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Change the idle pulley roller on my 320 the other day.
Part = $25
Labor = free
Time to replace = less than 5 min.

Called the shop to inquire how much it would be for them to do the job,,,,,?
Get this,, $185.00

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there are 2 Beverly Hills :D east and west coast
 

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Beverly Hills Floriduh.
Actually it's was in Crystal River FL.
I wonder what the Stealer would have charged.:surprise:
 

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Rear brakes and rotors:
Dealer quoted, $150 ea. for the rotors, $200 for the pads, $300 labor
Compared their parts, ordered mine from Autozone, upgraded all:
$170
Installation, a couple of beers.
In the day of the internet, how do dealers think they can continue bilking the public. Granted we all don't want to do the work ourselves, but you can have an independent garage install your parts. They usually don't give the "song and dance" the dealer uses, "we can't install parts other than our own, because of the liability" They go on to imply that all other after market parts are inferior.
This is consistent at most dealers, because I got the same story on our Volvo.
They survive on all the people that think the dealerships are basically "honest" business people. 0:)
 

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Here in "heaven's waiting room" Florida, lots of old people have expensive cars and can't work on them. The Lincoln and Caddy dealers are cleaning up.
A Toyota dealer wanted to charge $38 to replace the rear wiper blade on my 2004 RAV 4. I just laughed.
 

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