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Anonymous on 4/27/2016:
"knowledgeable professional shop that delivers quality service"
5 star rating

Rick H. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA, whose FORD was in for an auto repair service, on 4/20/2016:
"They do it right and right away. Great shop."
5 star rating

Vince A. from Solana Beach, CA, whose PORSCHE was in for an auto repair service, on 4/8/2016:
"They are the finest mechanics around. Very professional, honest and excellent at diagnosing problems. They always provide a detailed explanation regarding their workmanship and repairs needed."
5 star rating

Anonymous on 3/17/2016:
"Worth the money."
3 star rating

Carl H. from Carlsbad, CA, whose ALFA was in for an auto repair, on 3/9/2016:
"Excellent service done immediately after I pulled in."
5 star rating


101 European Automotive, Solana Beach CA and Cardiff CA, 92075 and 92007, Auto Repair, Audi Repair, BMW Repair, Mercedes Repair and Porsche Repair

Welcome to 101 European Automotive

Hi there, I'm Philip Loose, owner of 101 European Automotive in Solana Beach. With three generations of experience in Import and Luxury auto repair, we're proud to be known as the premier auto repair shop in Solana Beach and Cardiff.



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  • Auto Repair

  • As Solana Beach’s experts in European and Luxury vehicle service, our team of extensively experienced technicians offer world-class service in everything Auto Repair.
  • Audi Repair

  • Audi Repair issues? Stop by 101 European Automotive and let our techs get your Audi running like the day you bought it.
  • BMW Repair

  • We pride ourselves on offering the residents in and around Solana Beach the best in BMW Repair. Our auto repair shop offers everything from complex mechanical solutions to basic maintenance services.
  • Mercedes Repair

  • Don’t put yourself at risk with a faulty safety system. Our technicians have all received advanced certification in Mercedes Repair, and will have your Mercedes safety and braking systems working like new.
  • Porsche Repair

  • High performance vehicles demand high performance service. Our Porsche Repair experts are second-to-none in every aspect of Porsche service.


Anonymous on 4/27/2016:
"knowledgeable professional shop that delivers quality service"

Rick H. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA, whose FORD was in for an auto repair service, on 4/20/2016:
"They do it right and right away. Great shop."

Vince A. from Solana Beach, CA, whose PORSCHE was in for an auto repair service, on 4/8/2016:
"They are the finest mechanics around. Very professional, honest and excellent at diagnosing problems. They always provide a detailed explanation regarding their workmanship and repairs needed."

Anonymous on 3/17/2016:
"Worth the money."

Carl H. from Carlsbad, CA, whose ALFA was in for an auto repair, on 3/9/2016:
"Excellent service done immediately after I pulled in."

Jann P. from Solana Beach, CA, whose BMW was in for an auto repair, on 2/25/2016:
"efficient, smart, quick to fix the problem, very nice, and a perfect neighborhood repair shop"

Lynn K. from Del Mar, CA, whose Mercedes-Benz was in for an auto repair service, on 2/18/2016:
"Honest, reliable service in a family friendly atmosphere. I have been a long time customer and had dozens of both foreign and domestic cars serviced by the highly experienced staff."

Jeffrey M. from Del Mar, CA, whose Toyota was in for an auto repair service, on 2/1/2016:
"They are a professional, courteous, thorough team with superb workmanship and incredible customer service.
I highly recommend 101 European Automotive."

Spiva from Solana Beach, CA, whose BMW was in for an auto repair service, on 1/25/2016:
"Excellent"

Cami M. from Del Mar, CA, whose TOYOTA was in for an auto repair service, on 1/25/2016:
"The quality of work at 101 European is exceptional. The team is very knowledgeable and can diagnose problems quickly. I don't know of another car shop that has the same level and depth of expertise. The culture is customer oriented and fair. The team wants to leave every customer satisfied and will always go above and beyond."

Anonymous on 1/25/2016:
"I totally trust them. I enjoy working and talking with Adam."

David N. from Carlsbad, CA, whose VOLKSWAGEN was in for an auto repair, on 1/14/2016:
"Professional & fair prices. They save you money by diagnosing problems faster then other shops !"

