Is there a Boston area Prius-only or specializing in Prius Indie Mechanic/Shop?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by C Wagner, Nov 6, 2021.

  1. C Wagner

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    Hi: I searched the forums for an answer to this specific question, but couldn’t find it.

    I’m not interested in a Toyota dealer, or a ‘good independent shop’.

    I’m hoping to take my ailing 04 prius to a mechanic or shop that only repairs prius cars or does a huge amount of work in them.

    I’ve taken my car to the local dealer and to a good independent shop over the car’s issues: a leaking exhaust manifold and a very small EVAP leak, quite possibly coming from the top of the gas tank. Both places recommend chucking the car. I’d like to find a prius specialist who might have an alternate diagnosis for the very small EVAP leak (yes, I tried the gas cap) - and perhaps a cowboy fix for the exhaust manifold, such as a high temperature version of JB Weld. Both places quoted about the same for the two repairs: $1400-1800 for the manifold and $3,000 for ‘a new gas tank’. The manifold replacement is made complicated by my catalytic converter defender shield that will take an hour’s labor to drill out...
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bisco

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    not that i recall, but hopefully someone will jump in. have you asked google?
     
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    you could try these guys. i loved their radio show, but can't vouch for their prius experience.

    the only thing i ever remembered about their prius experience was when they said, 'if everyone drove one, we'd go out of business'.
     
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