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Old 07-08-2008, 03:28 PM   #1
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Hi all,

If anybody lives around DC or in northern, VA, please comment if you have heard or experienced service from the indy shop referenced in the title. I just got back from a brief vacation and decided to get started on formally booking service for my car (45K). In a prior thread, I had posted about my search for DC and northern VA shops and was shocked at the high costs.

I found one indy shop, Autobahn Service Inc. whose quote was $351 for the 45K service!

Most quotes from stealerships came in between $660-725. The only indy shop I heard from came in at $657. This almost seems too good to be true, so please tell me it isnt!

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Old 07-08-2008, 03:48 PM   #2
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Hi all,

If anybody lives around DC or in northern, VA, please comment if you have heard or experienced service from the indy shop referenced in the title. I just got back from a brief vacation and decided to get started on formally booking service for my car (45K). In a prior thread, I had posted about my search for DC and northern VA shops and was shocked at the high costs.

I found one indy shop, Autobahn Service Inc. whose quote was $351 for the 45K service!

Most quotes from stealerships came in between $660-725. The only indy shop I heard from came in at $657. This almost seems too good to be true, so please tell me it isnt!
i used to take my boxster there, now i take my cayenne there great people great service
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:15 PM   #3
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i used to take my boxster there, now i take my cayenne there great people great service
I said to myself...cost, schedule, quality there has to be a tradeoff somewhere.

These guys came in with a much lower quote (though I imaging at least 50 more in minor parts, taxes, disposal fees, etc,) and seemed like they could accomodate a schedule very well - as in I walk in at 11am and walk out by 3pm. My other options seem to required dropping the car off the night before or ASAP in the morning and waiting a full day .

So lets see....50% cost cut, cycle time trimmed from 24 to 4 hours...this canont be real
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:38 PM   #4
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I said to myself...cost, schedule, quality there has to be a tradeoff somewhere.

These guys came in with a much lower quote (though I imaging at least 50 more in minor parts, taxes, disposal fees, etc,) and seemed like they could accomodate a schedule very well - as in I walk in at 11am and walk out by 3pm. My other options seem to required dropping the car off the night before or ASAP in the morning and waiting a full day .

So lets see....50% cost cut, cycle time trimmed from 24 to 4 hours...this canont be real
Please post your feedback once you get your service done.
I just bought an 01 and I'm looking for a good indy shop as well.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:20 AM   #5
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I have had good luck with the folks at Autothority Pitstop in Alexandria.

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Old 07-09-2008, 06:26 AM   #6
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You may want to PM racer_d :

http://986forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10433&highlight=autobahn+fairfax

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Old 07-09-2008, 03:36 PM   #7
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Nick - that is a very good suggestion. So good that in fact he already PM'd me. He had referenced IMA and Autobahn in a different thread and we talked in depth about IMA in Chantilly, VA.

I had actually called IMA on tuesday to schedule an appointment, but due to scheduling issues and thier requirements for time cycle time (full day, stranded) I couldn't ditch the car for something as quick/easy as a 45K. Sadly, I am a single guy who works so car maintenance is always a pain in the arse.
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do a search on www.dorkiphus.net the site is DC area based and has good information, mainly air cooled but several 986 owners.

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