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Spectra Premium Spectra Premium Radiator

COMPLETE RADIATOR - B2251
Overall rating:
4.428 / 5
4.4
 / 
5
(145 reviews) 145
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Rating breakdown 145 reviews
5 Stars
98
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Star
9
122 out of 13292%of reviewers recommend this.
Customer reviews for Spectra Premium Radiator
Review 1 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Happy Happy Joy Joy!

PostedJanuary 31, 2015
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Location: Jackson, NJ, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Price: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Happy Happy Joy Joy! It was just as it was advertised, so it gets four stars, what else is there to say! They would get five stars if they went above and beyond what was advertised and expected.
Imagine if your grocery store was like this and you had to rate every product you purchased! How annoying would that be?
Pros Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Spectra Premium Radiator
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Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

The product was a great fit for the dodge Durango

PostedJanuary 28, 2015
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Location: Charleston, SC, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:45-54
Gender:Female
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do all vehicle repairs myself
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Everything was excellent and fit with no problem.. I recommend that anyone in need of parts go to the best place which is Pep Boys. I have order many parts from this location for numerous years.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Spectra Premium Radiator
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Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect fit. Outperform the original!

PostedJanuary 17, 2015
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Location: Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:45-54
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do all vehicle repairs myself
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Purchased this after trying a cheap one from other manufacturer. The cheap one didn't fit. Needed modifications to the car and the radiator to make it fit. But that void the warranty.
The Specra Premium Radiator fit like a glove. No modifications needed at all. All hoses connect at the same location as the original! The mounting holes also match the original locations
The coolant passages are larger, allowing better flow.
 Next time won't think twice. Pepboys is the place to go!
 Very accurate and informative.
 Exceeded my expectations.
 It saves you time and money. It fits from the first time.
Pros Warranty, Dependability, fits perfectly
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Seems to be good quality

PostedJanuary 17, 2015
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Location: Chicago, Il
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:Over 65
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I chose this product because I have used Spectra products in the past with excellent results. My concern is that the radiator's box did not have the name "Spectra" on it. When I questioned the store manager, he said they use a private label that is Pep Boy's but that it was a Spectra. He also said it had a lifetime warranty, but that was not shown anywhere, especially on the receirt. So far I am pleased with the quality and exact fit.
 On line discounts made the purchase price excellent.
 What is the warranty?
 See my other comments above
Pros Warranty, Price, Dependability
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Spectra Premium Radiator
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Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Radiator Defect

PostedJanuary 14, 2015
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Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Would you purchase this product again?No
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:No
Age:45-54
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Value: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Quality: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
1 / 5
1 / 5
The Spectra Premium Radiator I purchased had a significant sag in the aluminum core.
 No response to email inquiry.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Spectra Premium Radiator
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Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great product and price.

PostedJanuary 13, 2015
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Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:45-54
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:Online
Level of Expertise:I do all vehicle repairs myself
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Shipped fast and accurate.
Pros Warranty, Price, Dependability
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

GOOD OFFER

PostedJanuary 6, 2015
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Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:35-44
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good product for better price, I did the replacement of it my self, a little dificulty to replace if you don't have the correct tools.
I am very confortable since I use it. no water leaks till now.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Posted February 5, 2015
Do you know what the warranty is on this product?
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Review 8 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

First Class

PostedJanuary 6, 2015
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Location: Wetumpka, AL, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:55-64
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Easy to install, best price in town after discount.
Pros Warranty, Price, Dependability
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Spectra Premium Radiator
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Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5

poor quality

PostedDecember 28, 2014
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Location: Saint Paul, MN, USA
Would you purchase this product again?No
Did you find everything you were looking for?No
Rewards Member:No
Age:55-64
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Quality: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Durability: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
1 / 5
1 / 5
The box it came in was damaged.
It stated online that it was to come complete with all the hardware. It did not. The core was out of square. That said I could only use 3 out of the 4 mounting features. This also made mounting the fan using only 3 out of 4 mounting features. I should have returned it. But I needed a working van. And could not wait another 4-5 days for an replacement.
 I will rethink where I buy next time.
 no quality
Pros Price
Cons no quality
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Spectra Premium Radiator
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Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Spectra Radiator

PostedDecember 28, 2014
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Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Price: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Perfect fit. The whole replacement took less than a half hour.
Pros Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect Fit - 2001 Toyota 4Runner LTD Auto 4x4

