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Just Wondering

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#1
Feb 12, 2013
 
Anyone taken their vehicle to this place and had trouble with repairs or them honoring their warranties?

Since: Jun 12

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#2
Feb 12, 2013
 
Going by past experience.......I would not use them!!
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Feb 13, 2013
 
Let me just say this ..... A place called Cobra Transmissions . That just sounds like a place that would scam and cheat people

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Since: May 10

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#4
Feb 13, 2013
 
the place is a joke...

they charge way too much..they claim to replace parts and charge for it when in fact they do not..they blame their shotty repairs on other systems in the vehicle..

i know of two cases where they claimed to have flushed a transmission and they did not...all they did was drain the pan...they never got the fluid from the converter in either case...

they like to use big words and industry jargon to talk down and confuse people that come in with complaints about the bad repairs they do...

they are not worth the hassle...
average Joe

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#5
Feb 13, 2013
 
I have always used Marshalls transmission in Collinsville..Not one problem, ever! Scott is very nice and is priced as good as anyone, Ill never have anyone else do transmission work for me.

Since: Apr 12

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#6
Feb 13, 2013
 
Me and my family have used Barney's (across the street from the fire station) for many repairs over the years. Never had to take the car back. Everything was right the first time. However, I must say, I don't recall getting any transmission work there.
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#7
Feb 13, 2013
 
for transmission work. I would strongly suggest using Shrums garage. Best price you can find and great service. recently had my transmission replaced and after parts (including the tranny) and labor it was right at $1k
Jason

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Feb 15, 2013
 

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I went there to see what the owner recommended for my car making 1000 rwhp. Owner told me about the experience he had with doing such a thing and suggested I pay a large amount of money to modify the transmission to do several different modifications to it.

I went to a place in Arnold, MO instead. 200 dollars later I was on the road, and transmission is doing great. On and off the dragstrip.
Just Wondering

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Feb 15, 2013
 
Thank you all for your comments. My son had work done there and we are having problems with them not honoring the warranty.
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Feb 15, 2013
 

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I took my car to cobra and they were supposed to put in a new tourque converter and o-ring in my transmission ended up driving it off the lot after 725$ total cuz they broke my shifter cable and charged me for that too so I had to take it to marshalls in collinsville he fixed it right cobra did not put an o-ring on and refused to open the transmission back up to doublecheck and tried sayin it was a bunch of other things wrong that came out to another 600$ but marshalls did fix the car for an additional 600 but it was fixed right my check engine lights been off since and we took them to small claims court just this week and won back all the money we paid them and the court cost after I had the work done I have heard nothing but bad things and them tryin to rip ppl off we still had to pay marshalls but they deserve their money they r who I would recommend to anyone w transmission problems they r reputable and honest and if u and ur son have to go get it fixed else where ask them to right notes for u as far as wut was supposed to b fixed by cobra and wut the other place is fixing if its wuts under warrenty then go to small claims court it took about 5-6 months but we got our money back NEVER GO TO COBRA TRANSMISSION THEY R DEFINATLY SNAKES

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Since: May 10

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#11
Feb 15, 2013
 
i like the analogy amanda...

one thing i know that the shop cannot do successfully is diagnose computer related issues with transmissions..they will claim they can and they will replace solenoids...but the problem will never be corrected...

they will charge presidential rates too for doing nothing aside from giving customers a false sense of hope...
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#12
Feb 15, 2013
 
They messed up my brothers 1500 tremec t56 trans CROOKSSSSSSS
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#13
Feb 15, 2013
 
The best place in Granite to get general work done is OBrians tire place.They do not take people. If they find nothing wrong they will not charge you anything. I have had great service from them.
Just Wondering

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Feb 16, 2013
 
Thank you Amanda for letting me know what you had to do to get your money back. Looks like that is what we will do a well.
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#15
Feb 17, 2013
 
Toms auto repair used to be there, he is still in business just had a new shop built up the road. One great mechanic right there. I little bit pricey but he will fix your vehicle right the first time, bottom line. For transmission work there is a shop on 203 just past the old hawg cafe on the left hand side. Nothing but excellent work from them as well. Just the look and sound of cobra scares me. They need to paint over that gangster spray painted cobra and try again!

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Feb 17, 2013
 
someone should open a transmission shop across the street and name it "gi joe"
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Feb 17, 2013
 
I had this place dick me around too. Took in a car to have them check out and they called me the very next day and told me it was ready. When I got there I had a bill for nearly $400 for work that I didn't approve cuz I hadn't been notified

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#18
Feb 17, 2013
 
Who in the hell does repairs without approval?
Just like snakes, they don't ask before they bite.
The business is appropriately named. Snakes they are!
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Feb 18, 2013
 

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Just Wondering wrote:
Thank you Amanda for letting me know what you had to do to get your money back. Looks like that is what we will do a well.
. I suggest taking it to marshalls in collinsville and have scott write notes out on wut they fixed compared to what cobra has under warrenty and u will have to pay marshalls to fix it but just tell them ur dealin w cobra and explain the situation and if marshalls fixes what's under warrenty then u got those snakes what does it take to get that ripoff of a so called transmission shop that just takes everyone who's willing to let them take their money for a shoty job that's incomplete and I've heard many horror stories about them since I took my car there but good luck and I wish u the best its not easy but its worth it and hopefully enough bad publicity and they will shut the doors because they have no business or maybe if enough ppl complain and go to the bbb about them they will b forced to shut down so everyone who sees this and has had a problem b4 w them report them to the bbb and go on facebook wutever it takes to get these snakes out of gc for good

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