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rhregis

Anybody know a good Indi in Baton Rouge, LA?

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My wife's job is taking me from Miami to Baton Rouge, LA. Does anybody know a good independent repair shop in this area?

Thanks. :rolleyes:

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My wife's job is taking me from Miami to Baton Rouge, LA. Does anybody know a good independent repair shop in this area?

Thanks. :rolleyes:

I will find out for you as I am here near New Orleans (Metairie, LA) --- There are a few decent indy shops in the NOLA area, but I have friends in BR that I will ask tonight for you.

Big change from Miami I can assure you.... even though Baton Rouge is actually extremely nice & progressive even for Louisiana.

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For sure a "big change", but I am looking forward to it. I will definitely appreciate any information with regards to trustworthy mechanics. I guess if I really have to I can take it to NO.

Thanks

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My wife's job is taking me from Miami to Baton Rouge, LA. Does anybody know a good independent repair shop in this area?

Thanks. :rolleyes:

I am here near New Orleans (Metairie, LA) --- There are a few decent indy shops in the NOLA area

I would be interested in the names of the NOLA as well as BRLA shops, as the drive from Lafayette to NOLA is not that much further.

Thanks!

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My wife's job is taking me from Miami to Baton Rouge, LA. Does anybody know a good independent repair shop in this area?

Thanks. :rolleyes:

I am here near New Orleans (Metairie, LA) --- There are a few decent indy shops in the NOLA area

I would be interested in the names of the NOLA as well as BRLA shops, as the drive from Lafayette to NOLA is not that much further.

Thanks!

I have brought my Box S to 4 locations: (had poor gas mileage and intermittent idle for my last issue)

1. Greff Motors

2. Lindsey Automotive

3. German Car Care Center

4. Porsche of New Orleans

Details of each above: (my opinion based upon my experiences only)

1. Greff -- beautiful shop, extremely clean --- Very active in PCA -- expensive, did good work, but didn't really solve my issue. (issue was only a dirty throttle body) Treated slightly "different" for not having a GT3 Cup (Randy is a little too impersonal for me especially after I drop several thousand for basic R&R work, PPI and cosmetic repairs --- just kinda "matter of fact" - returned my call 3 days later, not the best for service.)

2. Busy shop - mostly Ferraris (high end), some BMWs, some Lambos, not enough space to do any work, it was WAY TOO CROWDED (I watched them spend an hour moving cars around) - didn't find issue, fair price

(Staff was qutie knowledgable, friendly and had some amazing cars - desperately needs a nicer shop but people trust them with their $200-300K cars so I assume they are experts) - I found them too busy to really focus on my issue quite honestly. Never found my issue, just wanted to change my plugs... (just had a major service done 4 months ago) - Will not be going back to this shop, just got a "bad feeling" -- cant describe

3. Didn't bring it to them for this issue, but have in the past. Good shop, fair price, good work --- owners from Germany --- dedicated and know their stuff. Not close, actually on the westbank of NOLA.

4. Dealership, stealership - nice repair shop - knowledgeable about 986/987s ---> actually do quite good work for the same as indy shops when you can get an appointment (only dealership in town) - Would bring here unless under warranty and I had free service to obtain. :)

Summary:

If I had to bring it to a shop that I knew was going to do quality repair work, racing/cosmetic modifcations (AutoX, track, upgrades), and was going to be quick, I would choose Greff Motors. Even though I don't like the lack of personal attention, the shop is pristine and the staff was knowledgeable & was very concerned about doing a good job. I only wish they would have been more thorough when looking at my mileage/throttle issue. I actually solved my own issue by reading the boards here and getting info from Tom & Loren. I removed & cleaned my own throttle body and had it humming along perfectly in under an hour -- my cost? Some time getting to the engine, can of throttle body cleaner, rags & bottle of Techron for next fuel tank. Pretty cheap if you ask me.

So, that is the pick of this relatively poor litter. Cannot imagine you couldn't find a decent place in BR --- they probably sell more Porsches there per capita than NOLA anyhow. :D

HTH,

Andy

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My wife's job is taking me from Miami to Baton Rouge, LA. Does anybody know a good independent repair shop in this area?

