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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 05:50 AM
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Two messages up,I wrote that one about Don and Shawn and the
guys.Now I am writing another one.Anyone who owns a 560sl know the
mess under the dash and all the work and money it costs to do AC work
on it.My 560sl after all the work on it, the AC began to fail to cool(Had a
leak)Now you know and I know the guys could have blamed it on the
parts that I had got from Auto Haus and recouped their time and money
stoppin the leak.You and I wouldn't have known the difference.(Are
you or I going to go back in and check on it,I don't think so.)They kept the
560sl two days,fixed the leak and didn't charge me a cent.They also put
some sponge material in to stop the water from splashing over my wife's
MOTORS.AGAIN UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 06:33 AM
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Louisville and Shepherdsville

44 Auto can now work on MB the hook up charge is $65 and they charge $45 hr to do the repair work. Had my 06 CLS500 looked at they did the work right.
They are on hwy 44 right off of exit 117 south 65.
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post #13 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-22-2010, 08:02 PM
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Anybody have experience with Harrods Creek Auto?
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post #14 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-29-2011, 02:23 PM
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I have been a customer of Dutch Bogard at River City Imports in Jeffersonville across the river from Louisville for about 12 years. Always prompt, knows what he is doing, and fair on his prices. My wife recently bought a 1990 420 SEL and had neglected maintenance done. I had a cam replaced, main seal replaced and transmission seal replaced. There was an oil leak that showed up after the service. I told Dutch about it and he took the car back and redid the rear main seal. No charge, no problems, no hassles. Also, in general, really a personable guy. I believe that he told me he was trained at Tafel.
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post #15 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 02:43 PM
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Autobahn and Tafel

I can vouch for the guys at Autobahn who did the PPI on my car - saved me a bundle in later surprises and were very patient with my dumb "new to the marque" questions. They have my business from here on out based on the previous posts and my PPI experience.

The service department at Tafel was very good to me on the pre-sale repairs that Autobahn found, but they were slow (I'm sure I was bottom of the priority list). Tafel also invited me to a "new owners" clinic, even though I probably bought one of the lowest priced cars on the lot. During the clinic I spoke at length with Tafel's service department shop foreman. Again, very patient and nice, although I've not done real repairs with them yet.

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I have had great success with Autobahn Motors in Louisville. Don and his staff are knowledgeable, competent and go above and beyond to assist their customers. Any repairs that I can't do myself, I will take to Don. He drove quite a distance once to help me in time of need. He likes to take care of his customers.
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Don and the guys at Autobahn off of Poplar Level Rd. Not only do they do great service work they also sale parts at prices that make it hard to buy online.
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Don and Guys at Autobahn

Took my 95 E320 into Autobahn with the lower wiring harness,eco garbage,it had also fried the oil pressure sensor and the sensor in the oil pan.They also fixed the door lock and wired up my fans to come on when I turned on the Air Con for nothing.These guys are the BEST IN LOUISVILLE,BAR NONE!!!!! COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR (ret) U.S.ARMY CLAUD H. DUNN
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I know some frown on "stealerships" and that at times they can be expensive but I have to admit I love Tafel motors. Matt my service advisor is very knowledagle on SL's and did not try and "up sell" me on sevices or parts. I bring all the stuff I find on eBay to them and they install it with no issue. I have had bad experiences with independants so just take it to dealerships to save the hassle of litigation. But I see that Autobahn comes highly recommended so I will certainly give them a try the next time I need services.

Off topic:
Are any of you members of MBCA? I recently switched my membership from Peachtree to Bluegrass Stars and wanted to get out and meet other members but the site was very bare.

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I didn't think Tafel would use parts from eBay ..I would be shocked if they did that.. Normally, they only use new parts from their supplier only... That's been my experience with them..
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