Europa CarTech, owner named Jim (lar@vnet.IBM.COM)
Poughkeepsie, NY 914-473-2371
Specialises in foreign in general, esp british and exotics, Authorized
by Bosch (whatever that means) and a Gislaved tyre dealer Very knowledgable
and likes to rallye his various cars at Lime Rock. he has a lotus europa,
a X1/9 spyder, a Volvo wagon and a Dodge GLH. Very honest in my opinion.
I used him exclusively for 8 years.
Denis Graham (email@example.com) Lagrange, NY 914-227-7284 Factory
trained VW/Audi/Porsche Master Mechanic.
Works out of his house on weekends, at the dealership on weekdays. Also
good with other types of cars. He does what I can't or what I break :-).
Bruno's Quattro Center (GPOWELL@rimail.interlan.com) 751 Onderdonk
Ave. Ridgewood, Queens, NY 11385 718-366-1420
Bruno being Bruno Kreibich of SCCA Pro-Rally Championship fame. Must call
for an appointment.
Rennsport (firstname.lastname@example.org) 353 Adams Street Bedford Hills, NY 914-241-3338
Did a front wheel bearing for me on my 90 last winter. While not a big
job, I was pleased with the service and the fact that he let me bring my
own parts. I would go there again, plus the labor rate was very fair.
AutoFirme, Inc. (email@example.com)
Route 343 Amenia, NY 12501
Greg is a longtime Audi mechanic and has that "black magic" touch
with quattros. He owns at least an UrQ, a 5ktq, and shares a 5ktq Pro Rally
car with a friend. He works alone, and always has a backlog of cars, so
he prefers that you leave the car for a few days, which is sometimes difficult.
Greg is one of the better Audi mechanics in the area, if not the best,
and has a very loyal clientele.
Foreign & Sport Car Service (firstname.lastname@example.org) Rt.
46, Westernville NY (North of Rome) (315) 827-4110 Owner: Jim Carmody
Comments: Usually has parts in stock for 5000's. Doesn't do A/C service
(no freon capability)
European Performance Engineering (email@example.com, others) Bill Pfister
10 Cochituate Street Natick, MA 01760 (508) 651-1316 EPE got my car working
in a day (after over two months of Audi dealer messing around). While predominantly
a Porsche shop -- there's always a coupla 911's lying in various stages
of disassembly, and they race a 911 -- they seem to understand Audis and
German cars in general. (I've seen the stray Ferrari, Mercedes, Jaguar,
and even an ancient Triumph make an appearance.) They have a dyno if you
*really* want to know how much power your car makes . . .
The Benz Den, Dave Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org) 358 Pleasant Street Belmont,
MA 02178 (617) 489 6548
Another of these "German Car Werks" type of places. Mostly seem
to do BMWs and Mercedes, but Dave Clark seems to have made a hobby of the
Ur Quattro (he's got a "spare" one out back that someone wrecked.
Very friendly and accomodating folks, they seem to know what they are doing,
but I'm only in the middle of my first visit there so can't conclusively
say "fer sur". The work I've seen so far looks very promising.
Consumer Collision and Repair
Jim and Tony Ferrechia (David_Wagner@dgc.ceo.dg.com & others)
They completely removed the rear bumper/spoiler assembly and repainted,
clear-coated, etc... Inspected for any damage... They did a tremendously
high quality job and I'll go there again.
Automeister (email@example.com) Paiter off Route 20 Sudbury,
One man shop, works on German watercooled cars *only*.
Brentwood Motorcars, 446 Western Av, Allston/Brighton (Boston),
MA 617-783-8000 Co-Owner/Head Mechanic: Henry Opland Co-Owner/Service Manager:
Formerly Beaconwood Motors of Watertown, MA, I have been going to these
guys for over 5 years, mostly with my 87 4000CSQ, now with my 90 Coupe
Quattro. Always exemplary service, they also specialize in BMW, Porsche,
Mercedes, VW, Volvo. They will take on other makes now as well. They will
do full or partial detailing service. They will also help with logistics/local
Mattie Imports, Inc. (firstname.lastname@example.org) 80 Wm. S. Canning Blvd.
