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Warning: Stuart Schikora

This message is being published to several discussion groups as a public service because Mr. Stuart Schikora (dba/ Schikora Engineering, Inc.) - a self-proclaimed automotive performance tuner - claims to do business with owners and dealers of BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Porsche, and other performance cars. I want to make sure that as many owners/dealers as possible are informed as to my most recent business dealings with him.<br> <br> Initially we entered into a verbal agreement where he would guarantee 540-550 horsepower at the wheels of my stock 993 Porsche Turbo if I purchased several of his 'state-of-the-art performance enhancement' products and services for $ManyK. After waiting for almost 11 months Mr. Schikora finally said the Porsche was completed. I promptly tested the car on a dynamometer of his choosing. The dyno showed almost no gain in horsepower - it showed essentially stock horsepower - 305 hp to be exact. We were not amused.<br> <br> I complained and he admitted that even he made mistakes. I gave him more than 10 opportunities, scattered across a month, to demonstrate his claimed horsepower. He eagerly accepted all opportunities but failed to show up at any to prove himself and his work. I then issued a demand payment letter requesting a full refund. Our only attempt at mediation failed miserably thereby initiating a second demand payment letter from my attorney. To date he has refused to accept or mediate (In good faith) my claim.<br> <br> I have filed a complaint with the BBB, the Department of Consumer Affairs and am currently pursuing legal action. Possible legal claims include fraud, misrepresentation, and breach of contract. I'll not do business with him ever again. I recommend that you never do business with him. Be Advised!<br> <br> If you have any questions or comments about my experiences with Mr. Schikora or experiences that you would like to share please feel free to contact me outside this discussion group at this email address: ReeveKL@Netscape.net. <br> <br> I encourage Mr. Schikora to publish a rebuttal. <br> <br> Thanks for the bandwidth,<br> (Signed) Lance Reeve<br> <br> For those that have asked: Schikora Engineering, Inc. is based in both Santa Monica and Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Schikora also does work out of other garages - most notably in Newport Beach.
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