08/14/2013Provided by YPmobile
My 2003 A4 had a really loud rattling coming from the rear suspension, so I took it to Audi to find out what was wrong. They told me my rear shock was completely blown out and I needed to get both shocks replaced immediately, and that would cost over $1000. I took it to Mr. Smyth for a second opinion, and he managed to squeeze me in that day to take a look at it FOR FREE. He did notice some fluid coming from the rear shock, but the real noise was coming from some loose body work, so he put two screws in and the noise completely stopped! He was really helpful and kind the whole way through, and managed to fit me into his schedule. He also took a look at my brakes and realized they were in need of replacement, so I can bring in my own parts and he will install them. Ill only bring my car here from now on
03/10/2012Provided by Citysearch
hav never written a review,,never wanted to until now,,while heading to the VA,,my truck shutdown right on the street about t block away from SMYTHS,,all electronics,etcc,,went dead,,walked there,ask them if they cud look at it,,no prob,,had AAA,tow it,SAM himself came out ran the diagnostics,found the prob,,i stood ,watched and listened ,,as i spent many yrs in the auto parts/repair busniess,,wanted to see what hed say,etcc,,SAM , was dead on it,,once started ,,the idle was3 times what it shud be,,been lik that 4 almost a yr,,my local garages and pep boys,,couldnt fine it,SAM did,and also my headliner was down,,had used office pins on it,,they do restorations also,,ask how much,,as im with a bad back,,cant do it myself,,absolutely pleased with the price, service,cost and professional attitude from SAM,, and wat i saw from the other mechanics working on ROLLS,JAGS,,ETCC .the best experience iv ever had with a repair shop,,esp,,since iv a CHEVY truck,,SMYTH, fixed it right with no problem,,,,highly recommend them,watevr car/truck uve got,,.
04/11/2011Provided by Citysearch
Sam Smyth gave excellent service at a reasonable price on my 2006 Mercedes E350 4matic. I needed the 13,000 mile service. Sam fixed it while I waited, gave me tips on how to do it myself if need be. The guys at Sam Smyth Imported Car Service are the best. They are very honest and reasonable. They worked with me in ordering parts. They have saved me a ton of money. I no longer need to go to the Mercedes Dealership. Give Sam Smyth a try; you won’t be disappointed and will return. These guys are great.
05/18/2010Provided by YP.com
I shopped around but am glad that I made the decision to take it to Sam Smyth Imports. Sam was upfront with me about everything going on with my car and did an excellent job. I got my car in a timely manner and was confident in the work that was done. I will continue to take my Audi to Sam Smyth Imports to have it serviced. I would recommend Sam Smyth Imports to anyone looking for great quality service.
05/18/2010Provided by Citysearch
When I bought my TR6, 2006 I used another shop but was not confortable with them so I shopped around and I am glad that I made the decision to take it to Sam Smyth Imports. Sam was upfront with me about everything going on with my car and did an excellent job. I got my car in a timely manner and was confident in the work that was done. I will continue to take my TR6 to Sam Smyth Imports to have it serviced. I would recommend Sam Smyth Imports to anyone looking for good quality service.
05/17/2010Provided by Citysearch
I am the owner of a 2002 Audi A4. I recently needed to have all new brakes installed. I shopped around but am glad that I made the decision to take it to Sam Smyth Imports. Sam was upfront with me about everything going on with my car and did an excellent job. I got my car in a timely manner and was confident in the work that was done. I will continue to take my Audi to Sam Smyth Imports to have it serviced. I would recommend Sam Smyth Imports to anyone looking for good quality service.
