A #Familydriven business since 1983.
The story of Harbourview Volkswagen is a story about family. Since 1983, John Wynia, along with his wife Carol and two sons Sjon and Josh, have been the driving force behind the success built at Harbourview VW in Nanaimo. From its modest beginnings on Haliburton Road to the new, state-of-the-art facility at Mostar and Wellington, Harbourview has experienced consistent growth over the decades and is a testament to great service and great products delivered by a dedicated, local family.
In 2011, John sold the business to his sons Sjon and Josh, who now manage the daily operations and continue to deliver the outstanding service that the dealership is known for. Harbourview’s long-term employees, many who’ve worked decades for the Wynias, help to reinforce the family atmosphere at the dealership. Satisfied customers return to buy their VWs from the same sales staff they’ve worked with for years. Relationship building is key and it’s no surprise to hear Harbourview staff say This is where friends tell friends to come and shop and do their vehicle service.
For the Wynias, it’s not all about selling Volkswagens. A legacy of giving back to the community has been a high priority for the business since the ‘80s. Harbourview has donated time and supported many community events, sponsored local sports organizations, and provided financial assistance to youth and school programs throughout the Nanaimo region.
Constantly evolving and refining operations, Harbourview took a giant leap forward with a major expansion to their flagship facility in 2017. With an eye on the future, the Wynias introduced significant green initiatives in the design of the new building. Included are 250 solar panels that cover the roof of the dealership and supply up to 80% of its power needs. Additionally, the winter chill has been reduced by re-purposed oil that is collected in the shop and service bays and is then used in the heating system. The goal is to have an energy self-sufficient building within the next decade.
In a world where large auto groups are becoming the norm, Harbourview is refreshingly progressive, family-owned, and local. At any given moment, you can run into one of the Wynias – John or Carol, Sjon and his wife Alicia, Josh and even Winnie, the adorable family dog that roams the dealership.
When you come to Harbourview Volkswagen in Nanaimo, you will discover a complete collection of new and pre-owned Volkswagen vehicles at the best price. On the new-vehicle side, we have a wide selection of Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Passat, and Volkswagen Beetle models, as well as a large inventory of Volkswagen SUVs like the Volkswagen Tiguan, Touareg, and Atlas.
Our inventory of Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned vehicles is also complete with a wide range of models for every need and budget. Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned vehicles stand out with their reliability and safety, and they are also more affordable than you might think.
Once you have found the new or pre-owned Volkswagen that suits you best, you will be amazed by our financing and leasing offers that make it much more advantageous to do business with Harbourview Volkswagen.
At Harbourview Volkswagen, we offer a wide range of maintenance and repair services for your Volkswagen, as well as all the other services you are looking for to ensure the reliability and durability of your Volkswagen vehicle in the long term. Come meet us today to learn more about our Volkswagen services and vehicles. It would be our pleasure to meet you.
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