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post #11 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-11-2010, 01:15 PM
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I also recommend Herbert at German Motor Cars

Originally Posted by Mapearso View Post
Herbert has done some work on my 88 560 SEC. I can definitely recommend him. Not necessarily the least expensive guy in town but you get what you pay for and I work on the west side so its convenient for me.

I have also heard good things about George at G+N Motors on Santa Monica Blvd in Westwood (but thankfully I haven't yet needed his services)
He was able to completely resolve a troubling tire pressure monitoring system problem on our 2005 SL.
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Dominik Wolmerath on E Broadway - 562-634-1977.

When I was looking to make a MB purchase in the area, Dominik was very reasonable in his pricing for a car inspection and flexible and willing to try to accomodate the short notice schedule of an out of state car buyer like me. He appeared to have quite a lot of knowledge and experience with MB's, indicating that his daughter owned (he maintained) the same kind of MB I was looking to have inspected. Unfortunately the seller backed out of the deal and I was not able to use this shop ultimately. However I would certainly give him a shot if I lived in the area.

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Originally Posted by detay View Post
I take my car to German Motor Car Service in Santa Monica. They work on Mercedes cars only, classic Gullwings to newer ones like mine. They use the same diagnostic tools the dealers use ( Star Diagnostic Computer). Owners name is Herbert.
1714 15th. Street ( Off Olympic Blvd.)
Santa Monica
(310) 828 0068
When someone said not the least expensive on west side they are right, I would say probably most expensive.
I took w126 there to get replacement front pads (No rotors just pads) and they quoted me $470 . I got my car out of there as soon as i can and never looked back. I don't know what their charges will be for other things.

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l.a. westwide repair shop

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Culver City Motors

Culver City Motors - Mercedes Benz Specialist

11333 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066-6019
(310) 390-8600

I hear good things about them.
I have concerns about their competence on my car.
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I find it interesting that they have this part of the forum broken-up into various parts of Los Angeles but curiously there is no section for the entire center of L.A. proper including Hollywood/Downtown/Hancock Park/etc.??

Anyways, just want to put in a good word for Beverly Laurel Automotive and its owner, Shant Barseghian. They are factory trained, former dealership technicians and he has possibly the best reputation in all of Los Angeles. He is the guy that other shops call all day long for help and advice with Mercedes Benzes. Their prices are fair and he is as honest and decent as the day is long.

They have just moved back into Hollywood, (from the valley), and are on Wilcox and Santa Monica Blvd. near Honda of Hollywood.

Beverly Laurel Automotive
1047 Wilcox Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Neighborhood: Hollywood
(323) 850-5533
Los Angeles Mercedes & BMW Service Center | Beverly Laurel Auto Inc

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Summary of Westside Mechanic responses . . .

Hey all,

Excited to say that I just bought a 2005 G500 and have enjoyed it very much - absolutely a trooper through this rainy spell we're having here in Santa Monica.

I wanted to have a few little quirks fixed -- as well as find a good mechanic for when the bigger things go wrong down the road.

I found a lot of back and forth on this thread -- with some mechanics getting both praise and criticism.

If anyone has any other recommendations, please do add to the conversation.

Currently, the summary of reviews, from most positive to most negative, is as follows:

- So far, only George @ G&N Motors/Westwood has more than one positive review with no criticism, with one I'm counting as 0.5 said "I hear good things" and one said "absolutely the best." 1.5 overall.

- Herman at German Motor Car Service of Santa Monica got two recommends, but one strong criticism saying that he is the "most expensive." 1.0 overall.

- Tony of Europa Motors in Santa Monica got one strong recommendation. 1.0 overall.

- Malibu Motors on 14th & Colorado got one recommendation - though kind of half-hearted. Judgment call, but I'm going to say 0.75 overall.

- Culver City Motors got one "I hear good things" (0.5) and one "I have concerns about their competence" (-1). I'm counting that as -0.5.

I know that using just one or two reviews is not a fair way to judge these guys, but I'm hoping to revitalize the conversation and get some more input on them in the weeks ahead.

Many thanks!

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CA,Los Angeles/Westside Service by Wilhelm

A few years ago I had the pleasure of speaking to an extremely knowledgeable factory trained technician named Wilhelm. I had just purchased my '73 450SL @ the time & Wilhelm was quite familiar with the car & he shared his vast wealth of knowledge with me regarding the vehicle.

When we last spoke Wilhelm had just began to offer a mobile service for his clients. Unfortunately I have misplaced Wilhelm's contact information & I have been unable to locate him using Google. I was wondering if anybody had Wilhelm's contact information.
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Any recommendations for a body shop?
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Any recommendations for a body shop?
In which specific parts of town?

BTW, clicking 'User CP' on the top toolbar, and completing your profile with car mod and location makes it easier for members to reply.
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^ Santa Monica/westwood/culver city
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