Rob Schechinger – A Hawkeye Fan’s Quest for a Saturn Vue

Today we spoke with Rob Schechinger who was in to pick up his Saturn Vue. Rob lives about two hours away, but was more than happy to travel to experience what Runde’s had in store for him. He left with a big smile on his face, a new vehicle and an appreciation for a dealer who cares.

What brought you into Runde’s today?
I’ve been searching for some time now for a Saturn Vue Hybrid. And out of all the different deals I’ve seen online, Runde’s seemed like the best deal. After I submitted my request I was contacted by Dave Smith right away and we went from there.

How was your experience?
The whole car shopping experience is challenging in itself and having a great experience at the dealership is really important. I was actually looking at another vehicle at a different dealer that had the same specs that I wanted, but the salesman was all about getting rid of the vehicle for the sale and didn’t really seem to care if I was happy with my experience.

A quick view of Rob's Hybrid Vue

How was your salesman, Dave Smith?
Dave was really nice and helpful. He got me sales numbers, values and pretty much everything instantly. I feel like there is a lot of procrastination with other dealership with thinking how much money they can get out of the person buying a vehicle, but Dave was fast and honest about the price and everything.

If you were to rank your experience overall, what would you give it?
I’d give it a 9, it was hassle free and an overall good experience.

Where are you from Rob?
I’m from Coralville, IA. about 80 miles away.

Where do you work?
I’m the Customer Service Manager at Wal-Mart. I oversee most of the activity that goes on in the store.  It’s actually a really great job.

Kinnick Stadium - Robs Backyard. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Alan Light

What do you like to do around the area?
Iowa football is humongous where I live so I’m into that. We live approximately 15 minutes away from Kinnick Stadium so we go to a lot of football and basketball games, it’s really fun.

Favorite restaurants or food?
I’m more of a steak and potatoes kind of guy, but I do love a lot of different foods too. Texas Roadhouse is great but it’s best to go during the weekday unless you want to wait forever.

Married?
I’ve been with my girlfriend for about a year-and-a-half.

Kids, pets?
We have a dog. It’s a mutt but it’s a bigger dog, not sure what kind of mix it is. I think it’s a boxer-something.

If you were to win the lottery what would you do with the money?
You know, I don’t play the lottery mainly because I don’t think I’m really lucky enough to actually win it. And there are all those tragic stories about people going bankrupt and stuff after winning it because they live outside of their means. If I were to win it though, I’d probably just lay low and take a couple of trips, pay the bills and invest the rest so it grows.

Where would you go if you could travel anywhere?
I’d love to go to Europe. Australia is pretty cool, too, just because it’s on the other side of the globe and it’d be really awesome to experience that. But even more of the continental United States would be interesting to explore.

Europe would make a fine trip for Rob.cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Olof S

Watch any good movies lately?
I think the last good movie I saw was The Lincoln Lawyer with Matthew McConaughey. He plays a really good lawyer. I don’t like any of his other movies because he’s all “oh hey look at me I have my shirt off!” But this one is kind of like the movie Training Day with Denzel Washington; it has that same schematic and feel to it.

Follow the Marvel movies at all?
Oh yeah, I love those. I saw Captain America and loved it. Hugo Weaving plays the main villain, it’s pretty great. The Avengers movie is coming out next April I think, that’s bound to be good.

That’s all the questions that I had for you Rob, anything else you’d like to add?
It was just really awesome that you guys are 100% willing to help out with everything. The car buying process is hard enough without having challenges with dealerships, so it’s nice to have a dealer that actually makes the process easier. If you’re going to have someone spend quite a bit of money you should at least try to be a little excited for them unlike what I experienced at another dealer. Runde’s was great.

Thanks Rob! We hope you enjoy your new Saturn Vue!

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