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I called up for advice having just bought my first Subaru, a clean white 04 liberty sedan 3.0SpecB six speed manual, (pre facelift, non-centre diff control) and had questions about the viscous coupling and gearbox, and the amazingly helpful bloke on the phone couldn't have explained it better or more simply, aftermarket LSD's, their own uprated viscous couplers, how to test the viscous coupler (by jacking one wheel and trying to move it, smooth resistance is what you want). What more could you ask for? I'm looking for more advice having just bought a 2.5 '04 wagon 5spd with low range, as a replacement for the sedan whose nose was broken, whacked by a young girl texting and driving her Mazda. I'll eventually give All Drive Subaroo some money for their services, gladly. Five stars 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
I got my 2016 WRX serviced here and I couldn’t be happier. Their customer service and professionalism is second to none.They even steam cleaned my engine bay. I will never go back to a dealership again A+. Thanks Guys love your work
Fantastic to Deal with. They know the product. Amazing
Big shout out Niazi, Gabz and the boys for taking care of me! The most professional , trustworthy Subaru specialist and great bunch of blokes ever! From major and minor services using the best of the best parts and equipment with the cleanest and nicest workshop I’ve ever been to, to specialist builds and projects. They’ve even gone out of their way to accomodate me at the busiest times, plus the most amazing hospitality. Very rare for a workshop these days. Very rare! Thanks boys! Would recommend all drive subaroo to everyone and anyone! 20/10! �
Alex Lefty Mazor
Picked up my Liberty Rs last week ..Just wanted to Give Niazi,Gabriel,Isaac and the whole team a massive wrap for first of all listening to my Encyclopedia of things to be Done,Attention to Detail,Awesome presentation beyond belief,The car use to be Doggy as a 2.2 Litre ,With a refreshed 2.5 Litre ...Gets off the mark hard,Goes Great in the mid-Range And holds top end,feels responsive ,Torque is Strong but mostly can be driven Daily due to the smoothness And is so much more Driver friendly,Doesn t jerk like a rocking horse anymore...Thx Niazi for your Business Ethics,And Delivering on your customers needs,Thx Gabriel for your endless hours to get the car so perfect Mechanically,Thx Isaac For complementing to the team with an achievable package to suit ,and last but not least Chea from powertune for an absolutely awesome Tune ...Dave 🙂
David van Look
I had planned a track day with my GC8 WRX STI on Sunday, so took it for a quick drive around the block on Saturday to make sure it was running ok. 5mins into driving it wouldn’t rev cleanly over 3000rpm. I’ve had issues with this before and thought my Sunday Track Day was over unless I could find someone to fix it on a Saturday?? All Drive Subaru was open so limped the car out there where Isaac had a look over it for me. After diagnosing what could be wrong he systematically looked at about 3-4 issues which was causing the car to do this which he explained to me as he went through them. This took 2.5hrs which was 2.5hrs after he was meant to finish his shift and leave but stayed because he wanted to find the solution to get my car running so I could get to the Track Day on Sunday. Needless to say after 2.5hrs of not rushing but fixing the problem and any associated problems which could have arisen on my Trackday the car ran perfectly. I went to leave & fix them up for the 2.5hrs Isaac had spent on my car and Niazi and Isaac said “Don’t worry it’s on us”!!! I would have been ready to pay anything for their effort and getting me to my Trackday the next day where apart from being disappointed I would have lost $300 not being there. I didn’t want to leave without paying for there service but they insisted.(I had never been there before). I’m actually blown away by a business that provides this type of customer service that is so genuine, honest and passionate. These guys are next level in knowledge, quality and honesty as a business and Subaru’s. I’m definitely a convert and will be using these guys for all my existing and future needs as I develop my STI.
awesome service, accurate and helpful advice. Pricing was very competitive too.
Thanks so much for all your help with my gearbox and clutch over the phone from all the way up here in Far North Queensland. My gearbox arrived so fast! And the advice with my clutch from Naizi helped heaps. Proud to get your name out up here! Cheers Guys!
