Testimonials







FEEDBACK FROM GREG ON PURCHASE OF 2005 Mercedes Benz SL 500 R BOUGHT SIGHT UNSEEN. Bo, I was in the market for a new toy and came across a Mercedes Benz SL500 Lorinser that was the nicest looking SL I have seen. I was concerned that the car was in California and I was in New York but I thought it was worth an email which lead to a phone call. Truly, your professionalism, expert knowledge and full disclosure attitude sold me on the vehicle. I could not be happier with the vehicle and would have no problem purchasing another vehicle sight unseen from you again. It was a pleasure to doing business with you and would recommend your business to any potential customer you may have in the future. Good luck to you and thanks again. Sincerely, Greg New Hartford, NY ___________________________________________________________________________________________
- Barry
Peter & Bo were the most professional and fair European auto specialist I have ever dealt with. Whether you are selling your car or buying one from them, it will be a pleasant experience for everyone. I hihgly recommend dealing with Peter of Star European, Inc and don\'t waste your time anywhere else.
- peter zaayer
peter and bo...i recently bought a 2002 jag VDP from you...my intention was to keep it as my car...but it is in such beautiful condition that my wife took it from me!!!! you guys r the best!!! but now i need another car...i\'ll see you soon....barry
- Barry Bostwick
Thank you Peter for all your help. I bought a beautiful 2000 BMW 740IL from Star European and it was an amazing experience. The service I received was great and hassle free. I will keep coming back for years to come!
- Matthew L.
Dear Peter, Thank you so much for all your help and insight when i was looking for a used Mercedes W123 series diesel. I had come to your business several times to look at your inventory. Every single vehicle i saw was always in pristine condition and very clean and sound mechanically and i probably let one or two get away from me as your cars are so desirable. Im glad i finally did decide on one of your cars and now ive just fallen in love with it! its an 84 300D with low miles for its age. i just recently took it to my mechanic for an oil change and he said it was one of the cleanest and mechanically sound cars he\'s seen in a while and that i had made a great choice! Thats how much i trust Peter and his infinite wisdom when it comes to the cars he stands behind. I also wanna say how much i appreciated his low key , no pressure atmosphere. Thanks Again Peter, i will be back!
- Ervin L.
I recently purchased a 1987 BMW L6 from Peter...and I couldn\'t be happier. Peter was up front and honest with the condition of the car, and he made sure I wasn\'t going to be stuck with a lemon. His patience made the entire purchasing process smooth, painless, and exciting. Thank you Peter! I hope to do business with you again in the future!
- Peter Y. Santa Monica
the 1973 3.0 runs great 78000 miles my mechanic coulkd belive how sound the car is drive the car up hwy 2 ones a week great way to test a car on promlems thanks peter
- Ray Barnes, Pasadena
We just bought a car here last week. This transaction was as smooth as you can ever wish for. It\'s not you typical car dealership as there were no pushy sales people. We saw the car we wanted, took it for a test drive, asked how much and signed the papers. There were no hidden fees, no unecessary paperwork and no \"other\"products forced on you. And even though we bought the car \"as is\", they helped us out after the sale to make it an even better car. We would definitely buy from Peter again!
