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Sales Hours

Monday8:30am - 7:00pm
Tues-Fri 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm

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Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

European Motors Limited has provided quality automobiles, parts & service to Eastern Iowa since 1991. Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the heart of the Midwest, we are a premier independent auto dealer and service facility. We specialize in all European makes including Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Porsche, Volkswagen, Volvo and many others.

We also carry many exotics like Lotus and Ferrari - plus many luxury Japanese vehicles like Acura, Lexus and Infiniti. We pride ourselves on our personal service and customer satisfaction that makes European Motors Limited stand out above the rest.

Owners - Pete & Suzy


Pete

Chief Car Guy

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Pete's future career was seemingly determined with his first word "car", much to his mother's dismay. As time has gone on, he has developed a love and appreciation for all things requiring rubber tires whether it is restoring/customizing bicycles or tinkering in the garage with his wide array of hobby cars or just "killing bugs" on a nice evening in his 1968 Citabria aerobatic airplane. Some of the cars in his early childhood were VW Squarebacks, a VW 412, and a '64 Sunroof Beetle. As a result, VWs have always had a soft spot in his heart. During his college years, he developed a greater appreciation for VWs by spending many weekends racing Volkswagen Sciroccos and VW GTIs on an amateur level in SCCA. They were an awesome car for the tight turning, short straightaway venue that eventually hooked him on larger, road racing tracks. Eventually he raced BMW M3s, Lotus and Porsche 911s for fun on many famous race tracks, including Road America. His current (and always changing) collection includes VW pickups, VW Sciroccos, a first generation limited edition Miata, and a patina 1960 Mercury Commuter station wagon that you find him driving frequently on the weekends with his beloved dogs, Dino and Ginger. His passion has made him a very knowledgeable resource for European Motors since he started in 1998 washing cars and worked his way through sales, service and on to his ultimate dream of owner. Although he has moved on from the sales side to a more managerial position, the enthusiasm when you talk to him about cars has never dimmed. His top priority is making sure the customer has a great experience with their European vehicle for years to come.

Suzy

Chief Car Gal/Sales Manager

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Don't let the pretty face fool you, Suzy is a knowledgeable "car guy" like the rest of us. She has owned many European cars over the years including two beloved BMW sticks, one she sold with over 200K miles on it that the last we heard is still going with nearly 300K today! She has a beloved '85 VW rabbit convertible that she is restoring, complete with a "hot rod", screaming 2 liter 16V engine out of Scirocco donor car. She has turned every bolt on this car herself and hopes to have it running very soon. Her dream garage includes a BMW Isseta, a track tuned original Mini Cooper and current generation VW Beetle 6-speed Turbo. She is our extended warranty specialist and can custom tailor the perfect extended coverage for your new ride. Call her today for more details on your next vehicle.


Service & Parts Staff


Ted

Diagnostic Ace

Ted is our diagnostic ace, especially when electricity is involved. Ted has solved many problems that franchised dealers couldn't, for much less money! An avid Volvo, Mercedes Benz and Audi enthusiast, you will often see Ted at the wheel of his beloved Volvo Turbo wagon. Ted's family fleet consists of his Volvo, his wife's E-class Mercedes and an Audi Quattro. Ted is a very conscientious technician who is very thorough on any work he performs. He thrives on challenges and in addition to the Mercedes, Audi, VWs and Volvos, he also works on many of the Ferraris, Porsches and other exotics that come through the door. Ted is one of the best European car technicians we have had the pleasure of working with in over 20 years of business.


Marvin

Auto Technician

Marvin started working on cars when he was 12 years old and has been doing it professionally for over 30 years! Obviously, a lot has changed in 30 years so Marvin has knowledge that spreads over a vast array of unique automobiles. He loves working on BMWs and doing difficult jobs others may shy away from. Marvin has a very loyal customer base, including a gentleman who relocated to Las Vegas and flew Marvin out to work on his beloved car. His dream garage consists of a Mercedes Benz GLC 300 SUV, an Alfa Romeo Giulia, a 72 Javelin plus a diesel Ford pickup to haul stuff. Whether it's a VW, BMW or a Ferrari or a Porsche, you can trust Marvin to do the job right the first time.


Erik

Audi Enthusiast

Erik is a German born Mercedes Benz and Audi enthusiast who came to us factory trained from a Mercedes Benz, Audi, VW dealership. He has a small fleet of German thoroughbreds consisting of a Mercedes C63 and a twin turbo Audi Quattro with a 6-speed. Erik enjoys working on many of our Audis, VWs and Mercedes. He loves doing timing belts and other involved work that many other people may shy away from. Erik is a great mechanic with a common sense approach to maintaining and servicing any European vehicle. This common sense approach has helped him solve problems with vehicles when other shops couldn't.



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