Anonymous on 1/12/2016:
"They take care of your car and you."

Anonymous on 1/9/2016:
"My son recommended 101 to me and I have found them to be fair, reliable, and knowledgeable. The staff does take the time to explain what they are doing. Visiting the place means I get to see a wide variety of beautiful sports cars brought in by others!"

Dominic Haydn R. from Laguna Beach, CA, whose Cadillac was in for an auto repair service, on 1/5/2016:
"101 is the kind of mechanic everyone dreams about. A level of attention to detail, honesty, and a passion for looking after cars."

Jeff R. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Porsche was in for an auto repair service, on 12/17/2015:
"Porsche people - go here. Outstanding service, no upsell only suggestions to ensure a longer life. A+"

Eric M. from Coronado, CA, whose Porsche was in for an auto repair, on 12/11/2015:
"Philip and Adam were very accommodating during the new car inspection for a 1986 Porsche Carrera. They allowed me to be present in the garage to go through the car with them. I appreciated their insights and observations of items as we reviewed the car. Car has been purchased and I will bring it back to 101 European for future maintenance. Thanks Philip and Adam, Eric"

Vince A. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Mercedes-Benz was in for an auto repair service, on 12/7/2015:
"Honest, understands repair and maintenance better than any other shop I've been to. Excellent at solving problems."

Susan M. C. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Honda was in for an auto repair, on 11/25/2015:
"I have always been able to trust 101 EA with my car, and my mother's car. It is a field of which I am not familiar, so being able to trust someone with my safety in terms of my car is one of the best services one can have in their lives. I am thankful for this company."

Vicki P. on 11/24/2015:
"Very knowledgeable and very honest. I love how they explain everything so well and even save the parts and showed me what was wrong."

Lynne M. from Cardiff, CA, whose Lexus was in for an auto repair service, on 11/18/2015:
"I HAVE FOUND THE WHOLE TEAM TO BE FRIENDLY HONEST AND DEPENDABLE."

Jeffrey M. from Del Mar, CA, whose MG was in for an auto repair service, on 11/17/2015:
"101 European Automotive has a superb, knowledgeable and skilled team whose focus is on excellent customer service - I recommend them without any reservation. They did a great job on my 1952 MGTD MarkII."

Carl H. from Carlsbad, CA, whose ALFA was in for an auto repair service, on 11/6/2015:
"First class work and good communications about costs.
My Alfa drives like it's brand new. Zoom Zoom!"

Barbara & Steve S. from Solana Beach, CA, whose BMW was in for an auto repair service, on 10/27/2015:
"Excellent job. Would recommend it to friends. Very convenient for us within walking distance. Once the warranty expired we made the change."

Robert H. on 10/22/2015:
"Expert diagnosis and repair skills every time."

David L. from Solana Beach, CA, whose BMW was in for an auto repair, on 10/20/2015:
"Excellent"

Norman R. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Mercedes-Benz was in for an auto repair service, on 10/20/2015:
"Staff is very friendly and careful to explain everything that needs to be done, everything that was done, and good people to talk about cars in general."

Jeff R. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Porsche was in for an auto repair service, on 9/17/2015:
"A+ EXCELLENT FACILITY ...STOKED!"

Jeff M. from Del Mar, CA, whose MG was in for an auto repair, on 9/14/2015:
"The team at 101 European is both knowledgeable and helpful.
I wholeheartedly recommend them."

Sulynn D. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Honda was in for an auto repair service, on 9/11/2015:
"Comes off as an auto shop you can trust! First off - I had no idea they worked on "regular cars!" but found out quickly they do it all! Secondly, I needed a side mirror replaced which took about 10 mins for the technician to replace. They were very honest with how long it took them to replace it and didn't charge me the whole hour! (They actually made good on their word!) I will for sure use them and recommend them for future services for all my repair needs as well as my friends and colleagues!"

David N. from Carlsbad, CA, whose VOLKSWAGEN was in for an auto repair, on 8/26/2015:
"These guys have always done a great job. I've got an old VW & some fixes are hard to track down , but 101 has always solved the problem at a fair price & reasonable time. Highly recommend 101 European !! David Nordquist ( Carlsbad)."

