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A Big Thank You to Capitol Subaru

Old 05-20-2009, 03:10 PM
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Thumbs up A Big Thank You to Capitol Subaru

I recently brought my car into Capitol Subaru because of a rattling noise that was coming from the shifter at rpms over 4k. I dropped it off in the morning and was given a loaner car while they diagnosed the problem. By early afternoon, they were able to pinpoint that the problem came from the synchro sleeve. Justin, the service tech, ordered the parts right away and let me keep the loaner while they waited for the part to arrive in a couple of days. In the meantime, Justin called the Subaru tech line to see if this was a common problem. Through his conversation with Subaru, he discovered that other owners have complained of similar problems and that Subaru was working on a more permanent solution. After all was said and done, Subaru sent out a test version of a shifter assembly that they are using to fix the problem. Now I am happy to be shifting past 4k again.

The reason I share this experience is not just to show my appreciation for the good work that the Capitol Subaru team does, but to share the point that I feel very fortunate that I have found a shop that I trust. Many times when I had brought things into different kinds of shops for repairs, whether a car, a computer, or a watch, I would be told that the noise is normal and to just get used to it. I realize that hunting for noises is a very expensive exercise, and many times without real results. I would have to leave the shop wondering if I should get rid of the defective product and get a new one.

I know that there are quite a few good shops in the Bay Area, but I am glad that I have found a trustworthy friend at Capitol Subaru.
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Justin and Luke are awesome over there. Great service! I still need to fill out the survey that SOA sends...give'em a good rating.
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Overall they're a great bunch of guys, but their service is a bit slow IMO
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I'll take slow and quality over quick and terrible anyday....capital ftw!
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Much love for the guys at Capitol
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Capital Subaru Rocks! Justin and the techs are great. Quality work over there.
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:40 PM
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I'll take slow and quality over quick and terrible anyday....capital ftw!
I find the local i-club tuner shops to have equally excellent quality but in 2X the service speed
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^ for the most part i think they are talking about warranty work.
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^ for the most part i think they are talking about warranty work.
Yup. Including me.
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Keep in mind that a dealer probably deals with more car volume than a personal shop does. I've read a few threads about cap. suby and to be honest if I didn't have another option I'd take it to them just from what I've heard.
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Keep in mind that a dealer probably deals with more car volume than a personal shop does. I've read a few threads about cap. suby and to be honest if I didn't have another option I'd take it to them just from what I've heard.
I dont think they service motorcycles dude

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