- Romin B. Santa Ana, ML320 Sport
FEEDBACK FROM ROBBIE ON PURCHASE OF 1996 Porsche 993 Cabriolet BOUGHT SIGHT UNSEEN. Dear Peter, Thanks for all of your help with the remote purchase of your beautiful 1996 Porsche 911 Cabriolet. The car is a very nice example and was well represented by your firm. I appreciate your staying in touch with regards to the shipment of the car as well. It was a seamless transaction and I appreciate your candor and concern about my worries about dealing with such a purchase sight unseen and long distance. I could only wish that I could have met you in person and taken the time to drive the car up the coast myself! I may have shared with you that this is my 54th car...it\'s a disease inherited from my father and you should not be surprised if I come knocking on your door again in the near future. It\'s been a pleasure. Thank you again! Best Regards Robbie, Seattle, WA
- Robbie, Seattle, WA
FEEDBACK FROM FARID ON PURCHASE OF 2003 Mercedes Benz SL 55 AMG Peter and Bo, I wish to take this opportunity and thank you both for a pleasant experience and great service you offered me yesterday. My friend and I liked all the cars in your collection :) and were talking about each of them on the way home. So you have gained two marketing agents :) hehe, we will be passing the word about you, your superb service and amazing collection of cars. Thank you so much Farid, Tempe, Arizona
- Farid, Tempe, AZ
FEEDBACK FROM REINHOLD AND RALF ON PURCHASE OF 1986 Porsche 911 Cabriolet And 1991 Porsche 911 Cabriolet HI BO, HI PETER. WE LOOKED FOR TWO PORSCHE 911 OLDER THEN 20 YEARS. WE MET BO AND PETER AND WE WERE EXCITED ABOUT THE EXCELLENT CONDITION OF YOUR CARS. A PERFECT EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR, LIKE IN A COLLECTION . WE BOUGHT A 1986 Porsche 911 Cabriolet AND A 1991 Porsche 911 Cabriolet. AT THE MOMENT THE CARS ARE SHIPPED. THANK YOU FOR THE CARS AND THE BUSINESS. IT WAS A PLEASURE FOR US TO MEET YOU. THANKS AGAIN FOR THE PERFECT SERVICE INCLUDING THE SHIPMENT WITH MIKE. WE WILL DO IT AGAIN. SEE YOU SOON.
- Reinhold und Ralph, Germany
FEEDBACK FROM MATT OF 1977 Porsche 911, BOUGHT SIGHT UNSEEN. Thanks Bo, the car was exactly as described. I'm now the owner of a very solid 1977 911 S with an upgraded 3.2L motor. The car is a pleasure to drive and is in great shape and is a real hot-rod. Thanks, I could not be happier with the car. Matt W, from Oklahoma
- Matt
Star European is a dealership with German traditions, very clean and easy going.I found it on line about 6 years ago and I bought 2005 Mercedes E320CDI. Peter was great and helped me trade my old vehicle. I put on that Mercedes almost 120K miles without any problems. I will buy a car from Star European again in near future.
- Nikola Z. San Jose, CA
Thanks Peter for a really simple transaction and a great car. I really love this car and hope to have it for years to come.
- Paul C. Arizona / 1986 Porsche 911 targa
> 1987, 911 3,2 Star European did an unbelievable job. Peter was more than helpful and super professional. The Porsche is absolutely amazing, solid beauty, running perfectly. Peter you helped a fellow make his dream come true. Caution: Dealing with Star European is highly addictive. Thanks Mate.
- Moritz F., Weinheim, Germany
Peter is a real car guy. I just purchased a Mercedes Diesel from him and it was a pleasure. He knows good cars, and he knows their fair values. If Peter has a car your interested to purchase, I wouldn't hesitate.
- Daniel K, Los Angeles
Hallo Peter, Der Porsche 911 Coupe ist angekommen. Ist wirklich tip-top! Bei Dir kaufe ich gerne. Aston Martin ist immer noch aktuell. Herzliche Grüsse.
- H.W. Koenigstein, germany
.....Der rote TR4 ist angekommen und der ist wirklich sehr schön in Schuss. So wie ich es von Dir gewohnt bin. Ein klasse Auto, wirklich ein Schmuckstück.
