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post #16 of 71 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 05:53 AM
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Ian and Don down at CarPort in Wantage are ace. No tea on the last visit though.
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I did offer!
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Tracktive Solutions in Melton Mowbray: http://www.tracktive.co.uk/

Richard (ex-WRC mechanic) and Matt are very knowledgeable, their attention to detail is second to none and you rarely see people that love their job.
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One to avoid:

Keith Price Subaru, Abergavenny.

They lied to me about my car and mis diagnosed a fault.

I was told by KP that I needed two front wheel bearings, caliper and pads which was proved to be wrong by another dealer. A few days after the KP diagnosis the clutch fingers on the pressure plate broke off. Clutch replaced by a real Subaru dealer (carstins) under warranty with no hassle. KP do not have a clue so they make it up to keep their cashflow going and not your car!

My torque was vectored. Now I've none.
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Anyone in Essex or close by need an expreianced Subaru mechanic?

Call Andy (formally of Special Scoobys ) 07834 356782

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Just had my engine rebuilt.
Good service and at a fair price.

http://www.subaruspecialistchesterfield.com/

Located in Clowne, Derbyshire.
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Foresters Subaru, Servicing, repairs parts, engine rebuilds. (THEY WILL PICK YOUR CAR UP TAKE IT BACK & REBUILD THE ENGINE ALL INCLUDED IN THE PRICE)

Very reasonable Prices, good Subaru Enthusiits.

IVAN or SEAN.

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XTREME SCOOBIES = Real Life Bad Experience

I am NOT sorry to put a damper on them for everyone who thinks they are great, but I loyally used Xtreme in Boreham for years (2003 – 2006) for my modded Impreza’s as they hired out a twin catted exhaust for MOT purposes, so you could pass the emissions. I had previously used Scoobysport and had gotten to know and trust Knowlsey as a result.

Because they were a long way away (90mile round trip), I would drive there early one week day, drop the car off as they opened and get a train to the city and then collect the car on the Saturday after the MOT was completed and an appropriate annual service completed.

My car always seemed to have more road-test miles and less petrol than I had expected on its return though. This bugged me, but I never pushed it. (Other people have since mentioned the same observation - so this was never a one-off).


One workday, the day after dropping it off, I get a panicked call from Paul himself saying that my car is stuck on his driveway (or the roadside) at home with the engine running and doors locked - as he had ‘left it running to clear the windows’ and the Blackjax had automatically locked the doors with the keys inside (it has to be left running and unlocked a fair while for BJx to do that!). He had then left it there at home and driven all the way to work in another car (his wife’s I assume) to get my phone number.



Would I mind going over there and giving them a spare key??, otherwise my car would be sat on their drive all day until the petrol runs out?
Guess how I felt about Xtreme Scoobies after that?????


I was actually lucky (due to my own personal forsight, not their stupidity), as I had an un-chipped door key blade hidden within the exterior car bodywork, otherwise my normally garaged car which had already be left at risk overnight would have then been subjected to a prolonged bore-wash exercise.

The conclusion was therefore, that the nicer and more powerful Scoobs get used for personal fun if left with them.

I'll never trust them or recommend them as a result.


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Mobile Mechanic Kent Maidstone Sittingbourne | Larkins Automotive Services
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Alternatively, Craig at Sabre Vehicle Services in Gillingham is a popular choice for people who need full workshop services.
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id like to say Prosport Subaru in stockport offer a1 service and the guy certainly knows his stuff


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post #26 of 71 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 02:28 AM
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Mobile Mechanic, Tim Farmer (Ex Zen Performance). Good guy and cheap

He is based in Cambridgeshire but will travel (Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex etc)

07880661866

97 JDM S/tb with a proper gearbox ;)
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I can recommend Martin, who heads up Sheffield Subaru Service , based in Attercliffe, South Yorks.

Martin's a top bloke, ex-Montys/Europa, and he comes with all the diagnostic kit as well :)))

I have only experienced honesty, trustworthyness, and happy vibes from him and his right-hand-man. They don't make you spend money on unnecessary crap, they give an honest opinion and will also sort you out a treat come MOT time (if you have a de-cat as I do / as most of Sheffield Scooby boys do!).

Extra Bonus: meets take place here on the first Monday of the month, 7pm onwards. Result!

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One to avoid:

Ed's treads in Watford (They also have a garage in Ayelsbury and Hemel Hempstead)
I had used them a few times before for MOT's and a belt change. But they did a shocking job trying to replace a few valves. I managed to get my monies back off them and have since heard so many bad stories about them ripping people off, pretending to do work and their workmanship is very very poor. They manage to cause more damage then they fix.

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Thought that I'd added my 2p's worth to this but don't seem to have:

I have used :

Scoobyclinic in Chesterfield, work quality has always seemed very good, but their phone answering can be a bit hit and miss in my experience. However a lot of the Midland Scoobies guys swear by this place, and my recent experiences have been much improved over my historical frustrations. So it seems they have now sorted this out, which is a definite plus.

Scoobyworld in Loughborough, have been looking after my FSTI since I got it, Neil, Wendy and Scott, very knowledgeable and friendly. It may well go there for the STI suspension fit and geometry when it turns up depending upon how the mapping options pan out at:

Scooby Projects in Ledbury. Keith is a top no nonsense block, a Lancashire lad originally (but I try not to hold that against him ) who will give it to you striaght, provide you with a list of options for any given situation, and provide a recommendation as well based on his experience. They did the rebuild on my STI V5 wagon engine, and I was very pleased with the result. He's is also partnered up with Bob Rawle for providing engine mapping.

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MY98 Turbo 2000 >>> MY99 V5 STI >>> MY05 Forester STI

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I now use Larkins Automotive Services, a mobile mechanic and Subaru specialist who covers Kent and surrounding area for my cars.
Mobile Mechanic Kent Maidstone Sittingbourne | Larkins Automotive Services
Dean Larkins – 07950 953 824
+1, used for the first time this week and seems a top decent bloke.

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