5

These guys are honest, excellent mechanics and a pleasure to deal with. I would give them more than five stars if I could. If you are in the market for a mechanic, look no further, you are not going to find anyone better.

5

5

Mikes is the BEST. We own VW's and though there are many places who say they can fix VW, Mike is the only one who we found can really do it right. The service is quick, detailed, and reasonable. Can't go wrong here.

4

I have been meaning to take my car (Jetta 2002 2.0)in after finding out that I have a coolant leak. After my engine light came out, I figured I shouldn't avoid it anymore. I dropped it off at 10:30am and Mike told me to come back at 2:30pm since I was hitting lunch time. He was friendly and seemed knowledgeable. He called me back about 11:20am telling me what's wrong with the car. He told me that the light was about the catalytic converter but I don't need to change it yet. But the bad news -- I need to change my timing belt. Yikes! All in all, I came in to change my coolant flange and get my light check for around $250. With timing belt, it brings the bill to $750 -- then he also told me changed the air pump mount (which I saw was broken) and got an oil change so total bill came out to be almost $900.Pros:- Mike definitely is very knowledge about VW- I appreciate him showing me the different partsCons (the reasons for knocking 1 star off):- I don't think he is the cheapest mechanic around -- but I think he is fair.- And I wished he told me that I didn't need an oil change since I haven't even hit 3000k yet after my previous oil change. - Also, I wished he took the initiative to do a simple fix on my front bumper instead of telling me next time I come in, it will be complementary. (If he took that extra step, he would have been a definite 5 stars.)All in all, if you have a VW and you need a good mechanic, I think Mike's is great.

5

If you are looking for a mechanic who knows foriegn cars then you must GO SEE MIKE. I'm so happy to have found him and his shop. I have a 2004 BMW 325i. I searched and searched for a BMW mechanic after my warranty expired. I feel lucky to have found this shop. GOOD HONEST PEOPLE doing GREAT HONEST WORK. They also do great work on VWs. Everyone that works there is easy to understand and more than willing to explain what needs to be done.

5

I took my 1995 VW Eurovan Camper that I just purchased to Mike to do a full inspection to see what needs to be repaired. Mike ended up recommending I replace the timing belt and muffler. I ask Mike to do a full tune up and replace all the fluids while he was at it. Mike and his staff were very helpful and friendly. They got the job done in the timeframe stated and the price was very fair and reasonable. Best of all Mike ended up having both mufflers replaced and only charged me for one since he only quoted me for one but it turned out both needed to be replaced. Who does that these days? Also got a 10% discount for being a first time customer. What can I say, I am a happier customer and won't be taking my VW Eurovan Camper anywhere else but Mike's. I really trust these guys when it comes to specialty cars such as the VW Eurovan Camper.Thanks Mike!Phil

5

Mike is very honest which makes recommending him very easy. After being over-quoted at a VW Dealership for a new CAT that I needed in order to pass the annoying CA emission code, I found great reviews here on Yelp and figured I'd try Mike. One thing that is so amazing is he helps you from start to finish and he answers his phone all the time (probably while even being bent awkwardly under cars) with his nifty phone headset.The price he quotes me was the price I paid. The time promised, was the time that I received my car.I only wish he was certified to do CA smog checks. After going back to dealership I was told "I passed with flying colors."Thanks Mike (Mike's Foreign Car)!You will not be disappointed, but now that he's more popular he may get too busy for my next car repair. =(

5

I couldn't wait to come home to review Mike's Foreign Car. I have a convertible VW new beetle and the driver and passenger windows both SUCK. My driver side window will roll down but not up, and my passenger window is supposed to lower a little bit when opened and then roll right back up, but it doesn't - thus giving any car theft easy access to the inside of my car.I brought it in yesterday after work at around 3:30 - we had been meaning to do this for a few months but since it was very rainy this past Winter I didn't worry about it. However, it's starting to get really sunny and beautiful once again down here in SoCal so I was itching to get my window fixed.I spoke to Mike who told me it was such a common problem with these windows and that it was the regulator. My husband told me the same thing - the door itself is so heavy that every door slam was causing the window regulator to break more and more. Anyway, Mike said it was no problem - he would order the part and it would be there by 8 the next morning and that he could have it done in a day.My hubby and I returned this morning and dropped off our car with Josh, who was just as friendly as Mike. We asked him to also give our car an oil change, which was $40 less than what I usually get at EZ Lube! We left my car feeling positive about what was going to be done.We got a call from Josh a little later, telling us that all 4 of my brakes were shot and that my passenger window also needed a new regulator, because it was about to break. Now, if I heard this from someone else I'd probably be like "Yeah right, he just wants to charge more" but not from Josh. As it is, they were already saving us hundreds of dollars! So now, our $370 quote turned into $1350! It sounded like a lot to me but my hubby said if they were to do this at the VW dealership, we'd be paying around $3500!! We told Josh to go ahead and do what he had to do.We got a call at around 4:00 saying it was ready and I was so excited. Josh ran down the list and told us what went on. He also told us that the driver side window still needed a little adjusting and that he wanted us to bring it in when we have more time because it takes a very long time but he didn't want us to wait any longer since he knew we needed it right away. Considering that we tacked on an extra 4 or 5 hours of work above what he thought he was gonna have to do that day, I would said that was pretty awesome of him to do as much as he did!!And the best part?After Josh had told us that we were going to need about $1350 in repairs from our original $350, he felt badly about forgetting to tell us about another part we needed...a part that costs normally about $250. Any other mechanic would have called and told us about this or may not have even mentioned it at all. Josh? Well, he added it and DIDN'T CHARGE US FOR IT. The only reason he mentioned it is because he didn't want us to see an extra part in there that we didn't know about (well, not me, my hubby - I know nothing about cars!). That was awesome and so amazing and just so representative of the kind of quality and honest work they do. I read on here that they give 10% off for first time customers, but that was giving us like 20% more. If you have a VW or any other foreign car and want to spend at least a fourth of what you'd pay for repairs at the dealership, please do yourself a favor and visit Mike's Foreign Car. I hope nothing else bad happens to my car, but if it does, I know where to go!

5

I used to frequent Mike's when I had the audi... he did a spectacular job and charged a reasonable price. I made the mistake of taking it into a cheaper, but not specialized place which would've been a great deal if they didn't knock the turbo out. You can't take german cars to just anyone. Mike definitely knows his stuff--- he's honest and a fraction of the cost of a dealership. Worth every penny!

5

My review of Mike isn't as unbiased as others, however know this. When I speak highly of Mike it isn't out of a sense of obligation. Being in and around the automotive business ourselves we've come to know good and bad shops. We incidentally own a Japanese auto repair shop on Orangethorpe, just one block north. We've been sending him our customers w/German cars for years and conversely he's been sending us his JPN cars.What prompted me to write this is my wife's Jetta TDI. A year previous we had a service done at another shop, an ATF flush. Still didn't fix an intermittent reverse problem. Suspicious, this year we went to Mike to have another ATF flush done. I knew full well going in that this may/may not fix the problem, but there's something about Mike that you feel you can trust. Given the complexity of the VW automatic trans, well I didn't expect any miracles. Well the ATF flush was done, and he charged half of what the other shop did. Thanks Mike.Well it didn't fix the problem. Looks like I'll be replacing the AT someday, but we know that Mike did his best and that's all I need.

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