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Dealers = stealers!

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Went into Seat to talk about getting my cambelt changed for a rough price.....

The man went 'ermmm' looked at the service charges, just pointed to a Ibiza TDI cambelt change and said it'll be £395 for the cambelt change on your Arosa confused.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":confused:" border="0" alt="confused.gif" /> ohmy.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" />

Then I phoned my nearby VAG specialist, he said he can do it for £250 inc parts. I don't understand as the workshop manual quote 2 hours to do the cambelt so how have Seat got £395 from?

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There the same for every maufacturer main stealer everywhere! i.e. my dads rangie needed a service and oil change the stealer wanted £400 a LR specialist wanted £295 and even when you tell the stealer that so and so can do it for x amount they just cant match it!

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Sounds about right, my local dealer wanted £295 for a 40,000 mile service + another £90 for a brake fluid change. Went to another garage (whose mechnics are VW trained) & got quoted £180 for the lot!

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got my cambelt and water pump done for £65 and about £50 for parts...on fiddle by one of our tech's work at gilders you see.!!! shades.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":shades:" border="0" alt="shades.gif" />

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VW want 80 quid for cambelt kit and 300 quid to fit it

Found a VW specalist that will fit for 80quid cash. yeahy

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fit it yourself smile.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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fit it yourself smile.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Yeah, it's a nice easy job. wink.gif style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

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