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5

Hands down the best service I have ever received! Their extensive knowledge about cars, organization, and cleanliness makes the Swedish Car Clinic the most enjoyable atmosphere to have your car serviced. There isn't any problem that they can't solve. They have all the proper tools and will explain exactly what the problem is and how they will fix it. I always look forward to taking my car in because I know it will receive proper maintenance. Thank god I found this place so I don't have to return to my horrendous past mechanic!

4

I've had regular services done at Swedish Car Clinic and I'll be returning again and again because these professionals know their stuff. Aside from the car care knowledge, there's a lot to like: nice amenities (comfortable accommodations, coffee, and Mexican pastries when I was there), a view into the service bay (if you care about that), the fact that clearly an automotive enthusiast is at the helm (see the horseless carriage, the Volvo to pickup truck conversion, the Renault Turbo2, and a transverse 6 motorcycle project that adorn the shop). Their stock of used cars (mostly Volvos, if I recall correctly) seem fairly priced based on inspection of the price list. They have friendly staff and a clean and orderly shop. I've had a few pluses and minuses along the way with SCC, but in my experience it always takes a bit of time to get to know a new mechanic and vice versa, so I'm willing to overlook early minor issues. Indeed, more recent service with SCC has been issue free. I've dropped my car off slightly before 7:30 when the roll up door was opened. I think their start time is officially 8:00, but the early drop off wasn't a problem for them. A minor annoyance on my first visit: They changed out both front and back license plate frames to Swedish Car Clinic frames. I don't miss the old ones but I wish they'd asked if I wanted to advertise their business for free. The service also took longer than I had expected. I was told an hour but it was considerably longer (though not over 2 hours).

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4

I have a 2005 volvo s40. It's been having a lot of problems and have been coming here for all of my repairs. Great service, a bit pricey but I guess since no one really knows volvos we just have to deal with it.

5

Great guys! Master Volvo service. Friendly and helpful. Wouldn't take my Volvo anywhere else!

5

I live in Culver City and am willing to drive to Harbor City (and take the day off from work) to have Swedish Car Clinic service my vehicle. In the past I was taken advantage of and lied to by my local repair and dealers. I LOVE Swedish Car Clinic and would never go elsewhere. They are honest, courteous and caring!!!!

4

I remember when first heading down the entrepreneurial yellow brick road the advice to retain a good accountant and a good attorney. I would add to that list a decent set of health care professionals (doctor, dentist, acupuncturist, druid, whatever floats your boat) and a great mechanic or, in this case, car clinic. Wifi, coffee, an extensive collection of model vehicles, one thrashed life-sized vehicle, and early morning Saturday appointments are all positives. I like the owner - he's clearly embraced certifications and how to run a successful business over time as well. The service manager has given me some good tips. A strong selection of used models for sale makes for a tempting visit almost every time. The shop itself is immaculate. The flipside is that within this business model, one has that obligatory barrier of a service manager between you and the mechanic. While this is necessary and most people wouldn't care, I often prefer the direct feedback that a few minutes with a skilled mechanic can provide. There are closer independent repair places, but I like this one. I also would be comfortable buying a Volvo from here, which is saying something. There's a certain inherent irony in that. I'm not worried about my current vehicle wearing out (after all, it is expertly maintained :)) - now it's just a waiting game for the latest models of interest to drop in price enough to become too good to refuse. Whenever that happens, I'm sure this facility will have several from which to choose.

5

I have been driving Saab's my whole life and realize when they break down its hard to find good service, especially for a good price. I found the Swedish Car Clinic recommended from the Saab Forums and saw a few Yelp reviews. I decided to go with them on my latest car repair and what great service I received. It always seems that when I take my car into the shop for a problem, I'm always taking it for a few different reasons. I began noticing that my car would shake violently between 3rd and 4th gear as if it was choking. I did alot of research and it said it could be the transmission going out. Considering I have almost 130k miles on my '03 saab 93, I was dimly realizing I might have to scrap it or fork over a couple grand to fix it. I took my car into the shop on a monday after work and was greeted with excellent customer service. I had purchased a replacement air conditioning unit since the motor in mine recently died and it was sitting in the back seat. I also had a problem with the front driver side window... Every time it would go up all the way, it would go half way down, through an electrical error with the car's on board computer system... I left my car there and drove away thinking I would receive a bad telephone call stating I need a new transmission and all sorts of other costly repairs. In fact, I ended up getting quite the opposite. They had taken a look at the transmission and changed out the fluid and everything appeared normal. They found the problem that was attributed to the direct ignition. I've had that go out in two previous cars and thought; well damn, this is just slightly better... In fact, they limited the problem down to a particular part of the direct ignition.. and instead of charging hundreds of dollars replacing the whole thing... replaced the piece that was malfunctioning and the car is working great!! Not only did they save me a couple hundred dollars, when any other shop in a 500 mile radius would bend you over and empty your pockets... but they fixed the electrical problem with my window for free, they didnt charge me for replacing my transmission fluid, and they installed my new air conditioning unit for a severely discounted price. Not to mention they let me keep my car there for several days and pick it up on the weekend without charging those hellish "overnight fees" some dealers/garages charge. Great place, excellent service, extremely professional, and very knowledgeable.

5

We have one Saab and 2 Volvos. These guys know Swedish. I have probably had 7 trips to Swedish Car Clinic over the past 2 years (mainly because one of my Volvos is a 1993 850, but that is another story entirely.) I had taken one of my cars elsewhere and the mechanic at the other shop completely screwed up the timing. SCC fixed it and told me to stop going to other places to get my Volvo fixed LOL. Okay point taken. Yep, there is free Wi-Fi and coffee as someone else stated. But most important to me is that my car is fixed properly with quality parts. THAT has happened. Last year they even replaced a TRANSMISSION for me and I had my car back in 3 days. I am sorry, but that is amazing. Anyway, I really can't say enough good things to help others make a good decision about where to bring their car. I read thru the reviews and Jason B sounds like he is either a punk kid or writing a false review. His impression is as if he is leaving a review for another shop. I actually picked up my 1998 S70 a few days before his review. Not sure what he thinks he should sign, but I received a bill and attached was a list of my concerns, like any normal repair shop. This place isn't stuffy but it certainly isn't unprofessional. It's seriously the cleanest shop and office I have been in and since I own Swedish cars I have been in quite a few of these places so I should know! Once they even waited an extra 20 minutes for me to pick up my car because I was stuck in traffic and they were closing. Take your Swedish car to this place. You won't regret it!

4

OK - so they do what is expected and do it well - repair cars - especially Saab's and Volvo's - and what others have said in their reviews works for me. What you might not know is that the great add-on is that while you wait there's free coffee and wi-fi. Turns into what could be drugery into something that multi-tasks nicely - car gets fixed and I can still be in the office (as it were) able to take care of e-mail and drink a good cup of coffee. It's a beautiful world. Gabrielle

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