Myron and Kristi Phelps are wonderful customers of Runde’s. They came in the other day to buy a 2013 Ford Taurus from their salesman, Mike Meyer, at our Manchester store. They were ecstatic about the whole experience and were more than happy to share the process they went through with anyone who might be considering Runde’s.
Where are you guys from?
We’re from Elkadar, IA which is about 30 minutes away from your Manchester Store.
What brought you into Runde’s today?
We were over at Fairway Food store getting groceries and saw your ad in the Eastern Iowa Shopper. Our Aunt bought a Focus awhile back from you guys and we’ve been going to Runde’s since then.
What made you come in the first place?
We needed a new car so we drove through the lot and it was nice because no one was out trying to push us into buying a vehicle right away. We like our salesman, Mike Meyer, he’s nice and makes us want to come back.
What did you end up buying today?
We bought a 2013 Ford Taurus.
Kristi: It’s Pretty!
Who is the car for?
Kristi: For Me! I just needed something to replace my Rogue. I’m very excited.
What made you want the Taurus, particularly?
Kristi: I’ve had my Rogue for almost 5 years and it really just wasn’t me. I fell in love with the Taurus as soon as I saw it. I didn’t really research it before actually seeing it but I loved it.
Myron: I work for Caterpillar and one of our guys from Peoria, IL came in with a red Taurus and I thought “Oh my gosh!” it looked really sharp.
What would you rate your experience at Runde’s on a scale of 1-10?
We’d give it a 10.
The Phelps & Salesman Mike Meyer
How about your Salesman, Mike Meyer, how would you rate him?
A 12. He was really good. He went the extra mile, or miles should I say to get the exact car we wanted. He did a good job, we were really happy.
How long have you two been together?
Do you remember your first date together?
Uh, not really… *laughs* we were older when we got together. We weren’t a young teenage couple or anything. We’ve both been married before and used to the process by the time we got together.
Do you guys have kids?
Kristi: I have two kids, both are older and out of the house. And we have three wonderful grand kids. We have great family get-togethers.
Do you get out on vacations at all?
Kristi: I’ve been working every other weekend for a lot of years so we don’t get too far. Most of our vacations involve taking care of the grand kids. We did buy campers recently so hopefully we will be going on some camping trips in the near future.
If you were to win the lottery, what would you do with the money?
Myron: Probably build a really nice new cedar home and buy a bunch of hunting ground to do whatever we wanted to.
Kristi: I want to live in a cul-de-sac that has all of our family living in the circle together. So yeah, I’d build a cul-de-sac for my family with the money.
Do you have a lot of family to fill that cul-de-sac?
Kristi: Oh yeah, I’ve got two brothers and one sister and Myron’s got a lot more.
Myron: Yeah, in my family there was about 12 of us.
Holy cow! Your parents must have been saints! Where did you fit into that mix, Myron?
Yeah, they were. I was more towards the tail end of my brothers and sisters. When it came to meal time you wanted to be fast!
What are you doing the rest of the day?
Probably going out to lunch, getting groceries and putting lots of miles on the new car. I’d also like to go see the granddaughters, but we’ll see.
Would you recommend friends and family to Runde’s?
Oh yes, definitely, it’s been a very good experience.
Have any favorite movie(s)?
We love movies. We probably saw Titanic at least 2 times in the theater. I always liked the one with Brad Pitt – Legends of the Fall.
Any movies coming out you want to see in theaters?
Taken 2 with Liam Neeson. That looks really good. In that one Liam Neeson’s character and his wife get kidnapped.
Sounds like a nice date night. You can go out in your brand new Taurus to enjoy the trip and the movie!
Anything else you’d like to add?
It’s just a great place to do business with. No one pressures you, they just answer your questions and get to the point. Mike was really easy to deal with, very nice, it was as if we’ve known him for awhile. We’ve been to other places and let’s just say there is a huge difference in how we were treated, Mike was great.