Model Garage

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
28 reviews

2920 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705, us

(510) 540-5899

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They are always honest
4.7/5
They are competent
4.9/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.6/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.9/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.9/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.7/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.9/5
They are always honest
4.7/5
I would use this mechanic again
5.0/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
5.0/5
They fix the problem the first time
4.6/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.5/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.4/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.6/5
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
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Nov 06, 2011
May 11, 1997
These guys have worked on my volvos (now a history of 3) for over 15 years. they always find a way to help me understand what is going on and if possible, always minimize the price. They have been extremely honest and go out of their way to accomodate my needs. I have recommended them to several friends, one of which now lives 20 miles away, across a bridge, and still brings her car to them. They also give you a bottle of champagne when you hit 200k.
Jul 08, 1997
Very good service. They know everything about Volvos and fix it right the first time. Plus they are nice and don't seem to have the typical mechanic's attitude towards people who don't know their dipstick from their doorknob.
Dec 07, 1997
I took my 1985 Toyota Tercel in because when I turned the engine off it kept chugging. I thought it would be really expensive to fix but it cost $40 for a new pump. that was it. since the car is so out of shape, they could definitely have made up some other things wrong with it but they didn't. I mean how many times do you go to the mechanic with an unknown problem and it costs you forty bucks??
Jul 10, 1998
We drive 45 minutes, past numerous other garages, and have paid for the special AAA feature which takes care of long distance towing (in case we need it--which we haven't)--all just so that we can do business with the great people at Model Garage. They're so good, so honest, so reasonable, and the whole shop is such a model of how any business should be run that we look forward to taking our car in! Sadly, we're about to move to Philadelphia and we hope you guys at Cartalk can help us find somebody there. Don and Peter at Model Garage tried to get a name and haven't come up with anybody. (We love them so much we send them a very special cheesecake every year and we'll continue to do that even though we're moving.)
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
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Jul 19, 2000
Extremely competent, patient, talk to you about the problems with your vehicle. Clean shop. Very organized, helpful. Too expensive. I needed a more reasonable price and someone closer to where I live.

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