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Park Cities Volkswagen Mobile App is Now Available

We’re very happy to let you know that our Park Cities Volkswagen Mobile App is now available in the iTunes, Android and Blackberry App Store! Please use the QR Codes, or follow the links below to download the app (note: you don’t need iTunes installed to visit the first link). Please download and rate the app.

Park Cities Volkswagen iPhone App – click here!

Park Cities Volkswagen Android App – click here!

Some of the things our app can do for you are:

  • Full Vehicle Inventory integration. Browse or search our entire inventory without ever seeing a slow mobile website. Save the ones you like as favorites. Flip your device sideways while looking at a car to see all the images in cover flow mode!
  • Check out the “Postboard” for new messages, coupons and specials straight from us to your device! You can even reply to these messages directly.
  • Keep track of all your own personal vehicles in “My Garage”. Add a photo of your vehicle and track things like: VIN, Year, Make, Model, License Plate, Oil Type, Tire Size, Date Purchased, Price Paid, Initial Mileage, Insurance Co., Policy No., and add all the extra notes you want.
  • Service History is also available for each vehicle in “My Garage”, see pending service appointments, add them to your calendar, and mark them as completed when finished!
  • The “Toolkit” contains super useful tools for you to use every day: Call Roadside Assistance | One-touch Service Scheduling | Find local gas prices | Parking Assistant with GPS locator and meter timer | Flashlight (includes the flash on the iPhone 4!)
  • Our Twitter feed and Facebook wall is parsed right into the app making it super easy to check out what we’re talking about.
  • Twitter and Facebook integration allows you to retweet and post anything to your own Twitter feed or Facebook wall!
  • Manufacturer news helps you keep up-to-date with all the news and happenings in the VW world!
  • Call and email each department, get directions, view operating hours, get quotes on vehicles, order parts, etc…
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Park Cities Volkswagen serving the Dallas area, has chosen the Dealer.com platform for its primary website at ParkCitiesVW.com

“The management team at Boardwalk feel strongly about our choice to go with Dealer.com for our online marketing needs,” stated Brian Ongaro, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Boardwalk Auto Group. “Park Cities Volkswagen believes that Dealer.com provides the best platform to take advantage of all the digital opportunities, while reinforcing our commitment to brand excellence in every area of our organization.”

Dealer.com is the global leader in digital marketing solutions for the automotive industry. Because Park Cities Volkswagen is serving a very broad competitive metro area, the dealership needed a partner that had deep roots in advanced marketing technologies including display advertising, inventory management, social media and search engine marketing. Dealer.com’s platform offers stability and easy integration of solutions, delivering an online presence that is powerful and competitive, but easy to manage.

“We are extremely proud to have been chosen by Park Cities Volkswagen and Boardwalk Auto Group to provide a complete online marketing solution,” said Mark Bonfigli, Founder and CEO of Dealer.com. “We are committed to continually creating innovative products and solutions that help our customers run their businesses more efficiently and profitably. Boardwalk Auto Group is a great fit to leverage our platform and expertise to greater serve their expanding marketplace.”

About Park Cities Volkswagen

Located in one of the most vibrant auto retailing zones in Dallas-Fort Worth, Park Cities Volkswagen has a portfolio of new and quality pre-owned Volkswagens that is among the best in Texas. It’s “Marketplace” dealership layout was designed to facilitate a more elegant, functional customer experience. Park Cities Volkswagen is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in the Dallas area. From the moment you walk into the showroom, you’ll know that Park Cities Volkswagen’s commitment to customer service is second to none.

About Boardwalk Auto Group

Boardwalk Auto Group is one of the premier auto groups in the nation representing Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, and Volkswagen.

About Dealer.com

Dealer.com is the leader in automotive digital marketing solutions – serving automotive retailers, manufacturers and media companies worldwide. The company’s innovative, award-winning digital marketing and advertising platform significantly lowers the cost of customer acquisition, enhancing dealers’ efficiency and profitability. The company employs over 600 people in its Burlington, VT and Manhattan Beach, CA offices. Dealer.com’s commitment to employee health and wellness makes it one of the country’s most desirable places to work, and in 2011 was named best overall company in the U.S. at the American Business Awards for companies with under 2,500 employees. For more information, visit http://www.dealer.com.

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Boardwalk Auto Group Volkswagen Dealers take the Wheel as Presenting Sponsor for 2012 Dallas International Film Festival

For the first time, the top Volkswagen dealers in Texas, Boardwalk Auto Group Volkswagen Dealers have signed on as presenting sponsor for the 2012 Dallas International Film Festival April 12-22, 2012. Boardwalk Auto Group Volkswagen Dealers will be providing the festival with a Volkswagen fleet to transport filmmakers and festival guests around Dallas for the entire 11-day duration.

