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Old 12-03-08, 07:41 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good Lexus Mechanic in Mississauga or close to Mississauga. Tired of paying dealership prices. Thanks
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Old 12-04-08, 04:45 AM   #2
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To do what job? I am located in Mississauga.
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Old 12-04-08, 11:08 AM   #3
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Regular Maintenance/service.

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Old 12-04-08, 04:05 PM   #4
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Is your vehicle still under warranty?

If not, for "regular" maintanence, you can go to independent shops and get an oil change for less than $35.

Or just learn to do them yourself, it is not hard.......all you need is an oil tray, 14mm wrench, a few rags, and you are good to go.

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Old 12-06-08, 09:30 AM   #5
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No, the car is no longer under warranty. I am looking for another alternative then going to the dealership for everything.
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Old 12-08-08, 12:18 AM   #6
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There is no one on this side i trust my cars to , when i need service i drive to bullock in markham
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Old 12-08-08, 07:52 AM   #7
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There is no one on this side i trust my cars to , when i need service i drive to bullock in markham
Driving to Markham from Mississauga for service......crazy. Thats 200 km there and back...$20 gas.
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Old 12-08-08, 08:00 AM   #8
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No, the car is no longer under warranty. I am looking for another alternative then going to the dealership for everything.
Well, depends on what job and how much time I have, I might able to help you out as long as I get money for the materials / parts.

I have done brakes, suspensions, timing belt, water pump, ignition, valve cover gaskets, crank / cam seals, etc on my 97 ES300.

I have also done the same jobs + more on my 91 MR2.

I am not a certified mechanic. I am an engineer but have worked on numerous cars. Email me if you are interested.
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I am a automotive technician by trade and i still don't do the major work.
I spend 100km total their and back , so the gas is fine as i have $20 to throw away if i need to if it did cost me that much .
Anyone can work on a car , anyone can fix a car , only someone who does it all the time knows the ins and outs as well as short cuts.
I want to get better value than the dealer and know the man first hand who is working on my car. I know service advisers at most dealers but still don't trust them .

Andy tells me before i start what and why and never takes on stupid things . Maybe it is because he knows I know better . He still does not do it to the others i have sent to him either.
Their is something to be said about repetitiveness and having all the technology to service an electronic car.

I don't know BDSL ( unless you have come out to my meets) so i can't say why you would be a better choice.
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Old 12-09-08, 10:44 AM   #10
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I am a automotive technician by trade and i still don't do the major work.
Why not? Is it cheaper to have someone else working on your car?

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...I don't know BDSL ( unless you have come out to my meets) so i can't say why you would be a better choice.
During the summer, the Toyotanation has a meet every 2nd Wednesday night of every month at the Krispy Kreme. On a nice day, you will see a few MR2s there. I go once in a while if I have time.
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Old 12-09-08, 11:19 PM   #11
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For me it is cheaper to have someone else work on timing belts and bearings than doing it myself as it costs me more time and money.

I know the meets as i started them in 2000 with dixon who used to co own toyota nation way back then. Including rollin with them for darknights 2002-05 each year.
Believe me i have been around a long time.
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Old 12-10-08, 04:52 AM   #12
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I know the meets as i started them in 2000 with dixon who used to co own toyota nation way back then. Including rollin with them for darknights 2002-05 each year.
Believe me i have been around a long time.
I know one of the co-owners too...Ratko. He bought a MR2 MKII roughly around 04-05.
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Old 12-11-08, 12:22 AM   #13
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I know Ratko as well , he was never much of a guy for coming to meets in his V6 5 speed camry coupe.
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I know Ratko as well , he was never much of a guy for coming to meets in his V6 5 speed camry coupe.
Very true. I guess he is a busy guy.

Anyways....starting to get off topic.
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just wanted to bump this thread up. skperformance already told me about andy at bullock. i got quoted 300 for labour for my sc400 with a stock 1uz-fe. just wondering if theres any other places people would recommend that can do a good job but still reasonably priced. with me being unemployed now every single dollar saved helps out a lot. but i cant let the timing belt go on for too long since the previous owner never replaced it.
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