My neighbor has a 98 V6 that is due for the timing belt. He wisely won't do it himself (he just isn't very mechanical), so he is shopping around for a good mechanic and a good price. He knows he should have the water pump, etc., done too.
I have got to say that after 15 years of trying to find a Totota mechanic I would go back to in this town, I still have not found one who didn't piss me off or drop the ball somehow (You overfilled the oil? Really? What else did you f'up that I can't see?). This is one of the reasons I starting doing all my own work on everything I thought I could handle.
Master Tech in Auburn seems good (I used them a long time ago on a major service on my '93), but that is pretty far away and inconvenient. I can't believe there isn't someone closer who has their act together.
So, interested in other folks' experiences and recommendations for a worthy Toyota mechanic in the greater Sacramento area.