09/17/2009Provided by Citysearch
When my wife and I decided to take our 1957 Metropolitan to a higher level car show competition, I sought an experienced mechanic with a deep background in British car mechanics. The car was cosmetically good, but mechanically subpar. Since most mechanics don't even know that Metropolitans were built in Britain, it's not easy to find a mechanic to work on one, at all, much less an automobile that's over 50 years old. Even though he usually works on Rolls Royce, Bentley, Mercedes and jaguar, Sam Smyth took this car through a major mechanical restoration that remedied years of neglect and abuse. It operates so well now that we have decided to finish out the car for Concours Class competition. Mr. Smyth's work was methodical and impeccable. Defect after defect, wrong parts and shoddy work were discovered and remedied. I can't imagine finding better workmanship, fairer costs, or more passion for a project, than I found at Sam Smyth Auto Imports.
08/26/2009Provided by Citysearch
I just wanted to pop back by and let everyone know that I had Sam do some maintenance on my 2003 BMW 325i and was EXTREMELY impressed yet again! I am so glad I have Sam Smyth Imports to go to for my automobile maintenance. It gives me such piece of mind to know that I my car is getting taken care of for such an affordable price!
Sadly, I have to sell my car. :-( I will be going back to school and I have to get something that I can run around in while in school- not something so fabulous I guess :-( So... If anyone would be interested in a fabulous 2003 BMW 325i sedan, silver with black interior, please give Sam Smyth a call! It has 93K miles on it. I just put new brakes, air filter, new rear diff fluid, tranny fluid, oil change, etc. Runs like a dream!!! I love it... you will too! And the holidays are coming... what better gift than an affordable BMW for your family member!
Keep on taking your car to Sam!!! It is the best decision you can make for your car and whatever car I have in the future, I plan to take my car to Sam!
When I first purchased my 2003 BMW 325i, I brought it to the BMW store every time I needed anything for it. I bought my car used, so when I got it I had to get the 60K check up, etc. About 6 months and more dollars than I would care to admit later, I found Sam Smyth Imports. Honestly, my enjoyment in my car skyrocketed.
The thing is, as much as I love my car, the prices for maintenance and such were beginning to make me question my purchase. I am a younger female who only has my income... which is not much, so the cons could have outweighed the pros pretty quickly in this economy.
Luckily, I did find Sam Smyth and his awesome shop. Not only do I get quality service at a really affordable price, but I learn so many things about my car and all of the cars in his shop every time I get my car worked on. Sam does not hesitate to tell you exactly what you do... and do not need. Also, if he thinks you can take care of something yourself and save yourself some cash, he will let you know.
Without any doubt Sam is the most reliable, honest, and affordable mechanic in town and the quality of his work does not suffer because of that.
I would recommend Sam Smyth Imports to anyone who asks about a quality mechanic for their import that they actually care about.
08/12/2009Provided by Citysearch
Sam Smyth is a genious with a wrench. He repairs all kinds of cars, from daily drivers to exotics, from your Jeep to a Rolls Royce. He's a certified Rolls Royce judge and mechanic, so he knows his stuff.
06/09/2009Provided by Citysearch
Sam just made another fix to my Land rover Defender 90. Like before his service was great and he found the best prices out there on the parts that I needed. Sam is not afraid to go the extra mile for his clients and does everything possible to make them happy. I highly recommend him as he can fix everything from a Ferrari to a Bentley, and has the awards from the Clubs and manufacturers to prove it.
05/02/2009Provided by Citysearch
Sam Smyth delivers the best service for my Range Rover at a price that anyone could afford. Some imported cars are tempermental, they require special care to keep them running well. Sam knows them and can make sure your investment keeps running smoothly. I always go to Sam Smyth for service.
