Ferrari Sits Tennessee Repair Shop

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Right after waiting for a yr and paying $13,000, an East Tennessee auto owner is thinking when his Ferrari will be mounted.

Kevin Johnson took his 2001 Ferrari 360 Spyder to Eurohaus Motorsports mend store in Maryville, Tennessee, a calendar year ago and it still remains unfixed.

“I really don’t believe I’m currently being unreasonable. It’s been a 12 months,” reported Johnson. “I have given him $13,700 already. That must be more than enough to go forward and fork out for all the pieces required to make the repairs.”

Johnson, a former dealership assistance manager, explained he often keeps his motor vehicle in the garage, and for about 9 months, it sat outside the house of the vehicle maintenance store. When Johnson saw his motor vehicle, the motor was in parts and nowhere in close proximity to completely ready to run.

The auto, which only had 15,000 miles on it, experienced produced oil and coolant leaks, and it also experienced a transmission concern.

“Kind of my thought and sort of conversing with him,” Johnson mentioned of the mechanic, “we ended up wondering perhaps two, a few months would be full turnaround time for almost everything.”

Johnson stated Robert Berry, the mechanic and owner of Eurohaus Motorsports, responding primarily by using textual content messages, has offered him unique excuses about the final 50 % year on why his motor vehicle is not fixed but.  

Berry mentioned he’s a one-gentleman shop and he simply cannot get good technicians to operate on exotic cars and trucks. He also stated he’s good at what he does, that he’s a perfectionist and that he’s striving to get everyone’s auto mounted.

Berry stated he’s not using on any far more get the job done until finally he will get all the automobiles at his store repaired. Relating to Johnson’s Ferrari, Berry mentioned he’ll get all-around to correcting it.

“I want my motor vehicle. I want my car or truck. I want my auto fixed just like we agreed upon,” Johnson claimed.

Johnson stated Berry contacted him on Friday stating he’s trying to do a far better work and promised him an  “accounting of repairs” to the Ferrari by Monday. Johnson claimed on Tuesday, he was nonetheless waiting.

Johnson is not the only one particular who has noted having a problem with Berry’s mend outlets.

Very last thirty day period, another shopper invested $13,000 to get his 2016 Porsche set at Berry’s store, the place it stayed for at the very least 15 months. In 2015, nonetheless another motor vehicle proprietor took his common Mercedes to 1 of Berry’s other outlets, where by it remained for 18 months. In the latter circumstance, the operator took Berry to court docket and gained.

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