Fall River, MA 02721 (508) 678-5555
This dealer specializes in VW, Porsche, Audi only. The dealer is small
but the service is outstanding. They are very knowledgeable and kind to
explain in detail.
Henry Mearig, Inc. (Saab & Alfa dealer) (CooberPedy@aol.com)
David Raezer 5250 Main Street Petersburg, PA 17520 (Lancaster, PA area)
717-569-6467 or 717-560-1516.
I can't say enough good things about this man, whom I met when he just
happened to be assigned to work on my car one day, while he was working
at another company & who has, subsequently, become a very good friend.
He has also recently passed the ASE certification exam for Master Technician.
He formerly worked at Huber's Foreign Car Service in New Holland, PA for
many years before accepting a position at Mearig's. European cars are his
interest & Audi is a favored marque (he hooked me up with my '85 4000SQ
which I enjoy driving very much & which saw me thru 17 snow storms
last winter without a problem). He's very good at answering your questions
and is not at all condescending. If you live in the area, keep Dave in
Bennett Auto Repair (owner is quattro list member) 64 Plant Road
Hyannis Ma 02601 508-778-0564 email: email@example.com
My wife & I own a small (three techs & myself) VW/Audi independent
shop on Cape Cod, Ma. [owns TQC and 5000 too]. We also built an 86 GTI
with a G60 drivetrain & engine management, NS upgrades to about 190
HP, paint, wheels, guages, etc for the VW people.
Egenton's Garage (UGYH60A@prodigy.com and others)
Central NJ 908-753-9289
Any one in the central New Jersey area looking for an excellent Audi/VW
mechanic can trust Egenton's Garage. They only care for Audi's and VW's.
Honest, old country folks with tons of knowledge. They also have a small
salvage yard for a fair price on recycled parts.
C+S Foreign Cars (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chris is a German mechanic who maintained my wife's family's VWs 20 years,
kept my previous '83 4k running upwards of 175k, Manhattan parking and
driving mistreatment notwithstanding. He's had the same 3 guys working
in the shop for at least 15 years, not a "high-end" shop, lots
of ten and fifteen year old cars, but they're all running. Stands by his
work, will NEVER try to hustle you into more work than bare minimum. Good,
clean shop, good people.
Corning, NY phone 607-962-3060 (email@example.com)
I've had pretty good luck with this business located in Corning, NY. A
relatively small operation, they sell and service a variety of Northern
European cars (used), though at least 50% of their business looks to be
in Audis (usually have 2-5 for sale at any given time). These are "car
guys," not sales-types. This is one of the rare/few auto-places where
the hair on the back of my neck *doesn't* stand up upon walking on the
lot. I bought my wife's 89 100Q there last summer; they've serviced it
since. Some recent work included replacing our alternator with a rebuilt
unit (car had 102K miles) for, I believe (don't have papers with me) $307,
inclusive. An estimate from local Ithaca Audi dealer for same was about
$575. Note: this is only repair I've sent back; the alt. needed a different
pulley (or end-piece?) to bring it in line with drive pulley, so, caveat
emptor mechanicus, or whatever. I doublecheck *any* auto work for me. These
guys, however, I feel I can trust 97%, as opposed to the industry average
of 30% (a guess).
Mike Enright owner
Repairables - Custom Engine Work - Painting
23 Overlook Road, Westminster Ma 01473
Very Audi knowledgeable and also does Merc, BMW and everything inbetween.
Very rates ! My personal experience with Mike is limited since I only met
the guy a few weeks ago but since then I've watched a couple of repairables
get finished (93 100 and 94 100) and can say the quality of his work is
exceptional, which led a friend to buy Mike's previous personal car (200Q
Concord Precision Auto Works (firstname.lastname@example.org)
151 Jericho Turnpike -- just off LIE exit 40 (eastbound, at the Texaco
gas station) Long Island, NY
The owner, Marino Dimov, is a big quattro and racing enthusiast and simply
a great guy. The shop is usually busy, so it's a good idea to call first.
