OK, I'm a car guy; I love cars. And I loved my 2001 Audi S4 Avant, which is why, when I felt like it was time for something a bit newer, I bought a 2008 Audi S4 Avant. I take good care of my cars, and have always washed, waxed, and cleaned the interiors of them myself (with the occasional "detail" at the local car wash). But I bought the new car in December, and, as it was the dead of winter and my garage isn't heated, I decided to treat myself and have the 2001 (which I was now ready to sell) detailed so it would be nice and clean for sale. A friend suggested Klassic, so I checked out the website and the work (and the pride in the work) was impressive, so I went to see Michael (owner) at his shop. After talking to him and seeing his shop and some of the cars he was working on, I had no doubt he was talented and experienced. But I was a bit skeptical about whether I would get a sufficient return on spending $300+ dollars on a car that I was going to advertise for around $12,000. Yes it was dirty, but it had always been garaged, etc. and I thought it just needed a good wash, wax and clean to getit back to its best. I thought about doing it in my cold garage after all, or taking it to another place that wouls do it for about $100+. But it was particularly cold day and so I decided to let Michael do his magic. And let me tell you, magic it was: the car looked SPECTACULAR! Michael is a perfectionist, does the work himself, and knows all the tricks to bring back as much original luster of the car as possible, inside and out. He had told me stories of people bringing their car to him prior to selling it, and when he was finished with it they would see it and decide to keep it awhile longer. But I'm a skeptic by nature and.... Well, I have to admit, that if I hadn't already bought the 2008, I probably would have waited awhile because the car looked that good! Everywhere: inside, outside, under the hood, all the door jams and sills, you name it. If you car is looking a little tired, take it to him and he'll spruce it up. Think your paint is sun faded and it's time for new paint, give Michael a shot. Definitely worth the money. And while it was much newer, I also took my 2008 to Michael so he could get it in tip top shape and protect it by properly applying top end protective products to the car. Much better than the quick light wax most places do. Check out other reviews here that are listed under a slightly different iteration of the business name Klassic Image.
I drive a 2001 Audi A4, almost 180,000 miles. I love not having a car payment and the car still drives like a spring chicken. But it was getting UGLY and it looked like an old, dirty car. Inside was starting to gross out my fiance, and outside was looking way shabby. And when you get into a filthy vehicle a few times each day, how I felt about my car became how I felt about me! At work I was feeling sluggish, in my athletic endeavors, I wasn't performing at my best, at home I was irritable. My decision to get a full-on detail job was a lot about getting my life detailed. If that makes any sense. I'm not saying that an auto detail will turn your life around, but I do believe it will get you out of a funk and put an extra spring in your step.2 days and $400 later - my car is stunning. Holy crap, did I just buy a new car? It's immaculate inside and out. I picked up my car and drove to work, and had one of the most productive days ever. I just feel like I am on top of things. I have no desire to buy another car. Mike at Klassic Image is an artist who is passionate about the work he does. I'll always give that type of business owner my business.Worth every penny.
After reading some of the negative reviews, I was a little apprehensive to take my car to Klassic Image. I'm extremely glad that I ended up taking my Audi to Michael.I would recommend Klassic Image to anyone who wants their car to look as good as possible beyond just a cleaning, or if you are getting a car ready to sell. My experience was without doubt a huge value add to my car, and Michael was passionate, experienced, and knowledgeable.