KY, Lexington - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-24-2009, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Elite
 
mcbear's Avatar
 
Date registered: Apr 2004
Vehicle: E500Es
Location: The BlueGrass State
Posts: 29,579
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
KY, Lexington

As a border state, Kentucky falls both in Midwest and South. Lexington tries to avoid the south for some unknown reason.

James Motors Company [Benz Dealer] is very good. Their service department is excellent and their management is top notch. They work with you on problems.

Motorsports Curt has been in biz for over 25 years and has a very good rep with euro cars, from Benz to Ferrari. He is the goto guy if you have a problem with an older car.

McBear,
Kentucky

Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.
mcbear is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-31-2009, 08:33 AM
BenzWorld Member
 
dr.pitch's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2002
Vehicle: 00 E320S4, 89 Porsche 911 Cab, 86 Volvo 764TA, 78 Euro 300D 4MT
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 189
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I have been very pleased with Greg Scheller at Covey Automotive. He is a MB tech who went indie then joined Covey. Several other techs there are MB guys. Although the shop works on anything they unofficially specialize in MB (as evidenced by what's in their service bay at any given time, at least 50% MB). Very honest and reasonable.

My limited experience with James has been the opposite of the previous poster. Expensive and borderline dishonest. Would use them as last resort.
dr.pitch is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-12-2009, 10:14 AM
BenzWorld Member
 
dr.pitch's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2002
Vehicle: 00 E320S4, 89 Porsche 911 Cab, 86 Volvo 764TA, 78 Euro 300D 4MT
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 189
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I have dealt with Curt at Motorsport also, no complaints there. They specialize in BMW but work on all Europeans. Seem to be reasonably priced and totally honest and knowledgeable.
dr.pitch is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 02:36 PM
BenzWorld Member
 
bamabytes's Avatar
 
Date registered: Mar 2007
Vehicle: 2008 AMG E63 89,000 Miles
Location: Mountain Brook, AL
Posts: 245
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm using Bob at German Automotive - Automotive service & repair shop - Lexington,KY .
One man type of operation. I took my car to him to get the A/C checked and was impressed with his knowledge about MB's, especailly the nitty grittys on 722.xx trannys. He tested my a/c and let me know i had overcharged it with my silly can of r134. Labor prices are good as well, but he is super busy. Only works on MB, BMW, and Porsche.

bamabytes is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-18-2009, 03:59 PM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Nov 2006
Vehicle: 1998 E320 4matic Wagon, 2005 E320 CDI
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lexington, KY Mercedes Service

I've used James Motor and an independent and have been pleased with both. For my 1998 E320 wagon I use Bill Linville at European Auto Livery, his labor rates are -$10p/hr less then James Motor. He is a one person shop and is a master mechanic and extremely honest. I've had great experience at James Motor with my 2005 E320 CDI. Since it's under warranty I've used them and also for the maintenance.
Lex1009 is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-20-2009, 08:01 PM
BenzWorld Senior Member
 
Date registered: Apr 2009
Vehicle: 1987 560SL AMG, 1977 BMW 533i Turbo
Location: Lexington, Ky
Posts: 486
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
KY, Lexington

Ferrell's Car Care

(859) 255-1603

1120 W. Manchester Street
Lexington, KY 40510
fochmann is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-17-2010, 07:55 AM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Apr 2008
Vehicle: R350, CLK350, SLK320, TVR Tasmin
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 30
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lexington MB

I had to stop at the dealer in Lexington and got great and quick service.
Vonhazelwood is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-17-2010, 08:19 AM
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Mar 2010
Vehicle: 2008 mercedes c-350
Location: shepherdsville ky.
Posts: 89
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Repair shops Lexington and Louisville

I've also used Motorsports and was very pleased.Also Stein Automotive in Louisville are experts on MB and their service and rates can't be beat.
vengeance1 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 02:27 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
ackvig's Avatar
 
Date registered: Feb 2003
Vehicle: 97 W140 S320, 1993 W140 300SE (RIP), 2000 W208 CLK 320, 1993 W201 190E 2.6 (RIP),
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,735
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
I've owned two(2) W140's, a 190E and now a W208. Nobody touches my cars except AutoBahn Motors in Louisville, KY. Benz exclusive side, and now they have a BWM side. The bays a seperated buy an office.

I've been going to these guys since the early 2000's, and with the W140's, they've been forced to get so intimate with the cars, they partically made love to the cars, (and my wallet). But their pricing is fair, they shoot straight up, tell what you NEED, what can WAIT, and HOW LONG YOU'VE got. I go out of my way to get to these guys. Nice facility they moved into off of Poplar Level Road, too, although I miss the grimey old little shop they used to be in off of Mellwood.

The Mighty AckVig
1997 W140 S320 SWB (RIP)
1993 W140 300SE SWB (RIP)
1993 W201 190E 2.6 (RIP)
2000 W208 CLK 320
ackvig is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-09-2010, 06:34 AM
BenzWorld Newbie
 
Date registered: Jul 2010
Vehicle: 02 ML 320
Location: Eastern Kentucky
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have also been very pleased with Covey Automotive.
eastkentman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Recommended Repair Shops > U.S. - Midwest

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    Driving through Lexington yoseyman Off-Topic 7 04-19-2008 01:02 PM
    1974 Mercedes 450SL 450 SL $6850 Lexington, MA bentleyrb For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway 0 09-18-2006 05:40 PM
    Road trip to Lexington, KY CplRowland W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 4 03-30-2006 08:54 PM
    Lexington KY Event August 27 mcbear Events 0 08-06-2005 05:05 PM
    FS 1986 190D 2.5 DIESEL Lexington, KY oil For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway 3 07-13-2005 07:38 AM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome