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I would think GM as they are the ones who built it.?
And are parts hard to find.
 

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Thus far I have had no problems. As far as getting parts. My cat did go outlast summer. Instead of going to replace under warranty, I just upgraded to the WERKS Hi-flow cat.
 

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It depends on what needs replacing and what makes financial sense. We need a new nav unit for our new Hummer so it's back to the dealer since they like working with our extended warranty provider. Our truck also needs new seat base trim, only available from GM, placing an order tomorrow. A few years ago I swiched over from Delco to Centric for brake parts, when it's time for Solstice brakes, I'll have no qualms with ordering Centric Pontiac parts too.
 

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Centric makes great brake parts!

But more on topic, I work on my solstice, but i'd have no problem having an independent shop repair it. I generally don't trust most dealers, to tell you the truth, and after speaking to the techs, have little faith in them.

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My private mechanic works on mine if i need parts i get them online or at a gm dealer
 

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I do, or blue 808 in Campbell.
 

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I do a lot but if I can't handle it, the local GM dealer works on it. Only because I live to far from DDM.
 

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Like others have said, it really depends on what the issue is. I try and do most of the work myself. For anything I don't want to mess with or just can't figure out I take it to the local GM dealership. I have a great relationship with the service guys though and they always do right by me and my car :)
 

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I do most of the work myself. Dealership did the radiator flush and tune. No other problems so far. (Knock on wood)
 

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Had a chevy dealer do my water pump and he screwed it up (even after I cautioned him on what could go wrong.) Wouldn't let them work on a bicycle after that. had a nearby Buick/GMC dealer do the cat converter replacement and they did right by me. I've gone back to them for several parts purchases for anything else I've done by myself.
 

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The local dealer charges $150 an hour. That plus the frequent reports of even dealers cracking fenders because they don't teach the apprentice how to jack the cars makes me stay far, far away from the dealer unless it is warranty work I have to get done there.

I use a local mechanic that I educated in the ways of the car and have never had any problems.
 

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I have vehicles from each of the 3 major US car makers. I get them serviced at the dealer for that make. Specifically, I've had good service from my local "authorized" Saturn service center.
 

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I would only bring my car to the dealer for service if it was for a warranty repair. they charge way too much for labor and their mark-up on parts is ridiculous. I do all of my own repairs myslef and if it's something I can't handle then I have a shop down the street that I trust. My wife gets 2 years of free oil changes on her scionbut I have done the oil change myself the last 2 times. the closest Toyota dealer is 40 minutes away and by the time I burn gas both ways and wait 2 hours, I could have done it myself and felt better about it.
 

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Anything heavy goes to the dealer. Clutch I might try myself with my buddy as he has a hoist in his garage and is an ASE certified mechanic. Light stuff I will do for sure. Like now, after the cruise and sitting an idling in traffic so long, my CEL is on because of the O2 sensor. It will go back for that because it's under the emissions warranty....
 

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So far I do all my own work. I've managed to purchase several of the specialized GM tools, so I should be ready for things like water pump, timing chain tensioner, whatever. I also bought the GM service manuals for the car. Not cheap but best investment yet!
 

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Kid next door he has 2 screwdrivers and a hammer and he's cheap.
 

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Like a lot of people, I do some of the work and pay others to do some work

Warranty = My selected dealership support team
Body = minor work, adjustments, R&R panels etc I do
Body = major work, my painter Chipmagic
Alighments = Devin our dealer tech
Inspections, hazardous fluid changes etc. = Devin
Interior work = I do it all
Wheels / tires = minor, rotate, learn TMPS etc I do
Wheels / tires = major, replace, balance, replace, etc Chipmagic does it for me as they warranty the work and charge a nominal labor cost and get the work done wholesale for me

While I could do a clutch I will take it to Devin just because

Maintenance associated with the LS conversion has thus far been done by me. I am taking it to Devin to get the fan belt changed. Worth the money to avoid the pain.
 

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Like a lot of people, I do some of the work and pay others to do some work

Warranty = My selected dealership support team
Body = minor work, adjustments, R&R panels etc I do
Body = major work, my painter Chipmagic
Alighments = Devin our dealer tech
Inspections, hazardous fluid changes etc. = Devin
Interior work = I do it all
Wheels / tires = minor, rotate, learn TMPS etc I do
Wheels / tires = major, replace, balance, replace, etc Chipmagic does it for me as they warranty the work and charge a nominal labor cost and get the work done wholesale for me

While I could do a clutch I will take it to Devin just because

Maintenance associated with the LS conversion has thus far been done by me. I am taking it to Devin to get the fan belt changed. Worth the money to avoid the pain.
I would never, ever take either the Punisher or Green Dragon to an average shop and just turn it over to them. It is too easy to have the car damaged as a result of "normal" handling.:thumbs:
 
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