Steve S. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Jaguar was in for an auto repair service, on 8/20/2015:
"They know their European cars, are great mechanics, provide prompt service and are very easy to work with."

Eric C. from Cardiff, CA, whose Saab was in for an auto repair service, on 8/7/2015:
"Phil and Adam are great. They know what they are doing."

Carl W. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Volkswagen was in for an auto repair service, on 8/6/2015:
"Outstanding, personal and work was done correctly! The staff provided a ride home, no hassle. Wonderful hospitality!"

Susan C. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Honda was in for an auto repair service, on 7/27/2015:
"I continue to take my car to this shop because they are always honest, and give me a heads up for things that will needs replacing in the future so that I am not sticker shocked."

Norman R. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Mercedes-Benz was in for an auto repair, on 7/20/2015:
"and I also had my Lexus serviced by you. Mercedes had a difficult problem and you solved it.
All in all, well done."

Kathryn J. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA, whose Mercedes-Benz was in for an auto repair, on 6/25/2015:
"I highly recommend your company. Work is completed as promised. I'm very satisfied and you are my repair facility of choice :)"

Pam R. from Solana Beach, CA, whose BMW was in for an auto repair, on 6/12/2015:
"Always do a great job - really helpful and easy to work with!"

Steve B. from Cardiff, CA, whose VOLT was in for an auto repair, on 6/3/2015:
"Good advice, excellent work, done quickly, at a fair price. What else is there to say?"

Lynn K. from Del Mar, CA, whose Jaguar was in for an auto repair, on 5/7/2015:
"GREAT JOB. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR EXPERTISE AND THANKS FOR GETTING ME BACK ON THE ROAD THE ROAD AGAIN.........LYNN K"

Marc A. from Encinitas, CA, whose Volkswagen was in for an auto repair service, on 4/23/2015:
"Excellent work and a commitment to customer satisfaction!

Brake replacement a month ago and the brakes were a bit soft. They took the time to find the issue and adjusted everything, now it's working great.

Thanks for keepin my Vanagon running!"

Eric C. from Cardiff, CA, whose Saab was in for an auto repair, on 4/14/2015:
"Good service, fair pricing, Ray, the new guy is great."

The S. on 1/28/2015:
"You guys are great . Once our warranty was up we live so close to you we decided to give you a try. Just wondering on our last visit my appt. was for 8:30 am for the bmw . Needed you to flush out the power steering fluid. It turned out you didn't start the job until 4pm so was a day without a car. The job was great though. See you soon."

Susan C. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Honda was in for an auto repair, on 12/10/2014:
"As a single woman who is not familiar with cars/car repair I put all f my confidence in 101 EA. They make sure that my car runs and I am safe on the road"

Victoria C. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Toyota was in for an auto repair service, on 12/10/2014:
"I always refer 101 European Automotive because of their excellent service."

Katie G. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Subaru was in for an auto repair service, on 12/5/2014:
"Excellent! I love these guys!"

Kirsten G. from Carlsbad, CA, whose Honda was in for an auto repair, on 11/11/2014:
"I recommend 101 European Automotive wholeheartedly to all of my friends."

Marc A. from Encinitas, CA, whose Volkswagen was in for an auto repair, on 10/17/2014:
"Passionate about their craft, these guys are top-notch! Highly recommended if you are willing to pay for stellar service."

Martin B. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA, whose Saturn was in for an auto repair service, on 10/16/2014:
"top notch. Knowledge of the mechanics of the car and ability to make repairs with skilled craftsmen, mechanics and the right tools is as good as it gets."

Barb & Steve S. from Solana Beach, CA, whose BMW was in for an auto repair, on 10/16/2014:
"Excellent work. Just moved across the street not new to SB but wanted to downsize. We did go to the dealership but once the warranty was up knew we were going to you folks. Just walk across the bridge so very convenient for us. Thanks so much. The Spiva's"

Vicki C. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Toyota was in for an auto repair, on 10/3/2014:
"Very honest and extremely knowledgeable"

D.j. R. on 9/25/2014:
"These guys are the real deal. Adam has a passion for learning and they genuinely drive to find root cause. They don't nickle and dime you, they make honest assessments of issues and risk. When you walk in, they respectfully treat you as a customer. I've not found service like this from other shops."