Motor gearbox and diffs all working well. 1500klms done. Could not be happier. Well worth the dollars spent. 10 deserts here I come
Just want to thank Niazi, Issac, Gab and the team at ADS for the work carried out on the STI. Exceptional worksmanship and communication during the process. Looking forward to future endeavours together.
Excellent service and competitive pricing Customer service n assistance is far beyond my expectations As a pensioner its full value for money Management n staff are friendly helpful n at times funny its like family thank you so much George Pieri _customer new
My experience with All Drive Subaroo was excellent. I ordered a reconditioned gearbox for my daughter's 2008 Forester and collected it last Friday. From Niazi (the owner) to Rob, Chris, Adam, Ruben and the young guy in the workshop who cleaned up the parts that I needed to keep (who's name I didn't get), there was their obvious experience and knowledge of all things Subaru, plus their professionalism, helpfulness and, importantly, respect for this old guy trying to get my daughter's car back on the road. I'll be recommending them to anyone I can.
Just bought my first Subaru late last year and absolutely stoked I decided to visit ADS. If you want something done right on your Subaru, this is the place you want to take it! Such a great team there who really love their Subarus and show that same love to their customers cars. They always spare the time to ensure you get exactly what you want....or better than you thought possible!
Great service! I ordered a part and it arrived the next day. Staff were very polite and friendly. Thanks guys.
Congrats to Isaac, Gab and the team and all drive. Your boys done well today and Wakefield.
Had engine exchanged and fitted by these guys very happy with it a big thank you to Isaac Fam for your knowledge and your help to make this happen nothing was a challenge for him went above and beyond to help once again thank you to all the team
Yesterday I collected my car at 2pm with all my expectations exceeded. Both Niazi, Isaac and the staff are extremely professional with constant communication along the way both by emails and phone calls. I can highly recommend All Drive Subaroo. Since this was the 1st time I used their services i was cautious at the start, but as time went on you could see that they put the interest of the customer 1st, thanks again for the work you did on my car!!!!! Graham
Amazing knowledge when it comes to Subarus and Mark has helped me with all my issues!
Running late this morning with kids and the guys quickly changed a battery on my remote and sent me on my way and didn't ask for a cent. Now that is what I call service and why I send my car there
Great communication, very honest and willing to help. Will be back soon to get more upgrades and do my services.
A team of consummate professionals and problem solvers!! Isaac, Niazi and the team solved issues I was told by a Subaru dealer didn't exist. Would go back again in a heartbeat! Cheers Guys!!
2006 wrx, car just stopped while driving. It was Hard to start. not drivable and a big inconvenience on a friday night. I wanted my car back on the road ASAP and didnt think i had a chance on a saturday. Anyways, Subaru wasn't open. I called up All Drive Subaroo the next day; Saturday morning, i got my car towed there and they were able to diagnose and fix the problem That Day! I was so impressed and the team are friendly, happy to have a chat and really knowledgeable, they had a great vibe and highly recommend All Drive Subaroo
Best workshop I have visited so far Customer service is outstanding, the boys did an amazing job with the installation of my gearbox and everything is done properly no corners cut. All Drive Subaroo over MRT ANYDAY!!!
