From the food you eat to the home you make together, you only want the best for your family. A reliable and intelligent family vehicle is a big part of that equation, and with so many on the market to choose from, you may feel at a loss for narrowing down your choices. Fortunately, the experts at Parents and Edmunds have made your work a little easier by naming the new Volkswagen Atlas its Best Three-Row SUV for families in their 10 Best Family Cars for 2018 Awards.
“We are so proud to be named one of the 10 best cars for families by Parents magazine and Edmunds,” said Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “The 2018 Atlas was designed and assembled in America specifically with American families in mind. Three rows of highly configurable seating with the latest tech features and Volkswagen’s trademark style and driving dynamics is definitely a winning combination.”
Among the biggest factors considered by Edmunds and Parents in determining the 10 Best Family Cars for 2018 Award-winners is safety. Only vehicles that have earned top scores from both the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety are considered in the running. The Atlas got a leg up on the pack with its exceptional third-row legroom, People First Warranty, and steering that Dan Edmunds of Edmunds says helps the Atlas drive like a much smaller vehicle.
If you want nimble handling, superlative safety, and no shortage of style, look no further than the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas — the superior choice for your family, available at Gossett VW Germantown.
Volkswagen is taking its lineup into the future and the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is one of our first glimpses. It is fully redesigned this year, offering more safety and technology while still delivering excellent value that has come to define the Jetta for decades.
It’s also an exceptionally great choice for families getting ready to head back to school for another year. Here are just four reasons why the Jetta is the perfect back-to-school car.
Warranty. Like all Volkswagens, the 2019 Jetta is standard with the People First Warranty, a 6-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty. This covers nearly every aspect of the car, meaning you won’t have to worry about car repairs for a long time.
Safety. Every Jetta comes standard with a rearview camera. Add in the available Driver Assistance package, which adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking for even more confidence and peace of mind.
Value. With its variety of trim levels, there is a Jetta to please practically everyone and every budget. With a starting price under $20,000, the 2019 Jetta is even a good fit for student drivers working with tight budgets.
Technology. You won’t be left in the dark ages with the 2019 Jetta. It comes standard with Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay™, and Android Auto™, a USB port, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen.
Stylish, smart, and safe, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a smart choice for back-to-school. See it up close and personal at Gossett VW Germantown.
October is a great time of year—not only do we get to enjoy all the beauty of fall, but we get the fun of Halloween! If you are looking for some spooky fun, here are some great ways to celebrate Halloween in Memphis.
VolleyBOO! If you love playing sand volleyball, gather your team and sign up for this tournament. It will be held on October 21st at the Railgarten Sand Volleyball Courts. Players are encouraged to wear costumes and there will be a prize awarded to the best costume. There are also cash prizes for the winning teams.
Halloween Martini Tasting. On October 28th at D&S Gatherings, come dressed in your best Halloween costume and enjoy tasting martinis. Your ticket will include six Martini samples, one full-size Martini of your choice, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and live entertainment.
Cooper Street Massacre. This is the biggest Halloween costume party in the area. Head to The Haunted Sanctuary (1015 Cooper Street) on October 28th for the most fun.
Which of these Halloween events are you most interested in attending? If you need a new car this year, please come visit us at Gossett VW Germantown, and we will help you find the perfect used car to fit your lifestyle.
There’s no shortage of fun local spring events in Memphis, Tennessee. Here’s just a few things the city has to offer as the weather warms up.
Lantern Light Festival Catch this one before it goes away on May 7th! At Agricenter International, you’ll get the opportunity to experience Chinese culture up close and personal. All ages are welcome, with plenty of kid-friendly activities.
This is one for the young adults or the young-at-heart. Enjoy electronic dance vibes from this award-winning musical duo at the FedEx Forums.
Peabody Rooftop Parties
These parties are occurring every Thursday night from April 13th until August 17th, featuring a live DJ, several bars, and a stunning view of the river for crowds 21 and over.
LEGO is bringing its famous colorful bricks and nature together through the Nature Connects exhibit at the Zoo. This traveling exhibit will be around until July 9th.
Scavenger Hunt Adventure
This is a year-round event that you can access from your smart phone, turning the city of Memphis into a giant game that last about three hours!
All these great local spring events are just one of many reasons why we at Gossett VW Germantown love serving the community around Memphis. Use one of these suggestions, or find something to do on your own—the important thing is to have fun!
Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. This is a great time of year to enjoy some delicious food and help those in need around us. Here are a few Thanksgiving events in Memphis where you can lend a helping hand or eat your favorite holiday treats.
Thanksgiving Fundraiser Dinner. All friends of the Lowenstein House are invited to this annual event. This is the 38th year for this special dinner that raises money to help those in the community with mental illness. The dinner will be held November 22nd and tickets cost $25 each.
‘Friends’ Thanksgiving Trivia Night. If you love the show Friends and want to show off your trivia skills, head to the Red Room on Tuesday November 22nd or Wednesday the 23rd. Reserve a spot for your team now.
If you’re willing to travel, there are numerous musical events in the surrounding areas right around Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Experience 2016 Live Gospel Concert. Head to Little Rock on November 12th for this live gospel concert. See performances by Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, Lisa Knowles, Joshua Rogers, and more.
Thanksgiving Weekend Ol’ School Cabaret. Head to Florence, Alabama on November 25th or 26th for this excellent event featuring The Midnighters.
Which events are you planning to attend this year?
There are many ways to get into the Halloween spirit but there’s none better than paying a visit to a haunted house or trail. Tennessee happens to be home to many excellent attractions designed to inspire fright and thrills leading up to Halloween. Here at Gossett VW, we know of some wonderful Memphis haunted houses and trails that you should visit this fall!
Wicked Ways Haunted House – The Wicked Ways Haunted House is widely considered to be the largest indoor haunt in the area. The attraction is filled with zombies, clowns, ghosts, and many scarier obstacles to overcome. The haunt is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from September 30th to Halloween night.
Shadowlands Festival of Fear – Located in Millington, the Shadowlands Festival of Fear is open on Friday and Saturdays leading up to Halloween. Doors open at 7pm. Jones Orchard operates a kid-friendly corn maze, hayride, and pumpkin patch until 10 pm so families have something to enjoy together.
Haunted Web of Horrors – The Haunted Web of Horrors is located in Cordova and is arguably the best haunted house in the Memphis area. There are multiple haunts to explore. Tormented takes visitors on a walk through an insane asylum, while Dark Matter boasts a labyrinth designed to frighten even the toughest of customers.
As one of the most popular cities in America, Memphis is home to a number of attractions that draw in millions of visitors every year. There are plenty of ways to spend a long weekend so here are a few Labor Day activities in Memphis suggested by us here at Gossett VW Germantown!
Graceland – Elvis Presley rose to super-stardom, and while he’s no longer with us, his home remains. The Graceland Mansion is often referred to as the second most famous house in America, and for good reason. The mansion sitting on 14 acres of land and houses all of Presley’s mementos, stage costumes, and much more. Travel through time as you walk through the house and pay your final respects to Presley.
Memphis Zoo – A visit to the Memphis Zoo is a great way to spend a day. The zoo is home to thousands of animals including mammals, fish, amphibians, and birds. In addition to a diverse amount of exhibits, the Memphis Zoo also holds animal shows and special events on a regular basis!
Beale Street – If you want to experience the culture of Memphis, there’s no better place to start than Beale Street. The street is home to the Civil War headquarters of General Grant as well as the birthplace of rock ‘n roll. A trip down Beale Street is one of the best ways to take in the city’s culture!
This event brings you two of Memphis’s greatest things: BBQ and bourbon. Hosted at Central Station, you’ll find every brand of bourbon imaginable and tons of bacon and BBQ. All proceeds go to the Memphis Farmers Market.
The point of taking a road trip is to make memories, and what better way to do that than to visit these weird Tennessee travel destinations?
# 1 – International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum – Chattanooga
Chattanooga has come to be known over the years for being the one place a person can go and celebrate the tow truck. Not only is the largest tow truck factory in the world located here, but they’ve built a museum too!
# 2 – Giant Skinny Indian – Kingsport
It is really is just that: a giant, skinny Indian. He stands 30 feet tall in front of Pratt’s Restaurant and has done so for that last 40 years.
# 3 – Burgers Cooked in the World’s Oldest Grease – Memphis
Dyer’s Burgers has been using the same grease to fry its burgers for over a hundred years. They have to add new grease from time to time but it’s the same batch they’ve been using since 1912!
# 4 – World’s Shortest Highway Tunnel – Shady Valley
When a lumber company wanted a shorter route to town, they did what anyone would do: they blew a hole in a giant rock. That hole is now the World’s Shortest Highway Tunnel. To find it, take Highway 133 through Shady Valley. Pay attention though; it’s only a few feet wide.