Ithaca Foreign Car Service

  • 4.7 of 5 stars
13 reviews

501 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850, us

(607) 273-9262


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Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Transmission work
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
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Sep 20, 2004
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Besides all of the good stuff above, I bought a used Volvo from them. The price was more than fair and I love the car.
Jul 12, 2000
I have spent more on repairs for my Volvo then I did to buy the dumb thing. It has a zillion miles on it though and the body and everything are great condition for an 89 240. When I lived in NY I insisted on Dave and his crew, everytime and went through every inconvenience to get the car there when troubles cropped up. Only sorry now I live 400 miles away or I'd still take it there.
Aug 29, 2000
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For Volvo owners, could find a better place. THey are so busy they dont want your bussiness, so they never do work you dont need. They do it quick and ontime. Always call ahead.
Oct 16, 2001
I have purchased 3 used Volvos (a 240 wagon, a 740 wagon, and a 940 wagon) from IFC. All have been in mint condition, fairly priced, and provided excellent service. I trust this shop and will continue to buy Volvos in large part because I know that when I have a car problem, I can get it solved without hassle at this garage.
Mar 16, 2001
Wouldn't own a Volvo if it werent for Dave. I'm on my second used Volvo in 15 years that I have bought from and had maintained by Dave. Repairs have been very inexpensive and my Volvos have never broken down Routine maintenance is all they have ever needed. They do only Volvos there and they do them as well as they can possibly be done. I'm sure the reason one sees so many Volvos in the area is because of Dave and his staff.
Apr 24, 2005
I have been taking my cars to Dave since 1977 (from back in the days when we called it Dave and Dave) and have purchased 8 used Volvos from him during that time. I no longer live in Ithaca, but continue to make the hour long commute to have all my service done (on 3 Volvos), even tire changes in spring and fall. If spending the day in Ithaca isn't enjoyable enough, Dave's attention to detail and honesty clinches the deal. When I leave, I always know what is coming up for my next service. His prices are fair. He explains everything. No question that women are NOT treated as second-class citizens here. The shop is very busy and I often have to make appointments 2 or 3 weeks in advance, but he always has me out in time to make it home to meet the kids at the bus. There is no better place to go in Central New York for Volvo service, or a great deal on a used model. My brother is moving back to Ithaca from California soon and is looking forward to having the excellent services and reliability of Ithaca Foreign Car again.
Nov 06, 2011

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