There is a younger German guy up by Deer Valley airport called "Das Werks" or something like that.
Used him once or twice. He "tows the line".
David Terry (Independent and a little more flexible)
He is on Cave Creek up by that big Harley dealership.
Having just arrived here I can comment on all three techs, positively...
# 1 - David Terry - he is good, detail oriented, with great references and terrific value for money. Even Bud at MB motor rates him. Willing to put time in to assist you. I am expecting to get more work done from him and will update. So far it has been a pleasure dealing wth DT.
# 2 - Russ at European Specialty - very good, polite, and loves W140's - he has one. Single man shop and very good value for money also. Willing to put time in to assist, and kind.
# 3 - Bud at MB motors - very exprienced, clearly knows his stuff inside out and like the others is a gentleman too. He is a little more expensive but still very good value at only $82 vs 59 & 60 per hr. Probably the most experienced of the three, with DT not far behind.
Phoenix appears spoiled for choice for good MB independent techs, but I will only know for sure after they complete the work.
Now half way through the work; David is a wonderful guy; Bud is great and Russ is a gentleman, kind and very knowledgable on the details. Let's see what I say when it's all done... Also Phoenix Motors are very good MB dealer, much more of an indie feel...