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      07-11-2016, 07:07 AM   #1
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Any Canberra people used Northside European in Mitchell?

Had my car serviced at one of the recommended indy dealers and they were expensive ($660 for service and cabin filter replacement) plus they didn't flush the brakes after I told them it needed to be done and to ignore the service indicator (I reset it trying to get the water temp to show on the dash earlier this year).

When I queried why the brake fluid hadn't been changed, they initially told me I didn't ask for it to be done (despite it being written clearly on the job card), then said it was done March this year (magical brake fluid fairies must have done it!), so they decided not to do it.

Add this to the other recommended indy taking 4 days to change my water pump and then charging me $400 more than they quoted. I'm looking for another mechanic who won't mess me around, do what I ask and don't charge "dealership" level prices. So has anyone used Northside European? Are they my unicorn?
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Hi mate,
They've worked on my passat r36 having insurance job with engine being replaced. Initially was a bit slow to start the work due to personal issues (loss in family etc) but once they started, really got going pretty quickly. Small workshop but apparently the head mech there gareth used to be a VAG mech. Usually seen audis and vws there. I think I might have seen one e39 there some time. When had a problem post repair they were quick to get it back to be checked. However this was insurance work so cant tell you otherwise. Hope that helps..
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Cheers DrZ,

I remember a Gareth who worked at Canberra VW Centre in Belconnen a few years ago. If it is the same guy, he is pretty good. I might give them a go next time I need a service or anything else done on the car.
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