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Old 09-Nov-2010, 04:02 PM
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Unhappy Dealer vs Shop.. Help advice Needed

I apologise if I am in the wrong place.... but....

So, the car that I loved and swore I would always have is starting to fall apart... I have heard I drive her hard, and that I don't treat her as good as she should be.

Hence the post...

I am at the point that I am done dealing with the dealer, though Formula Honda has been great to work with on more then one occasion.

Right now I need new Compliance Bushings, all the way around.
I also need new links all the way around,
and an alignment.

has anyone got any experience with a shop in the GTA that provides great work, and at a decent price?
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Old 09-Nov-2010, 04:36 PM
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Check out the many TCC Venders.... or better yet what exactly is falling apart? There are many knowledgeable members on here who can probably help you do someone work on your own rather than paying someone else to do it.
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Old 09-Nov-2010, 05:48 PM
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Old 09-Nov-2010, 08:28 PM
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dealers are way to expensive. Unless you have deep pockets i wouldnt even bother going there....

Like jess said, we have vendors that can help you. And you can also use the search function to look out for shop recommendations from other members.

But if you tell us whats falling apart and the year of your civic ( i m assuming) maybe you could get more help

You gotta remember that some shops are better dealing with specific problems ( suspension , transmission , engine) ...

good luck
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Old 09-Nov-2010, 08:37 PM
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Check out the Vendors section.. lots of good shops that can help you out.

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I completely agree, and I can normally get honda parts from the warehouse, however aftermarket is normally better.

I am dealing with an 02 civic coupe, Dx...
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Old 09-Nov-2010, 10:11 PM
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awwwww, i feel your pain. my caddy is startin to fall apart too.... damn check engine light is still on! im wayyyy to lazy to fix it and my b/f wont touch domestic haha!

anyways,my uncle owns a shop in oakville and helps me with my cars when they run like poop. if you want to try him out PM me maybe you will give me motivation to fix my pile of metal too haha.

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