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I'm in Corona California and I need to find a competent SSR Mechanic.

I just bought my 04 slingshot and I have the dreaded “Tink” problem, a questionable seal around the passenger window, an annoying problem with the passenger side door not opening from the inside and the driver side mirror not moving. :mad

I have issues with Power Chevrolet in Corona (See thread “Need Legal Help”) so I don’t want to support their dealership unless a bunch of fanatics out there recommend them. :nono Sooooooooooo........I need to find a good dealer with a good service department.

The next dealer on my list is Connell Chevrolet in Costa Mesa. As long as Mark Wilson works in the service department (he has been there 37 years) I know I will be treated well. I don’t, however, have any idea if they are comfortable with SSR’s until I talk to Mark next week.

Until then, please let me know where all of us locals are to go for warrantee service.
 

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StepPrinting,

See my thread "Dealers Who have Experience with SSR's" Some members say that Connell is very good. You don't have to wait to speak to Mark about it.

Good Luck

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Thank You for the tip

Mark was my next-door-neighbor for 11 years. I couldn’t imaging working for the same company for 37 years, but he has a passion for cars (Especially Corvairs) And, is simply, the nicest person you will ever meet. Whenever I needed work on my 2500 truck he would just take it. If it needed something...he would just do it. If he saw an appropriate upgrade...he would just add it.

He is in his late 60's now but retirement is never on his mind. That will certainly be a sad day in the GM repair world and most certainly a loss to Connell Chevrolet. Even though it is almost 40 miles away from me now.....I think it is where I’ start.

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Mark was my next-door-neighbor for 11 years. I couldn’t imaging working for the same company for 37 years, but he has a passion for cars (Especially Corvairs) And, is simply, the nicest person you will ever meet. Whenever I needed work on my 2500 truck he would just take it. If it needed something...he would just do it. If he saw an appropriate upgrade...he would just add it.

He is in his late 60's now but retirement is never on his mind. That will certainly be a sad day in the GM repair world and most certainly a loss to Connell Chevrolet. Even though it is almost 40 miles away from me now.....I think it is where I’ start.

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Corvairs?.. I guess I need to see Mark next time I'm down there. Steve in the service dept has been good to me.
 

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OK, admittedly Corvairs are before my time, but I think Mark has 3 now. The standard convertible one that I remember as a kid. A really cool truck that I have not seen one like since and some sort of station wagon model that was in the beginning stages of being restored. He is the guy to talk to about Corvairs. I don’t know how much work he does himself, but the end results are works of art.

When I’m down there next week, I will have to meet Steve........

Joe
 

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I lived in Corona, CA when I bought my "03 #369 from Powers Chevrolet. I had ordered it 17 months before I got it; it was their first delivery and I was told the second one sold in So Cal. I dealt with Rich Gardner Sr. the whole time, and he was great to work with.

I don't know too much about the service department, except at that time they knew next to nothing about SSR's. The new car prep morons screwed up my finish with an electric buffer by adding thousands of little streaks in the clear coat, which are virtually impossible to remove.

If I had to go back there, the first stop I would make would be with Rich Gardner. He was on my side all the way.
 

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Prep Problems

I will only deal with Power Chevrolet as a last resort.

I just had mine detailed yesterday. Before the detailer started he pointed out all of the buffer swirls left in the paint from the car prep guys. I didn't really see them on the yellow until they were pointed out. The detailer did the best he could, but I only had him out for a hand wax. I will need to get him out sometime in July to take the machine buffer to it.

Too bad you are out of the area. Aaron from Custom Auto Detail preps cars for photo shoots. He's really good.....

good luck in AZ
 
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