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1.0
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I took my very nice classic 1968 Impala to a custom Automotive Shop in Norfolk - FantomWorks to repair a complex Comfortron heating system. I agreed to an original estimate of $1,070 to "diagnose and repair as practical to make system fully functional." The costs...
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#1880437

You have to pay for work performed, even if they did not complete the work. Do you think they just work for free, for the hours they did put in on your car?

As an example, this is exactly why HVAC folks charge a housecall fee to show up @ your door, regardless of the problem. They need to cover those hours, and that's the easiest way to do it for a typical homeowner.

Folks who deal with custom car shops are used to paying for that on an hourly basis... and they pay for EVERY hour the shop works on their car, regardless of the outcome.

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#570887 Review #570887 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Norfolk, Virginia
Cons
  • Being ripped off
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Loss
$337
Preferred solution
Full refund

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Return of the show

4.8
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FantomWorks was one of the best car shows on TV, why did they have to ruin it by cancelling the show?? It was the best car show on that channel.

User's recommendation: Don't watch Motortrend TV till they bring FantomWorks back.

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#2024983 Review #2024983 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Bring the show back

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Horrible show

1.0
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It could have been a good show if it had some entertainment value and a host with a personality. The guy who hosts thinks he's Paul Sr. But he's just an *** Drop this show.!

User's recommendation: Don't go here!

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#1973506 Review #1973506 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Nice cars
Cons
  • Horrible host
Preferred solution
Drop show.

I want to splain myself

1.0
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Dey dun painted muh wheels canary yeller I didnt want it I dun know why he persistered me to have it that dad gum color so I grabbed a rattle can and painted it myself

User's recommendation: They blow.

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#1967058 Review #1967058 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$6
Mr. Short, My name is Jim Harrison from Wadsworth,Ohio (about 35 miles south of Cleveland) I would like to know if I could get an autographed picture of you and your team ,(if possible). I can’t get enough of your shows and love what you and your talented team...
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#1926891 Review #1926891 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Akron, Ohio

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5.0
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Fantomworks - Good customer experience
While visiting family near Norfolk, I had some time to kill and went to visit Fantom Works. I saw the sign on the door detailing the tour hours. I would not be able to come back later that afternoon. Dans wife Melissa came out to talk with me and after explaining my...
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#1883618 Review #1883618 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Norfolk, Virginia

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I wont send a car to him . Seems like he makes issues out of small stuff . Really hhis stress gives me stress . Im glad i dont work for him ! If he actually reacts like that on the show ..Overreactions cost the consumer money .As an insurance claims adjuster I would steer any and every customer away from this clown

User's recommendation: I wont send a car to him.

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Anonymous
#1904602

You being an insurance adjuster you are use to cheap work and sticking it to the customer. He deals in classic cars and strives them to be perfect. Unlike a damn insurance company who is only out to make money.

Anonymous
#1880290

I think all customers are shocked by the bill they receive afterwards. Only they dare not express it in front of the camera.

Anonymous
#1867168

Geez a negative review from someone who has never used the place. I’ll bet you’re a really fun guy.

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#1865246 Review #1865246 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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calm down or it will kill ya

Bad language ...WHY???

The show and work is great ,but the language is bad from the star of the show.. .He takes in the jobs and gets upset when the job goes south then he uses such bad words... Thank you ....
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Anonymous
#1854675

THey edit out the language, you may be able to tell what they say, but if that offends you.....Oh, well!

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#1860384 Review #1860384 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
West Columbia, South Carolina

Opinion

It is sad to say some repairs on old cars do not have the outcome expected within proposed budgets, Fantom Works spent the time and needed to be paid. I don't think you can ever explain this situation fully to most car owners. I would bet that with more expense and time the correct result could have been realized. Restoration and some repairs are an open ended proposition.

User's recommendation: Try and understand the situation of repairs.

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#1855916 Review #1855916 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
San Antonio, Texas
I love this show. My favorite at the time of this post. However, the prices are though the roof. He did a convertible (non SS) 1964 Impala with a 327 for a guy in the Military, that was serving oversees. He charged him $90,000 for the restoration. If it were my shop, I...
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Anonymous
#1872128

Obviously you don't have a clue.

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#1781810 Review #1781810 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Motor Trend Fantomworks Tv Show
Pros
  • Great show
  • Interesting restorations

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why do u replace thechrome radiater hoses with the rubber ones

Fantomworks Questions
5.0
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I would like to get my '72 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible into your shop for a "REDO." or "refreshed." I''ve seen some of your shows where you took a worn 60's (I believe off-white 190 SL Mercedes-Benz), and worked your magic for a "reasonable (and fair) price"...
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Anonymous
#1838474

If you would like to submit a project you may do so at the following link: www.projects.fantomworks.com

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#1751077 Review #1751077 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Pros
  • P-rofessional all the way - honest up front
  • Everyting explained
  • Totally honest
Cons
  • Distance

Yes and I would buy auto from Dan

5.0
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I love the show saw episode mentioned , I would have thrown that guy out on his *** . These are 50 , 60 year old vehicles . You find *** you cant see . I would buy a vehicle off him and he has some for sale Ill be down this springHappy
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#1747985 Review #1747985 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Tv show
Cons
  • There was nothing that i did not like

Can pretends to care,Rodney pretends to care about $$$

1.0
Details
Nothing good to say about DRS
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#1718316 Review #1718316 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Livermore, California

Dan the whiner

He whines too much about the cars he works on. Please take a lesson from the other restoration shows who gladly take a car project on with a smile
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#1663602 Review #1663602 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Cary, Illinois
Reason of review
Bad quality

Could b fan

Language is filthy Unwatchable
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Salma
#1854676

They bleep out the cussing! Grow up!

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#1643759 Review #1643759 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reason of review
Unnecessary vulgar language
Loss
$1000
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Leaving the show

1.0
Details
If you read Dan's comments you would understand that the sow is not being cancelled but Dan called it QUITS. Too many long day and stressful conditions and loss of good workers is the reason. READ first then.open mouth.
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#1633797 Review #1633797 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Cary, North Carolina
Reason of review
Bad quality