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Offline jaz

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Re: A REAl RG review #2
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2013, 09:09:06 AM »
Even Taco Bell will "eat" the cost of something you're not satisfied with.  Not rocket science.  It's good long-term business to make things right, even if it's short-term "bad".

That's a retarded comparison between some tacos vs towing a car from another state and replacing an engine for a car that apparently had problems to begin with.  Do you even read the stuff you write or do you really think that poorly?

The cost and work between the two is drastically different.  It's more apparent that they realized they missed something or likely just slapped on what they thought was the fix without actually locating the actual problem.  Back when I would still actually tune cars that had been worked on by the RG, I couldn't believe how many had to go back into that shop multiple times to have issues fixed (or attempted and failed).  Slapping parts on goes a whole lot better when you think about what you're actually doing and what is actually going on.

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Re: A REAl RG review #2
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2013, 09:57:46 AM »
I bought the car 7 months ago - it went through 3 thermostats in 6 months, and broke down on 2 road trips. That's why RG wanted to do the autopsy - other that the engine is an EJ25D and is prone to overheating problems, they wanted to see what, if anything, they missed.
They replaced the head gaskets, but another mechanic's theory is that there was a blockage in the radiator. If that's the case, then not only did RG miss it, but so 2 other shops. It was at 112,000 so head gaskets seemed like a typical problem.
I understand that some people have their issues with them, but it is my humble opinion that there are people out there that would find a reason to complain if they were given free sex or money. Some people just need to complain.
I know hindsight is 20/20 but whatever happened to checking the last expensive options first? Thermostat is out and replaced 3 times. Well, that didn't work  must be head gaskets....
For real?

Offline burninbridges

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Re: A REAl RG review #2
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2013, 10:06:23 AM »

I understand that some people have their issues with them, but it is my humble opinion that there are people out there that would find a reason to complain if they were given free sex or money. Some people just need to complain.

Your humble opinion is completely worthless in this case, did you even read the review? How many times did you take your car there and get it back only to have it fail again? Go ahead and keep dumping money into your car and having the work done at RG, you sound like a perfect customer for them.

And the fact that you claim people would complain if they were given "free"
sex is a little concerning... Sex shouldnt cost anything buddy

Offline 07snowWhite

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Re: A REAl RG review #2
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2013, 10:52:00 AM »
And the fact that you claim people would complain if they were given "free"
sex is a little concerning... Sex shouldnt cost anything buddy

I LOL'd on this one....here's your sign  :thumbsup:

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Re: A REAL RG review #2
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2013, 03:14:11 PM »
That's a retarded comparison between some tacos vs towing a car from another state and replacing an engine for a car that apparently had problems to begin with.  Do you even read the stuff you write or do you really think that poorly?

It's not even worth it to contribute to any post you've got your hands on at this point.  It's like you're incapable of understanding that people have different opinions and experiences, so instead you drag everything out that involves RG until we're so burnt out that no-one even cares if you know more than they do.  There's only two identical outcomes: either you're right or they're wrong.

Bridges had a bad experience.  Several people have had bad experiences.  Several RG faithful have shown up to say otherwise.  It happens every time, and on both sides.  In our naysaying, insulting, nitpicking, screaming and kicking, what has it accomplished?

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Re: A REAL RG review #2
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2013, 03:23:26 PM »
That's a retarded comparison between some tacos vs towing a car from another state and replacing an engine for a car that apparently had problems to begin with.  Do you even read the stuff you write or do you really think that poorly?

It's not even worth it to contribute to any post you've got your hands on at this point.  It's like you're incapable of understanding that people have different opinions and experiences, so instead you drag everything out that involves RG until we're so burnt out that no-one even cares if you know more than they do.  There's only two identical outcomes: either you're right or they're wrong.

Bridges had a bad experience.  Several people have had bad experiences.  Several RG faithful have shown up to say otherwise.  It happens every time, and on both sides.  In our naysaying, insulting, nitpicking, screaming and kicking, what has it accomplished?

I screamed the loudest, I want a trophy

Offline jaz

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Re: A REAL RG review #2
« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2013, 10:41:10 PM »
That's a retarded comparison between some tacos vs towing a car from another state and replacing an engine for a car that apparently had problems to begin with.  Do you even read the stuff you write or do you really think that poorly?

It's not even worth it to contribute to any post you've got your hands on at this point.  It's like you're incapable of understanding that people have different opinions and experiences, so instead you drag everything out that involves RG until we're so burnt out that no-one even cares if you know more than they do.  There's only two identical outcomes: either you're right or they're wrong.

Bridges had a bad experience.  Several people have had bad experiences.  Several RG faithful have shown up to say otherwise.  It happens every time, and on both sides.  In our naysaying, insulting, nitpicking, screaming and kicking, what has it accomplished?

The difference is, is that you do not understand the internal workings of a car, nor how to build one properly.  I have personally seen work happening in that shop that leaves one shaking their head if you have any competency in this arena.  I've never seen a shop that did not want to display their own work, yet ask Iowa members to display their cars, to which they've never had a hand in.  Meanwhile, a customer that had recently spent $6k with them on a mediocre, VERY noisy engine rebuild was turned down.  He's picked up on how bad he was bent over all on his own.   

I urge you to travel to a reputable shop that actually known across the country and take a look at the inner workings at a "specialist" type of shop.  Look at organization, quality, cleanliness, and the products put out.  A buddy of mine is the owner of SCR Performance out in Colorado.  They started very small as well and do not specialize in one kind of car, but build Subaru's FAR better.  You won't find a car or two sitting with years worth of dust, or freshly machined engines laying on the concrete and uncovered or outside of the clean room until they're fully assembled an ready to be installed.  You also won't find people leaning on cars, putting stuff on cars, throwing old parts in cars and trunks (which stain and leave oil and/or transmission fluid smells, etc.

If it's not worth it to contribute, please do the forum a favor and do not contribute.  However, I'm guessing that you're so attached that you feel the need to say something.  The reasons you I do not support or recommend them is something you (and many here) clearly do not understand.  To follow on to the screenshot I posted of another customer, that won't write a review based off history, he recently told me yet another issue he's had with his Forester of not having enough coolant in the system after an RG visit, his last.  He's far from the only one that simply will not post because they do not want to start anything, but at the same time will not go back and feel bad about people getting taken, regularly.  "Friends" do not constitute a good shop or good work.  If you're happy with them, keep going.  I'm fairly certain that it will catch up with you sooner or later...  Hopefully you realize it when it's happening, or even after the fact.

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Re: A REAl RG review #2
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2013, 07:28:03 PM »
 :popcorn :popcorn :popcorn  Wow, thought this thread was inactive, guess I need a beer so I can watch the "clique" beat the dung horse over and over.  Good times.