions you have about the car buying experience and how we can best be of service to you!


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7 Reasons to Buy a Car in December (1)

7 Reasons to Buy a Car in December

What better way to start the New Year off right than with a new car? It’s the time of year when we dream big and give bigger.  Here are 7 reasons you should consider purchasing a new set of wheels this holiday season.

1. Your car is another model year older in January

This can greatly affect the trade-in value of your car. Year of the model is a major factor dealerships use to calculate the total cost of your new car. Another year older is another year of depreciation.


2. New year models are out now

Yes, it’s new. Yes, it’s shiny. And yes, it could be yours! Most of the 2016 new models are out now and are yours for the taking. Why not be one of the first on the road with your new favorite model? The satisfaction has never been greater.

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3. Safer car to use for holiday travel

It’s hard enough getting the car packed for the holiday and everyone ready to go. The last thing you need is a flat tire, squeaky brakes, a dead battery, no heater, or worse. Why not just leave all your troubles at home? Travel in style with a new car that is ensured to keep your family safe during those road trips to Grandma’s house. Away we go.


4. Model Year End Clearance Sales

December is widely known as one of the best times a year to buy a car. With new 2016 models coming in, dealerships are ready to get last year’s models off the lot. This makes it a great opportunity for car buyers to take advantage of outstanding end of the year closeout deals.  Like these ones.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI S

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5. Joy of showing it off to family members

One of the biggest conversations you will have with your family over the holidays will be “How’s it running?” or “You still have the old (insert cheesy car name here). Why not be the one who shows up at Christmas with something everyone will admire. There is nothing more magical than the whole family huddled around an icy driveway during holiday dinner admiring your new set of wheels. Nothing.


6. If you buy car in December, you won’t have a payment until next year

Buying a car in December means that your first month is paid by the dealership. This allows you more money to use to tackle other items on the holiday shopping list.


7. If you are only giving one gift this year, this is the one you want

Not in the holiday spirit? Don’t know what to get your loved one? No problem! Anyone over the age of 15 will be quite pleased with this gift and may even offer to give you a ride! You’ll be the family hero and have a personal chauffeur…win win!

Herman Cook Encinitas Christmas Beetle

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