The recent purchase of a 2013 Jetta from Findlay Volkswagen by the Strehlow family of Henderson is proof that when you give, you also receive.
"Findlay's dealerships were out at our Henderson United Youth Soccer Association games every weekend," said Jill Strehlow, whose two youngest daughters play soccer. "We wanted to buy a car for our daughter, Rylee. And, when the time came, we decided to go to Findlay Volkswagen. This was the most pleasant car-buying experience we have ever had - and we have bought several cars."
A big reason Jill and her husband, Robby, bought a Volkswagen was the vehicle's safety rating. The family had done a lot of research and the Volkswagen had won dozens of awards for safety and other related items.
"It's very scary when your kids start driving," Jill Strehlow said. "So we wanted to be very sure of our purchase."
The Strehlow family said the decision to patronize a Henderson business when looking for a new car was made easier after the Findlay family sponsored their youth soccer league.
"Youth athletics are very important to our family," said Robby Strehlow, who played baseball and football before playing professionally for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1991-1996. "They learn discipline along with work ethic and self-esteem. They also learn to be part of a team and work with others. The benefits are endless. I'm also a coach in the league."
Rylee, 16, a sophomore at Foothill High School, is excited about her new car.
"It was a huge surprise. Our sales consultant Christina Conte delivered the car to our house. She handed me the keys and I couldn't believe it. I went outside and there was a big pink bow on the car," she said. "It was at that point that I knew for a fact that the Jetta was mine. It's everything I want in a car; they even tinted the windows for us."
Findlay Volkswagen is part of Findlay Automotive Group, which was founded more than 50 years ago by the late Pete Findlay, whose son, Cliff Findlay, now spearheads new and used car dealerships in Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Idaho.
The dealership at 983 Auto Show Drive in the Valley Automall is headed by General Manager Jim Krumme. Call 702-558-6600 or visit www.findlayvw.com for further information.