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Volvo Sales: We strive to have the best pre-owned vehicles available for our future customers by performing a 56 point safety inspection on all of our vehicles. Our goal is to provide reliable, safe, and affordable vehicles. All Volvo's purchased through our sales department will receive a 10% discount card for future parts or service. Volvo Service & Awards: Dave Davis has won many awards and has become certified in many areas in his 25 Years with Volvo®. He has won such awards as: * Automotive Service Excellence Award from ASE as A Master Technician and Also As Advanced Level Specialist * Finalist in the Volvo® International Service Technical Association Competition 3 Times in His 25 Years with Volvo® * Master Technician of the Year 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, And 2000 * Dave Has Also Been Recognized By The Department Of Environmental Quality As An "Advanced Technician" * Dave Davis Is Known throughout the USA for His Volvo® Repair Skills and Is Proud To Be Serving Swede One's Volvo® Customers This is why our customers are so loyal to Swede One. They want and need a Technician who will look out for their safety and serve them honestly. Dave is dedicated to doing just that.
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Fax: (503) 257-9335

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Located across the Street from Madison High School's Track and Football Field
Roseway, Central Northeast Portland, Madison South
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Ron F.



Excellent and friendly staff. They diagnosed the problem and fixed it right the first time.

Duane A.



Driving through Portland on my way to prepare for my daughter's wedding in Idaho my S40 started sputtering. The folks at Swede One made room in their schedule, diagnosed and repaired my car and had me on the road again by noon. Thank you to all the great folks who gave me over-the-top customer service. By the way the wedding went wonderfully.

carl k


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Buyer Beware

We just bought a car from these people. 100 miles into a road trip (less than a week after purchase) and two very expensive ""idiot lights"" come on on the dashboard. ABS and Throttle need fixing.

Sure, they went in ""halfsies"" on the repair, but I would much rather they had done the work first and added it to the price of the car so we would have known that we couldn't afford it.

If you buy a car from them. Don't assume that just because they have a shop, and they tell you they did all the work to bring it up to snuff that you shouldn't have your own mechanic check it over first, like you would on Craigslist or whatever.

I will never do business with them again.



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Good Man

Good Man to work with, good prices, and if he tells you that your car is fixed, it's fixed! No lies, no scams. Just a guy that knows cars, fixing cars!



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Honest, Quality Service

This place is great. They are always honest and direct about the work they do. Very reasonable rates too. I have a '93 and it's been to specialty Volvo repair shops its whole life. This one is definitely the best.



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Swede One

Thank you all who miss me. I left this shop because I could no longer support the direction Dave and Swede One were going in. I never wanted to work for a ""used car dealer."" Dave made choices he thought were in the best interest of the buisness and he didn't support me in my decisions in being whatever fake title it was that he gave me. I COULDN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE! I had no other choice but to take care of myself and left. It saved me a lot of heart ache in the end! I miss all our customers every day and sometimes get to run in to them at Kohl's! It was truley one of the best experiences meeting all our customers! You are what made the shop the best Volvo repair shop in Portland and you were what made it a ""family business.""



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Excellent customer service!

I have taken my V70 to several Volvo specialist in the Portland and Beaverton area and no one has treated me as well as the guys at Swede One. They took the time to go on a road test with me and they were able to solve a problem with my car that no one else was able to resolve. They even washed and vacuumed my car! Swede One is awesome. I will be taking my Volvo back for every service.



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Thanks Swede One

My friend bought his first car from Swede One autowerks and told me about his experience. I needed a car as well so I checked them out. Dave the owner sold me my first Volvo! The car ran great and for the first year I only had to change the oil! I have had some bad experiences with used cars but Swede One seems to be the exception to the used car world. I have been bringing my car to Dave for almost 2 years now and they continue to go out of there way to keep my 850 on the road. If you are anything like me you dont have a million dollars to spend on your car take it to Swede One. I can't count how many times they give me discounts on parts and service just for being a loyal customer. For any one who needs quality work for a good price check out Swede One autowerks. PS. Thanks to all the techs and service writers who have made me and my car very happy!



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Downhill Service

They're more interested in selling used cars now a days. I was a LONG time customer that they have written off. Went in there a few weeks ago, the new people behind the counter took my information and NEVER called back. I've spent thousands with them. I'll be scraping off my Swede One decal. The owner is never there anymore, I think it may have changed ownership. I know they've changed their way of doing business!!



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Used to be phenomenal, but seem to be losing their edge.

I've been a Swede One customer for almost 5 years. Since the move into the new ""used car"" shop, the business seems to have lost the customer service and visible competence that used to make this place shine. I'm a little leary of the expertise and experience of some of the techs. The owner is a wonderful and competent professional, but no longer oversees each job in the shop, which makes me a little uncomfortable. I have not had any bad experiences so far, but definitely miss Jennifer, the friendly and family-like front desk attendant. I'm thinking of taking my business to the V-Shop.



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A great volvo shop

I have had my Volvo at 2 shops before and the dealer several times for a running problem,The guys at Swede One were very attentive to my situation, road testing with me and listening to what I had to say, they were very interested in my concerns.I have had the car back now for over a month and is running great it's even getting better gas milage now . At last some one I can turn to.



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turned into a used car dealership that works on Volvos

Seems like since the Swede One has moved into a used car dealership, things have changed. I have an uneasy feeling going in to the new place. It used to be a family friendly shop that took great care of our Volvo V70. Now it seems more like a ""used car lot."" A little on the shaddy side if you ask me. The guy who works behind the desk now doesn't even act like he knows me and I've been a customer for over a year where as before, the woman who used to work there greated me by name and asked how my family was doing. I hope they go back to how it used to be before they moved.