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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by vlowe, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. vlowe
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    [Aug 26, 2008]
    I have had my car in at main dealer today (80,000 miles) and had a shock when they called me to update on what they have found.

    The have done the service (god knows what) £440

    Then they go on to say i need the following doing.

    Bushes - £305
    New radiator - £418
    Wheel bearings at front - £270
    Rear ARB - £480
    Slight play in steering rack - new rack - £450
    Cambelt - £550
    Haldex oil - £100
    A/C service - £89
    Brake fluid - £99
    Dash DIS screen - £550

    :wtf: is this overpriced or what?
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    Utter nonsense...In future just don't bother....If you must, haggle.
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    [Aug 26, 2008]
    buy a new car mate...

    take the car to a vag specialist.
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    [Aug 26, 2008]
    Service - £440 - extracting urine parts cost £100 inc engine oil
    Bushes - £305 - extracting urine parts cost £30
    New radiator - £418 - pass but i'm sure they are extracting urine
    Wheel bearings at front - £270 - pass but i'm sure they are extracting urine
    Rear ARB - £480- extracting urine parts are £30
    Slight play in steering rack - new rack - £450 - might as well make that a new steering wheel as well to match the new rack -pass but i'm sure they are extracting urine
    Cambelt - £550 extracting urine should be £350 or less
    Haldex oil - £100 - extracting urine parts are £30 inc haldex oil and filter
    A/C service - £89 -extracting urine Go to Kwick fit for £40
    Brake fluid - £99 - extracting urine Fluid costs £5
    Dash DIS screen - £550 - probably extracting urine

    Oh and they will probably charge you VAT on top of that.
    All in all , thats a fookin bargain price that...:undwech:
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    [Aug 26, 2008]
    DIS fixed costs around 200 pounds, details on forum
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    Yep over priced!

    Did you not notice Wheel bearings, steering rack, dash dis, smelly a/c car getting over heated??
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    [Aug 26, 2008]
    I echo adbus....get yourself a specialist
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    [Aug 27, 2008]
    lol, phew. i'll take it else where for most of the jobs then.
    im ragging the **** out my courtesy car for this!!

    Is there a list of specialists on the forum or a good place to find one?
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    [Aug 27, 2008]
    Not many specialists in Harrogate that I can remember..

    Could be an excuse to 'use' the A59 to Preston and then go see Awesome. :)

    What could go wrong with an anti-roll bar FFS????????????????????????????????

    Gavin
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    [Aug 27, 2008]
    What on earth possesed you to take a 5/6 year old car to a main dealer? They charge £100 per hour FFS! Plus the mark up on non Audi parts, just to get the 4 rings printed on Mann filters, Jurid pads etc. Pretty much all the maintenance parts, aircon and cooling are not made by Audi.
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    [Aug 27, 2008]
    Mmm
    Blimey , thay is an awfull long list there
    I would say , it is better to get a second opinion , in my opinion
    The rear ARB????? bushes I am sure would be the problem there....if any
    Rad????? would need checking
    Dash????? maybe worth checking too
    Brake fluid.... £59 + VAt with us £69.33 inclusive
    haldex £59 + VAT again £69.33 inclusive

    I would get a second opinion
    Sarah
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    I am in agreement with the rest of the guys here, take it to an Audi specialist. Surely there is one in Yorks somewhere? Either that or consider a trip to Manc to Awesome??
    There is over £3k of work there that the main dealer is quoting for and to be honest I think they are taking the p!ss!!
    I must admit I took my car to the main dealer when I first bought it (in May this year), but never again! £100 an hour labour is in itself a p!ss take.

    What did they do in the original service you had done?
    In my 80k service in May - oil, filters, plugs, haldex, brake fluid etc was all done for £590 (before anyone says - I know I paid over the odds wont be doing that again!)
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    There's a specialist in Leeds. IVC I think they are called. Supposed to be pretty good. I used Awesome for most of my work, not the cheapest but pretty good. There is also another specialist in Bradford..... Chris Umpleby
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    Youve got Ron Turnbulls in Teesside if you were to head north. Theyre not too bad
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    [Aug 28, 2008]
    Check it's actually the rack that's at fault (if you can feel play) and not the bushes / track rods. I was told at a well known specalist that my rack was done for (and so bought a new rack) and it would appear it's not actually the rack but some totally screwed track rods!

    PS. A new rack for a S3 fitted at Audi will be over £900 last time I checked (£450+ for the rack) so I don't know what they quoted you for).
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