Mostly Foreign

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
2 reviews

4646 Carpinteria Ave Ste J, Carpinteria, CA 93013, us

(805) 684-3052

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They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
5.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.5/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
5.0/5
They respond well when they screw something up
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They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
5.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.5/5
They are always honest
5.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
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I would recommend this mechanic to others
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They fix the problem the first time
5.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
5.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.5/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
5.0/5
May 04, 2007
I've had very few repairs, per se, done by Marty (the owner and currently the only mechanic at Mostly Foreign) in recent years because he's taken such good care of our cars for 20 years that they've rarely needed anything special done beyond regular maintenance. My current car is not quite seven years old and has had very little done to it--a battery replaced, a blown bulb, a loose wire, a sensor that made my dashlight go on alarmingly, but Marty tracked it down for me and hardly charged me more than the cost of the part. I couldn't say about how he responds to something screwed up, because I don't remember his doing so. If something is beyond his expertise, he will say so. As for treating male and female customers the same, I can only judge by my late husband and myself, and he was the same soft-spoken, quietly friendly guy with both of us, as far as I could tell. He marks a sticker in the upper corner of the windshield that reminds me at what mileage point I need the next maintenance done, and he checks the car out thoroughly each time he works on it and warns me if I'm likely to need something in the near future, including tires, which he doesn't sell. He used to give me a ride home and pick me up when the car was finished, but since he moved his business recently, he now just picks up my car and returns it. We didn't know Marty when we first took our cars to his former shop, but he has become a trusted friend over the years. After my husband died and I no longer needed two cars, he bought my 12-year-old Toyota EZ, knowing that, despite the cracked and faded interior and the less than pristine exterior, he could easily sell it as the working parts had been well-maintained--by him--throughout it's well- over-100,000 miles.
Jul 26, 2009
We have used Marty for years now and the best part about working with him is he doesn't do unnecessary work. If it's not needed or if a "cheap" fix will work, he doesn't try to upsell to do more expensive work. Very trustworthy.

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