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Old 03-26-2009, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, actually Woodbury, a suburb just east of St Paul. Chris at Metric Auto Works is a helluva nice guy, is honest, and does good work.

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Old 03-27-2009, 07:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice I live down in CG-I'll give them a call when something comes up-thanks for posting!
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great I will have to check him out. I am in woodbury.
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I bought a 91 300 sel a few months ago that had a number of relatively minor problems that needed attention. Climate control wasn't working properly. Turned out to be a common problem (mono-valve). The AC worked great, but the heat was weak, and it was not being directed down into the footwell. (not good with Minnesota winter on its way) Odometer stopped working, so instrument cluster had to be pulled and sent to a re-builder. Also the windshield washer was a tangled mess of disconnected hoses, thermostat replacement, rad flush and re & re front and rear flex disks. This is my first MB and I wanted to find a mechanic close to work so that I could drop it off and pick it up easily, who was reliable and got it right the first time. I took it to Northtown Auto Imports (8301 University Ave NE, Spring Lake Park, MN). It took them a while to track down the climate control issue, because in addition to the mono valve, the last person to work on it got some of the vaccumm lines crossed up. Its a father/son operation and their hourly rate is $70. Overall I was pleased with the service and results. They were definitely comfortable working with my older Mercedes and had many of the usual maintenance parts on hand. I'd have no problem taking the car there again.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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There is a shop at 433 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55103.
The shop is named Tracie's All Auto
They are doing a great job on my S320 W140 and I can see that they work on other Mercedes's as well and they are not expensive at all
Their phone number is 651-379-5067 ask for Paulie
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Imola motorsports, not cheap but they're grade A professionals. Audi, porsche, Mercs, vw's.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Here is the contact information for Metric Auto Works in Woodbury.

670 Commerce Drive
Suite 150
Woodbury, Minnesota 55125

Phone: 651-228-9840
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thank you guys so much for this information, I just bought a 1995 E320 Cabriolet and this is great info.. Took to Maplewood Imports and they can't even tell me why my check engine light is on..
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah it all depends on how much expirence the stealership guys have. Most of them are young and only learned on newer cars. If you can find someone who started as a tech 25 years ago, thoose guys can figure anything out.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Found a great reliable person in Eagan he is very fair and really knows his work it is him and his son the place is called Luis Alvarez Auto Repair 952-212-5338. He is working on my 88 300CE and has worked on my 95 E320


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