I’m David Freibert, Jr. My father bought at least 3 Cadillacs from Quantrell and was a big fan. In the last 5 years, however, I have grown increasingly concerned that a long-time, proud local institution has lost its commitment to customer service and, now, integrity. Mom now drives the last Caddy Dad bought. A 2006 DTS/Deville. It’s been a pretty good car. Handsome, comfortable, full of memories and lots of bells and whistles for that age. But also with some of the inherent problems of that engine. Took it to Quantrell 2 days ago to look into a couple of noises and quirks. Gently driven and only about 100,000 miles after 12 years. The service department came back with a dire report that Mom needed $6,600 in immediate work to keep the car safe and running. Well more than the resale value of the vehicle. My brother, sister and I had an intense day’s conversation on how we could dispose of this dangerous wreck and get Mom into something safer/more reliable — when I called a boyhood friend who’s in the auto repair business. Not Caddys, but he knows everyone in town. Gave us a name of an honest guy — ironically, 1,000 yards from Quantrell — to get a second opinion. Second opinion was that in the sort term — she needed to spend....nothing. The chronic, slow oil leak issue we’d dealt with for years is just a part of the Norstar’s heritage. And the bearings in the wheels and several other things that ran it to 6k+ — just weren’t so. Sad and pissed here. Quantrell has been a part of my family’s life for several decades. I’ll never let Mom take the car Dad bought there - back there again.