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Indy Mercedes service in Ft Lauderdale

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  1. BoulderFCar

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    Definitely not and FCar issue but does anybody have an independent mercedes service facility they like in the FTL area? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. BartonWorkman

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    When I worked in Ft. Lauderdale, we used this place ABS Exotic Repair.

    They work on most every Euro car but specialize in Mercedes-Benz.

    http://www.theautorepairlady.com

    BHW
     
  3. BoulderFCar

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    Interesting. I hadn't heard of them and they are 1 mile my house. I also notice they list Sprinter Vans as a specialty which is a good thing for me. I'm looking at a B service on a bluetec ML which is the same motor as the Sprinter so they'll know what they're doing.

    I've tried to love Autonation Mercedes of Ft Lauderdale but they've just been expensive and underwhelming.
     
  4. BartonWorkman

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    Yeah, if you go to the dealers, you're just another number.

    Curated is located across the street from the Braman service center in Miami. It is really
    amazing the amount of traffic that flows through there all day every day (BMWs, Mini Coopers,
    Hyundais, Cadillacs, etc.), the place is a literal beehive.

    So with these dealers, forget about personal service, all they're interested in is getting cars
    in and out in as little time as possible and they've got a bunch of kids working on the cars
    that are nothing but parts hangers.

    ABS is run by a woman, Angela if memory serves. The place is in a good location central
    to downtown FLL and it was only a mile away from the old showroom so the odd times we
    had a classic Mercedes-Benz, we'd take it to her.

    BHW
     
  5. E55amg9965

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  6. E55amg9965

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    I own a Mercedes repair shop/body shop in margate Star garage,check us out if you like.954-969-9610 my name is joe.
     
  7. BoulderFCar

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    Thanks Joe.
     
  8. BoulderFCar

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    Follow up.

    I ended up going to Joe at Star Garage. Great place. All the tools and experience. Lot's of common sense and a more reasonable price than the dealer. Tolerated my annoying requests to see the air filters so I could see how often they should be changed. Bonus points, it turns out that Joe is a long time F430 owner. Strong two thumbs up on this shop.

    This will change the game for me as I'm done buying new Benzes due to the depreciation haircut. I love buying 2-3 year old ones but I needed a service back stop and now I feel like I've got one. I see AMG's in my future.
     
  9. F355 Fan 82

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    Does curated service cars? I thought you guys just did sales? If so whats your hourly rate, I live like 5 minutes from you but have my car serviced pretty far away
     
  10. Jack-the-lad

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    What happened to Eric Gegen's shop out on Peters Road in Plantstion? Gegen was the service manager at the old Brumos dealership in Pompano Beach.
     
  11. jakermc

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    They are fantastic here. Angela works the counter and George is the master mechanic, a real crafsman. They are co-owners. They do everything from repair to full restoration. Highly recommended.
     

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