Date registered: Aug 2008
Vehicle: 1986 300SDL
Location: Portland, OR
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Recommended Shops - All Areas
I'll start of with one here in Portland, but I figure this can be a place for recommendations anywhere.
MBI Motors on SE Hawthorne is an awesome shop. When I started asking around for a good shop, these guys were unanimously recommended. Even by a sales manager at the Toyota dealer. They specialize in older MBs, but they do plenty of late models. They are always, always busy but always willing to get you in. Since I haven't had my car for that long, I don't have a great deal of experience with them, but what I do have has been nothing but excellent. I had my pre-purchase inspection done there. The seller had to leave town the next day for a few months, so it was kind of a now or never type thing, and they made room for me. Within hours I was standing with a technician while he explained each result to me in detail, and gave me his opinion on the car. A few days later (after I purchased the car), I drove 300 miles to visit my family in Southern Oregon. 250 miles in, the car the stopped accelerating, so, I pulled over to the side and, of course, felt slightly distressed. I called MBI and a tech spent nearly twenty minutes on the phone with me trying to diagnose the issue, even though I was a first time customer. I have very little mechanical experience, but he was able to point me in the right direction, and shortly thereafter I found the broken link in the throttle linkage, repaired it with medical tape, and I was able to make the rest of the trip. I have since called them with questions about service, parts, you name it, and spoken to one of the owners, Sig, a couple times, all without ever having payment or anything brought into question, and I've only been in there once. They are friendly, efficient, thorough, and affordable. They will definitely be receiving all my MB business from this point forward. Fully deserved five stars.
If you are in the Portland area:
1309 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
Your turn! Help the other MB owners out, post a quick recommendation, or a good experience with a shop in your area.
2012 Fiat 500, M/T (Dreams do come true!)
1986 MB 300SDL (Delilah - the perfect Portland car; temporarily retired, but still very loved)
2002 Honda CR-V EX, M/T RT4WD (Sylvia - a little bit of everything - sold)
2008 Toyota Prius (The "bought to fit in in Malibu" car - sold)
2002 Honda Accord EX M/T(The "moving to SoCal" car - sold)
1999 Subaru Legacy Outback M/T(Took it anywhere and everywhere - sold)