Classic Reviews


Charlie P.
Concord, MA
Volvo V70

star07/20/2018

Replace blower fan and rheostat/controller
As usual, Sarah, Dave, and Donny did a superb job. Took car in on Tuesday and all work was completed on a Tuesday. And, the pricing was extremely fair for both parts and labor. I always check the blogs and this bill was ‘right on the money’. And, they always buy premium parts. Both value and price are tops. Couldn’t be happier with The Team. Keep at it!
Robert C.
Concord, MA
Volvo XC90

star06/21/2018

Great local business
As always, the problem was diagnosed correctly, and the car was repaired quickly and at a reasonable cost. A great local business.
Robert M.
Lexington, MA
Nissan Murano

star/21/2018

So far nothing but 5 out of 5 service.
Excellent results. Also, I like the personal touch with mechanics if there is any question how to proceed.
James C.
Village Of Nagog Woods, MA
Mercedes-Benz C240

star06/10/2018

Excellent Service
Excellent ssrvice with convenient location
Charlie P.
Concord, MA
Volvo V70

star05/27/2018

Emergency Volvo repair
We have a 2000 Volvo V70. The same day that I needed to get the car inspected and one day before a trip, the engine light was on. I brought the car in without an appointment and Donny used the computer to diagnose the problem. Bad spark coil. They had the part and replaced it in 30 minutes. Problem fixed. Heroes.
Charlie Parker, Concord.
Anton S.
Concord, MA
Audi Q5

star04/28/2018

Excellent service
All around great service experience. Stopped by for oil change and a question about a malfunction in the driver's power seat. The oil change was performed promptly and I even received a discount that I didn't expect. The power seat issue needed more time and research for parts, but they were able to fix it temporary and only charged me for 15 minutes of labor. I wouldn't hesitate to use their service again.
Charlie P.
Concord, MA
Volvo V70

star04/26/2018

Excellent staff and willingness to share information
You really feel that they understand your car and they are open and knowledgeable about various conditions and issues.
Greg D.
Arlington, MA
Volvo XC90

star004/23/2018

Honest and knowledgeable
Very knowledgeable and profesional. Down to earth and helpful. These guys are the real deal.I Highly recomend them!!
Ole N.
Acton, MA
Volvo V70

star04/21/2018

Fast, excellent service.
Great, friendly service.
Chris K.
Westford, MA
Volvo S60

04/18/2018

Terrific Service!
The mechanic came out to speak with me upon picking up my vehicle to let me know I would need new tires in 8,000 miles. I appreciate the forward planning notice. They were very good about letting me know how long it would take so I could do errands instead of sitting put.
Charlie P.
Concord, MA
Saab 9000

star04/07/2018

Replace struts on SAAB 9000
Perfect job. Labor cost was very reasonable for a fairly big job - rep,ace complete strut assemblies. Donny is TOPS.

Charlie
Greg D.
Arlington, MA
Volvo XC90

star004/23/2018

Honest and knowledgeable
Very knowledgeable and profesional. Down to earth and helpful. These guys are the real deal.I Highly recomend them!!
Miguel E.
Concord, MA
Volvo C70

star04/02/2018

Good people -- good service
Friendly, accommodating and competent. Highly Recommended!
Susan G.
Sudbury, MA
Audi A4

star03/31/2018

Great!
Great car service.
Catherine J.
Medford, MA
Volvo XC70

star03/28/2018

Always excellent service!
The service that my Volvos have received at Concord Foreign Motors over the past 43 years has always been top notch. Every time. When they moved out to West Concord, there was no question that I would drive 30 minutes from Boston to have them maintain my car.
And then there is the service that I receive as a human car owner... The owners and mechanics are professional, as well as kind, thoughtful and helpful. One could not ask for a better combination! Thank you!
Greg D.
Arlington, MA
Volvo XC90

star03/25/2018

Nice, convenient, knowledgeable about Mercedes-Benz.
Excellent service! And convenient.
William J.
Concord, MA
Volvo XC90

