5

I have a 96 VW Jetta. These guys always take care of me. They simply identify the problem and fix the problem. I have been here 3 times and have never had an issue. The staff are friendly and these guys will not give you any BS. Mike and Josh are awesome. Why get ripped off at a dealer when you can get the same quality for cheaper? I'll let you guys answer that question :)

5

I take my '71 Type II and my 2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 to Mike's. They do fine work.

5

I took my 1966 VW bus to Mike's for a wire assembly installation and tuneup. What I got in return was my bus with gages and lights working that have never worked, and an engine that runs like a dream. Plus Mike discovered debris from the paint shop that had been sucked up in the engine intake manifold. Had he not found that debris, I would now be replacing a burned up engine with a new one. Whew, Mike saved me! I highly recommend Mike and his crew Josh and Matt to anyone that wants above and beyond excellent service at a very reasonable price.

5

Found Mikes during a internet search for a needed repair on a 2000 VW Passat. Called them and received a very fair price. I made an appointment. Arrived and was greeted by Mike and his wife, I knew then I was at the right place. I left my daughters car. In less time than I anticipated I was called and told it was done. I was also advised of issues that will need to be addressed in the future. No pressure, GREAT service, fair price, nice people win win win.Thanks Mike.

5

I started looking for a place to work on my Audi after the dealer quoted me a pretty high price for a major service. A friend recommended Mike's. I stopped by and made an appointment for the service. The first thing I always want to know is cost, so I asked. The price was less than 40% of the dealer price. I asked if they covered the same items and I was assured that they did. After the service Mike showed me what they did, and explained a few things about the service to me. Since that time I have gone back for regulars services and I couldn't be happier. They really treat you well.

5

Another overdue review. My '04 Jetta GLI and wife's '03 Passat GLX 4Motion Wagon have been serviced by Mike's since 2009. After years of being milked by the stealerships (mainly Fladeboe and Capo), I finally had enough.Since then, both VW's have tortured me in different ways, with the wagon being the worst offender. That said, at every turn Mike's has provided exemplary repair service that's been upfront and honest. I'm just smart enough to know what I don't know, and it is in those instances that if I were still taking our cars to a dealership or less honest shop, I could have easily been milked for much more expensive repairs.It is a family-run business and I hope the family keeps doing what they're doing for as long as I'm driving and need to have my car problems fixed.

Ken, Thank you for the great review! It's always our pleasure to work on your cars.... Both because…Ken, Thank you for the great review! It's always our pleasure to work on your cars.... Both because they are so well taken care of and because you and your family are always easy to work with!

- Mike's Foreign Car
5

My story is quite unique... My daughter who is 25, just moved to LA from San Diego and originally from PA. 2 weeks ago and knows no one. Her clutch went in her VW Jetta after calling the insurance company to get her car towed we decided to have it towed to the closest dealer. BAD idea!! The dealer after charging me a 120.00 diagnostic fee along with an estimate for the clut being 2758.49 and also said she needed back brakes and roters for 350.00. I decided to make some calls and we had her car towed out of there at our expense. My mechanic here in Pa found mikes on a mechanic website and gave me his information after reading his reviews. I called Mike and asked him for a price on a new clutch he gave me a estimate of 1800.00 we couldn't find a towing place for less than 400.00 for the 100 mile round trip, but mike got his tow guy to do it for 250.00. Mike gets the car the next morning drop the transmission calks me and said I have good and bad news... Yes her clutch is destroyed but its going to be 150.00 less than hat I quoted you. Then he said she needs back brakes now before her roters have to be replaced at a cost of 160.00. My daughter had went on a planned vacation and was getting in late to San Diego and needed to get back to LA. Mike said he would take the car to his house which was half way in between and she could pick it up there. She was unable to get a ride so he said he would take it o the train station and park it there so she could get it. My phone rings Saturday afternoon and here it is Mikes wife saying she was concerned about my daughter being all alone getting off the train nod if she had any problems she wanted to give me her homes phone number in case something happened and my daughter needed something. She said I am a mom too and I can only imagine how much you worry about your daughter. Mike and his wife are the sweetest people I have never met! Mike has gone above and beyond to help my daughter and I can't be any more grateful than I am. My daughter will be taking her car back to Mike even though its 50 miles away from where she lives. My total bill with the towing and brakes came to 2104.00. Most honest and caring man!!

5

I've been taking my Boxster to Mike's for 3 or so years now. Came to my 60K service which is usually a big one. In addition to the regular service, there was an additional blip that needed repair. They really try to keep the cost down. I did have an engine light they came on after the service, but since I had just been there for the "big one", Josh diagnosed and analyzed and said it might be related to the prior service--no charge and he even replaced my cheap gas cap with a Porche part. How much better does it get!! Thanks guys for taking care of my boy!!!!

5

I had an incredibly positive experience at Mike's this week!!! They diagnosed and fixed a problem with my electrical lighting system and it ended up costing less than their quote to simply evaluate. You see, I'd been to a specialty shop in Irvine (closer to my work, I live all the way in San Clemente) twice already on the same problem and paid them each time to diagnose and then tell me they would have to bring in a "Dealer Expert"....whatever that is. It didn't seem to matter though because they couldn't fix it and just stopped trying. Anyway, I found Mike's online, liked the reviews and thought I'd give them a try. The extra drive was sooooooo worth it! Everything you read about the place being clean, great customer service, independent family owned (good for the economy) is all true. The one thing that I'd like to add is they are extremely talented mechanics! I had shared my story with Mike and had tempered expectations. Clearly based on time and charge my repair was not a big deal to them. They could've completely trashed the other repair shop but instead took the high road......leaving me instead to tell you if you've been feeling screwed by an independent dealer in Irvine too, the MAKE THE DRIVE TO MIKES!!! I own a Volkswagen as well and will be a regular customer with both cars starting today.I couldn't be happier that I've finally found an independent dealer I can fully trust with my vehicles.

4

I have gone to Mike's for a little over a year and I have to say this place is great. It feels expensive when I pay for any little repair on my 2004 Audi A4 but an Audi stealership charges WAYYY more. I am happy with the service and don't trust little crap shops because I decided to try a cheaper place and now my car runs very poorly. I cheated on the shop and learned my lesson, I will always come Mike's to get my car serviced from now on.

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