11 years ago I drove my Toyota 4Runner off the lot with 3 miles on the ODO. 180,000 miles later it was time for a new vehicle. The top 3 things I was looking for in a new vehicle where 1) reasonably good gas milage (I drive 25K miles a year for work) 2) technology 3) versatility. A sporty hatchback checked all three boxes for me. My search narrowed to the Ford ST and VW Golf GTI. I drove both vehicles and the VW was the clear winner. It was not only more refined, but it had the personality I was looking for as well. I started dealing with a local VW dealer in Orlando, but wasn't satisfied with their response time. I reached out to Lakeland VW through Cars.com to confirm they had the exact make/model/trim/color/transmission that they had listed on the website. Lakeland VW was quick to respond to any and all of my questions, and because of that, I made the trip from Orlando to Lakeland. I was at the dealership at 9AM on a Saturday, and by Noon I was on the road back home with my new VW. It was going to be hard to steal me away from Toyota; I loved my 4Runner and it was a phenomenal vehicle...but VW had the automobile that suited me. My experience with Lakeland VW was pleasurable, and the car buying process could not have been easier. Hats off to Lacey with their internet department for answering my initial questions and getting me to the dealership, Hiram for his product knowledge and sales ability, and Jared for getting through the paperwork process quickly. I am extremely happy with my purchase, and I'm looking forward to putting many enjoyable miles on my MK7 Sport.