When Beaujolais, my beautiful 1998 Pontiac Bonneville SLE, was pronounced terminal by her mechanics the last week of October, I did not know HOW I was going to find another car as wonderful as she was. I didn’t even know where to begin looking.
A few days later, a coworker told me that both she and her husband had purchased their cars from the local CarMax store in Kansas City, KS and that they were highly pleased [with] their experience. She suggested I go to the CarMax website for details and to see the inventory, so that evening, I did. After only 15 minutes of browsing. I found and fell in love with “Murray,” a handsome marine blue metallic 2005 Bonneville GPX with VERY low mileage for his age.
To ensure that this boy wasn’t too good to be true, I immediately opened another window in my browser, went to the CARFAX website, entered Murray’s VIN number and typed in my credit card number. In less than 5 minutes, I had a print-out of his report in hand, which I read from [the] first word to last. The CarFax report assured me that indeed, Murray was just as he was portrayed on the CarMax website, so I eagerly typed a “Request for More Information” e-mail to the Kansas City dealership. At 9 a.m. the next morning, a stellar CarMax sales rep contacted me and I confessed to him that I had fallen in love — again! 😀 He helped me to arrange financing, pay Murray’s “bus ticket” to have him shipped from New Mexico to Kansas City, and drive him off the lot in the least possible [amount of] time.
Murray is now parked happily in my garage, and though I love having him there, I know that I would NOT have even considered bringing him to Kansas City if his CARFAX report had not been a favorable one.
Thanks, CARFAX, for one of the greatest gifts you could give anyone — peace of mind! You guys ROCK!! 😀