German Performance Options

1227 Lebanon Pike,
Nashville, TN 37210 US
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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, Founder at German Performance Options in Nashville, TN

    Doug Hoffarth

    Founder

    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."

Testimonials

  • What an awesome experience! Here are some main points: Honest-You don't have to guess, "Is this work really necessary?"
    Price-I have found them to be about 20% less than the competition.
    Customer 1st-Willing to make suggestions/provide alternatives.
    Suggestions: Do give them ample time to work on your car, this isn't a 30 minute oil change place, they take time with each customer to educate and explain how things work. The only thing missing from their waiting room is a massage chair, plenty of refreshments too. If you dread taking your car in because of a hefty bill let GPO guide you through the options, what is needed now, what can wait and so on.

    Greg S.
  • I first came to GPO in 2012 when my car was acting up terribly. I am 800 miles from family and I had no idea who to go to with my car troubles after having issues with chain mechanics in town. I looked on a VW forum and GPO was listed as a top mechanic for my Beetle. They have helped me with so many car problems from simple oil changes to helping me find a collision repair after my car was hit last fall. I trust GPO with my car and have complete faith in their hard work.

    Amanda R.

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