Recently had my 2006 wrx here to receive the sti 6mt, DCCD, r180/hub/brembo swap and they could not of done a better job! The quality of work is absolutely amazing with any faults. They told me it would be a two week turn-around due to the public holiday and waiting for a part to arrive the week after I got the call that it was all done and ready to go. Isaac and the team were very helpfull and and answered my dozens of questions quickly and precisely, they helped me out where ever they could and if I could give any more than 5 stars I would �
one of the most Professional repair centers in Sydney , these guys are a remarkable bunch of workers they can be trusted to do the right thing by you , The prices charged are reasonable and the level of work is 10 out of 10 , they stress out to ensure you you get the best , because if you aint happy they aint happy
Had a gearbox issue. I was told by a local company in hervey bay it will cost me $4000 to rebuild it because it was stuffed . So i started ringing around for a better price. I spoke to rob from all drive subaroo. He asked me what trouble i had, once i explained it to him he gave me a solution that solved my issue. It turns out all that needed to be done was adjust a belt. So no rebuild required. I can say i was very happy with the result and it only took me 15 mins to do. These guys at all drive subaroo if anything like Rob are lifesavers and great people its great to know there are still people out there willing to help someone out and do it for nothing. They could have said the same as the mob in hervey bay but they were honest. Once again guys thank u very much. Your help was invaluable. Keep up the great work guys there should be more trades people like yourselves. Kudos to u. Thunbs up 😉
Sausage sizzle and a lovely free car wash ready for hvc. Very kind people ��
All Drive Subaroo recently completed a massive job on my '98 GC8 WRX. I was comtemplating doing this work on my car for a very long time and did countless hours of research into what was involved and how much it would cost. All Drive Subaroo's ad popped up in my facebook & as it was a workshop I hadn't heard about before, I sent off a quote request explaining what specific power I was after and the crazy type of response & reliability I wanted. I received a call from Isaac from ADS & he spent a good hour on the phone to me going over everything and giving me prices off the top of his head. I was very impressed with the amout of knowledge he had and realised how much more affordable the build would be with them. After that call I was 100% confident in them doing the build. It included a fully built closed deck block with reconditioned heads, full 6 speed conversion including diffs and modified tailshaft, all supporting mods including top feed fuel conversion, surge tank set up and just way too much to list. The car has come back absolutely fantastic - everything was installed properly and neatly & they even went to the effort of cleaning up and painting just about every little thing that was original on the car. They kept me updated throughout the entire process and always rang me first if there was anything they needed to change or add to the build with detailed reasons why. Long story short, the customer service from the entire team was fantastic, the pricing was awesome, the quality of the work was excellent and the turn around time was unbelievably fast for the amount of work done, making the whole experience truly enjoyable. The car is an absolute response monster with 340kw atw and 1293nm of torque. Overall so happy and would not hesitate to recommend All Drive Subaroo to everyone who wants work done on their Subaru from basic to massive hp builds.
All Drive Subaroo recently replaced the motor in my '09 XT Forester with some additional mods. Niazi did the initial quotation and Isaac took it from there. Service was amazing and I was always kept well informed. They did a great job with a quick turnaround and it was all hassle free. I did my back the day I was to pick up the car and they even helped with a heat pack for that! It's been a few months now and the Forester is running better than ever. I've had a few questions here and there in the past few months and Isaac has always been more than willing to assist, even gave up some of his time in Melbourne to meet up and run through a few queries. I highly recommend All Drive Subaroo!
Great customer service, very funny and they know their stuff!! definitely will recommend them to any subie lover �� awesome work
I rang these guys to talk about a problem im having with my '04 Forester pinging and was told to bring it out and well take a look . Isaac couldnt have been more helpfull and honest and upfront with his diagnosis and gave me a few options to try with the fuel system prior to me bringing it back for further analysis . Their knowledge of Subaru's is excellent and you can tell the staff are all into their Subys and passionate about them. Totally 5 star service and 100% Trustworthy !!
Had a 5 speed hybrid 1 box built by narzi for my gc8 over 8-9 years ago. Pushed 330kw and never missed a beat. Now that i have upgraded to an entire 6 speed conversion, i wanted to thank you boys for the years of reliability
Have looked after my MY15 sti from the get go and have never let me down, currently running a built motor from them. The car runs like a dream and never misses a beat i highly recommend the boys at ADS from minor servicing to big builds they can do the lot with a wealth of knowledge and a can do attitude. Its nice to be treated like family 11/10 boys�
Wouldn't take my car anywhere else they not only looked after me but looked after my car , car was completely cleaned from the inside out after work was carried out couldn't be anymore happier just wanna say a huge thanks again, cheers
Got a full engine and gearbox build in my 09 Wrx completed by Alldrive, the workmanship, attention to detail and the overall finish product was A++, communication with the team was also really well presented, they explain and guide you trough the whole process, you can ask questions and they are happy to answer, would highly recommend Alldrive for any job big or small, will always return, thankyou for everything Guys, cars a Rocket. Cheers
After blowing the engine on our Outback a short phone call with Isaac and Adam and I was booked in for a new long block. Picked it up today to it being freshly detailed and running like a dream. Awesome work with awesome customer service with realistic prices!
