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USC College Grad Car Program

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
College Grad

The Volkswagen College Grad plan is a breeze for USC students looking to lease or finance and new or pre-owned car with no credit. If you are within six months of graduation or have graduated no more than 24 months prior to your credit application with VW of Downtown Los Angeles then you are eligible to submit your application for approval for the College Grad Program with any of the following degrees:

  • Associate’s
  • Bachelor’s
  • Master’s
  • Doctoral
  • Nursing degree (RN or LPN)

As an added benefit to using the VW College Grad Plan your First Month’s payment is paid by VW (up to $800)! 

Here’s a list of what is required for your application process. If you have any questions please reach out to the sales team at VW of Downtown Los Angeles or stop in. We’re about a mile from USC campus located on the intersection of Figueroa and Washington.

College Grad Required Documentation: 

  • Verifiable Proof of income and full-time employment (job offer letter or recent pay check) that exceeds $45,000 annual income.
  • Copy of degree or transcript
  • References
  • Completed and signed VW Credit Application.
  • Proof of residence (driver’s lic, apartment lease agreement, utility bill, etc.)

College Grad FAQ: 

Do I need credit to get approved?

No credit history is required; however, established history must be in good standing and you must have no previous derogatory credit.

Can I get 2 cars?

Customers are eligible for this program once per degree

How long will it take to get approved?

Once the complete application packet is submitted to VW it typically takes about 2-5 days for your confirmed approval.

I’m not currently at home out of state, but will be returning to the Los Angeles area soon. Do I need to come in person to get started?

No, you can start the process by calling us at 213-222-1296 or by filling out a “Contact me” form on our web site. If you want to jump right into it you can also complete an application pre-approval under the finance page at

What will be my payment?

Your payment is very easy for us to calculate once we know the car you want. We can provide you with lease and finance payment options with various terms customized to your situation. One thing to keep in mind is your monthly payment under this program may not exceed 25% of your gross monthly income.

I’m a Foreign College Student at USC. Can I use this program?

No, there is a separate program for Foreign College Students. Please contact us so that we may help you with this.

I am not close enough to graduation to meet the requirements or I have bad credit. Can I still use this program?

You won’t qualify for the College Grad program, but you we can submit your application with a qualified co-signer. Even if your co-signer is out of state.

Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles has been selling VW’s in Downtown Los Angeles since 1959. We’ve helped thousands of USC students and USC Alumni over the years and look forward to helping you too.

2016 Golf R at VW of Downtown Los Angeles

Friday, September 25th, 2015

It’s no secret the 2016 Golf R knows how to perform with impressive power that takes it from 0 to 60 in 4.9 seconds.  Contact the sales team at Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles to get Golf R availability, pricing or to order your Golf R to your exact specifications.


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Contact Volkswagen of Downtown Los Angeles Today!

Ordering a 2016 Golf R FAQ:

If I pre-order a 2016 Golf R how long does it take to arrive?

Typically 3-4 months.

How will I get status updates on my Golf R in production?

When we order your Golf R the order has your contact information including your email address. VW will provide you with occasional updates via email. Of course we can always log in and check for you too. Just call, email or text your VW of Downtown LA sales person for an update.

What if I change my mind after I order one?

Just let us know so we can refund your deposit.

If I order one what will be my payment?

One thing to keep in mind when ordering a Golf R is your VW dealer won’t know the available lease or APR rates available in the future (when your Golf R actually arrives). Typically specials from VW credit are released at the beginning of each month. While it’s possible to provide what the deal would look like today it will likely need to be updated as we receive specials and incentives for the month your Golf R arrives.