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post #41 of 91 (permalink) Old 04-18-2010, 03:20 PM
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Ok, thanks. They're a little far though, which is my only hesitation. I just can't get over the fact that MB of SD wants $99 per diagnosis and won't tell you if its under warranty unitl after they look into the problem.

Do they have a loaner car program? What does it cost? What is Hoen's hourly labor rate?
I hate MB of SD probably as much as you do (also well documented why in this forum). They charge normally 120/hrs. But ask for discounts on parts and labor. Simply start with a good 25% discount. They give you that. They want you as a long term customer, especially since there is a lot of competition out there.

They have a loaner program. I get it for free (long story again ) but I know a friend got a C-Class for like 12 bucks a day. That is not bad at all.

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Marci at the front desk at South Bay is great. A friend of mine who has a Porsche swears by All German in Escondido. That's the only place he'll take his car.

I'm willing to go anywhere in San Diego County for the most honest, reputable mechanic I can find. I go to the mechanic once or twice a year. I'd rather not think about the service the other 363 days vs hating SD Mercedes everytime I get in the car in the morning.
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Marci at the front desk at South Bay is great. A friend of mine who has a Porsche swears by All German in Escondido. That's the only place he'll take his car.

I'm willing to go anywhere in San Diego County for the most honest, reputable mechanic I can find. I go to the mechanic once or twice a year. I'd rather not think about the service the other 363 days vs hating SD Mercedes everytime I get in the car in the morning.
She is really great and helpful. The mechanics even let you see how they work if you want to. Just ask and you can stand next to them.

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She is really great and helpful. The mechanics even let you see how they work if you want to. Just ask and you can stand next to them.
Heh. I'm taking the wagon there tomorrow for oil and gearbox service. GTK.

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Nick's was reccommended to me by friends. They have proven to be honest and fair.

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Minsky Mercedes & Bmw Service not bad

I went to them for a pre-purchase auto inspection.
Min [owner] gave the CLK 500 Cabrio a clean bill of health.
Explained to me what to expect for maintenance for the upcoming year.
They even pointed my tread wear was low.

With the Pre-inspection in hand I was able to return to the seller and negotiate a better price that we were both comfortable with and 2 new tires.

So far I like them...and will be returning for my standard maintiance. We'll see how happy I am after my first big bill.
I have a feeling the CLK will be a little more expensive to maintain then my old Camry.

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North County

Hey all, what's a good shop in North County (Oceanside, Carlsbad area) for my 1986 300SD? not everyone knows diesel and I'm not inclined to use the full price dealer.

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Go to Hoehn in Carlsbad. Best dealership IMHO, fair prices and they are always willing to give discounts if you ask in a friendly manner.

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im over at northpark, i took my clk over to MBSD and they charged an arm and leg for just a service b. I was wondering what is a good place thats close by cause there is other work I need done, due to the previous owner's lack of upkeep maintenance.
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im over at northpark, i took my clk over to MBSD and they charged an arm and leg for just a service b. I was wondering what is a good place thats close by cause there is other work I need done, due to the previous owner's lack of upkeep maintenance.
Southbay Autohaus in Chula Vista. For me it's worth the drive for these services. $90/hr is fair I think.

MBSD is Penske and they are pure rip offs!

All other things I'm driving north to Carlsbad to Hoehn! They are a family business and they treat you with respect, listen to you. They don't try to up sell you anything. That's what I like most! They do what needs to be done or what you ask them for to do.

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