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.

5

Mike's Foreign Car is the best! I have a Mercedes and I would never think about taking my car into a Mercedes dealer for anything. Mike is fair priced and does an incredible job on my car. I trust him fully that he is not only extremely skilled, experienced, and knows what he is doing, but also I trust that he tells me exactly what is up with my car and doesn't try to get more money out of me. I often felt this way before I met Mike and had to take my cars to the dealerships. Mike has gotten me out more than one jam. Just the other day, he drove to where I was stranded and pushed my car out of the middle of the street. He didn't need to do that. I could have gotten help elsewhere, but when he found out I was stranded he got to me quickly to help out. Mike is a great guy! Personable, trustworhty, and knows what he is doing when it comes to working on foreign cars!

5

Let me just say this is my second review. Ever. I absolutely love this place. I found it on Yelp, and decided to give it a go after being gouged by the Audi service department one too many times. Let me keep it simple:1) Mike's has charged me about 80% less than what the Audi dealership quotes have been.2) Their shop is immaculate.3) They have always shown me any parts that have been replaced, and made good recommendations for work needed to prevent future problems based on history trends with my vehicle. Audi would never accomodate this request.4) They are family owned, super honest and trust worthy, and nothing is better than supporting the little guy.5) They remember me on a first name basis every time I go in there. Nothing can parallel excellent customer service.6) If work proves to be easier done than the initial estimate, they are honest with me and don't charge the full estimated cost.I could keep going on and on, but I feel those are my top reasons to love this place.I highly recommend it.

5

When I moved to Anaheim, I needed a shop that specializes in VW, provide excellent service, has friendly staff and is reasonably priced. I found Mike's shop through Yelp and I have yet to be disappointed. I have been taking my Jetta and my daughter's Passat for sometime now and will continue to go there and recommend his shop to all my friends!

5

Mike's is the BEST automotive repair shop I've ever been to!! Trustworthy, friendly, fast, and experts are the words that come to mind when I think of Mike's Foreign Cars. I've definitely had my share of bad experiences with getting my VW serviced at dealerships, and not until I found Mike's did I truly trust that I would be in good hands. Mike and Josh both take their time explaining to each customer what needs to be repaired and why. Upon them identifying the problem, there's been many times where they've taken me back to the garage to show me what needed to be repaired. With all the problems I've had with my VW I wish I had found them when I first purchased my VW in 2006. Not only do I continue to take my car to Mike's to get serviced because I trust them, but I feel that they truly value and take care of all of their customers. Thanks Mike, Josh, and the whole team at Mike's Foreign Cars for your continued commitment and service!!

4

I brought my 2007 Gti here to see what was wrong with it. The check engine light was on. $90.00 for diagnostic test. A hour later, they told me it was the crankcase breather valve was defaulty. A PART THAT THE DEALERSHIP HAD A RECALL ON AND REPLACES ALREADY WITH A BAD PART!!!!!!!!!!! They replaced that part which took another 40 minutes. The part was $80.00 making the total so far $170.00, plus the extra 40 minutes of labor is $60.00. A grand total for $230.00. Being a first time customer got me 10% off saving me 22 dollars or so. The place was legit, very knowledgeable staff, answered all my questions. When i was there, everyone there seemed like they were regulars and were treated very nicely. The place isn't cheap, but a lot cheaper than the stealer-ship.

Really appreciate the positive feedback Peter.

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5

Fantastic shop! Been searching for a trustworthy mechanic since I moved here last year (2008). Really glad I was persistent with my online search because this place is a small family owned and operated shop that really takes the time to work with you, and help you understand whatever's wrong with your car. I had a LOT of work done (more than I planned on), but my car (2002 Audi) came out in tip top shape, and so I'm definitely going back to Mike's when the time comes.

5

My 2003 VW Gti 1.8t died on me on a drive back home from San Diego. Found Mike's on Yelp and thought I would give him a shot. From the very beginning I felt confident in their ability and that they were honest hardworking guys. Although we had a ton of trouble getting my car back into drive able condition, (every time I picked it up it would drive for a few days and then die again), Mike and his son Josh were always there to help. After I ran out of free tows from AAA they even paid for my towing back to the shop from Irvine twice! In total I paid around 1500 for a new timing belt and fuel pump which is a great deal considering it went back into their shop at least 4 times after the initial break down and after the first part installation they never charged me another dime even though they replaced the fuel pump at least twice after and threw in some new relay wires. Mike and Josh are not only great mechanics but great people as well. I would highly recommend them to anyone with a VW or other german manufactured car!

Hi Adnan,Thank you for being patient while we figured out your very unique issues. Also, Thanks for…Hi Adnan,Thank you for being patient while we figured out your very unique issues. Also, Thanks for the 5 star review, we do try hard to do the right thing.

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5

I have a interesting story on how I got to meet Mike and his repair shop. About three years ago I purchased a VW Syncro Westy. It needed front cv boots so my friend and I decided to repair it ourselves. Well everything was going great but some how we lost one bearing on the Cv. We looked and looked and we couldn't find it. So here we were stuck, my van is helpless on the driveway, mess everywhere, and we can't put the van together because we lost one of the bearing. I frantically go to internet to find some VW specialist and I happend to call Mike's shop for the first time and shared my situation. Mike said just come on down and he'll give me the bearing so I could finish the job. When I went to pick up the bearing he gave me a smile and said no charge. WoW, I couldn't believe the service. I don't know any other shop owner that would've taken his time to be so courteous. I made up my mind right there I would use his shop if I ever needed future work on my syncro. Few months later I went back to Mike to have him do the rear Cv's and his price was fair. Since I didn't have anyone to pick me up they did the work while I was waiting.About one year later I don't know how but the bolts that was holding one of the rear Cv broke. I was dead in the water. I called mike and he said thats under his warranty. Mike repaired the cv for free and I couldn't be happier. He stands behind his work as well. It's been about three years and so far all the work he has done has performed very well.If you want a honest, friendly, knowledgeable, and reasonably priced Mechanic I highly recommend him. His wife and his son also work at the shop which says al ot about his chracter.

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