Yesterday I was asked “do you work on foreign cars?” The answer is yes we do. The caller asked my thoughts on the new Fiat 500. I feel that it will fall into the group of limited production exclusive cars such as Lexus, BMW, Volkswagen, Hummer, Infiniti, Jaguar, Saab … I call them “Lease Vehicles.” They are great cars for 3 or 4 years while they are under warranty and mileage under 100,000.
After that the trouble develops. Parts can be harder to find and more expensive. Repairs can be more complex and require special tools. Information from the manufacturer is not as accurate or complete as Domestic or mass produced Japanese models. These exclusive cars are finicky and temper mental. Bottom line is we can and have worked on most lines of vehicles, but be prepared to pay a little more and wait a little longer then what you would expect from a Chevy, Chrysler, Ford, Honda or Toyota.