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  1. Testarossa13

    Testarossa13 Formula Junior

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    #1 Testarossa13, Apr 8, 2009
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    Do you go to the authorized Ferrari dealer or an independent for your service?Do you have specific reasons in selecting one over the other? Who do you recommend for independent service?
     
  2. nerd

    nerd F1 Rookie

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    I have always used Scottsdale Ferrari service (328GTS, 550, Challenge Stradale and Porsche 930) and been very pleased with how I was treated and their workmanship. There are local owners who have very real and legitimate gripes against Scottsdale Ferrari service and thankfully there are two technically competent independent shops (Alex Traverso and Andy Falbo) to serve those who choose not to use the dealer.
     
  3. 410SA

    410SA F1 Veteran

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    New cars that require an SD3 computer to diagnose anything are best served at Scottsdale Ferrari. The head tech, Jim Summers has been around Ferraris forever and Chris has always done right by me with any issues I have had (all warranty so far).

    Older cars I entrust to Alex Traverso. He is one of those rare individuals who can perfectly set up carbs by ear. He is also reasonable and efficient 480-241-8877
     
  4. flashman

    flashman Formula Junior
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    Tony,

    I use Jeff LaBlond, He is located near Glendale 623-566-1628. He was recommended to me by my mechanic, Tony Paladino, Modena Motors, in San Francisco, who took care of my car for over 19 years. He is the best, also does work for Jay Leno.

    WR
     
  5. jbdmd

    jbdmd Formula 3

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    Ferrari of Scottsdale.
     
  6. Under PSI

    Under PSI F1 Rookie

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    Andy Falbo: 480-836-7915
     
  7. jlm348

    jlm348 Formula 3

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    Alex Traverso has done some work on my 348 Spider and I have been very happy with him.
    Eugenio Melbon in Glendora CA. is also an amazing mechanic that has done all my majors and I can not say enough great things about him. Most detailed mechanic I have ever met.
     
  8. carlissimo

    carlissimo Karting

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    I also recommend Alex. He knows Ferraris and is very passionate about his work.
     
  9. show time

    show time Formula Junior

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    I use Atwood European (Andrew Atwood) for the 328 and most things on the RR. As stated above if its an SD3 vehicle you might want to use the dealership although I thought I heard something about Andy having an SD3 at one point in time, I could be wrong....
     
  10. zstyle

    zstyle Formula Junior

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    with some of the new cars like the 430 you can actually go through the SD2 but go under a different program and still do some of the same features like bleed the clutch and what not. ALthough using the SD3 does make it simpler.
     
  11. xpresso

    xpresso Karting

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    Scottsdale Ferrari for my challenge stradale
     
  12. red360

    red360 Karting

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    My dad has used Andy for his Gallardo , 360 , and F430 does great work and will even pick up your car if need be. My brother in-law works there and Andy lets me use the lift when there are no cars in the shop to work on my Mercedes.
     
  13. canover

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    Does anyone have Alex's current phone number? I want to get my car to him when I return to PHX. Thanks.
     
  14. Hannibal308

    Hannibal308 F1 Rookie
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    480-241-8877 is his shop cell. If he doesn't answer, he will see the missed call and call you back. Great guy and very competent. Shop is just south of Deer Valley airport.
     
  15. canover

    canover Rookie

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    Thank you Will. So he moved from Scottsdale Airport just off Frank Lloyd Wright Pkwy. I'll give him a call.
     
  16. otakki

    otakki Formula 3

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    Any recommendation for service near Albuquerque/Santa Fe area?
     
  17. arizonaitalian

    arizonaitalian F1 Veteran
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    Ask Taz (he's usually on the 550/575 forum).
     
  18. scowman

    scowman Formula 3

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    +1
     
  19. otakki

    otakki Formula 3

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    Thanks. I'll look for him.
     
  20. Casino Square

    Casino Square Formula 3

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    Andy Falbo, Fountain Hills, AZ (Phoenix). Did a service on my 308...fantastic work, fair prices. Really good guy and I would recommend him highly.
     
  21. bisel

    bisel Formula 3
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  22. Ingenere

    Ingenere F1 Veteran
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    Falbo and Traverso do great work at fair prices.

    I would set my car on fire before I used SF ever again.
     
  23. Casino Square

    Casino Square Formula 3

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    ....and knowing the story, I wouldn't blame you! Falbo and Traverso every day of the week.
     
  24. stardoc

    stardoc Formula Junior

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    Andy appreciates that some of us are on a budget and usually tries to remedy the issue without total new replacement. I just finished my Testarossa engine out with him and very happy. He's also serviced my 550. Plus he's a real nice guy.
     
  25. jrcdds

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    Another thumbs up for Andy!
     

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