- Christoph H., Germany
Many thanks to Peter for my 2004 Porsche Boxster S. Great condition and super low miles! I'm constantly getting compliments from guys who see it (and girls who give approving looks)! Thanks again, Bob O. from Whittier
- Bob
Hello Peter: Thanks again for everything you did to make this car purchase happen. The SL500 was a mess when I got it from the travel, but cleaned up nice. I like the car, glad that I made the purchase. Thanks again. Enjoy your day. Ron, Rochester NY
- Ron
Being a foreigner and only in the US for a limited amount of time, I\'ve was very sceptical towards the whole used car industry (which generally turned out to be a healthy suspicion). Then I found stareuropean. Peter was professional from the moment I first contacted him. He took a chance, provided me with all data I requested immediately and even went out of his way and emailed me insurance quotes within hours. His car turned out to be by far the best (I tested around 10 Porsche 911S) and most important very reasonably priced. He seems to be buying them very well and hand picks only the finest and spotless sports cars to sell at his garage. My inspection revealed that the brake pads were pretty worn but we had negotiated the price already at that stage. I told him, he apologized and within a day I had brand new brake pads on my Porsche. It turned out his mechanics forgot to tell him, but without even discussing it, he paid the $500 to fix the problem without charging me more. Paperwork, money transfer, everything smooth, fast and professional. I would do business with this man anytime again and am glad I found a man of integrity in this jungle of an industry. Thanks for that great car Star European!!
- Ramin P./ Germany
Fast, professional, very reasonably priced, honest and they go the extra mile for you. I ended up with an outstanding Porsche911 (especially compared to the other cars on the market) for a very fair price. They find and pre-select great sports cars and then serve them to you on a silver plate for a discount price. Both thumbs up!!
- R.P. Los Angeles
Just wanted to say... purchased a 2000 XK8 Jaguar recently. Fine car; drove it 1,000 miles the week after purchase. As advertised, ran well, good economy and GREAT ride... have had it checked by independent Jag person in UPland... reports it has only few items to improve for a car its age and condition and milage... Would do it again...Peter being most helpful (and also an old big Healey person... thanks, Peter...
- Howard N. B., Upland , CA
I was looking for a BMW E36 M3 when I found one at Star European. I called and spoke to a lovely Gentlemen named Bo who was very informative and patient. I bought the vehicle over the phone sight unseen. They shipped the vehicle to Vegas for me. When the car arrived it was exactly how it was described and from the pictures. I would highly recommend their service and would buy a another car from them in a heart beat. Also, they offer an excellent assortment of rare hard to find vehicles in good condition. Once again thanks to Bo and Star European for their help and their service. I will be enjoying the BMW M3! ABID M. Las Vegas
- Abid M., Las Vegas
What can I say about Star European! With Peter and Bo's help I was able to full fill a over 30 year old dream. Not the normal car you would expect to find at Star European. Finding the exactly equipped 1953 Ford F100 at Star surprised me. What surprised me more was how well Peter and Bo helped me, work through unexpected problems that came up. Peter and Bo went well above what I could have hoped for. Should I have the opportunity to buy from Star European again I would, without a second thought. Thanks Peter and Bo.
