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Old 11-21-2014, 08:11 AM   #1
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Outrageous Ford service Estimate

So my company buys all our vehicles from ford, and has them regularly serviced through ford. So I decided to drop my car off with a few trucks one day to get an estimate on replacing my clutch and also I'm pretty sure I have a hairline crack in my intake manifold..well long story short they call me up with a $4100 estimate. This is just for the clutch replacement with a new flywheel (supposedly old one has surface cracks and can't be re surfaced) and the intake manifold..I pick up the estimate and they have over $2600 just in parts, thats just absurd. Anyone with a half working brain knows these parts shouldn't cost more than $800-900 tops..anyway end of rant , I'll be picking up the parts myself and bringing them to a local shop.

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Yeah I got bought my own clutch for )$260 off american muscle and then got the flu wheel for $130 and had it all installed for $550. So they r defiantly trying to **** u


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Yeah I got bought my own clutch for )$260 off american muscle and then got the flu wheel for $130 and had it all installed for $550. So they r defiantly trying to **** u


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I mean I knew they were gonna be high, but that's just out right ****ing crazy $4100...they have the intake manifold part priced at almost $700, it cost no more than $200-$250 ANYWHERE you look .. They had the clutch priced at over 2k!! F outta here with that lmao

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Yeah I got bought my own clutch for )$260 off american muscle and then got the flu wheel for $130 and had it all installed for $550. So they r defiantly trying to **** u


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DUH !!!!

Did they give you the, You should just trade this 2002 in on a 2015 because of the $4,000 plus, Your repairs will cost ?
If not yet, they probably will soon.
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..well long story short they call me up with a $4100 estimate...
Not so fast, take a breath. You have to understand that dealer is going to use all OEM parts. Those are going to cost 1½ to 3 times as much as AM or any other aftermarket company. They get their repair times from a flat rate manual and charge accordingly. A dealer is always going to be higher than Joe's Garage down the street. They also will give a better warranty with company backing.

It's your choice to use who you want but no one is out to screw anyone. It's kind of like why are Cadillacs so much more than Chevys, they're both GMs, aren't they?
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Well if you spend $4,100 to replace a clutch, you need some serious evaluation. Bc you are fkn nuts.

Go to a local performance shop, tell ford to suck it

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Old 11-21-2014, 09:26 AM   #8
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Was at a dealership getting my car serviced yesterday. A "salesman" comes in trying to sell some kind of spray that you'd spray on cabin filters that "freshens" the scent coming through the filter so it appears the filter was changed instead of replacing it with a more expensive new filter. "As long as they smell something different people will think it was changed"

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Dealerships usually charge around $150 per hour for labor.

They don't pay for that fancy building and all of that equipment by doing $800 clutch jobs...
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I went to Christin brothers. A legit place and still wasn't so much.


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Ur getting ****ed. Dallas mustang is well known and they won't charge close to that ****.


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Sounds about right with ford dealerships they wanted a little over 2000 to replace my intake manifold when I broke mine.


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Ur getting ****ed. Dallas mustang is well known and they won't charge close to that ****.


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I just got my car back from the dealership... Car went into fail safe mode and would do nothing but idle. Turns out throttle body was done, guess spring in the side motor broke. Guy told me 800-900 to replace a throttle body! 430 just for the OEM part and I told him the stock ford racing TB was readily available for around $200. I got lucky that my third party warranty covered it because that is ridiculous. I live in Dallas and will think about Dallas mustang next time something comes up.
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All dealers rip people off. There are a few that are legit but the two that I have used here in Huntsville are criminals.


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Outrageous Ford service Estimate

This is why we call them Stealerships. If you don't think they are out to screw you then You're in denial.


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Never take your car to a Ford dealer... it's just going to be terrible. I did my own clutch for $20 in lift fees lol. Only takes 3-4 hours on a 79-04 if you know what you are doing. Not much longer on a S197.


Anyway yeah... $4100 lol, you can buy a pretty decent entire car for that. I would have asked them if that came with a complimentary tube of KY...
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Never take your car to a Ford dealer... it's just going to be terrible. I did my own clutch for $20 in lift fees lol. Only takes 3-4 hours on a 79-04 if you know what you are doing. Not much longer on a S197.


Anyway yeah... $4100 lol, you can buy a pretty decent entire car for that. I would have asked them if that came with a complimentary tube of KY...

Yeah or some heavy mods at the least


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Yeah they wanted to charge me $800 to repaint my front bumper and $400 to repaint my lower valence. Then $50 to buy a new bumper bracket. I got the bumper and valence painted for $150 and you cant tell a difference in paint color
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