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    CAM BELT!!!! HOW MUCH??

    My car was in at audi today for a alternator pully to be replaced under warrenty, So i thought id get cam belt done at the same time so when it went in this morning i asked them to quote me before they fitted it as they already had the alternator off i thought it might be cheaper.

    so when they rang i nearly passed out when they wanted a further 460 for the cam belt kit and labour.....you guys dont pay that much do you???

    I want it done but not for that price, So i argued the toss to see if i could reduce it......

    started off at 460

    I complained about audi parts being unreasonable and I refused to pay for the pullys as they are under warrenty, so why should i pay for new ones! they reduced to 420

    they rang me back and knocked a further 15mins labour and 10 for a hex bolt or sumthing they reduced to 387

    Then they said they would pay for the tensioner and the V-belt as long as i pay for the labour and the belt, plus some small parts they wanted 197

    By this time i was stuck in my ways and said it didnt matter id get it done else where, they said ok but then 2 hrs later rang me back and offered me it for 180 once again i told them no,

    by this time i think they must have changed it already and relised i didnt want it as they said 140 plus vat- i held out!!

    I complained a little more and guess what i settled at 85 plus VAT all in for every thing changed- total saving 355!
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    Previously Owned 2002 Red A4 Avant Quattro Tdi 130 , 2004 Red A4 Avant Quattro Tdi 130

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    Oh man, you're a joker mate, but congrats and Nice to see you stuck to your ground, those stealin bastads, thats a £375 reduction and that takes the piss, but way to go for the ball busting
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    Your stuffy git gotta hand it to ya though

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    Wow, my hat is off...
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    haha fair play mate, stunning work :D

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    Well done 1- Nil to customer, I would have settled long time ago but you did great to get it down to that... i agree though they must have retrospectively done the work and thought we'd better recoup something back...

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    Mucho mate ! I ended up paying 700 plus change for the cambelt, water pump and V pulleys
    Though the main stealer quoted 1050 for just the cambelt !
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    Just goes to show you eh, Robbing fecka's, thats why I use Specialists. Sorted Kris, You'll have to give me your address so I can leave my car with you for my next cambelt.

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    yea ill take all ya cars in for you's!!

    i had had a bad day at work and i was sick off them ringing me- just shows how much they make!
    2010 A4 Avant B8 S-Line Executive 143ps 2.0 Tdi Ice Silver

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    Previously Owned 2002 Red A4 Avant Quattro Tdi 130 , 2004 Red A4 Avant Quattro Tdi 130

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    lets have he name of the customer service guy and I'll book mine in with him ! ;o)

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    Ive got to be honest well done but im sceptical when it comes to things like this and would be concerned that key parts had not been changed like tensioners ect in efforts to save money, or have they infact done any work wotsoever? Have they done a proper job??? LoL dont lose any sleep though...
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    Yea ive checked every thing is brand new and i have a reciept for every thing, but every part is listed at 0 pence!
    2010 A4 Avant B8 S-Line Executive 143ps 2.0 Tdi Ice Silver

    Extras - 5 spoke 18's, Comfort Pack, Electric Seats, Start-Stop, alcantara/leather, Silver Stitching, Factory Tints all round, Cruise control, symphony 6 disc changer, mobile phone prep low



    Previously Owned 2002 Red A4 Avant Quattro Tdi 130 , 2004 Red A4 Avant Quattro Tdi 130

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    I'M SPEECHLESS!!

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