Tim Smith Inc. (SOP8920@siena.edu)
176, Sheridan Ave. Albany, NY 12210.
The sign outside says "Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW service and repair.
Don't let that fool you. I lucked upon his shop over a year ago, and have
found his service to be excellent and his costs to be low to average. Unless
it actually requires diagnostic time, he doesn't charge it. His business
is repeat business of people who are sick of being abused at the hands
of dealers. Many recommendations from other people. Shop has a real garage
feel to it.. engines taken apart pieces lying around. He's probably the
only one who can find anything in the place, it seems so cluttered. Expect
to smell stogies burning and hear NPR on the shop radio. I've had excellent
luck with him on numberous repairs to both the Q and the VW. phone number.
The Dealer Alternative (email@example.com)
West Orange, NJ
Owner: Seth Goodwin Very good & fair Audi, Porsche and VW shop. They
also specialize in Mazda Miata Turbocharging. I have been using them for
7 years. Seth is competent and professional. He is a pleasure to deal with
and prices are fair. I have been servicing my Porsches and VW's there with
Around Washington DC
Tri-Tec Automotive, Inc. (bchambers@Atlantic.nos.noaa.gov)
Barry Fisher, Jim Felsky 2455 Hudson St. Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 224-4377
They are the only folks I would allow to lay a wrench on either my 911
or my Syncro. I have found them *very* honest and competent...they have
been consistently at or below their estimates! I can't recommend them highly
enough! Smith's Import Specialists (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Auto Centro Foreign Car Repair (email@example.com) (Albino and Paulo
- father and son team) 7406 Westmore Road Rockville, Maryland (301)340-2444
These guys are great!! IMHO, the best place to take almost any car, but
particularly Audi/VW/Eurocar in Maryland. They've saved me so much money
in repair over the past several years I've been taking my 84 GT Coupe to
them. Usually, I'll call around town and get several estimates - I've quit
having to do that cause they have the most competitive price. All the work
they've ever done for my Coupe and my parents 5000 has been top notch.
Only problem: they're always full (with repeat customers) and may not be
able to get your car in for a couple of days to a week. Another plus: they
both have owned Audis
AutoSport Service (firstname.lastname@example.org) Bill Bartlett 1821-B Margaret
Avenue Annapolis, MD 21401 410-268-5951
Bill is "The Guy" as President, Mid-Atlantic Region of Audi Quattro
Club USA, a TQC and '91 200 wagon owner, an all-around nice guy, and accomplished
SCCA pilot in a Showroom-Stock-C (SSC) 1990 Mazda Protoge'. They specializein
Audi, VW, Mazda, and Subaru. Bill has John Frissell as his Service Manager,
who worked for years as Service Manager of Criswell Audi/Acura in Annapolis.
Sport Wheels (email@example.com)
3030 Grand Av. Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601
I have an excellent mechanic that I used to put my '83 Ur Quattro back
together when the engine blew apart. He specializes in the TQC, but can
handle any other Audi. He's honest and very helpful. By the way, this is
the guy that writes the "Tips from Uncle John" articles in the
Quattro Quaterly. Hope this helps...
Jefford's Motor Cars (firstname.lastname@example.org) Waukesha, WI
Parts people are very willing to answer questions and give advice. Are
avid supporters of local Saab Club, hosting lectures and guest speakers.
9685 E. Washington Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
Chris is a Factory trained VW/Audi/Porsche Master Mechanic and Ron has
the equivalent training in Acura/Honda. Without a doubt, the best mechanics
I know. They perform the highest quality work for very reasonable prices.
