this is great! thanks for sharing!
Ok, well I haven't produced a video this long since my under-grad film classes...so please forgive the quality...also, the whole thing was shot with a flipcam. But feel free to give some honest feedback.
Long-story short...we have a client with a 1987 Volvo 240DL that just hit the 1 million mile mark and I sat down to interview him and capture the million mile moment as it happened at our dealership in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Enjoy....let me know what you think..the good,bad, and ugly.
the engine has NEVER been rebuilt (Irv Gordon who owns the guiness record at 2.7 million miles had his first rebuild at 600k)
the factory maintenace boils down to:
33 sets of spark plugs
33 engine air filters
200 oil changes
20 timing belt changes!
not to mention the bulbs, fuses, brake pads etc that go along the way.
the transmission is the bullet-proof M47 stick, so that has been pretty solid.
To Seldon! That's incredible.
The video was touching, I'm sure he appreciated your work. He seems like a really decent guy. Should have got him a brand new car . I wonder what his service costs are for 1 million miles and 26 years.
While my family's car never had that kind of mileage (only hit 280k kms on the 960) we did have the same car for 16 years. I was 10 when we got that car, and never imagined I'd even get to drive it (my dad traded them every 4 years)... Not only did I get to drive it, and eventually help out by bringing it to its service appointments. I eventually owned it for about a year. You really do get a sense of family when you use a dealership for that long, like Mr. Cooper talks about. You know the service manager, he knows every detail about your car. You develop a bond. Volvo dealerships/service depts are excellent, I always feel great when I'm in one.
and as far as the new car thing, volvo did chip in on some gifts for him (swedish artwork, letter of recognition, high mileage badge etc). had he been the first volvo owner to hit 1 million he probably would have gotten a car...but we are doing the next best thing and we are sending him to gothenburg, sweden for a week to tour the country, the volvo plant, and museum amongst other things. he seemed to really appreciate that!
Nice video. Great job.
Out of my curiosity, would Volvo America (Or whatever their operations are called in the US) have offered this guy a substantial discount if he was interested in a new vehicle and did they get involved at all in this?
Just curious if the brand gets interested in vehicles and lifelong customers enough to do anything for them. Afterall, 1,000,000 miles isn't seen too often.
edit: That Honda video above was great. Thats some good PR.
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what's interesting is he has no intention of giving up the car, he will drive it as long as he is still able...he also expressed interest in donating it to our dealership when the time comes for him to give up driving (as long as no one else in the family claims it first). very touching gesture on his part. he is really down to earth...