Esquire Motors Inc

  • 4.1 of 5 stars
7 reviews

1853 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201, us

(503) 226-6269


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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)
Sep 23, 2005
After taking my 240 volvo to Kurt and Kathy's shop, I learned they lived in the same town outside Portland that I (then) did. I'd take my car to their house and they'd drive it to work and bring it back to me at night with service/repairs completed. They are honest, hard-working people who care about good service. Very clean shop, courteous employees. I agree that they are they are not cheap: no cheap labor, no cheap parts. I always felt I got good value for the money.
Oct 14, 1998
Esquire Motors does more work on foreign cars than on domestic cars. My car is a Ford Fiesta, 1978 no less, which counts as a foreign car because as we all know the Ford Fiesta was made in Germany. The guys at Esquire Motors -- especially Kurt & Steve -- have helped me to keep my Fiesta rolling even though I keep trying to drive it on ridiculously long road trips. In 1997 I ran into water pump problems when I was up in British Columbia. These guys gave me good car advice by long distance telephone & I got home OK. They do good work on a wide range of cars, and Car Talk listeners might enjoy knowing about them. They're located conveniently near the new TriMet light rail stop at SW 18th & Jefferson in Portland, Oregon.
Feb 10, 2003
This place is a well run, clean, very professional establishment. It is right next to two buslines and a MAX light rail stop so it is very convenient to get to. They do a great job and fix the problems and notify you of repairs that might need attention in the future. Chris is very nice and explains exactly what is going on with your car. However this place is extremely EXPENSIVE. They charge about double what parts would cost at a store. Their labor rate is quite high. I have never gotten out of there for less than a couple hundred bucks and these were mostly minor problems. So if you want a place that will do a great job and fix the problem the same day you bring it in and cost is no object then this is your place. If you are at all budget conscious, I would go someplace else.
Nov 07, 2011
May 08, 2005
Great place. They are very honest and timely, but not super cheap. The convenience in location makes up for it a bit though. I had a problem with my car and took it to another shop; was treated rudely and told that it would cost $900 for the repairs and they would have to keep the car for 3 days. The car was old and not even worth 900 bucks, so I tried Esquire, as they were in my neighborhood. After an inspection, they told me honestly that the problem was not really worth fixing ($$), but could be held at bay with some tightening of a few bolts, and I was on my way. I had the old car for 4 more years without ever having the problem again. Not to mention how polite they are- I got a call from them a few weeks after the visit to make sure everything was ok!
May 23, 2006
I agree that their prices are often high, but I was warned about that by many people when I decided to buy a 1983 Mercedes 300D. Especially with the older foreign cars, it's coomon to pay out the nose for repairs. In the case of Esquire, they make you feel like you're not getting cheated when you pay out the nose, though. They always give me a detailed explanation of exactly what's wrong with my car, and they call to give me an estimate of the costs before they actually complete the work. Eventhough the costs have always been high, they have also estimated a bit high every time. I always get the pleasant surprise of paying less than I thought I'd have to.
Nov 07, 2011

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