Swedish Pit

  • 4.3 of 5 stars
7 reviews

88 Ethan Allen Dr, South Burlington, VT 05403, us

(802) 863-2646


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They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
Dec 10, 2004
We are on our eighth or ninth Volvo (always used..never new) and with the help of Jim and Scott the cars have been great. One should never underestimate the backbone of this business and that is, Donna! She can diagnose most problems over the phone and does a great job of scheduling the customers. This is a business where the customer comes first and they will do their best to get the work done well and in a timely fashion.
Nov 06, 2011
Sep 17, 2011
Jim, Donna, and Scott at the Swedish Pit are really nice, really wonderful, funny, salt of the earth people. They are hands-down the best shop in the area to go to if you have a Volvo, period. They have years of expertise, work on every year and model of Volvos, race them competitively, and buy and sell used Volvos. I like these guys so much, when my 740 finally just got too mucked up, I just gave it to them for parts. I can get appointments a day out, and in emergencies same-day, and they've serviced my family's cars for well over 2 million miles worth of travel on our Volvos. Say hi to the doggies, too. Don't worry--if they bark, they just want food and belly rubs.
Apr 13, 2013
  • SandyVolvoGirl
Jim has been working on Volvos since the 1960s and knows them very well. He is a graduate of UVM and grew up in the New York area. He is very bright and has forged his own path creating the shop out of nothing. Scott is his son and unlike Jim he has followed in his father's footsteps. They are both good mechanics but Jim is by far the more qualified one and the one who will not only do something right but go beyond a normal repair to really do something well. Think German. Think BMW or Mercedes quality. Scott is not that way at all. Think GM. Think Ford. Anyway, they are honest but they still need a paycheck at the end of the day. They will give away something small to a new customer in the hopes of getting a larger job down the road. You may think they are just being nice, but there is an ulterior motive. A free rear lens for your 240 wagon? That just might lead to a full break job the following month. Anyway, I do recommend them and have used them for more than 20 years but Volvo owners talk amongst themselves and I have heard from customers who are not as happy as I am. In any event, get a quote from them before you go somewhere else. Jim has a heart of gold and is very smart.
Mar 25, 2016
  • phutro
I'm always worried about finding a new mechanic to service my Volvo. The Swedish Pit left me beyond satisfied. Their service was very quick and of high quality. Scott listened to all the concerns I had about the car and addressed every one. I will definitely be taking the Volvo to them from now on.

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