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I'm a recent transplant to Palm Springs and by what I see in the supermarket parking lots, this is Caddy Heaven. Hundreds of well kept machines from the 90s and 00s are everywhere, all driven carefully by old folks who I suspect did every recommended maintenance, kept it garaged in the dry desert air, and barely cracked 5k miles a year.

Anyway, I need some rear suspension work on my '97 Deville (and I'm sure I'll need something at some point for my '93 Sedan Deville) and would like to use a local mechanic OTHER than a dealership. Ideally it would be someone who is familiar with these creatures and isn't a slave to the estimated hours in the shop manual. Any recommendations?

This weekend I spotted a shop called "Dare Cadillac" on Ramon in Cathedral City. Nobody answers the phone so maybe they are DOA. Too bad. They looked like just the ticket.

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Nick
 

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As of three months ago May 2019, Dare Cadillac is up and running. I interviewed the owner/mechanic about working on my Lincoln Town Cars. He works on them too.

I have not hired him for anything yet but the interview went well. He accessed some online manuals for my 1986 to discuss things. Quoted rate was $125 per hour. A little high on the scale of the average mechanic but the shop had a few gorgeous cars up on the rack. Looks like the go to place to pamper iron.

Since I now own a gorgeous 1986 Series 75, I am sure Dare will be into it sooner or later.
 

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My original post was written when we first moved to the desert in March 2009. Shortly thereafter I did confirm that Dare was open and over the next decade took all of my Caddys (a 93 SDV, a 97 Deville d'Elegance, and a 2010 DTS) to Jeff's shop on numerous occasions. He's good, honest, and thorough, though my biggest worry has always been that he'll get sick one day of working in an un-air conditioned garage and close the joint up for the last time.

We're lucky to have him out here.

Nick in Palm Springs
 
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