I have had some work done at Avus...
The work was fine; no problems at all. I had them install a new intake manifold, fuel injectors and exhaust manifolds. I brought all the parts though. I think the complaints I've read are that people felt like they were overcharged for unecessary parts/labor. Since I brought in my own parts and inquired beforehand how many hours of labor I'd be charged, I didn't experience this problem and have no complaints. If you know what you want done, you could buy the parts from BMA Autoparts in Glendale and then call and ask how many hours labor they'll charge. As I recall, they charge $85/hr (might have changed though).
There is another shop called the M-Shop in Eagle Rock (http://www.themshop.com). I've never been there, but apparently the owner used to work at Avus.
Re: I have had some work done at Avus...
Thanks Jon and curt, I will continue to go there. BMA is great too. Nice to have them both close by.735iL 3/90
Oh, please don't get me started on Avus!!! :(