So I did a search, and much to my surprise, 2012 seemed to show a complete dearth of “best mechanic” questions on Riot Act! (This is likely the cue for a litany of people to start posting links that the search function didn’t reveal…)
Anyway, my car is passed it’s used car warranty.
So have it – where will I find the best mechanic?
To define “best” – I’m going to say 1) communicates any issues well, 2) doesn’t take advantage of peoples ignorance of mechanics, 3) doesn’t charge 50 bucks for parts and 100 bucks for labor to replace a fan belt (this actually happened to me interstate), 4) does a reliable service that won’t have me taking it back within a month.
[Ed: If you arrived via a search engine, you'll find our most recent Canberra mechanic thread here.]