Auto Dealer — New
LARRY H. MILLER BOULDER TOYOTA
2465 48th Court, 888-699-0552
Second Place: Fisher Auto
Third Place: Gebhardt BMW
Fourth Place: Flatirons Imports
Fifth Place: Valley Nissan
Any business owner will tell you how rare positive reviews are. And standup comedians have been telling us for 20 or 30 years how painful and frustrating it is to buy a car.
Those two facts make the reviews of this category’s top vote-getters all the more impressive. Customers of Larry H. Miller Boulder Toyota rave about the service at the dealership, including the “extremely courteous and helpful” staff — or, depending on who you ask, the “fantastic” or “great” staff. Buying from Gebhardt BMW, meanwhile, is the “Best car purchase ever!” and a trip to Fisher Auto is “amazing” and “excellent.” Standup comedians better find some new material.
Auto Dealer — Used
BLUE SPRUCE AUTO SALES
3200 28th St. #1, Boulder, 303-938-0580
Second Place: Flatirons Imports
Third Place: Green Eyed Motors
Fourth Place: Smooth Motors
Our readers have decided that Blue Spruce Auto Sales is the best place to replace your clunker with something younger. There’s no better place in town to get a used Subaru, the true delineator of Boulder street cred, and all used cars come with a warranty for repair that lasts 12,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first.
2504 Spruce St., 303-449-6632
Second Place: Super Rupair
Third Place: Boulder Bump Shop
Fourth Place: Green Garage
Fifth Place: Pellman’s
When your car stops purring its way up the highway and the sound starts to take on a disconcerting clunk — or maybe you’re into, you know, preventive care and just want an oil change — you can turn your wheels toward Hoshi Motors, which has been fixing up cars in Boulder for almost 30 years. A born and bred Boulder favorite, Hoshi Motors specializes in the maintenance and repair of Hondas, Acuras, Toyotas and, of course, Subarus.
Super Rupair, which took second place this year, is an independent Subaru repair company that has been fixing up Boulder Subies since 1979.
3215 28th St., 303-440-6811
Second Place: Barnsley Tire Co.
Third Place: Big O Tires
Fourth Place: The Tire Source
Fifth Place: Peerless Tyre Co.
From the looks of our voting, there is more to tires than just being black, round things hooked to the bottom of your car. This year’s winner, Discount Tire, apparently has a sizable following of fans who think that the company’s service is just as important as the products it sells. Words like “rotation” and “balance” were blended with “friendly” and “knowledgeable” so often it seemed to form a new sort of language that could have been applied as easily to dancers as tires. But we figured with a name like Discount Tire, there probably hasn’t been a good dance performance there in years. Second-place finisher Barnsley Tire Co. also had its share of kind words. So next time you need some new rubber, do what our readers do, dance your way on down to Discount Tire.