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AM I BEING RIPPED OFF???

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by imported_vishal, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. Hi Guys,


    So as they say the saga continues!!!! The time has come for my 2001 S3 to have its main 40,000 mile AVS 2 service, with haldex change and brake fluid change.

    I have been quoted £510 for the whole lot by HR OWEN audi in colindale, which i figured was a decent deal, considering ive had 2 S3's before and was charged about £650 for the same service!!!!

    Do you guys mind giving me your opinion, i know i can save a bit by going to AMD etc...... but id rather have the car looked at by audi, just for the service stamp side of it

    Any comments greatly received

    Many thanks!!!
     
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  3. Masterm8fo

    Masterm8fo Warmonger

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    i think HR Owen are a very expensive dealer to use
     
  4. mdl

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    I paid £500 in January at SKF Bolton for exactly the same on my '02 A3 Quattro
     
  5. Leon

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    If your under a warranty with Audi then getting it serviced by them is probably best, just incase they find a fault, so you can get it repaired at the same time. But if you don't have a warranty and AMD are cheaper then take it there mate as they actually appreciate the business and are very professional. Whether you have Full Audi/Audi Specialist service history when you come to sell won't make any difference to the price (condition and mileage do).

    To answer your question I think my last service was £320. In between I did both the haldex and brake fluid changes and they both cost around £80 IIRC. So the price you've been quoted is OK.
     
  6. paulbinks

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    Hi all
    Just booked my S3 in at john fox notts for 60k service and brake fluid change,haldex oil change prices are £191 service 60k
    £ 51.35 brake fluid change
    £ 51.14 haldex
    and the service is £167 if i supply my own oil,is that a good price or not gents ?
    Cheers "Bingo"
     
  7. god_thats_quick

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    Yes but no more than anyone else that owns a S3 I think is the correct answer!
     
  8. if its out of warranty then take it to an audi specialist is what ive learnt from most of the experts on this forum.
     
  9. IanL-S3

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    I got mine (2nd AVS, haldex and brake) done at Camerons of Perth in Jan and it was 550 incl Vat including replacing a CV boot. I think it would have been closer 400 without the CV boot and i got my car picked up from work inGlasgow and left a courtesy for the day. All done in one day.

    But then that was Jan.
     
  10. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator
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    jdp looks like quite a good establishment- have u used them at all.

    vish - there is also yaash motorsport who have come highly recomended and are located in west london just off hanger lane.

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    Yes. I bought my first A4 from them in 2001. The PDI was the best on any car I've ever bought, and the after sales care was pretty good, too.

    I popped in there last Saturday, and the chief technical guy gave my current car a once over & confirmed on the spot that it's a Drive-By-Wire car, and he can retro-fit a cruise control just as soon as I can rustle up the cash.


    (and permission from the wife to spend it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif )
     

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