Date: 2 Oct 2003 08:35:54 -0700 From: jcmurphy72nopsamo.com (John Murphy) Subject: Re: Repair costs on a 9-3 convert
lgerstelnopsams.com (len gerstel) wrote in message news:<lgerstel-ya023680000110030921140001nopsam.erols.com>... > In article <3F79708C.48BFnopsams.com>, nimrodnopsams.com wrote: > > > To take one example, I recently had to pay out more > > than $300 to fix a false warning about low coolant levels. The sensor > > could not be replaced separately. I had to pay for replacement of the > > overflow tank, including the sensor. > > I am ready for that kind of repair. For example, one of the Blazers fuel > injectors went bad and I had to replace the whole injector system for $900. > All vehicles have a few quirks like that. > > I guess I am asking more about the day to day kind of stuff. Brakes, > regular maintenance, that kind of thing. > > Thanks, > Len I live in the DC area, also. The parts are fairly expensive, and dealer service tends to be pricey. I had a really bad experience with VOB service in Rockville. I now use an independent called Viking in Gaithersburg. They do great job - reasonable hourly rates, and they really know their stuff. An example of maintenance costs - they've quoted me $375 for my 60k service on a 1997 900s convertible. Good luck, John PS i have no relationship with Viking, other than being a sastified customer.