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Driver's Source or Sphere?

Discussion in 'Texas' started by ross, May 18, 2016.

  1. ross

    ross Three Time F1 World Champ
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    hi. i have met Mark and his partner up at Sphere, and i like them.
    i have yet to meet anybody at driver's source, but i have heard good things about them.

    given the locations i am slightly inclined to favor DS for the parking of some of my cars.

    would anybody care to comment or relay their experiences with either of these places?
     
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  3. TexasF355F1

    TexasF355F1 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    #2 TexasF355F1, May 18, 2016
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    While I can't speak on storage, my uncle had 3M put on his Jetta at DS and said he was extremely satisfied.
     
  4. MurcieMurcie

    MurcieMurcie F1 Rookie

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    Cant comment on storage either but I do business with Sphere, Mark replaced a clutch in Gallardo and two weeks ago I was down there getting a detail from Jason. Both top notch operations so I'm sure either one you choose will be fine.
     
  5. bbs911

    bbs911 Formula Junior

    May 31, 2007
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    I've been in the Vault at DS. There are some incredible cars stored there, many of which belong to the guy that owns the place so I'm sure they are well cared for. I remember there were power outlets everywhere and they have storage on two floors. Cars aren't separated by anything so it's basically open storage space.
     
  6. txitalia

    txitalia Formula Junior

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    Good people at both places. DS has the storage, though.
     
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  8. Shark01

    Shark01 F1 Rookie

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    Get all my service at Sphere....tried DS since they are close to me, but their communication was horrible.....
     
  9. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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    I've responded to Ross previously, but wanted to say, I don't have any experience with Driver Source.

    I am biased towards Alara Garage/Sphere, since I've been to Ara's place (Alara Garage) and he's been to mine. We occasionally have customers go back and forth between cities.
     
  10. ross

    ross Three Time F1 World Champ
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    randy, i hear you. and tend to agree. but, sphere is really out of my way. will see.
     
  11. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Much the same at Alara Garage, the owner of Sphere's space.
     
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  13. metaldriver

    metaldriver Formula Junior

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    I have used both shops and am satisfied with the outcome from each.
     
  14. metaldriver

    metaldriver Formula Junior

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    Sphere does too.
     
  15. metaldriver

    metaldriver Formula Junior

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    The opposite can also happen. There are a couple of occasions where Mark (Sphere) has not called me back. On the other hand, Steve (Driver Source) always returns my texts.
     
  16. M. Brandon Motorcars

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    Sep 4, 2007
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    I'm obviously a little biased here, given that my dealership is in the same location as Alara Garage and Sphere, but let me at least explain the businesses.

    At Alara Garage, there are multiple businesses:

    1. Alara Garage: automobile storage
    2. Sphere Motorsports: exotic car service
    3. M. Brandon Motorcars: my dealership
    4. Cavallo Auto Salon: high-end auto detailing
    5. Modish Wraps: high-end vinyl wraps for cars

    Ross, we'd love to see you store your cars at Alara Garage.
     
  17. GuardCo

    GuardCo Karting

    Jun 10, 2014
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    Sphere gets my business all day.
     
  18. Shark01

    Shark01 F1 Rookie

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    Guess I don't know Steve, I was "trying" to get set up for a service with Lindsay.....dentist visits were less painful.
     
  19. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Did you get my message, about the 348 Luggage set??
     
  20. M. Brandon Motorcars

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    I did not. I have a 550 luggage set for sale, though.
     
  21. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Hmm, I ran across a 348 set, at a Resale Shop.

    I did not buy it most likely still there..PM sent
     
  22. txitalia

    txitalia Formula Junior

    May 5, 2013
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    If neither of you pick it up, I'd like to go see it. Please forward info to me. Thanks.
     
  23. JWeilan

    JWeilan Karting

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  24. MobileJay

    MobileJay Formula 3

    Sep 9, 2006
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    They have a big space but its not climate controlled if I recall correctly.
     

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