Conveniently located just outside of downtown Nashville on Lebanon Pike, German Performance Options specializes in Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche maintenance, service and go fast tuning. Our ASE certified and factory trained, highly experienced technicians will diagnose, repair, provide maintenance or upgrade your VW or Audi. We are committed to customer service and technical excellence. We are also excited to announce our 9th year in business and being voted top auto shop in Nashville! Please visit us for any of your Euro car needs or just to say hello. We dig our customers and their cars.
Meet Our Team
Doug Hoffarth grew up in Northwest Arkansas and was always fascinated with machines. He took apart everything to see how it worked and to see if he could make it better - faster - stronger. When he got old enough to help out, his father would let me take apart some of the project cars we had around the house. As time went on he acquired (dragged home ) projects of his own.
At some point during his high school days he started drag racing, on a budget of course, but real racing. He built a Dragster, more or less from scratch, he bought a chassis and then changed everything. He graduated high school, got a job working for an electrical supply business, interesting but not what I wanted as a career.
Lucked into an apprentice position at a BMW Dealership in his hometown, he was mentored by the best BMW Tech he has ever known to this day. The dealer then changed ownership and things at the new place were not so great. On a whim he went looking for another BMW dealer to work for looked at several in Texas and Oklahoma, ended up interviewing in Memphis at Roadshow BMW, nice place but they didn't have an opening. So with the day shot, he decided to drive on to Nashville, got an offer that day, started two weeks later at Superior Motors in 1993.
"My first real exposure to "city life" and Volkswagen, I remember doing Pre Delivery inspections on Brand new VR6 Corrados E30 M3's, E28 M5's so really I started with BMW in the European car business. Really got into VW though, so many swap options, and more affordable at that time in my life."
Doug worked for Superior for a few years and then got an itch to move west, so out to Arizona for a few years at a great independent shop. Then got the itch to come back to the green hills and mountains.
Doug has worked on about every European make there is. "Somehow the German cars make sense to me, each having its own personality, temperament, attitude sometimes. But I've found if you respect the machine, it will respect and take care of you."
Doug has been working on European (German ) imports for over 25 years, and still loves it.
"I learn at least one new thing every day, even when I don't want to. I will never know enough, but am always trying to learn more, to improve myself and the overall level of the collective in our shop."