Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sierra Madre Independent Honda


This place is The Best.  Chris, the owner of Sierra Madre Independent Honda, is a great guy, and a sort of Honda Whisperer. If you are a Honda owner, Chris won't steer you wrong (pun intended), with his stellar service, and very reasonable prices. 

I once had an old, crumbling CRX with a problem that numerous mechanics couldn't seem to identify.  I thought it was curtains for my little car, but Chris figured it out in the first visit.  He once told me that, at 100K miles, the car had "lots of life" left in it.  He was right, and "Zippy" and I were able to safely drive back and forth to college in Fullerton for a few more years. 

I've had two more Hondas since Zippy, and would likely buy another if I were to get a new car, just so the new car could hang out with Chris, like its predecessors did.  Hondas like him.  If you don't believe me, look closely at the photo above.  I'm pretty sure that Accord brought Chris a cup of coffee, when it came in for its oil change. 

12 comments:

  1. I should start taking my Honda CRV to Chris instead of Sierra Honda.

    Marie

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  2. Marie, you definitely should. I couldn't more highly recommend him. Only downside is you have to plan ahead a bit, cuz he's always so busy. I just make an appt, and then go across the street to Bean Town.

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  3. How about that, I have owned two CRX cars ages ago! Love them and would have appreciated going to a garage like this. PS I have been watching the horse racing at Santa Anita on TV here and the weather is looking good for all of you. Have a good weekend! (Hope you managed to read that Gladiator article ok.)

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    1. Those were fun cars! It has really been lovely weather today. We went to downtown L.A., to have french-dip sandwiches, and a bit of a sightseeing tour, just for fun. Perfect day!

      I did read the article. Very interesting!!

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  4. Since I have a Honda this is good to know.

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    1. That's great, Margaret. Honda owners are great people! :)

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  5. We have a Honda, too. This is a super recommendation, and those Yahoo reviews are great.

    LOL, you're right, the weather here today was lovely.

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    1. You just don't see so many 5-star reviews like that. I've even run into Chris on the hiking trail. :)

      It was such a great day today. Happy Anniversary to you!!!

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  6. Aw, had a Honda for a while too. Always wanted one and it was a super car. Had to move to another city and sadly sold it. I would've loved a nice Honda dealer like this back then:)

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    1. Oh well - on to bigger and better things! :-)

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  7. I might have to make my next car a Honda, just so it can hang out with Chris. In the meantime, I wonder if Chris can also be a Mazda Whisperer?

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    1. Nope, he's exclusively a Honda Whisperer! :-) We asked him about my husband's Toyota, and he said he just sticks to Hondas.

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