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    Lots of the dealerships set this up as well. For example we needed a new fuel filter on the service schedule for the Kluger and local mob wanted $330 for the filter, non fitted. Fitting was another $290 even though they were fitting a new fuel pump under recall at the same time.

    In comparison Midway Toyota and Mazda in the US sent one over for US$28+$13 postage.
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      Originally posted by takai View Post
      Lots of the dealerships set this up as well. For example we needed a new fuel filter on the service schedule for the Kluger and local mob wanted $330 for the filter, non fitted. Fitting was another $290 even though they were fitting a new fuel pump under recall at the same time.

      In comparison Midway Toyota and Mazda in the US sent one over for US$28+$13 postage.
      Jesus Christ, what arseholes. I had my 86 in at Newcastle Toyota for the valve spring recall and I knew I was coming up on the spark plug change service which is expensive because boxer engine. I asked if they could get in and do the plugs while the engine was out for the valve spring recall and they did it. Can't remember what they charged for the plugs but it wasn't unreasonable and didn't charge for labour.

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        Missus old man has a Dodge Ram with a Cummins;
        Dealer wanted $500 odd to do the fuel filters, one is a spin on under the truck and the other is a insert you drop in. 30 minutes labor tops start to finish.

        Dealer told him it was a 3hr job and quoted some bullshit price for the parts. Eat a dick cunts, every truck shop has genuine fleetguard filters on the shelf for cents in the dollar. He bought them for $80 retail from somewhere and yeah, 30 minutes later put them on.

        I don't know why they do this shit

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          Originally posted by dnegative View Post
          I don't know why they do this shit
          $$$ I’m guessing there’s a ready supply of people who just pay whatever they get billed for.

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            Especially if it's business use.

            Used to get a few in at the dealerships I've worked for, that would basically leave a blank cheque on the counter when they dropped the keys off. "Don't bother calling me, just do whatever it needs. I'll pick it up tomorrow".
            Originally posted by brewdles
            In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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              Originally posted by dnegative View Post
              Missus old man has a Dodge Ram with a Cummins;
              Dealer wanted $500 odd to do the fuel filters, one is a spin on under the truck and the other is a insert you drop in. 30 minutes labor tops start to finish.

              Dealer told him it was a 3hr job and quoted some bullshit price for the parts. Eat a dick cunts, every truck shop has genuine fleetguard filters on the shelf for cents in the dollar. He bought them for $80 retail from somewhere and yeah, 30 minutes later put them on.

              I don't know why they do this shit
              Dealership work is frequently quoted from whatever software package they are using, not from the service advisor or what the mechanic logs. Double so for manufacturer specific stuff. Doesn't matter if it takes 30 mins, if the job is allocated 2 hours by the manufacturer, that's what you are getting charged. Actual hours worked in dealerships is pretty much only used to track KPI's, basically keeping track of their mechanics efficiencies, it's not usually used to itemised out a bill.
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              Originally posted by Buford T. Justice
              This happens every time one of these floozies starts poontangin' around with those show folk fags.

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                Originally posted by mizone View Post
                NoPistons, thanks for explaining what is going on. I just used SCA as an example, but it's rife with the parts importers taking the mickey.



                No what I'm saying is Subaru Australia is a rort if I can get those parts from an OS Subaru dealer for a lot less. Why do I have to pay 5 times more for the same part?

                I'm also saying I'm sick and tried of dealers/importers defending their poor spare parts pricing. Now, theres a Forrester in bay four for you with a blown head gasket...
                Subaru Australia are a fucking joke. They are a last resort. Most parts can be had from partsouq in under a week for 20% of what you'd pay locally 100% genuine oem. Did all my rubbers not long back and had to get a few locally that partsouq were out of stock on. $40 here VS $6 there. It's a joke.

                The only things that I'll buy locally are high volume items like fuel/oil/air filters/spark plugs. Some of them are around the same price converted but cheaper overall since you don't pay shipping.

                Toyota Australia is no different. Get all my landcruiser stuff from partsouq as well bar the above mentioned bits.
                Originally posted by FatBoy
                Trump v Clinton is like cheering for the clap or genital warts. Either way it's gonna be ugly....

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                  I feel like I need to stock up on b series falcons to keep.me going for the next 20 years

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                    I was surprised to find it was actually cheaper and faster to get the plenum cover for the young bloke's Bora $motion from the dealer than any of the online suppliers, if I was able to find a RHD one online.

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                      Originally posted by GreatWallGT500 View Post
                      I feel like I need to stock up on b series falcons to keep.me going for the next 20 years

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                      Good luck with that, I feel your not the first. We've been looking for a BA 1 tonner, there's not much around.
                      " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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                        Heaps of sedans though. Just need a towbar and a 8x5 trailer. I prefer a wagon though since I bought my first one a few years ago. I hardly use all the space but fuck it's a good feeling just knowing that you could carry something big if you needed to

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                          Originally posted by GreatWallGT500 View Post
                          Heaps of sedans though. Just need a towbar and a 8x5 trailer. I prefer a wagon though since I bought my first one a few years ago. I hardly use all the space but fuck it's a good feeling just knowing that you could carry something big if you needed to

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                          Cant agree more...Once you own a station wagon, you can never go back to a car, well certainly not for a daily driver.

                          Ive owned wagons since 95, and Ive lost count of the amount of times they have been a life saver

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                            Another wagon fan here.....

                            Have a wagon and a ute to cover all bases.....

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                              I'd love to replace the turbo taxi with a manual wagon equivalent. The issue is almost all wagons are trashed and I'd have to swap all the fun stuff from a wrecked turbo ute into the wagon. I'm too time poor due to other projects for that. Cash poor also
                              I'm not straight outta Compton, I'm straight out the trailer.

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                                Speaking of dealer charges https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/...f=23&t=1925683

                                You were also required to replace the entire wheelset on the fourth tyre change, or every 10,000 miles. The bill for that originally come to £50,000, though it's under £30,000 now. The price for a full set of tyres is around £25,000 today, which is another bargain as that used to be nearer to £40,000.

                                buyers of new Veyrons had to sign a contract with the factory agreeing to mandatory annual detailing at a cost of $10,000 (or equivalent) a year.

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