Powderhorn Garage

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
7 reviews

2004 E 35th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407, us

(612) 729-8580


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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)
Mar 30, 2001
I completely agree with the other comment listed. He truly is one of a kind. Honest as they come. Plays the sax too.
May 08, 2005
There's only one mechanic, the shop has a herd of dead Ramblers outside, and he won't be able to schedule you for two weeks. But it's worth it. He's very good, and the prices are reasonable. He says the Car Guys are good, but the guy who writes a car column for the local paper isn't.
Sep 14, 2004
Dave was, in a former life, an engineer until he decided hands-on work was far more rewarding. He is patient to a fault and will explain anything about cars in endless detail until you understand, even if your knowledge of cars is that they have wheels and generally should move. He is honest and funny (and has great politics). The only down side is that he is a "solo practitioner" and can't keep up with the business he has. So he is slow. But he can fix anything grand and small and willingly does so. So all those tiny things that cause problems can get fixed. yes fixed, not replaced. We have had him repair our cars for 10-15 years now. we would nominate him for "car hero of the millenium/century/year". We trust him with our cars, kids, whatever. and also with the planet.
Sep 19, 2005
Since Dave works solo, he can't always fix my troubles as fast as I need them fixed. He is very good at taking a few minutes to diagnose and estimate cost so I can take my sick car elsewhere armed with good information. He thoroughly explains what he has done or is doing, or cannot do, so you end up feeling respected and valued as a customer.
Nov 07, 2011
Feb 03, 2009
Really good (the owner was a mechanical engineer until the company he worked for went down the tubes). Very helpful. Very honest. Very reasonable (and if his estimate is too much, he'll suggest other options). Maybe a little slow (it's a one-man shop, and sometimes there's a government hearing or demonstration he has to be at). But well worth the wait.
May 05, 2010
Dave is, just as everyone else has said, a one-in-a-million person AND a fabulous mechanic. He keeps meticulous records, has an encyclopedic knowledge of things mechanical,is a first-rate diagnostician, and makes me feel safe in my 10+ year-old Toyota. He's simply terrific.

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