Friday, 27 August 2010

New Touareg arrives at Pulman Durham

Visit our Durham showroom for an exclusive look at the New Touareg 3.0 V6 SE TDI Bluemotion.

The stunning new Touareg combines off road capability with the impeccable qualities you've come to expect from a Volkswagen.

Visit our showroom to learn more about the new Touareg, and visit our website for the latest Volkswagen offers

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Pulman at the Durham Dubs North East Volkswagen Show

Pulman are proud to support the Durham Dubs show this weekend at Sedgefield Racecourse (Saturday 28th August).

We'll have all the latest Volkswagen merchandise and accessories at fantastic prices! You can find the whole range on our exclusive EBay Store. Plus we'll be displaying the latest models, including the powerful New Touareg and the stunning new SEAT Leon Cupra R.

Also on display will be hundreds of both modern and classic Volkswagens with prizes going to the best in show. The competition is fierce and the cars will turn out in absolutely pristine condition.

We'll also be displaying a vintage 1960s Karmann Ghia at our trade stand. This extremely rare model was designed by an Italian designer and build with authorisation from Volkswagen by the Karmann coach builders.

If that's not all, we have an exclusive offer for our blog, twitter and facebook fans. Get 10% off all parts, accessories and merchandise purchased at the show with the exclusive voucher below.

Simply download and print the voucher (Adobe PDF) and hand it to the Pulman staff on your visit.

The new Polo, from just £8,995 at Pulman Volkswagen

The fantastic new Polo S 1.2 60 PS is now available for £8,995 saving £795 on list price!


Plus, purchase your new Polo with Volkswagen Solutions and receive 3 years free servicing.

Solutions example for Polo 1.2 S 60 PS 3 door
35 monthly payments of £99.82
Deposit £2,698.50
Retail cash price £8,995.00
Amount of credit £6,296.50
Optional final payment £4,578.00
Total amount payable £10,994.20
Acceptance fee* £149.00
Option to purchase fee** £75.00
Excess mileage (plus VAT) 3.6p per mile

Typical APR 13.0%

Hurry though, this offer ends September 30th 2010.


Retail sales only. *Payable with first payment. **Payable with optional final payment. Further charges may be payable if the vehicle is returned. Indemnities may be required. Subject to status. Volkswagen finance, freepost VWFS. Offer may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Available to over 18s. Correct at time of writing. Cars must be delivered before 30th September 2010. Images for illustrative purposes only.

Pulman having fun at the NHS Family Fun Day

The weekend of the 21st and 22nd of August was time once again for the annual NHS Family Fun Day and Motor Show in association with NHS Fleet Solutions.

Pulman were on hand to display a fantastic range of cars with a dedicated event support vehicle handing out balloons and goodies to the families visiting the show. The Pulman Fleet team were on hand at the event to show visitors around the cars on show and to promote the competitive new rates across the Volkswagen range.

Included in the display was the new Golf Bluemotion boasting fantastic economy figures and a CO2 output of just 99g/km.

Visitors could also try their luck at entering the exclusive Pulman competition to win a signed Newcastle United Football Club championship winning shirt, by guessing how many balloons had been hidden in the New Polo on display!

For more information visit the Pulman Fleet website.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

SEAT set for Sunderland Success

Sporty Spanish car maker SEAT is set for even more success in Sunderland following the takeover of its award-winning dealership in the city.

Alexandra Bridge Cars in Southwick was one of the first SEAT dealers in the UK and built a glowing reputation for excellence over the past quarter of a century.

Now though, the hugely popular and highly regarded retailer has been acquired by the North East-based retailer Pulman  – one of the most successful and innovative retailers in Volkswagens nationwide network.

And the new owners, who operate the Volkswagen franchises in Sunderland and Durham, have pledged to offer customers the best of both worlds as they look to make the latest addition to their growing family even better than ever.

But loyal customers of Pulman SEAT, as it will now be known, should not expect to see change for change’s sake or a sea of new faces on their next visit.  On the contrary, long-serving Sales Manager Alex Paget will continue to oversee matters in the showroom, while Service Manager Lee Morris and his experienced team of technicians will remain in the workshop.

Both teams will be strengthened, however, in order to further improve customer satisfaction and ensure all visitors to the dealership receive the highest levels of care and attention at all times.

It’s an approach that has served Pulman well down the years, with Durham Volkswagen going from strength-to-strength over the past decade and the acquisition and subsequent expansion and transformation of Mill Garages in Sunderland two years ago where the goal is to deliver a fantastic customer experience.

Mike Pulman, founder and Managing Director of the Pulman Group, which now employs more than 130 people, said: ‘We are thrilled to add such a fantastic dealership to our stable.

‘We are also extremely excited to be working with SEAT which is undoubtedly one of the most exciting brand’s around with a great line-up of models.

‘Being from the North East myself I’ve been aware of Alexandra Bridge for many years and am well aware of the fantastic reputation the team at the dealership worked hard to build and maintain in the local community and beyond.

‘Our intention is to build upon the many strengths of the dealership by adding the ideas and innovations that have made our Volkswagen franchises among the very best in the country.

‘By strengthening the fantastic team already in place at the dealership and instilling our own approach to customer care, I am sure Pulman SEAT will go from strength to strength and that customers old and new will be impressed.

‘As a group, our overall goal is to deliver a fantastic customer experience as we know that, ultimately, we’ll only be successful if we keep our customers happy.’

For more details about the SEAT range or to speak to a sales or service adviser, call Pulman SEAT now on 0191 549 2926.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

A Fantastic £22,000 raised for the NSPCC and Freeman Hospital

It’s that time of the year again, when bacon rolls are served, the golf clubs are out and Pulman Volkswagen charity golf day is about to begin. 6 hours later, after the birdies, the misses, the hole competitions and auction it was announced that a phenomenal £22,000 was raised for the NSPCC and Freeman Hospital to share.

This fantastic achievement smashed all previous records. For the 5th year running, Pulman Volkswagen held their annual charity golf day at Chester-le-Street golf club on Monday 5th July. There were 23 teams with prizes for first, second and third placed four balls.  The individual best score was achieved by Ray Scotting from Gilder Group.  A delighted Mike Pulman Managing Director of Pulman Volkswagen said “We are so proud with what has been achieved, it was truly fantastic. The golf day just get’s better and better, over the previous 4 years we raised just over £30,000, so to raise £22,000 in one year is amazing.

Chester-le-Street golf club has once again exceeded our expectations and we would like to say a big thank you to all our sponsors that made it possible to raise the amount we did.”

All proceeds are shared between the NSPCC and NHS Freeman Hospital. Dennis Clark from the NSPCC comments, “this is absolutely amazing, £11,000 towards the NSPCC is fantastic and I would like to thank everyone at Pulman Volkswagen for all their hard work on making this possible.”

The golf day had lots of twists and turns and exciting competitions, including a nearest the pin and longest drive competition.  A four ball at the home of the Ryder Cup, the Celtic Manor with overnight accommodation was also won, a prize kindly donated by Executel. There were exceptional auction prizes including a 10 seat box for the Newcastle United verse Manchester United game, as well as 10 seat box for Disney on ice and Peter Kay tickets kindly donated by Metro Arena.
Mike Pulman continues, “NSPCC and Freeman Hospital are fantastic charities. We’ve certainly set ourselves a benchmark now for next year, I can’t wait to see what we achieve!”