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.

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.

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