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i think enriques labore charges were 80/hr which is pretty cheap compared to other places in that area for those cars....and ofcourse dealers are 140/hr

did the new guy post the labor rate?

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If you mean me (the new guy), it's 75.00 but Aram is know to wave this on certain jobs/assessments once he gets to know you or if you become a regular. It's all about your experience with him not to mention, re-peat business. FYI, been going to him at this location for about 8 years, since before when Just Tires had this garage. Would pay 90.00 if he wanted, a trusting mechanic is hard to find and he really appreciates good people. Old guy!


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All is not lost... This is a perfect opportunity to take your MB to StarWest Motors. Not only the best skilled mechanics but the absolutely most honest and knowledgeable repair shop owner (Aram) I have ever met. Great prices, honest service and great customer service, you go once, you will never let another mechanic touch your car (whatever make). When you go, ask for Aram (air-ram) and tell him Daniel with the silver ML sent you. He will take care of you and then you can thank me later.
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Hi Dmart,

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll be sure to check him out next time I need something done that I can't do myself. I've passed by that place thousands of times; it's actually right by Mr. MB Motors, right?
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Thanks for the recommendation. I'll be sure to check him out next time I need something done that I can't do myself. I've passed by that place thousands of times; it's actually right by Mr. MB Motors, right?

Very welcome... Yes, they are located right next door. I never noticed MB there until recently. If you go, ask for Aram or Ben.


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Has anybody had his car serviced at MB Motors, after Enrique retired?
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Just go next door to Aram at Star West Motors (5569 Reseda Blvd.
Tarzana‎ Ca‎ 91356). He and his techs are the only ones I will let near any of my vehicles, namely my 2003 ML320. You can thank me later!


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Wondering if (Aram) has any experience with w108, w109 or w116's.
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Wondering if (Aram) has any experience with w108, w109 or w116's.
I would give the guy who bought Enrique's place a try.

I have been on the phone with him and talked about certain matters I knew the answer about. He feels right.

He has been been in contact with Enrique for many years, and worked at a Benz dealership as well. So that sale of the business wasn't on the open market, it was between people who knew each other.

And just because one person thought he charged too much I wouldn't disregards Enrique's successor.

And I would be careful if someone is too vividly recommending a certain business: he might be the owner himself.

I wanted to go to Enrique's successor for my service, but then my schedule didn't allow it. But I'll very likely check him out one day.

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Recently had a local MB dealer do a trans and diffs fluids. Can't recall the total, it was less than retail but definitely not cheap even with 20% parts discount. Now I'm coming up on the B service. Any other feed back on MR MB? Has anyone else other than Dmart had any experience with Star West? I live in the valley and need a place to call "home" - this is my wife's car and she is keeping it for a long time.

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The person who bought Mr MB's place is pretty good I head. I just had a bad experience myself using a repair shop close to where I live, so I will do the trip and go back there. The mechanics are the same as under Enrique.
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