star3/23/2018

Quick change of backup lites and order wiper
Stopped by and they did the work as Waited
Very accommodating and appreciated especially since the recent snow storms were backing up appointments
Stewart W.
Concord, MA
Volvo S60

star03/22/2018

Responsive and personal
Car was sending messages. 1) Maintenance overdue, 2) Low battery, risk of system shutoff.
I went over in mid-afternoon. Sarah could take me right away and Dave worked on it.
Maintenance actually not overdue, instead something was wrong with the previous setting of the timer; Dave fixed this right away at the dashboard. Battery was indeed on the edge, even though car started fine in cold weather. Dave said sensor that checks battery is a bit sensitive but further measurements showed it was correct. We replaced the battery as it is probably 5 yr/30,000 mi old (I am not original owner). Now no more messages! Dave seems very competent. Experience interesting and pleasant.
Joe M.
Harvard, MA
Volvo S60

star03/21/2018

Work You Can Trust
It’s not always easy to find a shop you can trust, you can trust this one. I’ve never left feeling like I’ve had more work done than I really need. And although this isn’t always the case, my 2005 Volvo felt like a brand new car when I got it back this time.
Alice R.
Concord, MA
Saab 9-5

star03/20/2018

Location and service wth a smile
They are available when I need them. I can rely upon them
Mark A.
Lexington, MA
Honda CR-V

star3/10/2018

Amazing service
We’re very pleased with the handling of our car service and the staffs courtesy and thoroughness
James C.
Village Of Nagog Woods, MA
Mercedes-Benz C240

star02/23/2018

Nice, convenient, knowledgeable about Mercedes-Benz.
Excellent service. Convenient, fast and knowledgeable .
Susan H.
Concord, MA
Volvo XC70

star02/21/2018

Quality Service
Service expertise, friendly professionals, flexibility of scheduling.
Philip B.
Acton, MA
Volvo V70

star02/17/2018

Great, Honest Service
We've been using Concord Foreign Motors (formerly Swedish Motor Works) for over 20 years. They are honest and very reliable. They only recommend necessary work and are very competent. We've never had an issue. I highly recommend them!
Jim F.
Westford, MA
Toyota Prius v

star02/15/2018

Toyota Prius V Suspension
Great repair job on my Prius V - car drives much better with new shocks, struts and tires. Tight and quiet. Think I may need an alignment and will call to confirm. Thank you for the outstanding service
Mark K.
Lowell, MA
Nissan Versa

star02/10/2018

Great Service
I have been to Concord Foreign Motors and the service has been great.
David R.
Acton, MA
Honda CR-V

star01/11/2018

Great service, done on time
I brought my car in for an oil change and to replace the serpentine belt, first thing on a Wednesday morning. They took the car right away, and used the belt I provided (purchased befoe I discovered that I was unable to replace it myself). They finished at the time promised, and the work was well done. The folks there were all pleasant to deal with and I will be going back.
William J.
Concord, MA
Volvo XC90

star01/11/2018

Service on headlight
Very prompt! Called and was available 
Brought car in and got the headlight bulb immediately replaced 
And back home .. Thank you so much
Julian L.
Concord, MA
BMW 3 Series

star12/30/2017

Great staff and service!!
I continue to have an amazing experience with foreign motors. They are strait shooters and their pricing is great.
Dennis H.
Maynard, MA

star12/01/2017

Highly reliable and added value service
In a rush on a Friday, Satah, Donny and their team helped me by taking the time to research my Jeeps electrical manufacture flaw, diagnose the root of my electrical problem, diagnose rear brake problem, order the parts, give me a ride home while they worked the magic and confidently had it ready by 5 pm! Highly recommended.
Susan G.
Sudbury, MA
Volkswagen Tiguan

star12/01/2017

Excellent service
This is an impressive shop that provides great auto maintenance and repair services at reasonable prices. Clean, courteous, and responsive.
Larry C.
Littleton, MA
Audi A4

