Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2000 23:03:55 GMT
From: Ken Washington <kenwashinopsamhlink.net>
Subject: Re: repair: fair price?


I hope the dealer is throwing in a jar of vaseline. I know parts on some of the newer models cost more, but $660 for an alternator. I had to have the alternator on my 87 9000S replaced a couple of months ago. The shop charged me $238 list for the alternator and $120 for the installation. I checked the price of the alternator out from other sournces. Considering I was stranded coming off the NJ Turnpike, $50 over what I could have gotten it for was not bad. The battery and thermostat are ridiculous. Get the Haynes manual for your 900 and learn to do a few things yourself. Some are really not that hard. I got brave and did my own struts and shocks a few weeks ago. Saved myself about $400 in labor costs. Ken Washington 87 9000S 87 900S 83 900T Sean Corliss wrote: > I guess it's a little late, because I told them to fix it (Charles River > Saab). But is this a relatively fair price for parts & labor? > alternator 660 > battery 115 > thermostat 135 > > Car is a '95 900SE. Just bought it about 1 month ago, so if these > prices are fair then I will probably use them again for future fixes, if > not then I find someone else. > Thanks! > > Sean > SCorlissnopsamress.com

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