Hondacure

  • 4.6 of 5 stars
2 reviews

2704 Buell Ave, Austin, TX 78757, us

(512) 302-0500

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They are always honest
4.5/5
They are competent
4.5/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.5/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.0/5
They respond well when they screw something up
5.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.5/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
They are always honest
4.5/5
I would use this mechanic again
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I would recommend this mechanic to others
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They fix the problem the first time
4.5/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
5.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
5.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
5.0/5
Oct 28, 2008
Very knowledgeable on Hondas and Acuras
Oct 07, 2010
I had Hondacure replace the clutch in my wife's manual transmission 2005 Civic Hybrid. While cheap on gas, the Civic Hybrid seems more expensive on just about every other part, and the clutch is no exception. I called all of the dealers in my area for price quotes. The cheapest was $1675. I called several of the independents, including Hondacure. All of them said they had never replaced a clutch on the Hybrid before. Hondacure was nearly $500 less than the dealer, and the only one that did any research on the Hybrid clutch replacement. There's more labor, and it has a different clutch than the standard Civic. So it was pretty easy choice: Hondacure. It took a bit longer than I hoped. I dropped the car off on Friday morning and got it back on Tuesday morning. The weekend sure added to the wait. But then, they said they had never done this before. Of course, the "hybridness" was the reason for the delay -- a wrong part and a big unknown with the IME battery. I really can't complain too much. Kevin loaned me his car, so I had something to drive. So the wait was more about the unknown. The loaner was (un)fortunately a Prelude VTEC. With a sport clutch. Can you get any different from a Civic Hybrid? After nearly a month, my wife has forgotten the Prelude. We both think the new clutch works great. She's even up nearly 1.5 MPG in her average mileage after 100000+ miles on the original clutch. Now, if I can just block any information about the new Hybrid CRZ sport coupe, we might be able to recoup this investment. Especially red ones :-) I went back later to have them change a headlight bulb. It's at worst a 2 step process, but I still couldn't figure out. Luckily, nobody there laughed...they just changed it and asked how the clutch was working.

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