Foreign Affairs of Duluth, Inc.

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722 E 9th St
Duluth, MN 55805
(218) 722-2246

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Specialties

  • Service & Repair
  • Tire Sales/Repair

Amenities

  • Car Delivery
  • Parts/Accessories

Affiliations

Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Lexus
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Nissan
  • Saab
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
Reviews

Overall Rating

Customer Reviews

June 22, 2011

Have you ever noticed that you seem to see the same cars parked out in front of Foreign Affairs? I found out first-hand why that is the case. These folks love working on cars; the only problem is that they really aren't quite sure how to properly repair them. You have to come back again and again. I got fed up with this nonsense and took my business elsewhere. I am pleased to report my car is now running correctly.

The customer service is a bit strange, as well. Got to love a shop that makes it a habit to throw in that "Oh, by the way" when ringing up the bill.

October 12, 2009

This is without question Duluth's most visible shop for the repair and maintenance of European cars. And with another well-known Duluth family taking on less work in the classic car business, this is probably the leading shop in terms of keeping old British sports cars on the road. And without question, this shop is your best resource for vintage Volkswagon vehicles, particularly those of the air-cooled variety.

That said, as for more modern vehicles, Foreign Affairs has the local reputation of being in "way over their heads." I've had the great misfortune of letting them work on 2 Audis and 1 Volvo, none of which they could ever seem to get right. Upon speaking to a former mechanic, apparently this is fairly commonplace. In other words, buyer beware - they really don't know what they're doing. To add insult to injury, Foreign Affairs is extremely expensive.

There are several highly-regarded professional mechanics in the community who specialize on Volvo, Saab, and Subaru that actually have a clue, are reasonably priced, have the latest factory shop equipment, and most importantly are honest.

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