They have a loyal following from the dealer they left. They are honest,
and stand behind everything they do. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Maplewood Imports (email@example.com) (was Johnson Autohaus, was Metropolitan
Porsche-Audi) Saint Paul, Minnesota (2780 N. Highway 61) 612-483-2681
Our East-metro-area Audi dealer. It's had three owners in the last few
years. Recently split off from Johnson Mercedes-Benz (Owatonna, Minnesota)
and is now independent. I'll miss the S-class Benzes in the showroom....
Who knows how service will be in the future? They've been okay in the past.
Recommended with reservations.
Jeff Chandler Motorsports (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4439 N. Braodway
Unit G Boulder, CO 80304 303.444.2585
Porsche and Audi factory trained, 1 man, independent repair shop that performs
very high quality work. He works on my 83 Ur and a number of others. Also
works on many other Audis/quattros and Porsches.
Supercar Services - Mark J. Mertz (email@example.com) 1210 W.
Custer Place Denver, CO 80223 303.722.3337
Works on a number of Audi turbo quattro coupes along with Ferraris, Maserati's,
and other such cars. I have never had any service performed here, but have
met with Mark on a number of occasions and have seen his work. Very competent
and high quality workmanship.
F&D (Foreign & Domestic) Motor Works (firstname.lastname@example.org) owned
by Earl Sharpe 5371 Minnehaha Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 612-721-2868
Independent shop. Earl keeps a lot of Audis and other foreign makes going.
A friend and I have used this shop for 10 years (for four Audis, a Saab,
and a Jeep). Unfortunately, Audi gets sticky about repairs done outside
an Audi dealership during the warranty period (anybody know what to do
about this?--short of a class-action suit). Earl does good work, has reasonable
rates, and offers reasoned opinions about fixing versus replacing. Highly
Bellevue Motor Sports (email@example.com)
Honest and up front about charges and needed work. They tend to be somewhat
pricey and don't like putting in parts you bring yourself, but the workmanship
is top notch and they're on time and right on the money with their estimates.
They also carry a number of aftermarket lines for VWs and do some tuning
Werner's Mastertek Auto Repair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
786 Dayton Street Aurora, CO 80010
Rolf Werner is a Master Registered Technician on Audi's and Volkswagen's,
along with many other Japanese vehicles, like Nissan, and Suzuki. He was
formerly with Pioneer P&A, and Tynan's VW. Since starting his own business,
he has had a loyal following. He has done wonders for my Audi Coupe GT
and at a reasonable cost. He is a quattro fan, especially his two 4000
Quattro's. Whenever possible, he will try to get the part via Audionly,
since it will cost you and him less. He is always taking classes to improve
his skills so that he can diagnose your car better. I know he does some
after market work and will give you an honest opinion on the part you are
thinking installing in your car. If you are looking at a new/used car,
he'll be happy to give you his insight (don't buy any '84 or '85 Audi 5000)
, or look at the car for you at no charge. The only customer to him is
a happy customer. Call ahead, because it might be tough to get in to see
R & B Auto Clinic (email@example.com)
421 St. Mary's Road Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (204)-237-6038 There's a
small shop here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, that works on Audi, VW, and other
makes. I've been taking my '77 Audi Fox there for a few years and they've
always done very good work, without stealing my wallet.
Art Stange Foreign Car Service, owner Denny Stange
(firstname.lastname@example.org) Sunnyvale, CA 415-967-8120
Works on all types of foreign cars, though typically on German ones. Shop
is small and grungy but Denny and his helper Mike seem pretty knowledgeable
about Audis. They are honest and seem to care. The business, once owned
by Denny's father Art, is 20+ years old. Denny worked with his father for
years and purchased the shop some time ago.
Precision Motorsport (email@example.com) Redondo
Beach Hermosa Beach CA 310-318-6330
Run By Bob Hoffman (RS2 Owner). Decades of Audi Experience, $40 / Hour
Said to work hard to save you $$.
Rusnak Porche/Audi/Jag/etc. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Colorado
Boul. Pasadena CA 818-449-0770
Typical Dealer, 73/Hr. Not Very Friendly or Helpful, but plenty expensive.
Unlike some others they DON'T break more than they fix.
