Review: Academy Automotive
Ron Ferguson

San Jacinto, CA

#22 Aug 29, 2010
ACES HIGH AUTOMOTIVE (110 N. Washburn Circ. Ste. E Corona CA 92882) Is still ripping off people, Diferent name, same LIARS, Very bad people for CORONA CITY.
I'm taking them to the court also.
They reopened under a diferent business name, New Image,
EASY MONEY........

ACES HIGH AUTOMOTIVE + ACADEMY AUTOMOTIVE, INC.= LIARS.
FYI

Los Angeles, CA

#23 Aug 31, 2010
jenny johnston wrote:
I agree.
Didn't know he changed the name of the shop but now that I know I will spread the word. Good to know.
He did not change the name from Academy Automotive(he shut it down) he opened another business in Riverside called Destroyer Automotive on Magnolia...
FYI

Los Angeles, CA

#24 Aug 31, 2010
Aces High has NOTHING to do with Robb Lane of Academy Automotive. All your complaints should be directed to his "new" shop called Destroyer Automotive located in Riverisde off of Magnolia.

Ace's High is just another "victim" of Robb Lane..
FYI

Los Angeles, CA

#25 Aug 31, 2010
Joe smith wrote:
How can you satisfy a customer when you do crappy half par work, do shoddy repair work on something you paid to replace and look for loop holes in the "contract" to just get by as cheap as possible. That is what the company is....Cheap! You do not stand by your work and do sub-par work. More people than not are dissatisfied with the work done, no matter if it is under the cademy automotive or aces high . You ar ea rip off Corporation and will go out of business. you can't change the name of the owner.
No-one here at Aces High is trying to "rip" anyone off. If you are an old Academy Automotive customer please direct your complaints to his new shop DESTROYER AUTOMOTIVE...
Some Facts

Los Angeles, CA

#26 Aug 31, 2010
Get the facts....
Robb Lane is NOT the owner of Aces High and NEVER has been.
He DOES NOT work at Aces High but DOES have a new shop in Riverisde called DESTROYER AUTOMOTIVE off of Magnolia.
Dino you are an ORIGINAL Academy Automotive customer not an Ace's High customer..
We here at Aces High Automotive are trying to build a RESPECTABLE, HONEST business and would appreciate you coming by and seeing the difference before you "slam" us because of Robb Lane of Academy Automotive..
Aces High is also a VICTIM of Robb Lane of Academy Automotive.. So again, please direct all your anger, frustration and more to his new shop DESTROYER AUTOMOTIVE in Riverside off of Magnolia.
Thank you..
Aces High
denecia

Downey, CA

#27 Sep 3, 2010
Just a FYI,

just to let you know that Rob and his wife, Lisa also opened a shop called Destroyer Automotive in Riverside on Magnolia.
Robert Lane

Corona, CA

#28 Sep 9, 2010
when you were quoted a price you were informed that we check all the parts around the engine ( belts, hoses,water pump, etc) and inform you if you need any parts around the engine. we never change the prices on any repair unless YOU authorized the repair. there is no bait and switch. you just need to listen. if the price changed YOU AUTHORIZED THE REPAIR. as far as bringing in your car four times for engine lights? i highly doubt it....unless you kept coming back to have the same code checked and cleared so you could get it through smog without getting your catalitic converter changed that has nothing to do with your motor it is in the exaust system and you probably burned it up driving your vehicle with the bad engine before we replaced it. sounds to me like your motor is still running great too.....as far as my boat and motorhome go why dont you try installing 1400 engines a year along with 500 plus transmissions and working from 8 am to midnight most of the time and we will see what you have?
Robert Lane

