Foreign Affairs of Duluth Incorporated

  • 4.6 of 5 stars
11 reviews

722 E 9th St, Duluth, MN 55805, us

(218) 722-2246


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They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
Nov 06, 2011
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Feb 17, 1999
I've been going to Foreign Affairs for over four years now. They've done everything from oil changes to a new transmission on one car and a new engine on another. They know me so well that I only have to say my first name when I call -- a good reflection on them, a bad reflection on my cars! When I had a new transmission put in, they took the time to try out several before they were satisfied. They did the same when I needed a new engine in another car. They've been incredibly tolerant of my thinking that I know things about my car that I really don't. All the mechanics that have dealt with me have always taken the time to explain the problem, the reason(s) why it came about, the solution and its cost, future prevention, and other affects it might have on my car. All of this is greatly appreciated. It indicates to me that they respect my desire to understand my car and that respect is invaluable to a young, female car owner. They've spent time helping me research my, and other, cars' values and have offered suggestions and tips when I've been looking for a new car. I wouldn't have been able to keep my cars running without them! Thanks guys! :)
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Jan 26, 2001
After 36,000 miles, I brought my Chevy S10 to have my brakes looked at--I'd heard great things about their service--and ended up with new rotors and a $500 bill. I've no complaints about their work, but I definitely should have received a phone call (as I requested when I dropped off my vehicle) and I thought the price was a bit hefty.
Jan 23, 2002
Since Mark and Jeff were previous Volvo technicians I find them to be most competent as well as the other technicians they have hired.My 91 Volvo 740 had a particular problem between 21/2 and 5 years in that it chose not to start on unpredictable occasions. When it was towed in many times, anywhere from 3-9 months apart, it would start from being jiggled from the tow in ride. They pursued it and talked to Volvo service shops in Mpls ( who thought I should pay to have it towed 160 miles so the could "see it when it wasn't working" haha!) Finally it was discovered that a wire connection that was a "plug in" needed to be hard wired and once that was done it has been fine since. Thanks to Jeff at Foreign Affairs for his persistance and expertise I still drive at they have kept it in tip top shape. I dread having a problem while on a trip where there is no Foreign Affairs and they don't know my car or me the way I am used to.
Mar 14, 2002
i've been visiting foreign affairs for about 5 years now, and i have nothing but positive things to say. the guys have always been good to me - explaining repairs, finding used parts when possible, (i have an '86 vw jetta with over 300,000 miles) and even taking the time to answer my questions when things are busy. on more than one occasion, i've come in with a little problem, asked mark or jeff about it, and had them fix it on the spot and send me home. whether it's just their good nature, or a soft spot for poor college students, they've been all i could ask for, and i'll continue to bring my vehicles there for repair. thanks guys!
Sep 13, 2007
I give them my business because I feel Foreign Affairs is honest and knowledgeable about imports. Jeff, the owner, is excellent at explaining what he thinks needs to be done to fix one's particular problem. They fixed a Check Engine Light issue on my Porsche Boxster this past Spring and did a brake job, including replacing the rotors, on my Lexus RX300 this Summer. I'm considering having them do the 60,000 mile maintenance on the Lexus.

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