In the short amount of time I spent with David and Jan Rafoth from Dubuque, I could tell that they have led interesting lives. And what constitutes an “interesting life” you may ask? For starters, how about stepping on a bomb and living to tell the story? Not enough for you? … Well add-on finding out where you are going to live based on a nice random car ride. Read on, hopefully you are as entertained by their stories as I was listening to them. How did you hear about Runde’s? Well we were looking to trade our car and we had previous experience with Runde’s and Al Kloft and we were treated right the last time we were here. After we saw the Cadillac in the paper we called Al up and he [...]
Ever heard this?? … “They just aren’t built like they used to be.” I’m sure you have all heard or believed that driving a big old sled of a car makes you safer on the road. I remember, joking with my friends while driving around in my ’87 Cadillac DeVille, that I would feel sorry for any car that got into an accident with me and my tank. I thought that my vehicle was indestructible, especially compared to the newer vehicles that looked like they were dinky little plastic toys. After watching this video, however, I now know that the smaller cars can actually achieve better crash test results than the big old boats of yesteryear. In the video the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IHHS) took a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air, which is definitely considered a “tank”, and pitted it against a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The results were quite shocking to me. According to the techs who were on the site, [...]
I recently had an opportunity to interview a friendly face here at Runde. Gary Reiter has been a committed member of the Runde group and is always a joy to be around. Let’s get to know him a little better. What do you do here at Runde’s? I’m the Manager of the Reconditioning Department at Runde Suzuki-Predriven. How long have you worked here? Oh, I’ve been here for a little over two years now. Are you originally from the area? Yes, I’m originally from Dubuque. What is your best experience at Runde’s to date?