I've already mentioned this in the '1st service' thread,but It could get lost in there,so I feel it warrants it's own thread. There was a report on R2 the other day,where a car magazine ( I think Autoexpress ) did an investigation into servicing your car in France. One example they stated was an Audi (model not specified) which was serviced at a French Audi dealer for around 1/3 of the cost of a UK dealer. The owner of the car was able to take the ferry,get the car serviced,have a nice meal and fill it with cheap booze for less than he would have paid for the service alone in the UK ! I can't find a link to the specific article,but I did find this. http://www.day-tripper.net/shoppingcarservicetyres.html Obviously this will only really be of interest/benefit to those of you living in the South of England,but there you go.