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    Audi S3 Work price check price

    Arvo,

    Car is in a Audi for a check over, and just got the call for the following

    REAR ARBS
    REAR BUSHES
    REAR SPINGS

    Both sides

    All in for Ł722.00

    What do we reckon then?
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    Seems expensive just for the rear! We charge less then that for front and rear supplied and fitted!
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    It includes fitting and VAT.

    What would you charge?
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    DPM Performance
    The premier online suspension and performance specialists
    W: www.dpmperformance.co.uk
    T: 01207 561606
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    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

    Yeah seems VERY expensive.

    Parts quoted are under Ł250 inc VAT, and the labour surely can't be Ł500 worth!

    EDIT - DPM has quoted prices for upgraded, much better than standard versions of the things you need replacing, both front AND rear and he's still cheaper than Audi. Just goes to show how bad the price is!
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    Thanks. Yeah the majority is the labour @ &#163;99.50 + VAT per hour!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jesters3
    Ł99.50 + VAT per hour!


    Have you not got a local specialist garage who would do the fitting for abit cheaper?
    DPM Performance
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    Have used Fontain for some previous work but admittedly prefer to stay with the guy at Audi due to his experience with my car. Will be asking for a loyalty discount which will hopefully save a few quid.
    Jester
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    I find Fontain very expensive too.

    None of that stuff is hard, just time consuming, I'd do it all myself personally....
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    Yeah no matter where you go they want to take your hard earned cash!

    Well the final bill is: &#163;722.00

    Includes

    Rear ARB
    Rear Bushes
    Rear Springs
    Installation @ 4 hours
    4 Wheel Alignment
    VAT

    Booked in week after next down at Audi Ridgeway for the work to be done. Looked at other dealers and local specialists and with fuel costs, time and effort; they came out cheapest!

    Still it gives me peace of mind that they peform the 4 wheel plus the guy doing the work, called Guy funnliy enough, was the one who rebuilt my engine and did most of the work in its lifetime.

    Still cheaper than buying a new car....
    Jester
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    Why not give Ed a ring at APS. You'll not be too far him will you ?

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    thats a 'vastly' over enthusiastic labour charge, 4 hours!!!!!

    For a qualified technician?

    Well, your money, you can do what you want with it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattS3
    Why not give Ed a ring at APS. You'll not be too far him will you ?

    http://www.autops.co.uk/
    Never thought of that one as they are in the opposite direction, I'll just give em a ring for a comparison... ta
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    Thats absolute crazy money - none of this stuff is difficult any trained monkey could do it, honestly mate unless you have money to burn then cancel it and get it booked in somewhere else that deals with audis

    even if you get a labour rate of &#163;70/hour you'll be making a good saving.

    Dunno why you're bothered about the guy that knows your car - its an S3 they're all the same
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    Well it just goes to show how blind one is

    Spoke to Ed at APS
    &#163;333.00 all inc VAT, 4 wheel, OE springs, OE ARBs, OE BUSHES, 3 Hours Max
    &#163;475.00 all inc VAT, 4 wheel, Eibach springs, OE ARBs, OE BUSHES, 4-5 Hours (have to do all springs)
    &#163;575.00 all inc VAT, 4 wheel, Eibach springs, R32 ARBs, R32 Bushes 4-5 Hours (have to do all springs)

    Have to work out the best way to get there and when but at that sort of saving it can't be missed I guess.

    Yep Dave and Rodenal you're right!!!

    Cheers again all !!
    Jester
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