PostedDecember 27, 2014
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Location: Concord, CA, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:No
Age:25-34
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Looks exactly like the one I pulled out but that could have been a replacement too as I bought the SUV with 225,000k on it. Old one crack at the top plastic head. It has in/out line connections for automatic transmission cooler. Easy repair too, Im no mechanic, did it my self in 45 min. saved $$$. Flushed and filled with Toyota "Red" Long Life Coolant & Distilled Water, don't use anything else. Good idea to pressure test the cap and system if you can. Also a good time to test the mechanical temp valve that opens the engine to the radiator, its on the engine side of the lower radiator hose. Got it on Black Friday for about $100 after discount! 4 stars for the use of plastic caps instead of metal on the top and bottom. Had to reuse my old radiator and I don't think there is a drain valve, just had to pull the bottom hose clap to flush. I believe it has a life time warranty, keeping the receipt.
Pros Warranty, Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Ease of installation

PostedDecember 24, 2014
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Location: New Jersey, USAe
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:55-64
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do all vehicle repairs myself
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ordered online and picked it up the next day...received an email, went to the store. Done deal...installed it in an hour. Excellent service / product.
 Flawless experience
Pros Warranty, Price, Dependability
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Review 13 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Broken support post

PostedDecember 22, 2014
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Location: Alabama
Would you purchase this product again?No
Did you find everything you were looking for?No
Rewards Member:No
Age:55-64
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do all vehicle repairs myself
Price: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
1 / 5
1 / 5
The box that the radiator came in was undamaged, so I did not uncrate it until I was ready for the installation. I removed my old radiator, uncrated the new and then I discovered that the lower support post was busted off the new one. The radiator was unusable because the hole was all the way into the lower chamber. Pep Boys was great, my local store gladly took the radiator back and refunded my purchase price, but then I was stuck without a radiator. They weren't able to locate another one so I had to find a replacement radiator from another source.
 Only gave the second star because Pep Boys was so good to deal with on the return.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Spectra Premium Radiator
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Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Spectra Premium Radiator

PostedDecember 13, 2014
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Location: California, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good quality at a great price. A nightmare to install - but it was due to the vehicle, not the radiator. Would definitely recommend.
 Everything was in stock and ready for pick up
 As printed...
Pros Price, quality, fit
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Spectra Premium Radiator
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Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great fit, better than anticipated

PostedDecember 13, 2014
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Location: Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:35-44
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
After reviewing several other brands, I'm glad I went with this brand. All the bolt holes lined up and it even had a drain cock that the radiator that I was replacing didn't have. The only things I had to modify was the top brackets that hold the radiator in place. Not a big issue, the Spectra was narrower than the one I was replacing. I just had to add more padding btw the brackets and the top of the radiator.
Pros Warranty, Price, Dependability, fit
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Quality, Even better price & service!

PostedDecember 12, 2014
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Location: Illinois, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Age:Over 65
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is my second radiator purchase from Pep Boys.
Same result both times. Very satisfied!
Pros Warranty, Price, Dependability
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Fit like a glove

PostedDecember 11, 2014
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Location: Miami, FL, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Age:55-64
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:Online
Level of Expertise:I do all vehicle repairs myself
Price: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have done the procedure before so the installation was quite easy. This radiator was a perfect match for the original. I' looking forward to several more years of service from this product so time ill tell if this one is as good as the original. I wished that the housing was brass instead of plastic like the old days but I suppose the cost would have been prohibitive.
 ordered it the night before and it was ready for pickup the following morning.
 was significantly cheaper on line but I would have had to wait a few days to receive it.
Pros Warranty, about 30% cheaper on line
Cons Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Spectra Premium Radiator
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Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Well made product

PostedDecember 2, 2014
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Location: California, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Price: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Radiator was top notch for being a 2 row radiator!!
Pros Warranty, Dependability
Cons Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Purchased oil and anti-freeze

PostedDecember 1, 2014
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Location: Augusta, GA, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:45-54
Gender:Female
Shopping Preference:Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sale person was friendly. My oil was the wrong required for my vehicle.
 wrong oil sold for my vehicle.
Pros Warranty, Price, Dependability
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Review 20 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5

WOW

PostedNovember 28, 2014
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Would you purchase this product again?No
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Age:Over 65
Gender:Female
Price: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
3 / 5
3 / 5
The thing really held water
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