239 S 3rd St, Grover Beach, CA | Directions 9343335.120483 -120.627437
Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 5pm;Sat. 8:30am - 12am;Sun. CLOSED
UNETHICAL PRACTICES!!! The WORST service I've ever received. Joe kept my car for a week and didn't fix everything (but he did charge me above the initial estimate). Even worse, he put USED parts without first calling me! This is a 42 yr old bug that has been in my family it's entire life and I made it clear to him that I want new parts. He told me he would call me if he couldn't find new parts or if he had to purchase anything that would drive the price up, BUT HE DIDN'T!
My friend is a local mechanic (but he doesn't work on bugs) and after I showed him the "work" Joe did, he said that he's heard other horror stories about Joe's Buggy Haus. If you love your bug, do NOT take it to Joe's. Highly unethical practices there.
Positive Experience! – I was very hesitant to go here because of a couple of the reviews. So I went in and bought a set of spark plugs to meet Joe and ask a few questions.
He is now swapping out an engine for me at a very reasonable charge. Actually it is a conversion from a 1.9L to a 2.1L that I provided for him. Joe has Explained everything along the way and being very honest with what needs to be done.
I don't give very many recommendations but I believe that some of the other comments initially stopped me from going to this shop, but Joe seems to be a fair and overall nice guy, I am glad that I found this shop as it is close, convenient and he seems to have a lot of the needed parts in stock.
Bad Bad Bad Bad, very Bad, 4 star Bad – Joe is a crook, do not go there! Everything the guy 2 below said is true. Dont trust Joes Buggy Haus!!!
JOE THE VW GENIUS – JOE KNOWS VW'S! This guy has been in the car business for a long long time and knows his stuff. He's helpful, honest, and can get what your car needs. He charged me HALF of what my problem-job should have been charged. He gives time and attention to the smallest need and treats his customers right.
He's even patient with a crazy guy who writes a false and critical review out of spite.
Thanks Joe for doing good business. You're a credit to our town!
- Dr. Morris
a big crook – This guy Joe is a crook. I purchased some used parts from him 2 weeks ago and of course since he does not charge tax he did not give me a receipt, I have never purchased anything from this guy in the past, so I reluctantly did not think anything of it. Of course I find out that the part does not work so he says on the phone, just bring it back with a receipt and I will give you your money back. I said, you did not give me a receipt, he says he always give out receipts. I did buy another item at the same time and it was new so he gave me one for that, since I paid tax on it. He said at the time, he had to give out receipts for new items. He remembers me and he knows how much I paid for the items and still plays this game. He plays you like you need to prove to him otherwise. He is a crook and a comes across as an honest guy but be warned and never trust this guy or his services. He is a sociopath and a liar, perhaps he has always been this way and it's not a good way to stay in business.
well you know what Joe, Karma is a bitch...you have it coming in a big way
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