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Old 01-26-2007, 04:17 PM
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Austrian Motors

I'm having a tough time finding a MB shop that works on the older cars like my '83 380SL. I've had a few recommendations for Austrian Motors on 14th and Northside and I went down there today and scheduled an appt next week for them to give me a pre-purchase inspection (even though I already bought the car).

I noticed a few good reviews and a bad review of them in this forum. Has anyone used them recently that can offer a review?

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Old 02-07-2007, 08:16 AM
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I send quite afew people to them with the older cars.
I like them because they do good work and the owner Josie is a gem.

They can be a little pricey at times,but you get what you pay for.
They are not a bubble gum, patch up shop and they stand behind their work unlike some other guys out there.
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Old 06-22-2007, 07:07 AM
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They are good. Just be clear with them that you are well educated on the issue at hand and get a locked-in estimate before getting the work done so you know what to expect. Josie is outstanding, they just look to add-on every nickle and dime that they can. For example: I am getting really tired of the $3.90 'windshield washer fluid' charge that I get hit for every time they change my oil.
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:01 PM
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They are most likely adding the M/B soap/activator solutions along with straight water like they do at the dealership.
Even that stuff is not cheap.
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:22 PM
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Austrian Motors

Can you give me some contact info on Austrian Motors? I want to call them and see what they'd say about rebuilding the trans in my 81 300TD.
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:49 PM
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The first thing I would do is punch in and see what pops up.
Hey, it

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