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Sell Your Car in Encinitas, CA to Herman Cook Volkswagen

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Sell Us Your Car in Encinitas, CA 

If you’re looking for some extra cash and have a vehicle you want to sell, Herman Cook Volkswagen wants to buy it. With the auto industry where it is right now, your car has never been worth more. Low inventories of used and pre-owned vehicles at dealerships across Southern California has increased the value of many used models. Are you sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle that is worth a lot of money? Do you have an extra car that you don’t drive and want to make some fast and easy money? At Herman Cook Volkswagen, we want to buy your used car, crossover, SUV or pickup truck as we want to get more quality vehicles on our used car lot. We buy all makes and models, so it doesn’t matter what you’re driving. If you want to sell us your car in Encinitas, CA, visit us at Herman Cook Volkswagen

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Volkswagen College Graduate Bonus Program Provides $500 Cash Rebate on Select New Volkswagen Models

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$500 Volkswagen College Graduate Bonus Program in Encinitas, CA 

Recently graduated college students now have an incredible opportunity to save money on a new Volkswagen sedan, hatchback, crossover, or SUV thanks to the company’s generous $500 Volkswagen College Graduate Bonus Program**. College students who have recently graduated can take advantage of this cost-saving program from Volkswagen by visiting Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA. 

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Herman Cook Volkswagen is Going Solar!

We are excited to announce that Herman Cook VW recently selected Stellar Solar to install a 65kW solar system featuring 135, 480 Watt panels. The system, which is currently under construction, will produce enough power to completely offset our historical one year kilowatt consumption, or 104% of our historical annual electricity usage! 

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Stellar Solar is headquartered in North County and has been powering San Diego homes and businesses for 24 years. They are consistently voted Best Solar Company in the Union Tribune Readers Poll and their Yelp reviews are overwhelmingly positive. In addition to their design and installation services at Cook VW, Stellar is now our preferred partner for residential solar, battery storage and EV connectivity for our customers.

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As an added bonus to Cook VW customers, Stellar is currently offering a 50% discount on the installation of the Bosch Power Max EV charger used to power the ID.4 when you purchase one from Cook VW. If you are interested in more information on solar, battery storage or EV connectivity for your home or business, please click here. For more information on the all-electric ID.4, click here

Herman Cook Volkswagen Forms Strategic Partnership with Stellar Solar

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Stellar Solar to Install a 65kW Solar System at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA 

Herman Cook Volkswagen is expanding their offerings of electric vehicles to drivers in Southern California and in the local Encinitas area. Along with its electric offerings to customers, the Volkswagen dealership is adding a solar system to its dealership that will produce enough power to completely offset its annual electricity usage. Stellar Solar, a local award-winning solar company in San Diego, CA has been selected by Herman Cook Volkswagen to install a 65kW solar system that feature 135 QCells 480-Watt panels. The strategic partnership between the two local companies will also provide Herman Cook Volkswagen customers with solar, battery storage and electric vehicle connectivity offerings to help power their new electric Volkswagen vehicles. 

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San Diego Vintage VW Christmas Cruise 2021

The San Diego Air Cooled VW Group helped to make children’s holidays a bit brighter on Saturday with their annual Vintage VW Christmas Cruise toy drive at Herman Cook.

HCVW Dealership Christmas Cruise 2021

The Air Cooled Group is a San Diego-based Volkswagen Club that loves to share their passion for cruising and customizing their Classic Air Cooled VW’s. Over 100 enthusiasts couldn’t have been more excited to share their passion at this event!

San Diego Vintage VW Christmas Cruise Group

Enthusiasts of all ages helped participate in the Toys for Tots donation box pickup at Herman Cook.

VW Enthusiasts of All Ages

There was a magical holiday cheer in the air filled with some FESTIVE V-dubs!

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All were classic vehicles, but each one unique, and many of them festively decorated in Christmas cheer.

Festive VW's SD Air Cooled Cruise 2021

About 50 classic and uniquely decorated VW’s piled into the dealership to take part in the event.

2021 San Diego Christmas Cruise Line at HCVW

Within each vehicle, there were many opportunities to see the classic VW culture that we all know and love.

