Tuesday, August 2, 2016

We interrupt the regularly scheduled programing (or posts)…

to bring you a Public Service Announcement!

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It’s always nice to have a good experience when you’ve dreaded something and even procrastinated getting it done.

I drive a nice car but it’s not new. It is close to 14 years old but I still love it.

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(this is an old photo taken at Sholom Park)

I knew it needed a complete set of new tires and some general maintainance. I wasn’t sure how long they would need to keep it or how much it would cost. So I waited.

And then! It was finally TIME! Past Time! So we scheduled all the work to be done!

So how did it go?

I feel like I’m driving a brand new car! It’s even perfectly clean inside and out for a change!

A BIG thank you to the Ocala BMW service department! You really came through for me. I think I’ll drive this one a little while longer but it was fun looking around the showroom at all the ‘new models’.

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How do you like this color?

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It would be hard to find one I like better than mine though. So thanks for taking such good care of it this week! I started to say…See you soon. But truthfully, I hope not! heehee!

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PS I did a review on them a couple of years ago HERE. Winking smile

PPS They didn’t need to keep it long and I thought the cost was reasonable. Surprised smile

I’m joining Katherine’s Corner for Favorite things HERE this week too.

23 comments:

Arlene Grimm said...

I have an 10 year old Toyota van that I love and I plan to keep it until it falls apart.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is great to have a car mechanic you can trust.

I plan on keeping my latest car till it dies, I hope that is a long time. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Summer said...

Glad you were happy with their service and still in love with your car ♥

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Empty Nester said...

Daughter 1 had a lovely BMW but she drove it to death. I had a wonderful 1987 Mercedes that I adored until the husband worked on it. Now, it's not so nice. So, I am facing the dreaded purchase of a new vehicle. I've been putting it off. Cars are so dang expensive these days. I hope to find a nice used one somewhere. :) Glad yours is still going strong!

Linda H said...

A freshly serviced and cleaned car feels great, doesn't it? Clean car = happy driver!

Carla from The River said...

Cute ~ I have a 2002 Focus Wagon and I love it too. It is great to have a vehicle you feel comfy in.
I do like your car.
Carla

Lorrie said...

Cars that run well are a joy to own and drive. We won't say anything about the cars that don't run well. Glad you've found such a great mechanic shop.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Such a great feeling to get your car serviced and clean. I am still driving my 1998 Mercedes. It has been a great car. Having a good mechanic is awesome.

Christine said...

Things like this make me nervous so I'm glad it all went so well for you and you feel so happy in your 'new' old car!
Enjoy the drive!

Terra Hangen said...

Your car looks gorgeous, all spic and span. I like my 8 year old Ford Focus. In fact when my husband needed a car, he also bought a Ford Focus, which is 6 years old now.

Debby Ray said...

Your little Beemer is so cute, I don't blame you for wanting to keep it. I drive a Jeep Liberty that is 12 years old and I still love it! Getting good service really means a lot, doesn't it?

Susie said...

Diane, I know exactly how you feel. I like my jeep's size and I park it well... But I think I am about ready for a new vehicle. I just hate having to chose and all the new power devices. I like the older models. You car looks pretty good to me. I do not drive as much as I did when I worked. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Kathy said...

So glad you had such a good experience getting your car fixed. Those things can go either way. Your car is so cute. I have a 2009 Ford Focus that I love and I plan to keep as long as possible. I reluctantly give up my cars when it just gets too expensive to fix anymore.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Diane, It's hard to believe your car is that old! It looks brand new! That's what I love about a classic car.....My Ford Ranger 4x4 is 11 years old (only 12,ooo miles!). They are not made anymore, so it is classic, too, although in a different league. Haha! Living on a dirt mountain road necessitates this :) Love your new blog header, by the way. Hope you have a great day! hugs xo Karen

Gina said...

Diane, those are some crazy coral upholstered seats! I'm glad that you didn't have too wait long to get your car serviced! ♥

20 North Ora said...

Isn't it a pleasant surprise when they do the job, quickly and at the price they quoted? Doesn't seem to happen a lot any more in any situation. I am very impressed with Toyota and their service.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Judy

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a nice experience. Our car is not so old - but it is a wonderful car - KIA Optima - and we love the way it drives. It is going in for its big warranty checkup this week - it always comes back so sparkly and clean. Best of all - it is paid for and that always seems to make a car (and driver) happier. Happy driving my friend.

Kris said...

Wow, I agree with Beatrice - your car looks fabulous for being that old!! You must take super good care of it!! Popping over from my blog!! Your blog is wonderful!! Looks like you live in a beautiful place!! I'm on my way to the Oregon coast tomorrow morning!! Let's stay in touch!!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Wow such a nice looking car. My car is 5 years old, so I feel like its just getting started. :) Glad you are still so happy with your car, it gives me hope for 14 years With mine.

Maggie Ann said...

Love your post, you are so much fun. You've put a smile on my face. I just sat down here for a quick break from the 'picking up' for company, oh the curse of clutter & the blessings of it too. Having an abundance of everything! Thanks too for the comment you left at my (lonely) blog. That was so nice of you.....hugs, Maggie Hope your day is extra nice!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, isn't it wonderful to find a car you love? and can keep for a good long time!! What a beauty you have here and so happy for you the work was not overly expensive!! Happy Driving!!
Have a great rest of the week. xo

Vee said...

Your car looks great! Mine, being a New England car, is looking its age. Nothing that a car wash and a new set of tires might not be able to help, though. Glad that you had a good experience. That does not often happen these days.

NanaDiana said...

My husband is driving a Toyota Sequoia with 400,000 miles on it. It runs like a top- has no rust and looks like a new car. We have never had to do any BIG maintenance on it-the usual- brakes twice and an exhaust pipe.

I used to have a BMW and LOVED it! I drove it several years until I had too many grandkids to fit into it. lol

Hope you have a great night and more good years of safe driving- xo Diana