star11/22/2017

You have always been honest with the customer.
Your techs take a good approach to a repair-look for the simple stuff first. It worked well with the Volvo but the Audi wasn't as successful. You gave me the options and that was fine. The Audi runs better but still has the stumble under power. I'll live with it,no problem. I may run some injector cleaner through it and see what happens. Hope to get the winter out of it or will find a quick home for it. Thanks.
Chris A.
Lincoln, MA
Volvo

star11/08/2017

Good place for a classic Volvo
I have an old Volvo (1972) that they know how to handle. I picked it up just yesterday, but from what I can tell, everything that I asked them to fix is now working well. I also appreciate that they also identified a few other issues that I didn't know about and got those fixed too. I do trust them to advise me on what really needs doing -- I do not, in any way, feel like they were finding problems just to generate a larger bill. I have had that with some previous service providers. I was also pleased that they gave me periodic status updates.
Sara G.
Sudbury, MA
Volvo S40

star10/26/2017

Happy customer
Great, personal, conscientious service!
Adrian H.
Acton, MA
Saab 9-5

star10/26/2017

Excellent as usual - competent, courteous, efficient
I'm a fan of Concord Foreign Motors (previously Swedish Motor Works) who have maintained our Volvos and Saabs for over 20 years. They're friendly, flexible, straightforward and honest. I never feel they are trying to up-sell me onto more work on our one remaining Saab that is now admittedly past its prime. Instead I feel they are my partners in making sensible decisions about what is required to keep the vehicle in good working order and offer sensible advice, including advising me not to do work that is optional and not warranted in view of the age of the vehicle. Thank you CFM/SWM.
Charlie P.
Concord, MA
Saab 9000

star10/21/2017

Replace Saab 9000 cabin temperature sensor
Outstanding. Timely and fair. They get it right every time and when they don’t, which is rare, they address the issues. I’m always happy with the results.
Grant A.
Concord, MA
INFINITI I30

star10/18/2017

Very personal service. Great mechanics.
Yes, please remind us about routine servicing of both our Infiniti and our Ford Taurus. Thanks.
Ole N.
Acton, MA
Volvo V70

star10/18/2017

Winter service
Great service done at a fair price.
Barbara H.
Wayland, MA
Volvo V70
 

star10/18/2017

Consistently informed, highly competent service
I've been bringing my Volvo to this shop for a couple of years now. I find them highly competent, honest, reliable, informed, friendly and organized!
Larry Q.
Acton, MA
Volvo S80

star10/13/2017

Repairs done in a timely manner, completed fully to owner's satisfaction, at reasonable cost.
The whole team, w/ their teamwork approach, starting w/ wonderful Sarah in the office and extending to each of your talented mechanics.
Tim M.
Concord, MA
Volvo S60

star10/03/2017

Very Positive
Concord Foreign Motors was great when I had a significant problem with my Volvo - at short notice! They called me back when they said they would and took care of the problem in just a day. I will definitely use them again.
Malcom P.
Acton, MA
MG MGB

star09/30/2017

Patience working on my 1980 MGB
Very helpful sorting out an annoying electrical problem
Mimi W.
Concord, MA
Volvo XC60

star09/23/2017

Excellent customer service
Grateful to get an appointment right away and also get a loaner car. I've already recommended Concord Foreign Motors to 2 friends.
Kwangwon P.
Concord, MA
Volvo XC60

star09/20/2017

Perfect place for Volvo owners
Very friendly repair shop in West Concord. 

The staff members have professional knowledge and skills.
William J.
Concord, MA
Volvo XC90

star 09/13/2017

Prompt and efficient
Prompt and efficient
Christopher C.
Concord, MA
Subaru XV Crosstrek

star09/07/2017

Friendly, professional, reasonable prices. Fine business.
Did the work quickly and well. Charged a fair price.
 
