Strictly Automotive

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
13 reviews

804 West 10th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204, us

(303) 436-1700


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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
Aug 26, 2009
The mechanics and owners of Strictly Automotive are excellent, and I would recommend them for anyone with a Subaru in the Denver area looking for repairs of anything from an oil change to major engine work.
Jul 05, 1997
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when my 86 subaru wagon failed the new emissions test program , I started to make some calls to local repair shops. Most of the shops i contacted were very brief with me on the phone, and told me i needed to brng the car to them before they could tell me anything about my problem. When I contacted Strictly "subaru specialtists" the peson on the phone took the time to ask about my particular make & model of subaru, and then asked me to read him some information off of my failure report. They were able to tell over the phone that I hadn't failed the test at all, but that they test station had incorrectly classified my car. After that I have been a regular customer, and have been very satisfied in every way with the quality of repair work, and the very personable manner in which they treat thier customers.
Feb 27, 2001
I took my 1985 Subaru wagon to these guys often before it tragically perished in a rear-end collision. I wished I still owned a Subaru so I could continue using these guys, I really think they are a great garage. I seriously considered buying one of the used Subarus they carry, even test drove it, but bought a Honda instead. They really seem to know what they are doing.
Jan 23, 2002
At the moment, they are rebuilding the automatic transmission on my recently acquired '94 Legacy. I drive in the mountains at least 4 days a week, and on this vehicle the 4WD was not working consistently. It's important to me to trust my vehicle, and these guys haven't let me down so far, but this is the biggest test I've given them yet. I'll come back and report when the work is done! They do provide loaners, but only in extreme situations (in my experience). Address/phone details (missing on the main page) follow. Now called Strictly Automotive, after Subaru denied them the right to call themselves 'Strictly Subaru,' they are at 804 W. 10th ave (10th & Santa Fe), Denver CO 80204, (303) 436-1700 / fax (303) 629-1428 /
Aug 26, 2009
I have used Strictly since the late 1980s. In fact, I have since bought 2 more Subarus, in large part because I refuse to change mechanics! They run an honest shop, environmentally sound, give back to the community, and most of all, you can trust them to do the work well and stand behind it. They will tell you what to expect in future repairs so you can plan ahead and will give you options if they run into an unexpected problem in servicing your car so that you can make an informed decision. In the past few years they have begun to work on cars other than Subarus, so they are now an option for drivers of Hondas and Toyotas. But, their real forte is Subarus, and they are the absolute best.
Aug 26, 2009
I, like the other reviewers, have always found Steve and Strictly Automotive to be honest, reliable, trustworthy and very knowledgeable about Subarus. They were recommended to me by the tow truck driver 9 years ago, and now I cannot imagine going anywhere else.
Feb 12, 2007
I've used "Strictly" since the early 1990's. I really trust these guys. Their repairs are done well and on time. In the past, I have asked them to repair something on my car and later they've called me to tell me that the repair wasn't necessary! How many mechanics will do that?! They always call to tell me the about repair costs before the work begins and ask about items that should be done or to remind me about scheduled maintainence since my previous visit. They are great and very trustworthy.
Aug 26, 2009
We were travelling through Denver in late summer. It was hot and the AC was not working. I called the shop on a Saturday morning and they were open. They took the car right in, inspected the car and told me that a new o-ring might fix it, but based on the evidence of leakage, they thought that it might be the line. Unfortunately, it did turn out to be the line which needed to be ordered. So we headed off into the heat with the windows down and no AC. But we had a good experience, felt we were treated fairly and now know what needs to be fixed. They seem like really nice guys and very knowledgeable.
Jun 22, 2010
I've never had the good fortune of owning a car whose dealership network I trusted much farther than I could throw them. Newer cars I've owned have now include Mazda, Nissan, and Subaru. After many experiences with many different dealership service departments, none have ever lived up to even meager expectations of quality work, fair price, and good customer service. I won't go into some of my horror stories, but I'll just say that I've learned the hard way not to bring my car to a dealership unless it involves warranty repairs, and even that can be a gamble. Because of this, whenever I got a "new-to-me" vehicle it's my top priority to find a reliable mechanic to service it. I'm currently the proud owner of a 2005 Outback that I really enjoy. One of my friends found Strictly Automotive through some online searching and reported that he was really pleased with their work. This was my same friend that convinced me to get an Outback after my Nissan Maxima was totaled. I had a 30,000 mile service pending (the first scheduled maintenance other than oil changes and other minor work) and had already asked around at several Subaru dealerships for pricing. Most places wanted over $450 without even looking at my car or asking me any questions. Most of the service involved only inspection of parts so I couldn't comprehend how it could be that expensive. Nobody would really tell me why, they would just point me to a long checklist in a brochure and said, "We do all that". Strictly Automotive took the time to discuss exactly what they would be checking or replacing. They took into consideration the maintenance I do on the car myself and told me they would still thoroughly inspect all wear items and necessary system, much of which was simply covered in their standard inspection that every car that rolls into their shop receives. All said, my bill was about half what I was being asked to pay at the dealerships and I felt Strictly did a better job. Several months later, I had a CV boot blow out and empty its contents of grease all over my turbo heat shield and suspension. Strictly got me scheduled that week and completed the work in a single day for little more than what one dealership wanted just for the new CV joint and axle. They even cleaned most of the grease off the underside of the car. It often seems difficult to find people who care about the quality of their work and good customer relations in the automotive service industry nowadays. I'm thankful to say that Strictly Automotive is one of the rare shops that is bucking that trend and delivering high marks in all areas. I will be a loyal customer as long as I own a Subaru.

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