engine was stalling and would shut-out at red lights, took it in to downtown subaru on eastern ave in toronto. tech called for a ignition coil so i was like sure go ahead. bills was 485!!! parts and labour. On top of that, car stalled on the way home after picking up. so had to tow car back. next morning service manager calls me and said that it need a ecu which cost 2000! i was like are u serious? what happened to the warranty for previous coil replacement? he said its possible that my car needs both, so i have to pay. i was so ticked off, think knowing that the techs and manager are complete idiots and crooks. i asked to put car back together and id take else where. did some research online, read up on the subaru forums and found out that it maybe a mass airflow meter. (maf) which one member was selling for 75 buck. met up with him, bought part, went to car and installing it under five minutes. went to start car and voila! went home. so for alittle bit of time reading and 75,, i fixed a 485 dollar mistake from downtown subaru's supposedly traded licensed techs couldnt find with all high tech scan tools....ps palyed around with ignition coil, i was able to remove and replace with a household screwdriver in under 10 minutes, which downtown subaru charge me a hour in labour for....
We went in after work and the person told us we couldn't test drive and the only way we could test drive is if we bought it. I was too stunned to respond. He didn't look like he was joking.
I didn't buy my ca rhere, but I did get my first service the other day. Even with me being a little late for my appointment they estimated an hour, and were done in about 30 mins. There's a nice waiting area in the show room with armchairs, a tv free wifi and a desk area, perfect to bring a computer and not have to take time 'off work'.
They do give rides, but you'll have to find your own way... more
I got my Toyota Corolla detailed inside and out and drove to Downtown Subaru to trade it in on a new Outback 3.6R. I wasn't expecting a great deal on my old car - I was hoping for $8,000 to make the numbers work on the purchase. .
I walked into the store and announced to the first sales guy I saw that I was looking to do a deal that day and that I was prepared to buy. I was the type of... more
I have gone to Downtown Subaru to buy my new car (in 2011) and to get my car serviced a couple of times.
The buying process was simple and easy - and the sales staff was nice. But I wasn't impressed that they wouldn't pick me up the day I got my car. I had to take a cab instead and quite frankly - that sucked. That's never happened to me before when buying a new car and I was not impressed.