Ive dealt with Mark, Nazai and Isaac and no ones made me feel stupid for asking questions. They're genuine and so quick to help. Top blokes. Plus the quality of the work on the back of that is absolute tops. Definitely would recommend.
Crisanto Junior Hipolito
If you want quality service this is the place to go !!! Extremely happy with there work !!!the boys went above and beyond!! I was informed about everything and kept in the loop. This is now the only workshop that will touch my car Thanks again Chris Very happy customer Great price Great quality Great knowledge WELL DONE !
'All Drive Subaroo' is a company of very professional people with a second to none product. I had a need to replace the engine in my 2009 Subaru Forester XT after it was destroyed in a freak accident. The replacement engine performs perfectly and I'm very, very satisfied with the engine that was supplied as the replacement. Quality and workmanship is a key to any successful business and in the case of 'All Drive Subaroo' there is no question of this being the case. As a retired Qantas Engineer with 42 years of service I have got to know what is good and bad with a company and believe me your company is ten out of ten. Well done.
Cheers too the boys at Alldrive effortless to deal with and very knowledgeable. Pleasure to do business with and will continue to in the future.
This place and people are amazing ! The hard work they've done is indescribable, there's no words to describe how I feel or to describe the out of this world job they have done on my 2002 bug eye wrx, they have spent about 2 months and a half in restoring it back to life. It is now pretty much as close to an undercover STi hitting about 217kws, it is unbelievable. The work, time and effort they have put in is immaculate and pure perfection, it is running smoothly and beastly, it sounds and drives like a dream. I recommend these guys to absolutely anyone and everyone ! Their work is 5 star and their products are also 5 star, the nicest and helpful bunch of people you can ever find and they also share the same passion you do for your car. I'll definitely be going back there from now on !!! Ps. Special thanks to Niazi and Isaac !! I appreciate all your help !!
Richard 'Loco' Seoane
Just had my gc8 in for a box and clutch replacement. Very happy with the service I received. Was kept up to date every step of the way, big thank you to everyone you guys are awesome!
Very up front honest team. With after great service and advice
Very smart and experienced crew, highly recommend. Clear communication and friendly staff.
Highly recommend, for business and quality work. One stop shop. Very Happy with their high quality work.
Highly recommend, for business and quality work. One stop shop. Very Happy. �
Great people great work the commitment is impressive and service perfect well done on all yr hard work to keep yr customs happy
Jizelle Helou Chidiac
Some may think I'm biased, but i cant think of a better shop in the whole world. Just saying.
Always good service from the guys and would highly recommend them to anyone.
All drive Subaroo has always been up front and honest, and from the first time I went there, they made a point about being sincere about what they could do and what it would cost. Gabriele has always taken the time to hear out minor issues and problems, quote realistic prices and knows these machines like the back of his hand. The expertise and knowledge base makes them a better source of information than internet websites, and seeing they manufacture gearboxes and engines, you know they can deliver the complete package for your needs. Keep up the good work guys!
Adam and all the guys helped me out with a pinion and crown wheel for my 2015WRX along with some great advice. Would recommend them for their friendly helpful service
great customer care exceptional service. subaru for life
Cannot thank the team at ADS enough! Car went in for a simple turbo upgrade but they opened my eyes to the true problem which i had been putting off, the engine bay was a mess of hoses splitting/cracking and running in all the wrong places, combined with many other dodgy jobs from its previous life. They helped me figure out the best solution suited to my budget and always were there to answer or dicuss any different options. The car is now completely transformed and a whole new beast. Shout out to Gabriel for all his quality work ��
Great service! Knowledgeable team! Quality work!
Big shout out to all the guys from ADS...today my 2015 WRX went under the knife for a clutch/flywheel replacement, trans mount & Gearbox/Diff oil change!! I want to specifically extend my thanks to Isaac & Reuben for all their hard work and putting up with my annoyance & constantly breathing down their necks during the whole proces!! All I could say is wow it feels like day & night after putting the new ACT gear in...clean workshop, friendly & caring staff & above all experienced!! Niazi is a great boss who coordinated the whole process to make it as seamless as possible, I would defenitly rate/recommend them for anyone looking at getting work done!!
