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Old 08-28-2007, 04:11 PM
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Please, more New Mexico shops

We need more shops in this state for members.




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Old 08-31-2007, 05:48 AM
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We need more shops in this state for members.
All the good shops in Albuquerque are already listed. The problem is that NM is a sparsely populated state. I've seen one MB repair shop called Beethoven's Garage in Santa Fe but I don't know anything about it. I seriously doubt there are ANY mercedes mechanics outside of Albuquerque or Santa Fe. In fact, the only MB Dealer in all of New Mexico is in Albuquerque.

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Old 09-26-2007, 06:51 PM
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I would agree, there MIGHT be an MB shop in Las Cruces or maybe Farmington, but not real likely. Lot more pickups than Benzes here
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:20 PM
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hans wittler automotive

very good shop for german cars and esp. mercedes diesels. brothers roger and andreas run the shop now and do a heck of a job!
http://www.hanswittlerauto.com/
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:48 PM
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Shop in Santa Fe

The shop referred to as Beethoven's is actually Motzart's on St. Francis. they did a little work on my 92 300D a few years back. I was happy with the work they did but they are a little pricey (compared to my indy in ABQ) and they do not take credit cards so no frequent flyer miles from the Amex card...

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Old 12-31-2008, 09:38 PM
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I will now put in a word for Jim's Fine Cars. The owner is a factory trained Mercedes mechanic. He spares no detail when working on a car. Old school all the way.

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1997 Mercedes E300 Diesel 236,000 (sold)
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I realize it's not what this thread is about, but the fact is the Albuquerque Mercedes dealer has one of the best dealer service operations you'll ever find.
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There's a place in Los Lunas called Hans that I see various Ben's sitting there, but have yet to stop and chat. Now that I have added the SL to the barn, I should start looking.
The SDL needs injector work, and i've been hesitant to try and find someone reliable as i just HATE that process! I recently discovered the guy I was using for the JEEP was "CREATING" repair situations and am still processing how I am going to git in his face about it!
There's an old guy tooling around town in an SDL and one day I hope to get the chance to ask were he gets it serviced.
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There's a place in Los Lunas called Hans that I see various Ben's sitting there, but have yet to stop and chat. Now that I have added the SL to the barn, I should start looking.
The SDL needs injector work, and i've been hesitant to try and find someone reliable as i just HATE that process! I recently discovered the guy I was using for the JEEP was "CREATING" repair situations and am still processing how I am going to git in his face about it!
There's an old guy tooling around town in an SDL and one day I hope to get the chance to ask were he gets it serviced.
Take your car to Mickey at Jim's Fine Cars in Albuquerque. I simply can't say enough good things about him. He even gave me his personal car as a loaner when mine was in for repairs. He is factory trained Mercedes and Porsche and is probably the best mechanic I've ever met.

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1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S (70,000)
1987 Porsche 911 Coupe 109,000 (sold)
1998 Mercedes E300 TurboDiesel 147,000 (sold)
1985 Mercedes 300D 227,000 (totaled by inattentive driver with no insurance!)
1997 Mercedes E300 Diesel 236,000 (sold)
1995 Ducati 900SS (sold)
1987 VW Jetta GLI 157,000 (sold)
1986 Camaro 125,000 (sold - P.O.S.)
1977 Corvette L82 125,000 (sold)
1965 Pontiac GTO 15,000 restored (sold)
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For newer cars either Hans Wittler or Dan's Automotive are probably good shops. I have no experience with either. For older MB, however, I have my doubts. I just called both of them asking if they worked on older Mercedes cars (around 1984). Hans Wittler said absolutely no and recommended Dan's. Dan's would work on a Mercedes of that vintage but their time estimates seem a bit high. I don't particularly think that doing a valve adjustment should take a professional mechanic more than a couple of hours (which is about what it takes me, most of which is getting the throttle linkages back on and adjusted). They wanted double that. For them, a compression test is an all day job it appears. Sorry guys, no business from me unless there is absolutely no alternative.
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:30 PM
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that's odd, whittler did all my work on just those years, but that was in 03-04, so maybe they've gone all high tech on us! call (505) 256-3333 and speak with robert; he recently changed the name of his shop but it is near the corner of wyoming and central (on wyoming). he is a good mechanic and reasonable (or was)....slightly "fun" to deal with at times but aren't we all?
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For newer cars either Hans Wittler or Dan's Automotive are probably good shops. I have no experience with either. For older MB, however, I have my doubts. I just called both of them asking if they worked on older Mercedes cars (around 1984). Hans Wittler said absolutely no and recommended Dan's. Dan's would work on a Mercedes of that vintage but their time estimates seem a bit high. I don't particularly think that doing a valve adjustment should take a professional mechanic more than a couple of hours (which is about what it takes me, most of which is getting the throttle linkages back on and adjusted). They wanted double that. For them, a compression test is an all day job it appears. Sorry guys, no business from me unless there is absolutely no alternative.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:41 PM
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Thanks

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This is a tough location to find MB shops...
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very good shop for german cars and esp. mercedes diesels. brothers roger and andreas run the shop now and do a heck of a job!
Hans Wittler's Automotive: Home
When I stopped in Albuquerque overnight, with my 'check engine' light illuminated on my '99 E300 a few years ago while on a cross-country roadtrip, one of the brothers came out and with the Codes pulled, advised me to go ahead on to Texas, as he has hesitant about taking my car in because of the workload already in his shop, as well as the situation wouldn't preclude my car from safely making the remaining 700 or so miles home to Texas. They looked to be a top-notch shop from my perspective, having visited them.

They're just South of I-40 on the East side of I-25.
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New shop in Santa Fe, NM

OCD Custom Cycles & Auto Repair LLC is recommended. Address is 1315 Rufina Circle, Santa Fe, NM. Telephone 505-428-0646. This shop has one lift and has kept my 82 300 SD in fine shape over several years. Mechanic is German trained, Marc Beyer.
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Mercedes repair in Las Cruces

The closest Dealer to Las Cruces is in El Paso 50 mi away. I found a shop in Cruces that did good work at a reasonable price on my ML320. German and Japanese Auto repair on Valley Hwy. Ther Owner Manny seemed to be very knowledgeable about Mercedes autos and has a very clean looking 170 sitting up on a rack waiting for him to have time to restore it.
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