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Old July 21st, 2009, 11:59 AM
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Question Good Mechanic NYC / Manhattan area

I'm in the process of buying my first D90 SW 1995!

Was wondering if anyone can suggest a good ( and cost reasonable )mechanic local to Manhattan?

I will be doing a lot of work myself but need someone as backup!

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Old July 21st, 2009, 12:48 PM
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Out in St James is Expedition imports. Scotts great, Bit of a ride for you but he will pick you up at the train station and you could drive it home! Cant say enough about his work and his character.
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Old July 21st, 2009, 02:10 PM
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Classic 4x4 The Rover Shoppe in Fairfield, CT. They've done great work for me.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 02:07 PM
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Thanks ... hopefully only a visit to the DMV and then it arrives!!
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 09:42 PM
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I know a good, honnest and reliable mechanic that works out of home on bikes/cars/trucks...not Land Rover specific, but if you need basic stuff he's an honnest guys. He's in Queens. Email me at nadimsamara AT gmail DOT com if you want to get connected with him.

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Old July 28th, 2009, 07:35 PM
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Json, Vinny is great... several NYC guys come to him for service..... http://www.roverspecialist.com/home.html

I would highly recommend him..
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Old July 28th, 2009, 08:13 PM
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Thanks!

I'll check out all the recommendations ... My D-90 arrives tomorrow all being well.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 10:29 PM
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Json, Vinny is great... several NYC guys come to him for service..... http://www.roverspecialist.com/home.html

I would highly recommend him..
Randy - is Vinny near your area? Just curious as to how far of a drive it would be to get there when and if I need some proper service.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 08:27 AM
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Yeah, about a mile from my house....
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Old July 29th, 2009, 08:52 AM
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This guy was recommended by a member of this forum.

Ricardo at Foreign Car Center 718-274-5761 in Queens.

http://landroverqueens.com/lrq/

I havent had the pleasure of needing him yet, however need to take truck in this week, Check Engine Light is on and my A/C fan decided to go on fire this weekend.

Good Luck with the Truck!
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Old July 29th, 2009, 09:15 AM
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Just FYI - Vinny left Import Specialist (aka Roverspecialist.com) months ago. Don't know if he opened his own shop. If he did, let me know his shop's current location. Import Specialist located in Dumont, NJ is managed by Mark. Lee and Rick are the rovertechs.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 11:26 AM
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I thought Vinny owns the Import Specialist? He was great when working on my RR LWB years ago. I'd liked to know where his new shop is at, if he did open a new one.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 11:34 AM
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John, I don't believe so. You can contact him at 201-783-5920. Let me know where his new shop is at. Thanks!
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Old July 29th, 2009, 01:26 PM
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Yeah, if he opened a new one, post it up here please!
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Ricardo at Foreign Car Center 718-274-5761 in Queens.

http://landroverqueens.com/lrq/

I havent had the pleasure of needing him yet, however need to take truck in this week, Check Engine Light is on and my A/C fan decided to go on fire this weekend.

Good Luck with the Truck!
Ricardo at Foreign Car Center is a good guy. He is from Ecuador and goes there a lot. He grew up with Defenders so I feel he knows his shit better than most general mechanics.

Yeah and the AC fan catching fire last Saturday sucked! lucky it wasn't those oil cooler lines! and lucky for you I had a screwdriver and Jorge's fireman gloves with me!
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Vinny has moved back to paramus. He is located on Paramus Road just north of Century Rd. Right next to Biagios Restaurant. Check his site. His # is on it.

I think there is still a shop in Dumont but do not go there. Call Vinny.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 04:27 PM
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Hey thanks for all the great comments you can call me any time 201-783-5920 or visit me in paramus
293 paramus road paramus new jersey 07652. call first i only do by appts.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 09:42 AM
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Just FYI - Vinny left Import Specialist (aka Roverspecialist.com) months ago. Don't know if he opened his own shop. If he did, let me know his shop's current location. Import Specialist located in Dumont, NJ is managed by Mark. Lee and Rick are the rovertechs.
FYI VINCENT TORRONE is IMPORT SPECIALIST and the shop is trying to run on vinnies name.the mechanics dont have any land rover training either.
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