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 Dealership Rip Off?
Topic Originator: Parplod  
Date:   Fri 21 Sep 16:27

A friend has a 2007 Toyota Avensis. He has lost (or has had stolen) the front grille. A Toyota dealership has quoted £127 for the part and £155 for 90 minutes labour, advising that they would have to remove the front bumper. I have suggested phoning round a few car breakers. Does the front bumper have to come off? Any mechanics out there to advise whether this is a rip off or not?
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 Re: Dealership Rip Off?
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 21 Sep 16:50

Has he checked YouTube?
It's amazing the stuff ye can learn on there.
Ye never know.... Could be an easy job.



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 Re: Dealership Rip Off?
Topic Originator: Parplod  
Date:   Fri 21 Sep 17:16

Will pass this on.
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 Re: Dealership Rip Off?
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Fri 21 Sep 19:07

I fitted a light cover on a kia myself.Dealer wanted 140 quid.Bought the part on line for 20 quid and fitted in ten minutes. Rip off.Ye check you tube ,saved a fortune watching car stuff.
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 Re: Dealership Rip Off?
Topic Originator: dave67  
Date:   Fri 21 Sep 19:39

Well if it was stolen. I'm pretty sure they never had to take the bumper off ☺

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 Re: Dealership Rip Off?
Topic Originator: Hummingbird Harry  
Date:   Fri 21 Sep 19:59

Echo the YouTube , I YouTube absolutely everything. Changed hoover motors to cleaned the inside of the PS4 etc etc , save yourself a fortune on labour .
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 Re: Dealership Rip Off?
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Fri 21 Sep 21:04

Me too.
And id also check euro car parts for the part.
Got a light for the wife's 207 a couple of years back for half what peugeot wanted and it came complete with all the bulbs. Quick look at youtube and it was fitted in no time.
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 Re: Dealership Rip Off?
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Fri 21 Sep 22:10

Euro parts in Elgin street are brilliant.
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 Re: Dealership Rip Off?
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Fri 21 Sep 23:34

Every garage use motor factors for parts! Even dealerships!

However even factors are getting outdone by online so if you know the part eBay it or just google it most offer next day dilivery.
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 Re: Dealership Rip Off?
Topic Originator: dave67  
Date:   Sat 22 Sep 08:35

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-1997-2000-TOYOTA-AVENSIS-T22-FRONT-GRILL-BONNET-GRILLE-CHROME-53111-05030/252680336170


And never had to take bumper off https://youtu.be/q_I7nXI8irM

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Topic Originator: Blackbeard  
Date:   Sat 22 Sep 09:04

Slightly push the grill!the fecker fell off😂

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 Re: Dealership Rip Off?
Topic Originator: PAR57  
Date:   Mon 24 Sep 13:24

Talking about rip offs......John R Weir...both Grangemouth and Perth have been sold to Arnold Clark.some time ago........!!!!!!!.....Their hourly rate was allways high.......it is now £125 plus VAT....THAT IS £150 PER HOUR !!!!! How can they justify these prices.
I have started to use an excellent,fairly local,ex Mercedes mechanic.They are VERY Professional.......and charge a lot less......Name and address for them can be supplied if required......
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 Re: Dealership Rip Off?
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Tue 25 Sep 11:42

In the middle of a warranty arguement myself, bought a 16 plate Qashqui 8 months ago, have done 3K miles, under manufacturers warranty till next March. Front discs have warped and ball is in Western Nissan court, common problem with Qashqui, but maybe not covered by the manufacturer warranty.
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 Re: Dealership Rip Off?
Topic Originator: parforthecourse  
Date:   Tue 25 Sep 11:59

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LochgellyAlbert, Tue 25 Sep 11:42

In the middle of a warranty arguement myself, bought a 16 plate Qashqui 8 months ago, have done 3K miles, under manufacturers warranty till next March. Front discs have warped and ball is in Western Nissan court, common problem with Qashqui, but maybe not covered by the manufacturer warranty.


Nissan's warranty does state they exclude "brake friction materials, discs and drums'. However, they also exclude batteries, and they changed mine at 2.5 years old under warranty, when I pointed them towards forums with lots of owners moaning about dodgy FIAMM cells.
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 Re: Dealership Rip Off?
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Tue 25 Sep 12:07

EuroCarParts are normally at the more expensive end for parts, can always get them cheaper on other websites if you're willing to wait for the part.
They are dead handy for getting the part on the same day though.
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 Re: Dealership Rip Off?
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Tue 25 Sep 14:19

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parforthecourse, Tue 25 Sep 11:59

Quote:

LochgellyAlbert, Tue 25 Sep 11:42

In the middle of a warranty arguement myself, bought a 16 plate Qashqui 8 months ago, have done 3K miles, under manufacturers warranty till next March. Front discs have warped and ball is in Western Nissan court, common problem with Qashqui, but maybe not covered by the manufacturer warranty.


Nissan's warranty does state they exclude "brake friction materials, discs and drums'. However, they also exclude batteries, and they changed mine at 2.5 years old under warranty, when I pointed them towards forums with lots of owners moaning about dodgy FIAMM cells.


Nissan forum full of complaints, some discs warping after 6K miles!
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 Re: Dealership Rip Off?
Topic Originator: DBS  
Date:   Tue 25 Sep 16:23

I find that Eddie Walkers in Falkirk are about the cheapest around for quality parts.
Example : 2 Borg & Beck ventilated front discs + Borg & Beck pads for my Volvo S60 :- £107

http://www.eddiewalker.co.uk/



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 Re: Dealership Rip Off?
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Wed 26 Sep 17:52

Well some headway, Nissan replacing discs under warranty and paying for labour. I have to pay for replacement pads, approximately £70, better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick I suppose.
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