* As much of an asshole Darnell is it was pretty sweet that he offered Arnie a job in exchange for free car parts to fix Christine and a few bucks. Even if the sweet moment only lasted 5 seconds.
* The descriptions Dennis gives of his early friendship with Arnie, and how much he misses his friend when the latter undergoes a personality change.
* There's something kind of poignant about the scene in the film where Arnie talks to Christine after Buddy and his cronies trash her. Say what you will about Arnie's change in behavior at that point, but the way he cares about his car getting wrecked would be enough for anyone who just got their first car damaged in some way to identify with Arnie. This could be enough to even border as a TearJerker.
* Arnie and Dennis' friendship. As the story goes on Arnie becomes more and more obsessed with Christine, coming to value her over his parents and his new relationship with Leigh. However, it is his friendship with Dennis, which at the start of the story is portrayed as perhaps the best relationship Arnie has before he purchases Christine, which persists throughout. The two friends certainly drift apart, yet Arnie still goes to see Dennis in the hospital after he has been injured. He also goes to visit him on Thanksgiving. While Dennis notes at this point that he hasn't seen Arnie in a while it still says quite a lot that Arnie apparently valued his friendship with Dennis so much that even under Christine's influence he still cared about him.