Joe K.
Concord, MA
Volvo XC90

star 08/31/2017

Another great experience
I always bring my Volvo to Concord Foreign Motors. They are accurate, say what they are going to do, no surprises. Work is always correct.
Charles G.
Groton, MA
Saab 9-3

star108/31/2017

Good service and attention. However..
Good service and attention. However my Service light on my dashboard is still on - can you please instruct me on how I should remove the message? Thanks.
Marjie C.
Concord, MA
Volvo XC60

star8/26/2017

The folks are kind, responsive and easy to deal with, the service is great and it's local!
Five stars all the way!!!
Mitch Y.
Concord, MA
Volvo S80

star08/19/2017

Thanks for great service
Concord Foreign Motors keeps my older Volvos up and running. I trust them and value their honest and great service. I sent a friend to them last week who was frustrated with his mechanic. He said they fixed a problem his mechanic missed and saved him money too!
David R.
Acton, MA
Honda CR-V

star08/17/2017

Good work and easy to manage
I dropped my car for some standard maintainance in the morning, then picked it up at the end of the day. The work was done right, ready on time, and at a reasonable price. I will use them again.
Catherine J.
Medford, MA
Volvo XC70

star08/12/2017

Absolutely The Best
Forty two years ago, after driving my first Volvo (122S) from California to Boston, the first three Volvo owners I met sent me to the same place, then called Broadway Foreign Auto. The name has changed, the location has changed and Walter has taken the retirement he so richly deserves, but the business is still the best. The folks at Concord Foreign Motors will take care of you and your car, professionally, promptly and personably. There is no better shop for reliable auto repair.

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Pezhmon S.
Sudbury, MA
Mercedes-Benz 450SLC

star 07/19/2017

Great Service
Happy to find Concord Foreign Motors (SMW). Sara was great and quickly arranged appointment with loaner. I am also pleased with Dave who did the work. He knows what he is doing. In my case, in addition to brake work he also suggested replacing a part related to transmission shifter (cost $160) which no-one had figured out. The best $160 I spend on my car (1978 M Benz 450SLC).
Thomas L.
Waltham, MA
Saab 9-5

star07/16/2017

Concord Foreign Motors is the best!
They fixed my car (replace a fuel pump) in record time, despite being super busy. This is the best auto shop I've ever been to, and I keep coming back to them. Highly recommended!
David L.
Concord, MA
Saab 9-3

star07/15/2017

Courteous, competent, straightforward
Assessed the problem with my fuel gauge sensor and gave me several options to fix it. Works great.
Christopher C.
Concord, MA
Volvo XC70

star07/13/2017

Utterly professional.
Accurate diagnosis and work completed on time. This is a fine business.
Mimi W.
Concord, MA
Volvo XC60

star07/08/2017

Sarah and the crew!
Friendly, timely service from all.
Grant A.
Concord, MA
Ford Taurus
star 06/27/2017
Great service
My car stalled and the oil light came on. After getting it towed to CFMotors, your mechanics tested it over several days and found essentially nothing wrong with it. After adding some oil, I got it back and it runs just fine. Thanks for not milking me for repairs that were not needed.
Raymond O.
Maynard, MA
Volvo V50
star06/18/2017
MR
It was our first time there for some major work on our car and everything went well and on time , Nice personality and service , very friendly and helpful with explanations on the work and service done. will be back .( we use to go to the garage ( VolVo) of our car before . )
Charlie P.
Concord, MA
Volvo V70
star06/13/2017
Replace volvo shocks
These people take care of us. Sarah, Tom, Dave. Like family. They love Saabs and Volvos and she real pros. A delightful expetience, every time. I hesitate to say adorable, but that would be accurate. Above all, great work.
John B.
Concord, MA
Saab 9-5
star05/24/2017
Great Service
Great service, prompt and really friendly
Lisa G.
Concord, MA
Volvo S60
star05/17/2017
Friendly and honest
5
 
