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Old 10-02-2009, 02:50 PM   #1
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So, I received one of the nicest compliments on my Bonnieville last weekend. Here'* the story:

On my last birthday, I gave blood at a local Pontiac Dealership and as a "thank-you" to the blood donors, anyone who gave blood got a coupon for a free oil change and vehicle inspection.

I decided that the bonenville was due for an oil change last weekend and even though I usually do my own oil changes, I figured I'd let them do this one for me. So, I take it in to Noonan (where the car came from some 14 years ago) and pull it into the service department garage. I felt kinda embarrased because here I am with my 95 bonneville surrounded by new G6'*, G8'*, and other nearly-new pontiacs that are in for oil changes. So, I approach the service desk and the conversation is as follows:

me: hello, I am here for a free oil change -hands coupon-

service tech lady: "oh, ok, which vehicle was yours?"

me: "the bonneville over there"

her: "oh, wow, I haven't seen one of those in here in quite a long time"

-she fills out paperwork for vehicle service and I hand her keys so she can check exact mileage-

her: "wow, your car is in great shape! I used to have one of these as a lease and never have owned a car so comfortable since..."

-checks mileage-

her: "Uh, sir, is this the correct mileage?"

me: "Yes, why?"

her: "Oh, just wanted to make sure... most cars this old have well over 100K on them. The 3800 is a great engine, I hope you aren't planning to sell this car anytime soon because it will last you"

me: "well, its been a good car since I have owned it..."

her: "yeah, most of the older cars we see anymore are ones with the 3800 and they last FOREVER but I haven't seen one this clean and low miles before"

me: "well, thanks, I do what I can to keep it nice"

her: "well, thats good. I'm glad that we can still see cars that we sold over a decade ago looking show-room new"

her: "well, you are all set. the car will be done in an hour and you can pick it up."

An hour later i picked the car up and I was amazed to see that they had detailed the outside of it! I go to service clerk to make sure she didn't mess up order.

me: "so, I am all set?"

her: yes, you are

me: "was the car wash part of the oil change deal?"

her: "no, but the weather cleared up now and I figured you would appreciate it if I threw a car wash on the deal on me. You obviously appreciate your car and its one that is worthy of staying around for quite a few more years"

me: "sweet, thank you"

Lets just say I have a new favorite dealership!
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You do have one awesome looking car. They are a very nice car, and yours is truly a great example.
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Nice car, and nice story, but you left out the most important part. What did the receptionist look like? I'm in Dearborn and am over that way when I go to the GM Tech Center on Van Dyke.
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Always feels good when someone notices your hard work.
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That is a Pimptasically Awesome Service Writer... ours arent that cool at all, theyd be like were charging you extra for making us work on something that old... lol j/k but the bonus car wash is awesome

and it IS a clean bonneville
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well, are you still planning on selling the bonneville instead of the olds?
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That'* a kewl story. sounds like she was one green M&M away from polishing your seats!
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That is a truly awesome story. Thank you for sharing it. Keep up the good maintenance on the outside and the compliments will keep coming
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the great thing is that she was pretty smoking hot too. A little old for me (i'm 19 and she was in her 30'*) but, all the same she wasn't bad on the eyes at all. Brown hair, thin, dressed well, not too much makeup!

It was overall a great experience. And rico, to answer your question, I still have not decided what to sell becuase my parents say that the bonneville is "Too Old" and because it has a small oil leak, they want it out of our driveway. I'm still fighting for it though!
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Nice Edge. On my way to meet up with Kevin (Purplehazier) at "Fall Carlilse Custom Car Show/Auction" I got held up on a down to one lane traffic bottleneck on a long bridge on I-81. One of the crew noticed the car and the paint job, started flagging workers over to look at it. Was there for quite some time and had a "personal car show" on the bridge. One guy got dangerously close to getting flattend by a large roller whose driver couldnt see close in front of his equipment.
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