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Old 03-20-2006, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default Kearny Mesa Subaru. DO NOT GO HERE

if you're gonna get any kind of mile service done, or any service rather, DO NOT GO HERE. they charge you up the a$$ and Bob Baker Subaru does it for approx. $200 cheaper. i'm pissed cuz i learned it a little too late. oh and they don't even have a bloody alignment machine either. you have to go elsewhere. summamabiatch.
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Old 03-20-2006, 02:57 PM   #2
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that sux. i need to get my first service done somewhere also. anybody know of any other good dealerships/repair shops in sd?
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Old 03-20-2006, 05:21 PM   #3
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head up Norm reeves temecula... mod friendly... good service... awesome parts manager(oscar)... !
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Old 03-20-2006, 05:34 PM   #4
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Try not to get parts there, either.

Did the timing belt thing (water pump, hoses, idlers, etc) and Auburn Subaru in Washington state beat them by >40%. Tax free and delivered in 2 days to boot.

Researching the web will give you the list price, and Rancho Imports (Kearny Mesa Subaru) bumps the price even *higher* than list.

I drive to Bob Baker for parts I need now, and call Auburn for stuff I need later.

Bill in SD
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:53 PM   #5
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hey thanks for the info. i'm definitely gonna get my parts from Auburn Subaru. we're in washington every few months so i could even pick them up. Rancho Imports NOW Kearny Mesa Subaru just plain sucks. OY.
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:57 PM   #6
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Me: "Yeah, I need an air filter for a 2002 WRX"

Rancho (now Kearny Mesa) Subaru Parts guy: "Is that the turbo WRX or the non turbo WRX?"

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Old 03-21-2006, 12:26 PM   #7
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OMFG they actually SAID THAT? ok, that alone, is a big RED FLAG telling you NOT to go there. how the hell are they a service department for SUBARU if they don't even know their own cars? cripes.
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Old 03-21-2006, 02:43 PM   #8
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Auburn subaru? I see your location is Vancouver BC to SD (well, west coast), AJ604.

I suggest just getting you parts from Jamie in Bellevue, WA. You'll be much happier.
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Old 03-21-2006, 02:59 PM   #9
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OMFG they actually SAID THAT?

Yes, they actually said that. Mind you Bob Baker El Cajon's parts dept. is not really any better:
They insist there are two different sizes of air filter for the '02 WRX (even though one is clearly for the RS).
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:28 PM   #10
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ok so... NO to kearny mesa, but wut about bob baker in el cajon? im jus going in for my 3k mile checkup/oil change. do u think bob baker will do? or take my chances with kearny mesa?
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:55 PM   #11
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check out the prices for both kearny mesa subaru AND bob baker and also get a list of the things that they do. if you can do it yourself, i say save yourself the money and do it. but if you're not as car savvy under the hood like me, i'd take it to the dealer.

coati...holy crap not comforting. lol.

liupj, thanks for the info. i'll look into that.
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:53 AM   #12
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hmm, i have been treated great at kerny mesa. they were the only dealer in SD that would get me the car i wanted. (shipping a 06 white wagon over from CO) all the others wouldnt do it.
good thing i dont ever by any parts from the dealer
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Old 10-06-2006, 10:12 PM   #13
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I test drove an 06 Impreza Outback Wagon at Kearny Mesa a few weeks ago (I did not end up buying it). The dealer guy was showing me what he knew about the car. He tapped on the headlights and said to me, "These are Xenon headlamps, they look real cool at night." I was like, "I think those are halogens." He said, "Oh, well, I was just talking out of my ass there."
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Old 10-20-2006, 06:39 PM   #14
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bob baker in carlsbad is awesome. they have been nothing but helpful. if you need a recomendation for a sales guy there let me know, i have an awesome one. i also have a friend at south coast.
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Old 11-08-2006, 10:28 PM   #15
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wow, I got my car from Kearney Mesa Subaru and had no issues. I bought it from the salesman "Jordan". The finance guy was decent to me as well. I can't say much for the parts department though like many others. They give no discounts at all and don't seem to be nearly as into Subaru's as the Pacific Honda guys are into Honda's (owned by the same company). For the parts thing, well, I can see them asking you turbo or not becuase how many idiots will go in with a normal impreza and call it a WRX, then get the wrong filter. That is really just covering their own ass.

Sales = good
Parts = eh, they are down the street so its convenient. I buy online if I can.
Service = no clue, I do my own work and keep all reciepts and a milege log of all work done.
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:33 PM   #16
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Thumbs up

In the interest of honesty and truth, I had a really good experience with their parts dept this week. The guy (Aurrie?) was very helpful and friendly.

A+ would deal with again.

Kudos.
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:00 AM   #17
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Quote:
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Me: "Yeah, I need an air filter for a 2002 WRX"

Rancho (now Kearny Mesa) Subaru Parts guy: "Is that the turbo WRX or the non turbo WRX?"

I've had the El Cajon parts people routinely ask if i have the 2.5L or 2L engine when i tell them my car is a 2002 WRX. Didn't know i had that option back then.
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:37 PM   #18
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I purchased from Kearny Mesa and will take them up on the free oil change. I was OTD for MSRP on an 09 sedan, which I thought was fair. Especially since TTL was ~2200. In general I try to avoid dealership service departments like the plague.
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:58 PM   #19
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Default Don't go here; go to Irvine instead.

F this place; make the short drive north to Irvine. Got a much better deal and the people there were far cooler. I emailed Desi at Irvine Subaru and she gave me a quote that blew everybody else out of the water. KM said they'd match the deal but would never confirm the number, then the sales guy sent me a bitchy email after I emailed him (as a professional courtesy) to let him know I was out of the market. Irvine was 100% straightforward.
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