Saturday, December 18, 2010

Air Bag Demonstration



After buying a new car, we went back to the Toyota dealership in Maplewood for an evening seminar on basic features and safety devices.  It was an interesting evening, which began with a grab bag of goodies (flashlight, notebook, Swiss Army knife and various other objects), dinner, followed by the information lectures, prizes selected by lottery (of course, I won nothing), and then a trip through the shop to look at different Toyota car models with salespersons, managers, and mechanics who were there to answer questions. My favorite was a demonstration that deployed an airbag, as seen above. I was assured that none of the airbags would result in greater injury to my wounded wing.

11 comments:

  1. This sounds very interesting. I wish I had done something like this. Maybe I would even know what that funny noise is that my car is making.

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  2. I have never sean a domonstration like this one...

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  3. So if they gave you a notebook, why would you still want an iPad?

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  4. Now that's a car dealership that goes the extra mile. Is this happening at Toyota dealerships around the country? Or is it peculiar to your own particular dealership.

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  5. We recently went car shopping. I'm happy we took the 'used' route. Been very happy so far.

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  6. brattcat, I don't know if this is standard procedure elsewhere, but we certainly appreciated all the extra attention, as did the other customers who attended. This occurs once a month at this dealership. When we left, DH and I both felt that these guys were very proud of their long employment with the company and truly enjoyed their work. Their attitude and attention certainly improved my impression of the "sterotype" car saleman. Both our salesman and the administrators earned our respect.

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  7. The thought of airbags scares me so I think I would benefit from seeing an airbag demonstration.

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  8. And if you believe that...

    No, I'm sure it's true. Sounds like a dealership that cares about its customers!

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  9. Did they mention that the best way not to hurt your injured wing is not to hit anything???

    Re your comment today, I am reminded of Mae West's quote that Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. Doesn't really apply to kitschy lawn ornaments, but it IS a great quote.

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  10. Interesting post.

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  11. It's been so long since I bought a new car. I had no clue they did stuff like this.

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