02/23/2009Provided by YP.com
Sam and Sams son has been an independent Jaguar service specialist now for over 3 plus decades! Sam Smyth Imports has been in the same greater Cincinnati (Reds!) Tristate location; serving Symms Township, Indian Hill, Loveland, Madera and Milford for 25 years. Now recently I learned some really neat Cincinnati car history on my most recent visit today to Sam Smyths imported Car Service. Framed on the wall in his office is an article from the Cincinnati Post & Times Star, dated December 1959 Automotive News, page 46, with the news of a new auto agency opening, that was devoted exclusively to sell the Jaguar line and SAAB from Sweden. The name of the company was the Imported Car Center located at 1635 Reading Road, with some of the officers of the firm being Robert A. Cline Jr., as president, J. Grayden de Camp as vice president (in his day, editor of the Enquirer) and Samuel M. Smyth (Sams dad) as vice president and general manager. A complete service department had been set up for all imported cars. Sams dads company was also appointed as distributor for BAP, British Auto Parts, importers of parts for all foreign autos. They were distributors for parts for dealers in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia. Talk about history! Their showroom had been decorated by Samuel Aronoff!
The tradition continues today. In addition to being an independent Jaguar and imported car service center, Sam Smyths son is the local parts distributor for the Moss Nisonger Car Group, supplying a comprehensive list of car parts, and premier car parts such as Spax, Lucas, Novus and K&N to name a few. Sams business has a lot of history, being established in Ireland in 1934, and his quality of work certainly reflects it. Certainly, old school quality that you will not find anywhere else today!
Today, Sam still has factory Churchill Tools for repairing Jaguar automobiles from 1959 and earlier. This tools are no longer available!
To me, Sam Smyth Imported Car Service has become a Greater Cincinnati Icon, like the Cincinnati Reds & Bengals, Montgomery Inn, Skyline Chili, White Castle, Saks Department Store, The Flying Pig Marathon, Lindner Cincinnati Arts Museum, Union Terminal, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Octoberfest!
On a personal note, I did not know that Sam is an honorary member of all the Shriner Temples in Ohio, except for the Syrian Temple, in which he is a life time member! Sam has also devoted time to raise money for the Childrens Burns Institute located here in Cincinnati!
02/02/2009Provided by Citysearch
I own a Land Rover and quickly grew tired of paying a dealer's outrageous costs for normal maintenance services. I went on-line, and thank goodness I found Sam Smyth Imports. Sam and his shop are truly a one of a kind blessing. Sam had Lenny check out a ""Service Engine Soon"" light, troubleshot the offending code and had it fixed in minutes. While there, Sam gave me the ""tour"" of the shop and introduced me to a rare 1957 Bentley, 1970 high performance MGB, Sunbeam Tiger, in full view of other Rolls-Royce's, Land Rovers, and other imports. Truly an amazing shop. I can only say, that in today's day and age, being able to find a competent, trustworthy, dedicated and ""down to earth"" maintenance shop for imports is (I thought) impossible. Not anymore...they are located right in Cincinnati. No other maintenance shop will ever touch my Land Rover again. If you have an issue (any issue) with your import, Rolls Royce, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, ANY import, Try Sam Smyth. The shop is amazing. I am a true believer and after one meeting with Sam, you will be also. Thank you Sam!
01/26/2009Provided by YP.com
Sam has been working on my 1999 Series II Land Rover Discovery for over 2 years. He has repaired everything from brake pads, rotors, throttle positioning sensor (which corrected a hill decent/tc/sm error), AC lines, spark plug wires, and the like. The service rates are less than the dealer and he allows customers to purchase and bring in the required parts. He specializes in exotic, high end luxury vehicle repair and is willing to work on any make and model. Sam is extremely friendly, respectful, flexible, knowledgeable, and explains every step of the process in rudimentary terms. He is my Land Rover mechanic for life. I travel 1.45hrs from Columbus for service. Thanks again for everything.
12/29/2008Provided by YP.com
Sam Smyth Imports is 'the' place to take your car. You can tell from the minute you pull into the lot and park your car with the Rolls-Royce, Land-Rover, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Mercedes, BMW and Jaguars. That this is a no nonsense establishment. Since Smyth Imports is a small independent shop with low overhead they offer great rates too. Sam is the third generation of a company established in 1934 and has been in the same location for 30 years. Sam keeps my 1983 Mercedes 240D and my wifes Protege running like new. I love to look at all the cool cars while my car is serviced... It's like going to a car show every time I am there.