Date registered: Apr 2010
Vehicle: 1988 560SEL
Location: Denver Colorado!
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Benz TRANS Repair ...
I relate MY personal experience as follows; 1984 300Dt, trans shot, searched Craigslist & eBay for used or rebuilt; no luck on my blue collar budget, shopped local Vegas shops ... since I was working graveyard shift driving a tow truck, I made my inquiries after I got off from work, in uniform, driving the company flatbed tow truck. Snooty Moron on Wynn Road appeared to be disgusted that a lowly Tow Truck Driver had even parked on his lot, derisively dismissed me with a $3500 quote without bothering to learn ANYTHING about my car, turning his back on me to close the conversation.
Next stop was Spring Mtn & Industrial; very cheerful & polite; quoted $2400. I happen to be a retired DIESEL mechanic (USAF trained 1965, Worked @ a Caterpillar Dealership, Long Beach Navy Shipyard) & KNOW what the rebuild parts cost wholesale for my car; kept looking.
Found Hoppy's Transmission Factory (4263 Boulder Hwy, 702-385-5506): did business with his Dad, Mark quoted $1700 parts & labor. Done on time & @ the quoted price, with the shift kit included; absolutely perfect in every way, period. I cannot recommend them any better than this posting. Period.