1076 E. Walnut Pasadena CA
I have had variable experience with them. The senior guys are good, but
often not working on YOUR car. They have some cheap labor that broke my
TQC several years ago. The car is still recovering from it's last trip
there. Be careful, and make sure the guy who will wrench your car is OVER
Mountain View Foreign Car Service (email@example.com) Michael
Meissner 2490 Old Middlefield Rd Mountain View CA 94040 415-964-9282
Mike currently takes care of my '86 5000TQ, and my '82 4000S 4E before
that. He's conscientious and knowledgeable. From my experience, two thumbs
up. His shop will also work on Mercedes and BMW, and is a Bosch authorized
William Shabaz (firstname.lastname@example.org) Orange, CA (714) 855-8531
Former Audi mechanic, semi-retired.
T & D Porsche Repair (email@example.com) Campbell, CA (408)
Tom Amon is a Porsche guy from way back and also does work on Audis. The
only Audi work I had done there was not very challenging, but done well.
Any further input from Silicon Valley folks would be welcome.
Automotive Pit Stop (ptimmerm@mashtun.JPL.NASA.GOV) 4640 Van
Nuys Blvd San Fernando Valley 818-784-5197
This is a recommended german repair shop in the valley.
Mike Rooney, tel. 818-587-0660 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
he works on Audi only, he's located in Newbery Park, Ca but is mobile,
and he's a factory trained master technician. I purchased a 1984 5000S
Wagon from him that he had owned and have found him to be just a great
person to deal with. He's taken care of any problems I've had and always
explained and shown me every aspect of what he is doing. He has been uncommonly
generous with his time and advice, and has spent quite a bit a time on
the phone with me explaining how to make minor repairs. I have yet to come
up with an Audi question that he could not answer and for which he could
not give me a complete running history of the problem. I'd give him my
German Motors (email@example.com)
North Shore of Lake Tahoe, California
He is actually just outside of Tahoe City. A factory authorized VW/Audi
repair station, he is utterly honest and always fixes his cars on time
and on budget. Never upsells you, but does make a point to tell you what
you should do. Has numerous personal Quattro's, including Ralley Sport
Coupe and 200S Quattro with 300+HP. North Shore has most per capita Quattro's
in world because of him. Do not go to Dick Donnelly in Reno.
Brasil Auto (MCRIBEIRO@aol.com)
3140 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, Ca 95127.
The owner John Brasil is very knowledgable about Audi and will do anything
possible to serve you. I have been using him since I bought my first Audi
in 1984. He is a rallye driver that enjoys racing his quattro in different
California races. Note: racer Rui Brasil's brother.
VW Specialties (Paul.J.Timmerman@jpl.nasa.gov)
Gothard Ave, Hntington Beach, CA
Open Tues-Fri, Ron has experience with all water cooled VW and Audi's,
but specializes in the 4000 series cars. He owns a 1982 Turbo Quattro,
a 86 4000Q, and and 87 Coupe GT, as well as a 300HP Quattro Rally car.
He specializes in custom work to improve your cars performance.
Coral Springs Auto Repair, owner Todd (lar@vnet.IBM.COM)
Wiles Rd, Coral Springs FL 305-341-5086
Generalist, works on anything but there are always 2-3 Audis in his lot,
he personally likes Audis and buys them to fix up and resell. not authorized
by anyone that I can tell. Seems fairly knowledgeable and fairly honest,
tends to easter-egg to fix things but stands behind his warrantees. Used
him 5 times in last 6 months for various things. NOTE: several list
members have had some problems recently. You may wish to avoid this place.
Elsewhere(I'm bad at geography)
Kauth and Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) Peoria,
Years of experience in everything non-American. Knowledgable mechanics
who are honest and up-front.
Burk's Autohaus (email@example.com)
1701 N. West St. Flagstaff, AZ 86002 520-774-2368
Burk does excellent work on all foreign makes. He adores quattros. Excellent
porsche, BMW, VW mechanic. Will bend over backwards for the quattro owner