Niaza and the boys gave such a good service, always letting me know what was going, my 6 speed was stripped at another shop that over quoted me and didn't have much experience, Niaza took the job on, had to reassemble a gearbox that was in pieces, did fabulous job and the car drives unreal, top job, highly recommend, thanks so much !!!!!!!
Thanks to all the team @ ADS for your patience and dealings with me and my gf8 WRX. The new box runs perfect.Nice and smooth shifts again.Happy days.
I recently took my wife's car to Alldrive Subaru for servicing as it had been giving us problems. Rubén was really polite, helpful and knowledgeable. He identified and showed me some potential problems which he explained in a none technical language. It's been 3 months since our car has been serviced and it has not given us any problems. Thank you Rubén and Alldrive Subaru.
A big shout out to all the boys here. Service is next to none, quick and efficent. These guys know there stuff in and out. A special thanks to Mark who goes above and beyond wouldnt take my car anywhere else!
I get all 3 of my cars service here, wouldn't take it anywhere else. These guys know what their doing unlike the CRAPO dealer that's charge for anything and everything. Keep up the good work guys.
The best customer service I've ever received. Since I'm a chick I have been tricked into paying for stuff that I didn't need at other garages. The mechanics here are ALL very honest and I definitely go out of my way to get my car looked after by these guys. I 100% recommend these guys to everyone and anyone.
Mark Hains is a really helpful and nice guy who would go out of his way just to help with my 04 wrx and i got to admit the professional quality with all drive subaroo is top stuff, they know what they are doing. Well done guys for solving out my problem. 5 stars
After blowing my gearbox i contacted all drive subaroo in regards to doing a 6 speed swap in my forester. The car was picked up the next morning by a tow truck niazi organised and the work was completed fast and professional they also completed a full service of the car including 100 point check. I have not had service like this anywhere else and am glad i chose all drive subaroo if you have any work to be done dont look past Ads.
Big thanks to the Guys at All Drive, sorting out my STi's DCCD issues. Big relief to have it back and running perfectly with a simple oil change. For all your Subaru needs highly recommend these guys.
My first business with ADS, to date I have received great advice and very prompt service for all my needs. Very professional team. 🙂
If you own a Subaru these are the guys. One stop shop for all Subaru needs. I've been involved with the company for 15 years and never met a more dedicated, knowledgeable group of auto techs. Just wish they'd work on SAABs.
Really impressed with their excellent service and professionalism. I had a turbo replacement and major service on my 2010 Forester and very happy with the result.
So far so good. Nazi organised a tow truck to pick up my car and were very helpful on the phone. Know their stuff very well and will hopefully have my car back late this week. Best service so far, can only get better from here. Cant wait to get my car back. Thanks guys!
I have my 1996 WRX in getting a gearbox rebuild, even before I have it back I was so impressed with their customer service and friendly attitudes, that's why I went with these great people reflecting a quality business. Thanks all drive
Fast and reliable, premium service and best quality work. Satisfied.
THIS PLACE IS MY NEW SUBIE DOCTOR 🙂 GUYS DID AN AMAZING JOB ON MY 96 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5 TIMING BELT WAS OFF BY A FEW TEETH. 02 SENSOR WAS GONE INJECTORS WERE CLOGGED ON CYL 3 THROTTLE NEEDED ADJUSTING IACV NEEDED ADJUSTING ALL WAS DONE AND DIAGNOSED IN A DAY AS QUICK AS THEY COULD . DRIVE IT BACK TO CAMDEN AND ITS IDLING SOO SMOOTH I THOUGHT IT WASNT RUNNING AT ALL CANT WAIT TO GO BACK SPECIAL THANKS TO MARK AND NAZI !!
