Como Imports

  • 4.7 of 5 stars
6 reviews

1501 Como Ave Se, Minneapolis, MN 55414, us

(612) 331-5115

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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
4.8/5
They respond well when they screw something up
3.7/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
5.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
They are always honest
5.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
5.0/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
4.0/5
They fix the problem the first time
4.6/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.2/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.3/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.3/5
Feb 14, 1999
Como Import specializes in imported cars (no American cars -- only metric tools). The owner and many of the mechanics are salt-of-the-earth, hardworking immigrants who take great pride in doing their jobs well and in making their customers happy. They don't simply fix your car, they base the extent of their repairs on the age of your car, how long you'll be driving it, how you drive it, etc. What that means for me is that my 12 year old Subaru gets the care it needs, not necessarily everything they can think of to do to it. They do not mark up prices on parts! and they have access to great used/rebuilt parts. They saved my bank account a couple years ago when, due to my own negligence in not replacing it when recommended, my timing belt broke and the car, of course, instantly stopped running. The neighborhood mechanics I had been using replaced the belt, and told me it still wasn't running; I should consider replacing the engine if I wanted to keep the car! I then remembered Como, who had done great work years earlier when I had a Honda. I called them to ask if they could locate a good engine. Peter, the owner, said "Don't let them do that. I bet they set the belts wrong. The engine is likely OK." I had the car towed to them, and $200 and several hours later, I drove my perfectly fine Subaru back to original mechanics and told them why I was paying them only for the belts, not for their labor! Since then, the guys at Como have taken the same tender loving care of my Subaru that I would if I had a clue what a car was about! These guys are like having a nice big brother taking care of things. Highest praises and recommen
Oct 30, 2004
My dealings have been with their Southeast location. They seemed to do very well adjusting the valve lash on my Datsun pickup. Work on the carb was only okay. When I got the pickup back after they replaced a rusted out gas tank the fuel gauge did not work. They wanted a lot of money to pull the tank to look at the sender. I dropped the tank myself (pretty easy since they'd just done an R&R) and found where they had not tightened a screw on the float arm. A drop of Loctite solved the problem and I haven't been back.
Jul 03, 2005
Once my Sienna wouldn't start and I called Mark to get his advice. He asked some questions, and advised me to lock the car, unlock it, and try to start it again. It worked! He had correctly diagnosed a mixed-up security system, and essentially rebooted it with the lock-unlock routine. The problem never re- occured, but without his free diagnosis I would have had to have the car towed to a garage. I have been taking older Toyotas to Como Imports since about 1980, and have always received great service.
May 16, 2010
Como Imports is a wonderful shop. They've been caring for my '01 Mazda Millenia since I moved to the Twin Cities several years ago. They have done fine work, always for a fair price, have referred me to another good shop when specialty work was necessary, and have been very helpful in sorting out what repairs are needed to keep the car in good running condition and what I can safely live with as the car gets old. Highly recommended.
Jun 21, 2011
Mark and Corey were superb in fixing the three cars in our family, BMW, Volvo and VW Jetta. Before discovering COMO, we tried a couple of other places, but no comparison. The folks at COMO are very competent, fair, approachable, on time, and HONEST. They took the time to make the right diagnosis and fixed many problems and serviced our cars regularly. Unfortunately, we had to move from the Twin Cities to Boston-just last March. We surely miss COMO Imports and the folks there.
May 04, 2013
  • cowardlydragon
First time, they seem good. Had electrical problems, and their diagnosis seemed to fit what I read from the internet about similar problems. They recommended a cheaper rebuilt part over OEM new. We'll see how it goes, but the car seems to be in good shape.

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