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Old August 2nd, 2012, 16:33   #31
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If you're in the Barrie or surrounding area, there is a TDI mechanic on Innisfil Beach Rd. just east of HWY 400. VDUBBS; Mike is the owner. Been taking our 2002 TDI Jetta there for about 2 years and we're more than satisfied with his service and prices. Was put onto him by someone on this website, but can't find the thread/forum. 705 431 8382
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 04:48   #32
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Like some, I do my own wrenching - except when the job calls for tools I don't have.

Last week was such an occurance - My cobbled-together exhaust finally bugged me enough to do something about it. I took it to Zorro Muffler on Centenial parkway in Hamilton, got a quote for Turbo back 2 1/4" @$800

Went a little close to work: Budget Exhaust on Harvester in Burlington, same Job, Stainless 304 turbo back - $500, all welded, no clamps. He did exactly what I wanted, and guaranteed the piping for 7 years.

Two thumbs up for Rob (owner) at Budget Exhaust in Burlington - great general repair / Muffler shop.

Now to do my Timing belt this weekend - Le sigh...
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Old August 16th, 2012, 15:57   #33
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Perjad at Precision Tuning is an honest guy that does excellent work. I've taken my car there for bigger jobs throughout the years. His prices are indeed reasonable.

Stay away from "Kack's Garage" in Burlington. Even though he's a decent, knowledgeable guy and extremely cheap, he's far from thorough and cuts corners. He should calll himself "Hack." I recently had to take my car elsewhere to fix his big mistakes. It almost cost me my motor. He gave me a refund, but I still had to go out of my way to pay MORE to fix the damage/redo the initial work he did.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 07:38   #34
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Just some feedback re: Speedee Gonzalez auto glass... I installed my CF hatch last night and had the assembly together around 7:45pm. By 8pm his crew was at my friend's shop pulling the glass out and prepping the work.

I have done CF hatches before, and usually glass alignment is tough. The guys got it right, first shot, and dead on as far as alignment goes. Believe me, I am seriously picky about these things.

20 minutes in and out, done perfectly.

I definitely recommend Speedee Gonzalez auto glass! Props to Phil Douglas for allowing use of his shop and air / cutting tools.

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Old September 8th, 2012, 09:20   #35
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+1 for Precision Tuning.
Recent work - timing belt service. Excellently done.
Perjad is nice and honest.
Customers and their cars are in good hands there.
Pricing is reasonable.
If job calls for more time you can conveniently loan a "car" for $40 at the Enterprise located at the same plaza.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 08:23   #36
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Why don't people put in the location with an address when they recommend someone.
An example Redlinedave = G-Tech scarb ???????????
RD3440 = Phil Douglas ????????????



I am searching for someone in the east end of Toronto.
Tried Googling G-tech, nothing found.

I need my brakes lines bled, have an unusual sound when on the highway and some exhaust noise advice. Exhaust noise could be related to the unusual sound.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 21:01   #37
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This thread is awesome. I might have to go see Gerry in London if I can't figure out all the little quirks in the TDI I just bought.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 23:04   #38
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Or you can give Foreign Automotive a call and take a shorter drive to Kitchener. I've been going there for about a year after using a dealer for many years, and I wish I'd changed mechanics sooner. His prices are reasonable, the service is quick - they even managed to fix a busted rad the same day!

http://www.foreignautomotive.ca
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Old October 8th, 2012, 06:15   #39
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Or you can give Foreign Automotive a call and take a shorter drive to Kitchener. I've been going there for about a year after using a dealer for many years, and I wish I'd changed mechanics sooner. His prices are reasonable, the service is quick - they even managed to fix a busted rad the same day!

http://www.foreignautomotive.ca
I've been going here for abouth 3 years... if there's something I can't fix, or I need a part quick. They're the guys to call in the KW area.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 07:39   #40
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Or you can give Foreign Automotive a call and take a shorter drive to Kitchener. I've been going there for about a year after using a dealer for many years, and I wish I'd changed mechanics sooner. His prices are reasonable, the service is quick - they even managed to fix a busted rad the same day!

http://www.foreignautomotive.ca
Unfortunately, their web site is broken:

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oh well....

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http://www.foreignautomotive.ca/store/
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Old October 31st, 2012, 14:01   #42
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Thumbs down Abraham's Garage (VW Mechanic) - Shop Review

Abraham's Garage
156 Bullock Dr Unit 52
Markham, ON
By McCowan & Hwy 7

Got an oil change done and serpentine belt replaced on my other golf. Work itself was alright one small incident which won't occur again. They ran out of windshield sticky tags (for next oil visit) so the fella decided to write on a personal document (without my consent) I had in my car only to realize it on my way home. Very disappointed as the document was for work and extremely unprofessional on there end. Called Abraham (owner) the following day and complained about it and mention he would speak to co-worker.

End result, work was completed = satisfactory
Shop is extremely disorganized and as a result on small incident out of owner's control I will not be returning...
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Old November 15th, 2012, 13:31   #43
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DCB Automotive
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Finch and 400, Toronto

I have 2 cars, 2006 Jetta and my wife drives 2012 Passat.
Been going to Brandon for quite a few years now, timing belt, clutch (dmf), turbo, some break work etc. When time allows I do the small stuff myself.
Work always performed on time, loaner car every time for these major jobs, recommends the best solution and discusses it before proceeding with work, way cheaper then the dealer, seems to care, stands behind his work, just an ordinary, knowledgeable guy fixing cars - good.
My wife will probably have a hard time making there with her passat due to distance and schedule but I don't mind driving there the distance of the 407 every time I need stuff done. Time and money well spent.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 07:46   #44
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DCB Auto (Brandon)
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Called Brandon about a week ago regarding an issue I had with my red mk4 golf about rolling back on hills mentioned to bring it in after work and when I arrived he inspected my car on the hoist. As a result my transmission fluid was low and topped it off. No longer occurred again :thumbsup: Also mentioned both of my tie rods were shot so decided to bring it in the following week Thursday. Dropped it off and provided me with a loaner. Returned yesterday as work was completed along with alignment. Thanks for bringing it up to speed!
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Old November 21st, 2012, 20:07   #45
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+1 for brandon @ DCB.

if you are going to wait for your repair, check out capri bakery(3min walk)down the road on oakdale toward sheppard. great lunch hot pasta and amazing sicilian cannoli for dessert.
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