To Nahzie , Rob and Norrie & Gab , from the bottom of my heart i just wanna say THANK YOU , for all youve done for me , You have ALL gone Above and Beyond and More , You have an Awesome Team and the Staff are ALWAYS Polite , Im Honored to have Known ALL of you for 10yrs and Youve always looked after me and my car , and even some of the Friends ive recommended youve also looked after them , I THANK YOU again and thank you , For Anyone else that has a Subaru these Guys are who you take it too , Prices are Very Affordable and Staff that Know ALL About Subaru's they have gone from Friends to Now FAMILY and again im Honored i know them ...
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I had my forester serviced by the All Drive Subaroo team, I was extremely impressed by their professionalism, customer service, attention to detail and housekeeping of their workshop. Their communication throughout the process was fantastic, with multiple phone conversations about works to be done, written itemized quotes and photos of parts to be replaced. I had to visit them again today (a few months after the service) for what I thought was a follow up issue, turns out it was an easy fix and the guys were more than happy to spend part of their Saturday morning helping me out, assuaging my concerns over my pride and joy. Would 100% recommend them and will definitely be visiting them again.
06:59 30 Jun 18
From the get go when making my booking the staff were highly professional and helpful. They were willing to spend time discussing the issue with my car over the phone, as well as talking me through the service process. I did not feel pressured into making a booking and the call wasn’t rushed as they are typically. After arriving at ADS, I didn’t have to wait long before I was in the car diagnosing the issue with the Director, who was friendly, completely down to earth and had a genuine interest in my car. I was highly impressed with how quickly and accurately the issue was identified (almost immediately upon demonstration). The car had been taken to a Subaru dealer who wasn’t able to resolve this very same issue. Although I didn’t see the director when picking up my car, I was told by the ADS team, that the director was ‘really happy with the way the car drove and it felt like a completely different car’. From that statement I knew that the director takes pride in his work and that my car had been in good hands. It was a pleasure meeting the Staff and I have no hesitation in highly recommending this business to my family, friends and the broader Subaru community. I have no affiliation with All Drive Subaroo, I made a booking based on Google reviews and wanted to share my experience.
13:51 04 Jun 18
Extremely professional team and really honest. I went to visit them this week to change the timing belt of my Subaru outback 2001. But by checking the car thoroughly they noticed that many things were going bad with the car (especially a oil leak). They called me and told me that to fix the car it would cost more than what I actually paid for the car so they advised me not to spent money on it as it will require more and more money to be injected within the next few months which is not worth it. I really appreciate that kind of honesty as a normal (and greedy) mechanics would have told me to fix it. Take home message: GO for THEM... they know what they are doing! 🙂
23:52 22 Aug 18
Great experience from start to finish dealing with these guys, everything was done quickly and they were always helpful over the phone for any inquires. Highly recommended!
12:06 13 Aug 18
These guys are easily the best Subaru specialists I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Their level of customer service and knowledge is unmatched by any other specialist I've previously used and they charge exactly what they're worth. Keep up the excellent work guys!
06:44 26 Jan 18
The most honest and reliable workshop I have ever dealt with. Always willing to take the time to ensure you get what you need. If you're onto a good thing you stick with it and ADS is in my opinion the best so my Subaru will never be taken anywhere else.
Crack Brained Runner
11:13 01 Nov 18
Best customer service! Great people to deal with. Engine issues were resolved in short amount of time. I won’t let anyone else take care of my car. Highly recommended.
11:31 30 Oct 18
The team from ads are nothing but the most professional workshop I’ve dealt with to date . Finally mechanics that care about your motor vehicles . Can’t recommend them enough . It makes me want to service my car on a more regular basis. No headaches with them !!! Keep up the great work team . Looking forward to my next service.
05:04 31 Oct 18
Great service, Rob went above and beyond giving accurate honest advice on the issue with my Forrester. Great pricing on their spare parts also. They even repaired my sister in laws car tyre for free on the spot after I got a puncture borrowing it to come pickup the parts from them. I will defiantly be using All Drive Subaroo for all future services and NOT my local Subaru dealer.
01:20 31 Aug 18
ADS are an amazing crew who know there stuff and customer support is amazing and really happy with the work and service they provide and had a customer for life. I would highly recommend this company to anyone
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12:06 01 Nov 18