Bauer Porsche

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
1 reviews

444 23rd St, Oakland, CA, CA 94612, us

(510) 834-2772

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They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
5.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
5.0/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
5.0/5
They respond well when they screw something up
5.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
5.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
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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
4.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.0/5
Apr 28, 2010
The following is a true story: I have a 1984 Porsche daily driver with 250,000 miles on it. Every time it is due for a smog test, I take it in to Bauer Porsche to get it tuned so it will squeeze by passing, not easy in a car that old and worn. (In fact, the first time I took it there was when another well known shop couldn't get it to pass smog after multiple attempts and was recommending a new $$$ catalytic converter. Bauer Porsche got it to pass with an inexpensive repair/adjustment.) This time, despite their tune up, my car did not pass smog. Because of my work schedule, I had to deal with all of this on Christmas Eve. I brought it by Bauer Porsche, showed them the test results, they worked on it. I drove it over to the Smog Test Only station - still just missed passing. I took it back, on Christmas Eve, and Chris, the owner, worked on it some more. This time it passed. For a car that old and well worn to pass is not easy - and certainly no reflection on their excellent work. But here the owner was working on it, on Christmas eve, was nice, no, great about it, refused to take any money for the extra work ("we stand by our work") and did this work for free when his shop could have made a lot more money telling me I had no choice but to but to install a new catalytic converter. And I swear it almost doesn't surprise me, because that is the type of shop they have always been.

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