- Bill P., Oregon
Hi Peter & Bo, Hard to believe it's 6 months since I bought my Cayenne sight-unseen from down under. Thanks for all your great help taking it for a PPI and then coordinating for me the few things that needed attention. Also, thanks for storing the Cayenne until I flew in and picked it up for the drive up to Seattle, a trip which the Cayenne handled without any problems at all. Thanks again for your professionalism and after sales help. If this is possible, my Cayenne is actually better than you represented. Maybe I will buy that 911 I called you about the other day?? All the best in 2016, Peter A
- Peter A., Seattle
I had been looking for awhile for a nice Porsche 911 Cabrio and hadn\'t found anything in my price range that was in good condition until I found Star European. I was looking for a 2002 black on black Cabrio with the IMS issue already taken care of. Peter told me they had one that fit the bill for me perfectly and it was well within my price range. Peter said that it was in perfect condition and that I would love it when I saw it in person. I was very interested and ready to go get it if it was as nice as Peter had said, the only problem was I could only go on Saturday and they were closed. Peter told me that if I wanted to see it on Saturday he would meet me at the shop whenever we could get there, so we set a time and the rest is history! He was RIGHT! It looked like a new car! Not a single scratch, ding or blemish anywhere, inside or out, and it ran beautifully!! I can not thank Peter enough for going the extra mile and opening his store on a Saturday evening so that I could find my dream car! If I ever want another one I will call Peter first! Thank you Peter for helping make my dream come true!! Wayne
- Wayne J., Bakersfield CA
Hi Guys, I was pleasantly surprised when I came upon your website in my search for just the right Ferrari 360 Modena. I had been looking for about 2 months throughout the internet for my "dream" car- A Ferrari 360 Modena F1 coupe. I had a feeling that if I kept looking long enough I would find the perfect one for me and it happened. I saw the 2000 Modena in Blu Pozzi that you had advertised as your featured car and loved it. I spoke with Bo who was a joy to do business with , he was very honest, upfront and frank in his opinion of this car. He pointed me to the high def pics he had on LaLaCars.com and I was impressed-absolutely beautiful ! We spoke on numerous occasions after that and before long I realized this was the car I wanted. I had an inspector in the area check the car out for me and he reassured me that it was everything Bo had described and more. We worked out the details and I picked it up a week before Christmas. I love the car, so much FUN to drive and the best Christmas gift EVER! The buying experience was so easy thru Bo and I would recommend him to anyone I know in the market for a vehicle. I continue to keep in touch with him if I have any questions and I think he misses "his" car. Thanks again for all your help Sincerely, Kevin McLane
- Kevin McLane
I and my friend visited Peter's place twice in last 10 yrs because he has a unique selection for used European cars in good condition.I keep coming back to enjoy this selection.
- Henry N. NY
I just completed the purchase of my 44th car during my 53 years since getting my driver’s license. I have wanted a Mercedes 560 SL for the longest time but the time never seemed right and I could never find a car that would match my high standards and my wish for a reasonable price. Either I found the perfect car but the owner was convinced their 560 SL was the route to massive riches or the price was right but the car was really nothing more than a money pit. I have spent the last several months doing nothing but hunting for a 560 SL through every media outlet available for cars and I found my car and it was owned by Star European. It was priced very reasonably and I knew that there would be no time for me to arrange a flight from Toronto to Costa Mesa to look at this car and that I would have to buy sight unseen. Let me explain that until my experience with Star European and Bo Fenner, I WAS a very non-trusting person, having been a corporate lawyer for over 40 years and seeing everything “questionable” form of conduct that mankind could dream up. My worries were quickly dispensed. Right from the very first contact through a weekend email, the response by Star European (through Bo Fenner) was incredible. This man is passionate about his cars and his company’s motto clearly must be “service the client” and everything else will fall into place. I have never had such excellent service, honesty, every promise kept and Star European clearly “under-promises” and “over-delivers”. I was a nervous buyer because I have never bought a car sight unseen and being a retiree I do not have money to throw around. Bo calmly answered all my questions and he was very forthright about both the good things and the negative things about the car (which were very few). He explained their pricing and that their theory is to find a good quality car and sell it for a reasonable price and have a happy customer. The car I bought needed certain things done and even though the sale was complete and the work to be done was post-sale service work, the service work was done exactly as Bo said it would be done and in a very high quality manner. I would give Star European the highest marks for the accuracy of the cars they represent on their website, the honesty and integrity of giving frank and honest answers about any limitations of any particular car, incredibly good response time and wonderful people to deal with from beginning to end. (Bill G from Cobourg, Ontario Canada)
- Bill from Ontario, Canada
Peter is by far one of the most professional and understanding businessmen that I have bought a car from. He went above and beyond to make sure my wife got the car that she wanted, He was very patient and let her test drive just about every car on the lot. Peter, thanks again from Me, Ashley and Little Will!!!!
- William and Ashley M. Costa Mesa CA
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