Corona, CA

#29 Sep 9, 2010
anonymous wrote:
This guy installed an engine that was supposed to only have 50,000 miles on it. Within 90 days I have had it back into them four times for check engine lights. Everytime he finds something un-related to his warranty on the engine. The original quote of $1650 turned into $2150+ on the engine install. When he pitched his company he said parts like plugs and seals would be included in the $1650 price but when I got the bill they were added in separately. I have now spent another $495.00 beyond that and today he tells me I need a catalytic converter for another $800+ dollars!!! He will "bait and switch" you just like he did me. This place is a rip off and you have to take the car back on check engine light stuff to them because of their warranty. Within 8/weeks the car was leaking at the rear main seal. He lies; telling me I can only use "factory part only" at a cost of $643.18. I have checked there is an after market part that is legal to use according to new legislation as of December '08. But Robb is still ripping off people for factory only. He tried to do the same thing with a friend's truck. He quoted $1280.+ to fix a P171 & P174 code (running lean in bank 1 and 2). The price to actually fix it was $420.00 throught a dealer no less!!! Do NOT go here unless you want to contribute to his wealth. He didn't get that bus sized motorhome and 45' speed boat by not ripping people off!!!! BUYER BEWARE HERE!!!!
when you were quoted a price you were informed that we check all the parts around the engine ( belts, hoses,water pump, etc) and inform you if you need any parts around the engine. we never change the prices on any repair unless YOU authorized the repair. there is no bait and switch. you just need to listen. if the price changed YOU AUTHORIZED THE REPAIR. as far as bringing in your car four times for engine lights? i highly doubt it....unless you kept coming back to have the same code checked and cleared so you could get it through smog without getting your catalitic converter changed that has nothing to do with your motor it is in the exaust system and you probably burned it up driving your vehicle with the bad engine before we replaced it. sounds to me like your motor is still running great too.....as far as my boat and motorhome go why dont you try installing 1400 engines a year along with 500 plus transmissions and working from 8 am to midnight most of the time and we will see what you have?
Robert Lane

Corona, CA

#30 Sep 9, 2010
denecia wrote:
Just a FYI,
just to let you know that Rob and his wife, Lisa also opened a shop called Destroyer Automotive in Riverside on Magnolia.
Destroyer Automotive is owned by Cindi Mariluch not by me or my EX WIFE Lisa and the tele # you used at Academy Automotive I still have and still take care my customers....you dont become the volume installer of the year 6 years in a row and be in businness for 19 years if you dont
Robert Lane

Corona, CA

#31 Sep 9, 2010
Some Facts wrote:
Get the facts....
Robb Lane is NOT the owner of Aces High and NEVER has been.
He DOES NOT work at Aces High but DOES have a new shop in Riverisde called DESTROYER AUTOMOTIVE off of Magnolia.
Dino you are an ORIGINAL Academy Automotive customer not an Ace's High customer..
We here at Aces High Automotive are trying to build a RESPECTABLE, HONEST business and would appreciate you coming by and seeing the difference before you "slam" us because of Robb Lane of Academy Automotive..
Aces High is also a VICTIM of Robb Lane of Academy Automotive.. So again, please direct all your anger, frustration and more to his new shop DESTROYER AUTOMOTIVE in Riverside off of Magnolia.
Thank you..
Aces High
I was never the owner and never said I was the owner of Aces High....and I was more than happy to help Dino as with any customer I have ever had....after 19 years of owning Academy Automtive I have never had customers picket my shop. The frustration and anger from Aces High customers is because when I left Aces High you were incapable of fixing their cars. As for the customers that were angry and frustrated with Aces High the owner of Destroyer Automotive has willingly let me take care of them
clyde

Riverside, CA

#32 Sep 15, 2010
This explains everything. I am sure that academy auto, aces high and destroyer are all one and the same. No matter what it is called, it is still the same rip off company and I will make sure that Everyone knows about it. Corporations can be called anything you want but if Rob owns or runs it it is still the same. Let everyone know it is still a rip off. check the parts if you take your vehicle here. and don't expect the warranty to stand.
Raquel

Upland, CA

#33 Sep 17, 2010
LAL wrote:
<quoted text>
All of you that have listed a "complaint". Many of you DON'T do what's required to keep it valid. We do not "rip" people off.. Everything is documented and is given to you when you pick up your vehicle.
It's always interesting to read these as you only see ONE SIDE OF THE STORY..
Many of these cars have so many issues that replacing the engine or transmission is just the start.
As long as you have a valid issue, no-one has EVER been turned away or denied repair.
An estimate is JUST THAT! Most of the time you can't tell till you take it apart what other issues there might be. THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS CALLED with those findings and it's the CUSTOMER who makes the DECISION on what THEY want to do.
Some of you, no matter what we do are NEVER SATISFIED....
If you are not trying to rip anyone off and you say you honor your warranty why are you hiding. you have STOLEN AND TAKEN from several good people who trusted you and recommended you to others. I recommended you to a single mom who also happens to be very ill and you have screwed her out of all she had. this was her only means of transportation and because you she is out of a job, car and god knows what else. I don't think you grasp the severity of your actions. Please be a stand up guy and do the right thing by her.
Raquel