Timothy R.
Concord, MA
Volvo 240
star05/06/2017
Good practical advice!
I went to cargurus as recommended and found a great car. The dealer is letting me drive it out to you this Monday! thanks a million and see you soon!!!! Nina Rose
Diane D.
Stow, MA
Volvo S40
star05/05/2017
Great customer service and honest!
The person who answers the phone, I believe her name is Sarah, is great to work with. Knowledgable, friendly, and responsive. She went so far as to have a conversation with me about whether or not I should keep my car or sell it to avoid paying for the expensive work it needed. I always feel like I'm bring ripped off by automative shops but I felt the opposite this time...reason being, my car needs an AC repair and they were not willing to confirm my belief of that (another repair person told me I need new compressor) until they did the necessary testing to be able to say that to be true. East key drop off and car pick up.
Susan G.
Sudbury, MA
Audi A4

star

04/29/2017

Responsive and personable
What an impressive shop - clean, orderly, friendly staff, efficient, knowledgable, professional. The work was done promptly and well. A gem of a business!
David L.
Concord, MA
Saab 9-3
star04/25/2017
120K service
Wonderful folks, wonderful service.
Thomas L.
Waltham, MA
Saab 9-5
star04/24/2017
Great as usual
Just went in for a routine oil change, SMW was quick and professional, and had a great price as always. I completely trust them with my car.
Richard E.
Stow, MA
Volvo XC90
star04/12/2017
Professional, friendly. Good prices
Professional, friendly. Good prices
John B.
Concord, MA
Saab 9-5
star04/04/2017
The PEOPLE
From reception to the shop! You keep our OLD SAAB humming. VERY GRATEFUL!!
Ron G.
Lexington, MA
Volvo S80
star04/04/2017
Volvo S80 Reborn!
Swedish Motor Works brought life back to my Volvo S80. I had them do some suspension work and it really tightened up the handling and ride control. Plus they repaired a stubborn window regulator for 50% of what the dealer wanted to charge. Im really satisfied with the speed and quality of the work. Forget Boston Volvo!
Julie G.
Acton, MA
Volvo 850
star03/28/2017
Good Volvo Shop!
Excellent communication (phone AND email!) and straight-forward diagnosis/solution options.
  
Carol B.
Acton, MA
Volvo XC90
star3/25/2017
Keeps my 'elder' auto running well!
Love the service!
Stefan P.
Arlington, MA
Volvo 240
star03/23/2017
Excellent Quality of work.
Time and again, Swedish Motor Works provides excellent quality of work and good customer service. Will go here again if my car needs service.
Charles L.
Maynard, MA
Saab 9-5
star03/22/2017
Thorough and detailed service
Excellent!!!
Doug G.
Concord, MA
Volvo 850
star 03/18/2017
Professional with no pressure!
Sarah is a pleasure to work with!
Nick M.
Cambridge, MA
Saab 9-5
star03/10/2017
Completely reliable over the years
Swedish Motor Works has been "my garage" for 20 years. We've owned volvos and Saabs (to a great extent) because we live close to the garage and because they've been completely dependable. They take care of our cars, thoroughly. Our Volvo 240 was still going strong at over 200,000 miles. We have a Saab that's approaching 150K. We've always felt like they've had our best interests in mind and that they've done what was needed and appropriate. Highly recommended!
Sara G.
Sudbury, MA
Volvo S40
star3/01/2017
Service visit
As usual, SMW personnel were helpful and friendly. I had a loaner car for the duration of the time we were awaiting parts and the repair itself. All repairs were explained clearly and the staff found ways to address my problems without unnecessary expenses. Thank you!
Gary G.
Newburyport, MA
Volvo V70

star02/24/2017

very accomodating
excellent service. Sarah was great to work with
Richard E.
Stow, MA
Volvo XC90

star02/16/2017

Thanks!
Thanks!
Thomas L.
Waltham, MA
Saab 9-5

star02/15/2017

Thank you!
SMW is always honest and trying to keep the costs as low as possible. Among the many fixes this time that my (aging) car needed was an alarm that kept going off randomly. They could have told me that the only solution was to replace the whole alarm unit, which would have cost 6 times as much as their solution. I always feel safe in bringing my car to SMW and highly recommend them to everyone.
David 0.
Concord, MA
Saab 9-3

star02/02/2017

friendly, competent, honest, fair. highly recommended
The whole crew at Swedish goes out of their way to ensure your satisfaction, from Sarah's friendly banter to the competence and honesty of the technicians. It's the place for me.
Julian L.
Concord, MA
BMW 328xi

star02/02/2017

Great service
Very intelligent and kind staff
Richard G.
Concord, MA
Saab 9-3

star01/20/2017

The people, the quality of their work and the very expeditious servive
The people, the quality of their work and the very expeditious service
 
