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Good Mechanic/Indy Shop Needed in Seattle....


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#1 subiedoobiedoo

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 01:11 AM

Brian Page, my faithful, steadfast & reliable mechanic of ten years(& 3 subies) is apparently on vacation/sabbatical from his Burien location until after New Years. Unfortunately, I'm going to need a brake job (F&R/turn rotors) on my '92 Legacy wagon sooner rather than later. Will take the car to Carter's if I have too, but was wondering if someone could recommend a four-star, Seattle-area, indy shop or mechanic instead. I live on Capitol Hill and work downtown, so closer is better, logistically. Thanks! Mark

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 01:20 AM

Mark, you won't do better than Smart Service, just up I5 for you in Shoreline. http://www.smart-service.com/and 206-417-0880.

Brian Page, my faithful, steadfast & reliable mechanic of ten years(& 3 subies) is apparently on vacation/sabbatical from his Burien location until after New Years. Unfortunately, I'm going to need a brake job (F&R/turn rotors) on my '92 Legacy wagon sooner rather than later. Will take the car to Carter's if I have too, but was wondering if someone could recommend a four-star, Seattle-area, indy shop or mechanic instead. I live on Capitol Hill and work downtown, so closer is better, logistically. Thanks! Mark



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Posted 29 November 2005 - 11:49 AM

I've been really happy with Smart Service since I took the board's recommendations and went their myself. I've never been treated as well as I have there by any other mechanic...ever. Last repair was a cooling system issue. Dealer wanted about $700- Smart Service quoted $450- Did the job for $250-.

Speaking of which, I need to call them and see what they'll charge me to replace my steering rack.

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 08:05 PM

I've had good luck with Scanwest in Greenwood (they just do Saabs and Subes). I would not go to Carter for anything.

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 08:09 PM

I would suggest Pacific Rim over on Stone way, they even have loaner cars. Here is a link www.pacrimauto.com Basically Smart Service and Pacific Rim are the two best Subaru shops in Seattle. You won't go wrong with either.




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