Upland, CA

#34 Sep 17, 2010
Robert Lane wrote:
<quoted text> I was never the owner and never said I was the owner of Aces High....and I was more than happy to help Dino as with any customer I have ever had....after 19 years of owning Academy Automtive I have never had customers picket my shop. The frustration and anger from Aces High customers is because when I left Aces High you were incapable of fixing their cars. As for the customers that were angry and frustrated with Aces High the owner of Destroyer Automotive has willingly let me take care of them
If you are not trying to rip anyone off and you say you honor your warranty why are you hiding. you have STOLEN AND TAKEN from several good people who trusted you and recommended you to others. I recommended you to a single mom who also happens to be very ill and you have screwed her out of all she had. this was her only means of transportation and because you she is out of a job, car and god knows what else. I don't think you grasp the severity of your actions. Please be a stand up guy and do the right thing by her.
Some Facts

Los Angeles, CA

#35 Sep 20, 2010
denecia wrote:
Just a FYI,
just to let you know that Rob and his wife, Lisa also opened a shop called Destroyer Automotive in Riverside on Magnolia.
Denecia-get your facts straight... I did NOT open Destroyer Automotive with Robb... I want NOTHING to do with that con artist...
Some Facts

Los Angeles, CA

#36 Sep 20, 2010
Raquel wrote:
<quoted text>If you are not trying to rip anyone off and you say you honor your warranty why are you hiding. you have STOLEN AND TAKEN from several good people who trusted you and recommended you to others. I recommended you to a single mom who also happens to be very ill and you have screwed her out of all she had. this was her only means of transportation and because you she is out of a job, car and god knows what else. I don't think you grasp the severity of your actions. Please be a stand up guy and do the right thing by her.
Robb Lane you are a thief and a liar... You came and stole in the middle of the night... You have no honor, integrity or morals.. Aces High was left the way if was BECAUSE OF YOU!!!! You blame everyone but yourself... No MAN does what you do and sleeps at night...... Unless you have NO SOUL which you obviously DON'T!
Some Facts

Los Angeles, CA

#38 Sep 20, 2010
Robert Lane wrote:
<quoted text> I was never the owner and never said I was the owner of Aces High....and I was more than happy to help Dino as with any customer I have ever had....after 19 years of owning Academy Automtive I have never had customers picket my shop. The frustration and anger from Aces High customers is because when I left Aces High you were incapable of fixing their cars. As for the customers that were angry and frustrated with Aces High the owner of Destroyer Automotive has willingly let me take care of them
More than happy to help Dino? That's why he was SOOOOOO frustrated and felt he needed to do what he did because YOU couldn't get it right?? Incapable of fixing cars? Really, you have the same mechanics now at DESTROYER (which by the way is a GREAT name for you)that Aces did... The owner of DESTROYER has willing let you take care of them.. HA that's a good one..
Some Facts

Los Angeles, CA

#39 Sep 20, 2010
Robert Lane wrote:
<quoted text> Destroyer Automotive is owned by Cindi Mariluch not by me or my EX WIFE Lisa and the tele # you used at Academy Automotive I still have and still take care my customers....you dont become the volume installer of the year 6 years in a row and be in businness for 19 years if you dont
Volume "rip off" artist is better wording... How many people, business's do you OWE MONEY TO, inlcuding me-(oh,that's right YOUR debt is MY problem now).

Mr. Volume installer of the year 6 years in a row (you couldn't even buy from that company anymore that gave you those "awards" and how come that is Superman??? Oh yeah, because you OWE THEM MONEY TOO!!!??

You steal, lie and cheat your way through life. You treat people like garbage, you throw them out when you don't have anymore use for them.. That includes EVERYONE you come in contact with....

Robert Lane

Corona, CA

#41 Sep 20, 2010
Raquel wrote:
<quoted text>If you are not trying to rip anyone off and you say you honor your warranty why are you hiding. you have STOLEN AND TAKEN from several good people who trusted you and recommended you to others. I recommended you to a single mom who also happens to be very ill and you have screwed her out of all she had. this was her only means of transportation and because you she is out of a job, car and god knows what else. I don't think you grasp the severity of your actions. Please be a stand up guy and do the right thing by her.
no one has gotten screwed by destroyer automotive if she has a problem have her bring it in or call us it will get taken care of
marcos

United States

#42 Oct 5, 2010
joe wrote:
Would the 2 other posters who have dealt with this shop please get in touch with me. I have. Also had nothing but problems with this shop and have 2 other customers that are getting ready to take this guy to court. Get in touch
<quoted text>
did u take ths guy to court need the same lawyer I spent 5000 with this ahole
me too

Riverside, CA

#43 Oct 11, 2010
marcos wrote:
<quoted text>did u take ths guy to court need the same lawyer I spent 5000 with this ahole
I would like to join in the law suit against Mr. Lane, how do I contact you.

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