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So I've had to relocate to Cleveland for school; where double-pain windows are rare, and the average pothole is bigger than a kiddy pool (I look forward to buying new Peg's someday when I leave).<p>So does any one have any insight on an R-Car-Competent / Good Volvo Dealer Service Dept.? Any one know of a dealer that should be avoided?<br>I'm aware of:<br>1) Motorcars Volvo in Bedford, OH - 30 minutes away - drove over there one night and it didn't look too hot, but looks can be deceiving I suppose.<br>2) Montrose-Westside Volvo - also about 30 minutes away<br>3) Leikin Volvo - in Mentor, OH, about 40 minutes away<br>Did I miss anyone?<br>I'm willing to drive up to an hour if it's necessary or worth it. Akron and Youngstown would both be ok with me.<p>Thanks<p>
 

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Re: Cleveland Volvo Dealer Service Dept. Recomendation for R-Car-Competent Service? (ninthsrw)

Welcome to Cleveland. I work just outside of Cleveland (University Circle) so feel your pain-get used to orange barrels, too.<p>What School? CWRU?<p>Anyhow, Swedish Solution. There is one in Cleveland heights and one in Orange on Miles Road. I go to the one in Orange on Miles. Tell 'em I sent you.
 

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Re: Cleveland Volvo Dealer Service Dept. Recomendation ... (bethmedillustrator)

I just moved to Cleveland a month ago as well. Was looking at either Westside Auto Group on Brookpark (just east of the airport) or maybe Motorcars Volvo in Bedford. Figure I'll get to Westside to pick up some small parks and check the place out.
 

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Re: Cleveland Volvo Dealer Service Dept. Recomendation ... (jrgoffin)

Welcome to Cleveland!<p>My coworker does business with Motorcars Volvo in Bedford. I never went there but they are good too, I hear.<br>When in Cleveland, people will ask you if you are from the West side or the East side. Sounds like you are a west sider (west of Cleveland) whereby I'm an East sider. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>(Chardon, the snow belt, etc.) There's a friendly rivalry about which side is better. <br>Any other questions, feel free to contact me.
 

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Re: Cleveland Volvo Dealer Service Dept. Recomendation ... (bethmedillustrator)

I never had any problems with Volvo Westside in Brookpark when I was living in Medina. Then again, it was in warranty. 10% AAA Discount is nice.
 

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Re: Cleveland Volvo Dealer Service Dept. Recomendation ... (BeerEngineer)

I have gone to both Westside Volvo on brookpark and the one in Bedford on multiple occasions. The one in Bedford definitely has more techs who are familiar with the R.
 

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Re: Cleveland Volvo Dealer Service Dept. Recomendation for R-Car-Competent Service? (ninthsrw)

Hey all, thanks for the great insight. <br>I'm in CLE Heights, and at CWRU ... there is another R in the neighborhood (Sapphire with Atacama) whom I'm pretty sure is affiliated with Weatherhead... but none of you look to be him. I was kind of surprised how rare R's are here, I would have expected more since this is definitely the target climate I think.<br>Swedish Solutions is right down the street from me. I plan on dealing with them sometime in the not to distant future, and will post back on the experience. They seemed nice on the phone.<p>In the mean time, since I'm looking to avoid a service disaster, more than I'm trying to find a truly pleasant experience, does anyone have any horror stories about specific experiences or specific advisers that indicate some place or some one to be avoided at all costs?<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by ninthsrw at 8:45 AM 7-4-2009</i>
 

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I would also like to welcome the new Clevelanders! I have taken my R and my wife's S80 to Motorcars Volvo in Bedford and have had good experience with them. <p>I have since found a very good local indie located right here in Mayfield. The name of the shop is Exceleration. Carl is very well known for being honest, does good work (only fixes what is broken) and is not overpriced. One of my VP's took his Volvo there for years and this is how I found out about him. Now that I am working with Exceleration Inc. I can say I'll always take my car there. Very highly recommended.<p>Cheers!<p>Jerry<p>
 

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Re: Cleveland Volvo Dealer Service Dept. Recomendation for R-Car-Competent Service? (ninthsrw)

Welcome to Cleveland!<p>My former R darkened the doorways of both Leikin and Motorcars more times than I care to recount- always for warranty service. I think both are very good. Most of my R problems (due to it being an early model) were the first time they had ever experienced them and as I recall they diagnosed them correctly the first time. <p>Now I take my '99 GLT to Swedish Solution on Miles Road- they do excellent work.
 

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Re: Cleveland Volvo Dealer Service Dept. Recomendation for R-Car-Competent Service? (ninthsrw)

Hint for safety-<p>Don't ride the Cedar Rd rapid. <p>Stay out of anywhere referred to as "East Cleveland" (Just watch the local news a few times)<p>CWRU Excellent school: took all my Med classes there. <p>Barking Spider bar- music, cheap beer<p>Little Italy-excellent places for food.<p>I'm at the Clinic-be happy to show you around.
 

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Re: Cleveland Volvo Dealer Service Dept. Recomendation ... (bethmedillustrator)

I highly recommend garage bar. Don't get shot and it'll be fun.
 

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Re: Cleveland Volvo Dealer Service Dept. Recomendation ... (BeerEngineer)

oh yeah...of course a few Blackout Stouts from Great Lakes Brewery aren't bad either. Hey waitaminute...wasn't he asking for service dept's in Cleveland? How'd we get on THIS topic! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Cleveland Volvo Dealer Service Dept. Recomendation ... (bethmedillustrator)

Getting a bit off topic...<p>Anyone have a recommendation for a window tinting shop in the area? Would like a place that doesn't do a hack job and won't trash the upholstery! In any case, I'm always willing to pay a bit more for a quality job.<br>
 
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