Highly recommend Gabor/Das Mechanic! The combination of him being extremely knowledgeable about his work, being honest and fair with his repair assessments, and having great communication skills was second to none.
I live in Southern California, my son goes to school in Madison and purchased a used vehicle in Chicago a couple of months back. We subsequently learned that the high-mileage BMW X-3 had some issues, and Gabor went out of his way to work with my son- including driving-out to where his broken-down vehicle was stranded, lending my son his winter coat (hey, we're from California!) while he was waiting for the tow company to come and transport the car to Das Mechanic, and after getting the vehicle to his shop, providing a loaner vehicle so that my son could get back to campus that evening for a class he was teaching. The BMW ended up requiring a good amount of work, and Gabor took the time to walk us thru all the issues and giving us his recommendations for addressing. I was completely comfortable with all of his assessments and repair recommendations.
Madison, WI- you're lucky to have someone like Gabor in your community! He knows what he's doing, and you won't go wrong by taking your European vehicle to him for repair. The key to having a good relationship with your European vehicle is finding a competent/honest independent mechanic...if you're in the Madison, WI area, Gabor is your guy.