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Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 20:34:49 +0100
From: johannes <johsnospam-nosspam73-fitter.com>
Subject: Re: outrageous major service maintenance costs for 2002 9-5 Linear Wagon


drew wrote: > > Hi everyone, > > I'd like some second opinions.... It is time for my 2002 9-5 Linear > Wagon 60k maintenance per manufacturer recommendations. I suspected > it would be expensive, but upon calling the dealer to schedule > service, I was shocked that I was quoted $1,100.00 Upon inquiring why > so expensive, one of the explanations was the automatic transmission > fluid was so expensive to replace, and it takes approx 15 quarts - > totaling nearly 1/2 the bill. > > Is this comparable to what others are spending for this type of > service, or am I being gouged by the dealership? > > Thanks for any input you might have I do regular servicing myself: Fluids, filters, plugs. Other maintenance problems get fixed when they arise, e.g. bulbs, brakes, wipers. The car is annually MOT'ed and any other items discovered get fixed. This completely bypasses the dealer service. The problem with dealer service is that you don't know what you get for your money other than the bill. There was an older lady in UK Big Brother, she had made some money in her life and didn't avoid slipping out that she drove a black Porsche 911 as a status symbol. She then proudly boosted that she paid 2000 GB Pounds ~4000 US Dollar for the annual service LOL!

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