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Old October 8th, 2013, 06:57 PM
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My girlfriend and I are coming up next week for her to have a few meetings. We are considering a move up there in the spring if she gets a good job. I'm a Land Rover mechanic and I have no real interest in working on anything other than British vehicles.

I figured while we're up there I may as well check out a couple of shops. I'd also love to hear any opinions on the various shops up there. I've heard the dealership in Manhattan only has like 10' ceilings, so the lifts cannot go all the way up which would not be fun for me.

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Old October 8th, 2013, 07:00 PM
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My girlfriend and I are coming up next week for her to have a few meetings. We are considering a move up there in the spring if she gets a good job. I'm a Land Rover mechanic and I have no real interest in working on anything other than British vehicles.

I figured while we're up there I may as well check out a couple of shops. I'd also love to hear any opinions on the various shops up there. I've heard the dealership in Manhattan only has like 10' ceilings, so the lifts cannot go all the way up which would not be fun for me.

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They might be able to work below the trucks. A couple guys on here work for LR Manhattan (one recently left). There are a couple independent shops around also. Have Horsey set up a Cocktail hour at Jasons favorite dive bar.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 08:07 PM
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Fernando is at LRM. I know some guys in some local private shops that deal with Land Rovers but I imagine you would like a dealership?

There are some cool private ones:
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/sport...iQviDypLHcy-vg

These guys are in my hood and work one all kinda of exotics:
http://evandrotechmotors.com/index.html
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Old October 8th, 2013, 08:13 PM
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Between Ronnie and Dan, there should be plenty of Land Rovers for you to work on. Dan pretty much covered some of the good independents. I've been all around Land Rover Manhattan, but I don't remember anything about 10' ceilings. Fernando, the guy with the huge/lifted grey RRC with boost wheels that was just at MAR, Ram who has a built up D2, and a few others all work at LRM and go wheeling with us as well. Probably makes for a fun work environment. Plus, they probably have better (any) benefits when compared to the independents.
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Fernando is at LRM. I know some guys in some local private shops that deal with Land Rovers but I imagine you would like a dealership?

There are some cool private ones:
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/sport...iQviDypLHcy-vg

These guys are in my hood and work one all kinda of exotics:
http://evandrotechmotors.com/index.html
Thanks for the links, I'll check them out. I'm at the dealership now, but I'm not opposed to working at an independent. I would just prefer to work on only Land Rovers, as that's the only thing I've ever worked on. I've worked at the Land Rover dealer here in Richmond for 6 years, and I've never worked at an independent.

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Between Ronnie and Dan, there should be plenty of Land Rovers for you to work on. Dan pretty much covered some of the good independents. I've been all around Land Rover Manhattan, but I don't remember anything about 10' ceilings. Fernando, the guy with the huge/lifted grey RRC with boost wheels that was just at MAR, Ram who has a built up D2, and a few others all work at LRM and go wheeling with us as well. Probably makes for a fun work environment. Plus, they probably have better (any) benefits when compared to the independents.
I heard about the ceilings from someone during some training in Mahwah, but I guess it isn't true, I've never actually been to the dealership. Its good to hear that the dealer has some enthusiasts there, because a lot of dealers don't. I might try to stop by there next week.

We're driving up Sunday and meeting friends for the Walking Dead and then dinner. Monday I should be free, and we are heading home Tuesday afternoon.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 08:44 PM
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Sounds like time for an NYC mini meetup!
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There are plenty of LR dealers in the Tri-state area all an easy commute from Manhattan... reverse commute is not bad.
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Fernando, the guy with the huge/lifted grey RRC with boost wheels that was just at MAR, Ram who has a built up D2, and a few others all work at LRM and go wheeling with us as well. Probably makes for a fun work environment.
Not to hijack the thread but I saw that RRC on the trails at MAR. Nice truck.
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Sounds like time for an NYC mini meetup!
Sounds good to me!
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Not to hijack the thread but I saw that RRC on the trails at MAR. Nice truck.
Fernando!

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Will you accept an outsider?
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Will you accept an outsider?
I did just purchase a set a Boost wheels, so I assumed it would be okay. I must confess, I haven't actually installed them yet.
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It's the thought that counts! If you are considering a move to NYC I'm sure we'd we'd be happy to help you navigate the benefits and pitfalls.
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From 8 years of experience at LRM talk to the service director Anthony Caligone he will help you make a decision if you decide on the dealership route.
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From 8 years of experience at LRM talk to the service director Anthony Caligone he will help you make a decision if you decide on the dealership route.
I'd love to talk to him. I'll try to stop by there on Monday.

Thanks for all the help everyone!
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lift height in Manhattan is low ramp height is about at chest level ... i was one of the original Manhattan guys did the whole transition from BMW to Ford building we made it work there...all the long island dealers are always looking for techs there not bad to work for either and a/c shops too

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