- Oct 8, 2017
I moved halfway across the country a few years ago. The dealers (except for one) where I moved from were the "your blinker fluid is overdue" types. It's been odd, but even after adopting a 14 year old Subaru and taking it to the Toyota/Subaru dealer, they do what I ask and then list what they found and their recommendations. All of their recommendations are exactly true, I just don't have the money to do everything, so I'm doing the important things first (which, oddly, in order of importance their view agrees with my knowledge). So what gives? Why can't all dealers be this way? Also, their prices are often LESS for repairs than when I call a couple of independent shops I've had recommended in my area. For OE parts! I continue to praise the service advisors and chat with the service manager about how refreshing it is. Hoping positive reinforcement works... What are your good and bad dealer experiences? Do you have a good dealer you go to?