Blake W. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Volkswagen was in for an auto repair, on 9/22/2014:
"Quick turn around after dropping my Cabrio off. Adam was very helpful in assisting me with finding hard to get VW parts."

Claudia Z. from Glendale, CA on 9/2/2014:
"Professional & very informative"

Larry W. from Camino, CA, whose VOLKSWAGEN was in for an auto repair service, on 9/2/2014:
"Very Knowledgable about VW's. The repairs were completed in a timely manner. My only criticism would be that I thought the cost of the repairs was a little high. More than I expected."

Ron P. from San Diego, CA, whose Mercedes-Benz was in for an auto repair, on 8/4/2014:
"yes you all do great work thanks"

Will H. on 8/4/2014:
"Went in with a seemingly straight forward fuel starvation problem but the fix but it was not working, so Phillip did his thing and identified the root cause of the problem. My 1971 Rover is purring again. This is expertise not found elsewhere. Will"

Claudia Z. from Glendale, CA on 7/31/2014:
"Great people & excellent service"

Bob G. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Toyota was in for an auto repair service, on 7/26/2014:
"I have recommended you to several people."

Martha S. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Volkswagen was in for an auto repair service, on 7/18/2014:
"They are the best for wintage cars and any car for that matter. They know what they're doing, They have done their homework to research the best practices and the best buys and they are not in it to rip you off. They pass their smart research and ethical standards on to their customers. They have a sense of pride and family honor to give the best and most honest tranparency of costs for parts and labor. They stand by their work and make good for any work they do. I would recommend them to anyone that needs help with their car, even old lady school teachers like myself, who know nothing about cars. They are an honest company and are not in the business to rip off innocent naive people like myself. I appreciate their honesty and willingness to help. I'm grateful that I found 101 European when I needed to learn about cars because I bought a vintage care and knew nothiing about them. Thank you for being so helpful and caring to teach me about cars and especially the very specific and complicated needs of a vintage car. Thank you for helping me achieve my need to relive the past by buying a Volkswagon Camper that was so much fun for me in the 1970"s. Now I can relive my dreams again and travel with my house on my back. What a hoot! :>)"

Roger B. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Toyota was in for an auto repair, on 7/17/2014:
"Excellent!!! I've used this automobile service from "Daves" to 101 European Automotive, the current owners, as a Solana Beach resident for more than 30 years. I trust them with my older cars."

Carla W. from Carlsbad, CA, whose Mercedes-Benz was in for an auto repair, on 7/17/2014:
"Knowledgeable, trustworthy, considerate, & speedy. I highly recommend this auto shop for all your car repairs regardless of your make & model, they really know what they're doing here, outstanding in their field, what other auto shops should be!"

Karen P. from Del Mar, CA, whose Mercedes-Benz was in for an auto repair, on 7/16/2014:
"Honest, reliable service and a pleasure to deal with."

David C. from Solana Beach, CA, whose TOYT was in for an auto repair, on 7/16/2014:
"i would tell them if they are lucky to deal directly with the older men who actually work on the cars, or one of the newer owners, it is a good experience. unfortunately, the new young men manning the desks in the front office were rude, offensive and overall unpleasant to work with. they, or he, made me decide to not return for any services again."

Steve S. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Jaguar was in for an auto repair, on 7/15/2014:
"Timely, quality work backed by lots of experience."

Anonymous on 7/4/2014:
"Very competent, courteous and extremely helpful"

Gene M. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Mercedes-Benz was in for an auto repair, on 6/26/2014:
"I WOULD RECOMMEND YOUR SHOP BECAUSE I WAS SATISFIED WITH YOUR SERVICE."

Noel M. from San Diego, CA, whose VOLKSWAGEN was in for an auto repair, on 5/31/2014:
"They seem to be very knowledgeable in their work, They keep you up to date on the work. They answer all questions and tell you suggestions or options you have. Very friendly and will go step by step to explain anything you don't understand. Will be going back again for all my needs."

