Daisywagen Volvo Specialists

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
23 reviews

5701 Roosevelt Way Ne, Seattle, WA 98105, us

(206) 522-4664

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They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
4.9/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.8/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
5.0/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.9/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.9/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.9/5
They are always honest
5.0/5
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
4.8/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.7/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.3/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.6/5
Nov 06, 2011
Dec 16, 2009
I have 250,000 miles on this car. I have owned it from 120,000. Larry and his staff are the ONLY mechanics I use. If it is a specialty part (ex: catolitic converter) Larry will tell me where to take the car and where not to go. If he says I need work done (even when I'm sure I don't) and I don't have the work done, when the systrem he warned me about fails, he will schedule me in as soon as he can, without "I told you so". It only took a couple of these and now I just take him at his word.
Dec 16, 2009
Larry is amazing! This guy will do everything he can to make sure that the customer is happy. I took him a used volvo to do a buyers inspection on. I came by later and he took the time to show me the problems with the car and because it was so messed up he didn't charge me...he just asked that I bring him a car that is in better condition. I did and he made sure it was in great condition. We heard about him from a friend that knows that he is wonderful as well. I cannot begin to express to whoever owns a volvo how great this place is. Jay Stallard
Dec 16, 2009
This shop is listed several times, I notice. The comments offered by others fits my experience, too. Larry started working in this shop when he was in high-school. He loved working on Volvos so much that he continued there after high school. After some years, he bought the place. He loved working on Volvos so much -- and he knew what he was good at -- that he hired a manager to run the shop. That way, he can still do what he loves: working on ONLY Volvo. The office manager, Stacey (a guy) "runs a tight ship" -- yet he always takes enough time to listen to the customer enough to provide information that Larry needs. Pre-purchase inspection of used volvos is very impressive -- more practical and informative than the checklists that other shops do. I could go on and on for paragraphs of stories. As long as I have Volvo, ths is where I will go. If Larry had gone to medical school, instead of poking around under the hood of old cars, well, a lot of us would be healthier than we are. He keeps your car healthy. Volvo ONLY, especially old and older ones. Seattle is the 122-capitol of the Pacific Northwest. These cars were just getting old when he was in high school and learning to work on them. The cars keep coming back. Judith Winter -- NOTE: Brakes, not mufflers (you have 1 category for both)
Dec 16, 2009
I trust Daisywagen completely. They have done prospect vehicle inspections for me as well as service and repairs to my 2 Volvos. An important reason I bought the second Volvo is that I had such good experience with Daisywagen working on the first one. They keep very good records on each vehicle so they can keep watch on items that will eventually need attention so I've never known them to recommend replacing a part before its time. The one time they misdiagnosed a problem they did not charge for it even though they spent a lot of time working on it. They even went so far as to confirm what the real problem was (tires) even though that is not their business.
Dec 16, 2009
THIS VOLVO ONLY REPAIR SHOP IS FIRST CLASS, FROM THE OWNER (WHO IS ALSO A MECHANIC) TO THE SERVICE WRITER TO THE OTHER MECHANICS. THEY GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO ACCOMMODATE, BE IT AN EMERGENCY OR AN OIL SERVICE. I CAN'T RECOMMEND THESE PEOPLE STRONGLY ENOUGH. WE HAVE BEEN GOING THERE FOR FIVE YEARS AND WOULDN'T TAKE OUR VOLVOS ANYWHERE ELSE. P.S. WE RECOMMENDED THEM TO A NEIGHBOR AND NOW THEY LOVE THEM, TOO.
Dec 16, 2009
Larry & Tracy are fantastic. I've been to 4 Volvo shops in the Seattle area, and Daisywagon is the only one where I've NEVER doubted a repair as being extraneous. Very conscientious, sure to explain pros & cons of repairs given age and mileage of car. Their prices also seem more reasonable than the others I've been to. I made the mistake of switching to a closer repair shop simply for convenience. I'm certain it cost me.
Dec 16, 2009
I just relocated to Seattle and had my Volvo serviced at a local dealership after a 2,600 mile drive across the country. The dealership recommended a couple of expensive repairs, so I took the car to Daisywagen for a second opinion. Daisywagen made one of the repairs at a reasonable price and recommended deferring the second repair because it's not a serious issue. This saved me nearly $1,000. I was impressed by the clean and well-kept shop. The restroom was cleaner than at many restaurants.
Dec 16, 2009
No complaints, but I found another mechanic that I liked better, who offered more personalized service.
Dec 16, 2009
Daiseywagen was recommended to me by a lady working at the DMV next door to the shop. They don't report all problems as "needing immediate attention". They seem honest about helping me figure out what to fix now and what can wait until later (until the problem gets worse or until I set aside more money for repairs). I am a woman and a mech. engineer, and I never felt as though they treated me like an idiot. Believe me, I am ultra sensitive to that crap. My Volvo just got trashed while parked and I'm replacing it with a different model car, so can't take it to Daisywagen anymore. However, Tracey was happy to give me suggestions for other local shops and said I could call anytime to find out where to go for specific types of work. Just a very down to earth, community-oriented guy (seems to me). My favorite story is from even before the first time I brought my car in for repairs - the temp gage was in the red. Car didn't seem to be overheating though, and water level was fine. I replaced the thermostat myself and still the temp gage would go into the red. Called Daiseywagon and a guy said to me "OK. Now, while in the driver's seat, take the palm of your hand and slap down really hard on the top of the dashboard. If that doesn't work, try it again a couple more times." I was like "(laughing) Are you serious? Just slap the thing? That's your professional opinion?" Well he explained a problem with 85-89 Volvo 240's where the temp gage would stick. Whaddaya know, it worked. It's nice to know in this high tech world we can still slap things until they work. And besides that, they could easily have called me in, replaced the thing for a couple hundred or so dollars, and I wouldn't have known any better. That's when I figured I could trust these people.

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