the reviews are accurate - genuine nice people!
After becoming convinced that another mechanic was trying to pull one over one me, I decided to try Apollon based on reviews here. They spent about 10 minutes chatting with me and did a quick diagnostic test on my car. They quickly determined the other mechanic was telling me blatant lies, and gave me a feel for what I should do next, and a rough estimate of repair costs - exactly what I needed, and no charge. Haven't gotten the work done yet (long story), but plan to go back. Thanks guys!
-- Update - I went to have the work done (new starter) and am very satisfied. Highly recommended.