“For the last five years we have watched the impressive evolution of the Dallas International Film Festival,” said Scott K. Ginsburg, Owner of Boardwalk Auto Group Volkswagen Dealers. “As the festival enters into its sixth year, we are thrilled to be a part of the celebration of the arts within our community. At Boardwalk Auto Group Volkswagen Dealers, we have a fierce commitment to integrity and service performance and in this, we feel a natural synergy with the Dallas International Film Festival – it is renowned for its hospitality and putting the filmmakers and their work on a pedestal. We celebrate that.”

Approximately 180 films from all over the world will be screened over 11 days. “For each of the first five years of the Dallas International Film Festival we have worked to bring a vibrant mix of international excellence and artistry to the city of Dallas,” said James Faust, artistic director of the Dallas Film Society.

For the first year since the festival’s inception there will be a Festival Village at the fashionable Mockingbird Station. The Festival Village will serve as the hub of the festival where filmmakers and film fans will have the chance to mingle and network at the Festival Lounge and CBS Radio will present its first ever Music Lounge – showcasing local music to the public every evening for the festival’s eleven-day duration. Only a few steps from Mockingbird Station, Kimpton’s luxurious Hotel Palomar will conveniently offer a stylish retreat for the out-of-town filmmakers and visiting celebrities as the festival’s host hotel.

The festival will culminate with the Dallas Film Society Honors, an evening of tributes with Dallas Star Award honorees and filmmaker award winners at the Hotel Palomar.

ABOUT BOARDWALK AUTO GROUP VOLKSWAGEN DEALERS
Boardwalk Auto Group has three Volkswagen Dealerships serving the North Dallas community. Boardwalk Volkswagen, located in Richardson, Texas, was recently named 2012 Volkswagen Dealer of the Year for Texas by DealerRater® reflecting on the dealer’s commitment to unparalleled customer service. Park Cities Volkswagen and McKinney Volkswagen have also become two of the Highest-Rated DealerRater Certified Volkswagen Dealers in Texas. For more information about Boardwalk Auto Group Volkswagen Dealers, please visit http://www.DallasVWDealers.com.

ABOUT BOARDWALK AUTO GROUP
Boardwalk Auto Group is one of the premier auto groups in the nation representing Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, and Volkswagen. Learn more about Boardwalk Auto Group at http://www.BoardwalkAutoGroup.com.

ABOUT THE DALLAS FILM SOCIETY
The Dallas Film Society celebrates films and their impact on society. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Dallas Film Society recognizes and honors filmmakers for their achievements in enhancing the creative community, provides educational programs to students to develop better understanding of the role of film in today’s world, and promotes the City of Dallas and its commitment to the art of filmmaking. The annual Dallas International Film Festival, scheduled for April 12 – 22, 2012, is a presentation of the Dallas Film Society. In addition to producing one of the largest festivals in the Southwest, the Society produces numerous year round events, screening series and partnership programs with arts organizations around the city. For more information, call (214) 720-0555, or visit http://www.dallasfilm.org.

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Park Cities Volkswagen Has Become One of the Highest-Rated DealerRater Certified Volkswagen Dealers in Texas

DealerRater, the nation’s premier car dealer review web site, has certified Park Cities Volkswagen, one of the premier car dealerships in the nation.

Dealerships that qualify for this certification program must be committed to quality customer service and in good standing with DealerRater. Certified Dealers have the opportunity to actively engage DealerRater community members and potential customers. DealerRater visitors can feel confident in knowing that a Certified Dealer is dedicated to providing a high level of customer attention and in the event of a disappointing experience, will work with the reviewer to rectify the situation.

In the past two years, DealerRater has demonstrated record increases in dealer reviews, web traffic and registered users. “Our steady growth points to the increasing significance of third-party online reviews in today’s auto marketplace,” said Chip Grueter, President of DealerRater. “Consumers are increasingly relying on credible, third-party review sites like DealerRater to research prospective dealerships across multiple geographic areas and vehicle brands so as to find the right car dealer committed to quality customer service.”

Brian Ongaro, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Boardwalk Auto Group said, “We chose DealerRater because we understand the importance of building trust with online shoppers. We feel that DealerRater has become one of the primary information sources for car buying consumers. More than that though, we embrace the complete unbiased customer feedback and the transparency that DealerRater provides our entire organization.”

About Park Cities Volkswagen
Located in one of the most vibrant auto retailing zones in Dallas-Fort Worth, Park Cities Volkswagen has a portfolio of new and quality pre-owned Volkswagens that is among the best in Texas. It’s “Marketplace” dealership layout was designed to facilitate a more elegant, functional customer experience. Park Cities Volkswagen is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in the Dallas area. From the moment you walk into the showroom, you’ll know that Park Cities Volkswagen’s commitment to customer service is second to none.