Robert C.
Concord, MA
Volvo XC90

star1/13/2017

Great service by a great local business
:)
David L.
Maynard, MA
Volvo S60

star01/10/2017

reliable, friendly, and knowledgeable service
I've been getting my 3 Volvos serviced by Swedish Motor Works for 11 years. Would definitely recommend them.
Lisa G.
Concord, MA
Volvo S60

star01/07/2017

Friendly
Great place 
Car is always in good shape after service
Kristen S.
Concord, MA
Saab 9-5
 

star01/06/2017

personal connection & professional service
see the review title...
Andrew H.
Waltham, MA
Saab 9-3

star01/04/2017

Friendly Folks; Great Work
They can fix everything and stick with it until it's done and done well. What more can you want or ask?
Larry Q.
Acton, MA
Volvo S80

star01/01/2017

Top-drawer persons who are very friendly and customer-oriented
Many thanks to you and your team, Sarah, for a job well done replacing the sun roof on our 2000 Volvo S80. 
Best wishes to you all for a very Happy & Prosperous New Year! Mary Beth & Larry Quigley
William W.
Concord, MA
Volvo XC70

star12/31/2016

Great service
Quick service, great value!
Doug G.
Concord, MA
Volvo 850

star12/29/2016

Friendly and professional
Excellent
Doug G.
Concord, MA
Volvo 850

star12/29/2016

Friendly and professional
Excellent
Joe M.
Harvard, MA
Volvo S60

star2/23/2016

Professionalism
Always very professional. I had to reschedule a few times and they were accommodating each time. Work was completed timely and the bill came in as was estimated
Thomas L.
Waltham, MA
Saab 9-5

star12/16/2016

Great service, great pricing
SMW is my go-to for fixing my car. They're friendly and honest--they quoted me a price and the final price was below the quote. They always tell me what needs to be fixed and what can probably be left alone. A great business!
Jim F.
Littleton, MA
Volvo XC70

star12/10/2016

Volvo service
Excellent and courtious service
Tom K.
Sudbury, MA
Volvo XC70

star12/06/2016

Top notch service
Have had a Saab and two Volvo cars serviced at SMW over the years. They always provide excellent and honest service.
William J.
Concord, MA
Volvo XC90

star2/06/2016

Ski rack
Very well done and given instruction on Volvo unit
Henry J.
Concord, MA
Volvo V70

star11/29/2016 Category: Service

Henry said this business has nice people and they do good work. He stated he likes them and they are always there for him. He would highly recommend them for service.
Stefan P.
Arlington, MA
Volvo 240

star11/28/2016 Category: Service

Stefan said this service was awesome and the staff is very good.
Abhi R.
Lexington, MA
Volvo XC90

star11/23/2016 Category: Service

Abhi said this business is pretty good.
Carly M.
Concord, MA
Volvo XC90

star1/23/2016 Category: Service

Carly said this business always does good work on her vehicle and she trusts their opinion.
John L.
Concord, MA
Volvo V50

star11/22/2016 Category: Service

John said they were very accommodating. The quality of workmanship is very good and they are reasonably priced.
Kate F.
Acton, MA
Volvo C30

star11/17/2016

Great customer service!
I found Swedish Motor Works online, where it had great reviews, and I was not disappointed. They were able to fit us in for maintenance on our Volvo C30 right away and performed needed service quickly and inexpensively.

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Concord, MA 01742
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