Will H. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA, whose ROVER/SERIES was in for an auto repair, on 5/27/2014:
"It always works when I pick it up. They have real mechanics that know cars and why they are designed the way they are, therefore they can fix otherwise nagging problems and get to the root cause.I love these guys!"

Ron P. from San Diego, CA on 5/22/2014:
"Always attentive to providing the necessary service."

David from Encinitas, CA, whose BMW was in for an auto repair service, on 5/22/2014:
"I am very happy with the work they did."

Lou O. from Encinitas, CA, whose Mercedes-Benz was in for an auto repair service, on 5/19/2014:
"101 is a very compentent shop that offers good value, however as their business grows larger, the service quality degrades."

George Young on 5/12/2014:
"Yes, I would recommend this business to a friend."

Bart Z. from Del Mar, CA, whose Nissan was in for an auto repair, on 4/30/2014:
"The best of service and kind people. Definitely would recommend."

Bob R. from Vista, CA, whose Saab was in for an auto repair service, on 4/25/2014:
"Knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and concerned about the care and maintenance of your vehicle."

Joh S. from Moorpark, whose Honda was in for an auto repair service, on 4/11/2014:
"It's reassuring to have a repair shop you can trust...

When the old family truckster broke down in Thousand Oaks, I didn't hesitate to tell my wife to have AAA tow it to your shop.

As usual, your guys were quick to diagnose the problem. Frank clearly communicated all necessary information to me, and kept me updated when chasing the necessary parts became somewhat of an issue. I was never concerned that it wasn't in good hands.

Thanks again.

John Sanhamel"

Karen P. from Del Mar, CA, whose Mercedes-Benz was in for an auto repair, on 4/8/2014:
"Honest evaluation, personable and courteous service, wonderful family owned and operated business dedicated to their craft."

Anthony M. from San Diego, CA, whose MERCEDES was in for an auto repair service, on 4/4/2014:
"Excellent with a true sense of commitment to providing great service."

Barbara J. , whose Audi was in for an auto repair service, on 4/4/2014:
"Amy was great in scheduling an appointment promptly. Everyone I came in contact with were pleasant and knowledgeable. Work was done on time and at the price quoted."

Anonymous on 3/31/2014:
"A very professional outfit...courteous, prompt and very good work. keep it up"

Alex A. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Mercedes-Benz was in for an auto repair service, on 3/26/2014:
"Adam at 101 European Automotive truly cares about your car. He's dedicated to giving you the best service one could ask for and will give you an honest analysis of what your car needs."

Anthony from Rancho Bernardo, CA, whose SAAB was in for an auto repair, on 3/24/2014:
"They know what they are doing."

Alex D. from Encinitas, CA, whose BENZ/280 was in for an auto repair, on 3/21/2014:
"Very responsive and knowledgable about my classic Mercedes."

Vadim K. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Mercedes-Benz was in for an auto repair, on 2/22/2014:
"Based on our experience 101 European Automotive is the best shop for Mercedes. Quality is great, prices reasonable and customer service is fantastic. Thanks, 101 EU employees!"

Steve B. from Cardiff, CA, whose VOLT was in for an auto repair, on 2/20/2014:
"Excellent mechanical work; they do what's needed and don't do what isn't"

Nancy W. from Solana Beach, CA, whose Volkswagen was in for an auto repair, on 2/13/2014:
"Prompt with repairing our vehicles and informative re: the issues with our vehicles....offers troubleshooting recommendations and communicates well before actually starting repairs."

Anonymous on 2/5/2014:
"Do good work and have integrity. Staff are Very personal and kind."

David M. from Cardiff By The Sea, CA, whose VOLKSWAGEN was in for an auto repair, on 1/19/2014:
"Quality work - and thorough job capturing the work requested and the work accomplished in an itemized, detailed list."

David N. from Carlsbad, CA, whose GHIA was in for an auto repair, on 1/10/2014:
"They are Great!! Everyone I've talked to is very helpful & my old Bug runs better than ever! I'm a new customer & you've won my business for the future!!!!!!"

Robert H. from San Diego, CA, whose Volkswagen was in for an auto repair service, on 1/2/2014:
"Ask for Adam the service is top shelf. rh"

Anonymous on 12/12/2013:
"great service and affordable"


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