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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ADNO, Aug 24, 2004.

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    [Aug 24, 2004]
    My '99 S3 Inspection Service indicator has been flashing for a couple weeks now.
    It's due 80k service. Having read some good things re. AMD on this forum I was considering taking it there.

    I emailed AMD for a quote.. the service is £280 + VAT
    Haldex oil change is £98 + VAT (I think that's right)

    Anyway, I got a quote from my local Audi Stealer to compare...
    £320 inc VAT for service... Haldex oil change worked out cheaper than AMD!!!

    I worked out that going to AMD saves my roughly £20 over the Stealer. But then my stealer is literaly just around the corner and AMD is a good hour's drive away, so the £20 is lost on petrol....I emailed AMD back asking if they could be more competitve in pricing... and I think they got insulted they've not bothered to get back to me!!

    Do I assume from this that AMD don't offer competitve servicing prices because their main business is upgarding and modification?

    I want to save money by opting out of the Stealership servicing, but at the same time I don't want a bunch of cowboys working on my motor. Does anyone have any recommendations in the NW London area? Otherwise I may have to bite my lip and take it to the Stealer for peace of mind.

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    [Aug 24, 2004]
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    NOAD said:
    Do I assume from this that AMD don't offer competitve servicing prices because their main business is upgarding and modification?

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    As you say, I guess its because servicing isn't a core part of their business /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    It maybe worth you looking in the Dealer Forum to see if there's local specialist that can save you some money.
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    To be honest mate, i'd rather take it to AMD for peace of mind!
    I'm always suspicious of dealers, always think i'm gonna get screwed! Could just be me though....
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    [Aug 24, 2004]
    I've had my S3 serviced at AmD twice this year and been very satified with the cost and service.

    If you haven't had a response to your email it may be because they are extremely busy. I was there from 9am to 6.30pm yesterday and I don't think Ed had a moment's rest.
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    I've had my S3 serviced at AmD twice this year and been very satified with the cost and service.



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    Yeah, I got the impression they're very busy.
    How much did the services cost you, MingBlue?
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    [Aug 24, 2004]
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    Robthehungrymonkey said:
    To be honest mate, i'd rather take it to AMD for peace of mind!
    I'm always suspicious of dealers, always think i'm gonna get screwed! Could just be me though....

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    I know what you mean, I always think I'm paying for the upkeep of their premises as well as the work on the car... also my experiences witth VW has tought me that just because it's a main stealer doesn't mean you're getting the best service.

    The positive thing is that you can kick up a fuss at stealers if not satisfied. Kick up a big enough fuss and usually can get some kind of compensation.
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    £210 in labour, and £10 in latex gloves so the technicians dont get ther hands dirty! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif

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    [Aug 24, 2004]
    Were Audi quoting for changing the haldex oil and AMD correctly quoting for the oil and filter?
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    [Aug 25, 2004]
    Audi charge more than £98 for a haldex oil and filter change.
    It is something like £50+ for haldex oil and £120+ for haldex oil and filter change.
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    [Aug 26, 2004]
    I've just had a price of £80 for the haldex oil change!

    I have found that the prices down my way do tend to be cheaper than those in England!

    Rich.
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