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Just saw this section.
I'm in Calgary. Just found another Calgary member and one from Edmonton so at least 3 from Alberta.
 

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Calgary, just picked up my S/C'd 05 cts-v.... thinking of taking it to the track friday :)
 

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Hey fellow Canucks, I am a new member from Calgary.

I am looking for an alternative to the massive dealer labour costs. A trustworthy mechanic, be it in a smaller shop or even a GM trained individual who has plenty of experience working on Northstar equipped cars that works out of his garage?

Do any of you know of a good place to take my Caddies for repairs here in Alberta?

I really appreciate any help here as I am willing to pay to have my cars repaired as long as I can find a qualified individual or shop.

Thanks.

95 STS
99 STS - (w/blown headgasket!)
 

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I have wondered the same, havent needed anything yet... Was thinking of Jack Carter's (only Caddy dealer in town) but I'm sure their per/hr rate is high. I was also contemplating Davenport Mortorsports for some performance goodie installs (they do lots of vettes) but havent reasearched it any further.
 

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hey all... looks like we have a few from calgary. I just moved to calgary from vancouver. and just bought my first caddy.. it's a 98 catera. so far I love it.. I'll prolly be asking the calgarians a lot of questions, like mechanics and where to buy parts.
 

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Jack Carter isn't only Cadillac dealer in Calgary. CMP Classic in NE is a Caddy dealer as is GSL. I've had a bit of an issue with Carter when I brought my car in from USA. I had to show them what was wrong with the part in question. I'll be bringing it back when it snows for work so I will see how that works out. As far as good private shops couldn't tell. I do my own work. Just rebuilt two 2.4 litre DOHC motors Cavalier/Sunfire for two of my kids.
 

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I'm more inclined to finding a good honest mechanic with his own shop,I think they try harder to establish a reputation,the mechanic I now have is an
ex g.m. trained mechanic.
 

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Another Calgarian here. The Cadillac is not mine, it is my brothers (I am a mercedes man) but I do the majority of the minor work on it. I too am looking for a reputable mechanic to service what I can not. My brother and I are both students so needless to say we already spend the majority of what little cash we have on our cars and I dont want my brother to take it to jack carter and get ripped off.... again. Somebody must know a good mechanic with his own shop in or around town?
p.s. the car is a black on grey 93 FWD 4.9 Deville that I picked out with him a couple of years back
 

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Andy1 here from Calgary.
Albertan...I was going to try Jack Carter as CMP is next to useless for work on my 06 DTS. After 7 visits [in 6 months] and 8 problems (one caused by them) I have 4 problems fixed. Anyone know how to fix HID headlights that stay on in bright light?
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Attn MURPHYG...no rainsense wipers on My 06 DTS lux 2.
Some days in bright light HID headlights stay on, sometimes daytime running lights come on. Dealer cant figure out.
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Andy
Any possibility that there might be dust on the light sensor?
I'm going to try GSL. I interviewed the service manager and he is an ex racer as well as a former GM district rep. At least he should know what is going on.
I will see.
 

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no need for apology...there are so many confusing options on these cars. My 06 lux2 has the 3 way automatic (2 front and rear seat) heat/AC controls as standard. On the 07 thay are optional, go figure. Maybe the rainsense were standard, but I think GM wants to save every penny, so now we have to pay extra.

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Good idea about sensor, but it was changed last October. Made no difference. Let us know how GSL is. I'm ready to give up on CMP. A buddy of mine is happy with Jack Carter.
Andy1
 

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Hi there! I'm from Montreal too! I have a 2005 cts 3.6 and I service it in my wn garage or in Laval's dealership!
 

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Another Caddi-Canadian here.......livin in Red Deer, Alberta cruisin an 04 CTS-V. How many Albertan's do we got in this forum? :cool:
 

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