Many years ago I bought a secondhand BMW 2002 tii; great car at a great price. But after enjoying driving it for about a year, I sold it. Driving it was great, but the cost of regular maintenance and small repairs was astronomical. In addition, the people in the shops (plural) that I took it too, all had an air of snobbish superiority because THEY knew how to change the oil in a SUPERIOR automobile. Yeah - whatever…. So I decided that the “driving experience” of a BMW was far outweighed by the “maintaining experience” of owning one, and that I’d never get another one. But this last year I was in need of a good, used vehicle at an affordable price. I was thinking Japanese; have had good luck with Honda and Toyota. But everything Japanese was very expensive, even with high mileage. Then I happened on a BMW Mini with far fewer miles and a much lower price. I thought there must be something wrong with the car, but there really wasn’t. The Toyota dealer that was selling it had taken it as a trade in and couldn’t sell it because it was a standard shift. They said no one knows how to drive a standard shift anymore. As it happens, I prefer standard shift and the price and condition were much better than anything else I’d looked at. So, with the high-priced snobs of previous BMW experience well in mind, I took a deep breath and bought the Mini. That’s how I happened to get to know European Motor Cars of Fort Collins. And thanks to them, I’m overjoyed that I got that BMW because in addition to finding a fine car that is a pleasure to drive, I’ve also found an equally fine shop that is a pleasure to know. I’ve been driving cars (and having them maintained and repaired) for literally half a century and I’ve never encountered a better shop. All the people there, from the desk in the front office to the work bays in the shop, are just the best. They are friendly, helpful. When they talk to you about your car - and they do take the time to talk to you about your car - it is because they are doing what they think is best to keep you rolling. Not to soak you for things you don’t need. Without cutting corners on the maintenance, they keep their prices very reasonable. Furthermore, it’s the kind of place that, if needed, will go over and above. I recently had a problem with the car that I couldn’t take care of myself; just a glitchy little thing, but it was going to keep me from being able to drive 25 miles to get home. As a result, I showed up at the shop at 5:00, quitting time, and I think it was even a Friday. But they just took me right in on the spot and got on it. Worked on the glitch for forty-five minutes, got it fixed, and got me on the road. Furthermore they were nothing but friendly about it even though they were having to stay late. This is the first review I’ve ever written for any business, and I’m not very good at it because I’ve gone on and on. But I just wanted to give anyone who reads this a context for my saying simply: These people are the best. You are not going to find a better shop anywhere. They're worth every single one of the stars I've given them.
Thank you very much for this heartfelt review. We know it is not always easy to take the time to look up a company online to write a POSITIVE review. You're review makes us very happy and we are excited to have you experience what we have have built here at European Motor Cars. We love cars... we care about the people who drive them.
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