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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Eyeball Paul, Aug 14, 2009.

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    [Aug 14, 2009]
    Hi Guys,

    Just had my No 3 coil replaced on my S3 by Portsmouth Audi and i think i may have just been shafted, they charged me £27.91 + vat for the part which is not to bad however they charged me £98.00+vat to fit the bloody thing, its a 10 min job for *&^*% sake !!!

    is this right....???

    Oh and does anyone know if an oil filter change is part of a major service as they never done mine !!!
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    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    If you had asked on here someone could have told you how to do it...hell,some members live in pompey so they could of fitted it for you.

    Oh hello and welcome
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    I would agree that, what i assume is an hours labour, is a bit high. I can change all 4 in 20 mins, taking my time. Maybe they had some admin time too, but still..

    Oil filter should always be changed when they do an oil change. Thats my understanding.

    I would give them a call, and ask them for more information.
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    The minimum time they can book is 1hr. It's not a dealership issue as such, they have to go by the Audi 'book'.

    You'll not get anywhere complaining to them, you might be better off calling Audi customer services directly.
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    Thought they could charge for 0.5 hours?
    This is also true, what exactly are you going to say to them? 'It's a ten minute job'? why didn't you do it yourself if it was a ten minute job would be their reply?

    You take your car to the dealers, you pay their prices I'm afraid.
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    Robbing Bast***s !! I charged my mate £20 so supply & fit a spurious one as they cost £15 from GSF !!
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Well i think the moral of the story here is, DONT use the dealers!!!

    Mate in future look for a speciailists to get the work done, it will often be a better job and cheaper as well.
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