About Boardwalk Auto Group
Boardwalk Auto Group is one of the premier auto groups in the nation representing Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, and Volkswagen. Learn more about Boardwalk Auto Group at http://www.BoardwalkAutoGroup.com.

About DealerRater®
DealerRater was founded in 2002 as the first car dealer review website worldwide. DealerRater is the world’s #1 online resource for anyone seeking third-party information on automobile dealerships. DealerRater features more than 41,000 U.S. and International car dealers, 460,000 user reviews and over 1,000,000 cars for sale. DealerRater attracts more than 5 million consumers every year who visit the site to search for car dealerships, read current reviews, write their own descriptive reviews, and find car deals – all for free. Car dealers are rated on the criteria of customer service, quality of work, friendliness, price and overall experience.

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Volkswagen Chattanooga Earns LEED Platinum

  • First Automotive Manufacturer to Reach Top Green Building Standard
  • Both Volkswagen Factory and Volkswagen Academy Awarded Platinum Certification

Chattanooga, Tenn. — Volkswagen’s Chattanooga manufacturing plant has received a platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) green building certification program. The facility is the first and only automotive manufacturing plant in the world to receive the Platinum certification.

Platinum certification recognizes the highest level of performance.

“Because Volkswagen has a longstanding, worldwide commitment to sustainable mobility and environmentally responsible manufacturing, we are proud to have achieved the LEED Platinum certification at our Chattanooga manufacturing facility,” said Hubert Waltl, member of the board of management of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand for production and logistics.

“Volkswagen Chattanooga’s LEED Platinum certification is the fulfillment of a promise that Volkswagen has made around the world and in this community that we will work in harmony with the environment,” said Frank Fischer, CEO and chairman of Volkswagen Chattanooga. Our commitment to building a LEED certified factory began in the planning and design stages,” Fischer said, “I believe that this not only helped insure that we would achieve Platinum status, but was actually a very cost effective way to implement environmentally responsible building methods,” he said.

The ultra-clean paint shop alone will save 50 million gallons of water in ten years.

“Volkswagen is clearly committed to the US market;” said Jonathan Browning, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “During the worst recession in the past century we never wavered with our investment of a billion dollars to create this world class facility. This certification underscores Volkswagen’s commitment to engineering excellence.”

LEED certification is an internationally-recognized green building certification system developed by the USGBC in March of 2000. LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

LEED promotes sustainable building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance.

Aspects of the plant that earned LEED recognition include:

  • Superior insulation provided by six inches of mineral rock wool, resulting in 720,000 Kilowatts per year savings
  • Green power from the local hydroelectric dam
  • Use of LED lighting on the exterior results in 68% less energy used, up to 262,500 kWh per year and a reduction in light pollution.
  • Rainwater collected and reused to flush toilets and cool the welding machines
  • White roof membrane is highly reflective, minimizing heat island effect by up to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Natural flowing creeks to capture heavy rains and restore a natural habitat
  • Low-flow water fixtures and no-touch sensors throughout the plant reduce water usage by 30%.
  • Plant was built on a brownfield property with no destruction of untouched nature. Protected 100 ft. wide creeks and wetlands were established to create natural habitats with low impact on natural habitats.

The Volkswagen Academy was also certified by USGBA as a Platinum LEED facility. The primary purpose of the Volkswagen Academy is to prepare new employees for work at the Volkswagen plant. In conjunction with Chattanooga State and Tennessee Tech, the Academy also offers an Industrial Technology degree and an apprenticeship program.

“We are very pleased that the Volkswagen Academy has been Platinum LEED certified, because this reflects the level of excellence that we expect and produce in the academy,” said Hans-Herbert Jagla, EVP of Human Resources.

“Building operations are nearly 40% of the solution to the global climate change challenge,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “While climate change is a global problem, innovative companies like Volkswagen Chattanooga are addressing it through local solutions.”

Volkswagen Chattanooga produces the all-new 2012 Passat, which has recently been named Motor Trend magazine’s 2012 Car of the Year, as well as having earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick rating, the highest possible from the non-profit safety research organization. The Passat TDI – the only clean diesel option in the midsize segment – is rated at 43 mpg highway, with a range of nearly 800 miles.

About U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. More information on USGBC can be found at www.usgbc.org.

About Volkswagen Chattanooga

Volkswagen will invest $1 billion in the local economy for the Chattanooga plant and create more than 2,000 direct jobs in the region. According to independent studies, the new Volkswagen plant is expected to generate $12 billion in income growth and an additional 9,500 jobs related to the project. The Chattanooga manufacturing facility builds the all-new 2012 Passat sedan, specially designed for the North American market and winner of the Motor Trend magazine 2012 Car of the Year award.

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