Thanks. :rolleyes:

I am here near New Orleans (Metairie, LA) --- There are a few decent indy shops in the NOLA area

I would be interested in the names of the NOLA as well as BRLA shops, as the drive from Lafayette to NOLA is not that much further.

Thanks!

I have brought my Box S to 4 locations: (had poor gas mileage and intermittent idle for my last issue)

1. Greff Motors

2. Lindsey Automotive

3. German Car Care Center

4. Porsche of New Orleans

Details of each above: (my opinion based upon my experiences only)

1. Greff -- beautiful shop, extremely clean --- Very active in PCA -- expensive, did good work, but didn't really solve my issue. (issue was only a dirty throttle body) Treated slightly "different" for not having a GT3 Cup (Randy is a little too impersonal for me especially after I drop several thousand for basic R&R work, PPI and cosmetic repairs --- just kinda "matter of fact" - returned my call 3 days later, not the best for service.)

2. Busy shop - mostly Ferraris (high end), some BMWs, some Lambos, not enough space to do any work, it was WAY TOO CROWDED (I watched them spend an hour moving cars around) - didn't find issue, fair price

(Staff was qutie knowledgable, friendly and had some amazing cars - desperately needs a nicer shop but people trust them with their $200-300K cars so I assume they are experts) - I found them too busy to really focus on my issue quite honestly. Never found my issue, just wanted to change my plugs... (just had a major service done 4 months ago) - Will not be going back to this shop, just got a "bad feeling" -- cant describe

3. Didn't bring it to them for this issue, but have in the past. Good shop, fair price, good work --- owners from Germany --- dedicated and know their stuff. Not close, actually on the westbank of NOLA.

4. Dealership, stealership - nice repair shop - knowledgeable about 986/987s ---> actually do quite good work for the same as indy shops when you can get an appointment (only dealership in town) - Would bring here unless under warranty and I had free service to obtain. :)

Summary:

If I had to bring it to a shop that I knew was going to do quality repair work, racing/cosmetic modifcations (AutoX, track, upgrades), and was going to be quick, I would choose Greff Motors. Even though I don't like the lack of personal attention, the shop is pristine and the staff was knowledgeable & was very concerned about doing a good job. I only wish they would have been more thorough when looking at my mileage/throttle issue. I actually solved my own issue by reading the boards here and getting info from Tom & Loren. I removed & cleaned my own throttle body and had it humming along perfectly in under an hour -- my cost? Some time getting to the engine, can of throttle body cleaner, rags & bottle of Techron for next fuel tank. Pretty cheap if you ask me.

So, that is the pick of this relatively poor litter. Cannot imagine you couldn't find a decent place in BR --- they probably sell more Porsches there per capita than NOLA anyhow. :D

HTH,

Andy

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I only take my Boxster to 3 shops in Baton Rouge/Lafayette

The best Porsche mechanic I have ever seen works buy appointment only in Lafayette. He does all of my custom work. If it is small maintness type stuff he is not your guy. If the Boxster is your daily driver forget I mentioned him. He is amazing, his work has been on magazine covers, he is very affordable. I called him the other day to do some exhaust work on my car, he can see me in March. If you need work like this PM me.

for maintenance or work you need on a time frame Loupe Automotive is the guy to see ask for Paul Loupe. He is the owner and chief mechanic. He does all of my maintenance he is very quick and can get you in within a day or so. He has installed coil overs for me oil changes for the past 150k miles plus aos repairs and other items a 150k miles Boxster needs. Its a 2 man shop and he comes highly recommended from most Porsche owners in Baton Rouge.

The Louisiana group has grown from a few to a gaggle, we need to get our cars out and let them breath a little.

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Thanks for the input Gary in BR, but I have decided to sell my Boxster before I leave Florida. I am going to be commuting from BR to Metairie every day and I don't want to put her through that daily punishment. Perhaps in the future I'll upgrade to the 997 I have always wanted.

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