Herman Cook VW Vintage VW Christmas Cruise 2021

Members of the San Diego Air Cooled VW Group reminisced about the Vintage VW’s they’ve restored and are proud to have out on the road today.

San Diego Air Cooled Vintage VW Members

The classics were a sight to behold as many of them were extremely decorative and customized vehicles.

Air Cooled VW at Herman Cook VW Christmas Cruise

The group leader Lee Hedges put his heart and soul into organizing the event, capturing a collective VW nostalgia for all those involved.

Lee Hedges, San Diego Air Cooled VW Group

Over 400 toys collected from the Herman Cook VW Toy Drive and The San Diego Air Cooled VW Group were piled into the van to be delivered to Toys for Tots for donation.

San Diego Air Cooled Group Toys for Tots

Once all the VW’s were lined up, they exited past the Herman Cook VW showroom in a stylish procession one by one.

Vintage VW Christmas Cruise Line

The club drove down the coast in their vintage V-dubs starting at Herman Cook Volkswagen and cruised through Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, La Jolla, Fiesta Island, and Imperial Beach.

SD Vintage VW Christmas Cruise Map 2021

SD Vintage VW Christmas Cruise Map 2021

There were many beautiful stops along the way.

Alas, they ended their journey at the Toys for Tots Marine Corps Reserve Center near Miramar and delivered the toys for donation for the children.

Toys for Tots Delivery

The Toys for Tots drive was a huge success thanks to the generosity of San Diego Air Cooled VW, Herman Cook VW customers and employees, and the support of the local community. If you would like to participate in the next annual Vintage VW Cruise, contact the dealership at (760) 753-6256 for more details.

SD Vintage VW Christmas Cruise at Herman Cook VW

Herman Cook Volkswagen Named “Best of Encinitas” Auto Dealership in 2021 Readers Poll by the Encinitas Advocate

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“2021 Best of Encinitas” Readers Poll 

The votes have been tallied and the winners have been announced in the Best of Encinitas 2021 Readers Poll by the Encinitas Advocate. The list of winners includes people, businesses and restaurants that help make Encinitas, CA the best place to live, work and have fun in. With the continued support of local residents, these businesses will continue to thrive and give locals the opportunity to enjoy some of the best places in town. Herman Cook Volkswagen is one of the lucky winners and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our local drivers who continue to choose our dealership for their automotive needs. 

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Electric Volkswagen Models Help Celebrate EV West Open House and Car Show

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Herman Cook VW Attends EV West Open House and Car Show 

Herman Cook VW was honored to attend the open house and car show event for EV West, coinciding with the grand opening of This is a 501c3 STEM school and center for learning that opened its doors to the public on the evening of July 22 at the Electric Vehicle Learning Center in San Marcos. 

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CarGurus Awards Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA Top Rated Dealer Status for 2021

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Herman Cook VW a 2021 CarGurus Top Rated Dealer

In the pre-internet days, customer satisfaction could sometimes be a hard thing to gauge. More than anything, we’d have to depend on word of mouth and hope we did enough in terms of providing people with an easy, enjoyable, and hassle-free car-buying experience to get them to come back to Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA, time and time again. Nowadays, however, gauging customer satisfaction is far easier thanks to online reviews. We take those reviews very seriously and use everything we read about our dealership – both good and, on occasion, not so good – to get continue getting better and better. And it sure does feel great when our hard work is recognized, such as it was recently when we found out we here at Herman Cook VW were named a 2021 CarGurus Top Rated Dealer! But as much as it shows our hard work paid off – and we owe our staff a huge thank you for that – we also know we owe all of you a huge thank you for helping us once again achieve this monumental accomplishment.

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First Responders and Past & Present Military Personnel Enjoy Bonus Incentives at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA

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$500 Bonus Available for Military Personnel and First Responders

Anyone who lives in the United States of America knows how much we love and take care of our nation’s first responders, military personnel, and veterans. And that’s especially true here in Encinitas, CA, considering just how big of a military area we are thanks to the large Marine and Navy presence in the area – most notably in our neighboring San Diego. Everyone in the area has long worked hard to make sure those first responders, military personnel, and veterans know they’re appreciated, and we’d like to continue that tradition by offering a $500 bonus* toward purchasing or leasing select new Volkswagen models here at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA.

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