Create My Own Deal at Winn Volkswagen
Much like automotive technology is constantly advancing, so is the car shopping experience. Whereas buyers previously had to begin the shopping process at the dealership, current customers can get a bulk of it done online from the convenience of their own home. And here at Winn Volkswagen, we aim to make the car-buying process as simple, straightforward, and comfortable as possible. That’s why we’re proud to offer the Create My Own Deal tool for our customers to utilize.
Essentially, Create My Own Deal allows you to see the real price of any vehicle in our inventory—the same price you would find on our dealership lot. You can use the Create My Own Deal tool to see what your monthly payments would be while taking multiple factors into account, such as your down payment, credit rating, loan term, and trade-in vehicle. You can also see a complete breakdown of the cost of the vehicle and any additional fees, like taxes, registration, and extra protection. From there, you’ll get a final monthly payment estimate, again, before even stepping foot at the dealership. Say goodbye to spending 2 or 3 extra hours waiting around at our dealership. (Although, we must say we’d be happy to have you!) Check out this video to get a better idea of how the Create My Own Deal tool works or continue reading for additional details.
How to Use the Create My Own Deal Tool
Below, we will walk you through the steps of using the Create My Own Deal tool and what you can expect during different parts of the process.
First off, you need to find a vehicle that you’re interested in. Once you do that, click the Create Your Deal button on the vehicle information page and the tool will pop up.
On the first screen of the Create My Own Deal tool, you can choose whether you’ll be financing, leasing, or paying cash for the vehicle. That choice will determine what comes next. For the purpose of this example, we’ll choose Finance. Choose the Finance Offer that best matches your financing rate and desired loan term. This can depend on a variety of factors, such as credit score and monthly income. For the purpose of this example, we’ll choose 2.9% financing for 60 months.
Next, you can choose how much money you’ll use as a down payment, if any. Drag the bar or enter the amount that you’ve decided on. As you change the amount, the number in the bottom right corner will adjust. That shows your projected monthly payment based on the factors you’re selecting. For the purpose of this example, we’ll choose a down payment of $5,000.
On the next screen, you’ll choose whether you’re trading in your current vehicle or not (or if you’re not sure). For the purpose of this example, we’ll choose Yes. And we’ll also opt for assistance calculating the value of the vehicle. Next, you’ll be asked to enter information about your current vehicle. For the purpose of this example, we have a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta with 95,000 miles. You’ll be asked a few more questions about your current vehicle and then given an estimated value for it. That value will be applied to your prospective new vehicle, and you’ll see the monthly payment in the lower right corner change.
From there, you’ll see a list of available incentives for the specific vehicle. You can choose any of the incentives that may apply to you. Please note, you’ll be required to provide proof to receive certain incentives, such as the Volkswagen Military and First Responders Bonus Cash and the Volkswagen College Grad Bonus Cash. If you select any incentives, you’ll see the number in the bottom right be adjusted yet again. For the purpose of this example, we’ll only select the available $1,000 Volkswagen Drive Bigger Purchase Bonus Cash.
Next, the tool will display a complete breakdown of fees and taxes for your chosen vehicle, so you know exactly what’s going into the total cost of the vehicle. On the following screen, you can choose from a variety of extra protection options for the car you have selected. For the purpose of this example, we have chosen no extra protection.
And with that, you’re done! On the final screen, you’ll see your projected monthly payments for the vehicle along with the option to save the deal and thus save yourself extra time spent at the dealership. In our case, we saved potentially 3 hours!
If you have any other questions about the Create My Own Deal tool or if you would like to speak with one of our salespeople directly, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Winn Volkswagen.