Road Tested Saabs

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
2 reviews

7380 New Augusta Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268, us

(317) 299-9177


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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)
Oct 30, 1997
The wife and I moved to Indy from Lexinton,KY in the winter of '92 so I could go back to school; the guy I bought the house we now live in owns a SAAB Turbo convertible (we may have gotten a deal since we owned a SAAB, too!) As chance would have it, we both worked at the same place, so I got to know him pretty well, and he referred me to Steve Bush. Since my only other car repair experience was at the mercy of the local SAAB dealer, I was eager to jump at this chance. Over the years, I've had problems fixed as they crop up, but the one experience that really confirmed Steve's integrity for me was when I had to have the transmission replaced. Not only that, I had other major work done to the car then, also (disc rotors and steering rack replaced.) The total, about $1800, was what the dealer wanted to charge me for a "reconditioned" transmission only (with NO labor). True, I could have searched for a transmission at a junkyard, but I doubt the veracity of a lot of those "fly-by-night" operations. (Other estimates raged from $2500 to $3600 for the same work.) Steve has always been forthright and up-front when he asks me whether or not I want new or used parts, and usually he knows the history of any used parts. Our '85 900S now has around 180K miles on it, and I feel it should be a 250K car - at least, that's how long I plan to keep it! When our 2nd car went out on us a year or so ago, we even bought a used '89 Turbo from him, and got a decent deal from him to boot. He had a devil of a time tracing an electrical problem with a window, but that's it for problems with this one so far. One further note: I replaced the clutch pedal and brake master cylinder on the '85 myself, and Steve helped with advice and loaned me a special wrench. He's dropped me off and picked me up himself (I live about 4 miles away)when we were down to one vehicle, and I don't think he'd intentionally steer you wrong - replacing a defective part with a used one is a risk in any circumstances - so I'll just close by saying that he's done OK in my book. Now, if I could just get him to stop pestering me about taking a Bassett Hound he wants to get rid of...
Apr 06, 2005
My husband and I bought our first Saab, a 1992 9000, last December, to replace two "younger" cars. The original owners, from who we bought the car, recommended we take it to Steve Bush. We would (and have) recommend him to anyone with a Saab. He seems to be the kind of guy who works on Saabs because he geniunely enjoys it. With us he has been straight forward about costs, work to be done, options for new and used parts (pros and cons) and honest about what can wait to be done later, if cost is an issue. He has also fit in our car at the last minute, and he always got the work done quickly so we weren't without a car for long.

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