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Old 12-17-2006, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default Price for dealer 22,500 service in 05 STi

Yes, I know most of the answer will be "do it yourself" etc., but sometimes in a busy lifestyle with no garage and tools makes it tough. I have an 05 STi.

My car was due for the 22,500 service, which according to the owner's manual is basically and oil change and tire rotate/balance. I waited for the car in the dealer's waiting area, and quite honestly I was expecting a bill of around $50 or so, because their oil change is normally $19.99, and I figured maybe at most $30 for moving the tires around the car and balancing them.

Anyways, the bill came to $119. The "extras" were a "10 point safety check" and road test, as well as topping off other fluids. I'm sure the car was probably driven very nice and slow during the road test (sarcasm).

Is this price pretty common around the country for a dealer servicing on the 22,500 mile checkup?

On another note, I will be picking up a coupon for a free oil change from another dealer - one of the owners saw my car at a store near their dealership, and asked me what year it was, etc. because it's not a normal stock looking 05 STi with the cherry blossom red "i" in the front, and N1 style exhaust, and hood scoop screen. She said to stop in a pick up a coupon for a free oil change
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Old 12-17-2006, 05:41 PM   #2
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that sucks man...but doesn't sound like a crazy price
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Old 12-17-2006, 05:45 PM   #3
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always ask prices before you let them do the work, if you never agreed to it you shouldnt have paid it.

You should go into the dealer and tell them what you want, not the other way around.
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Old 12-17-2006, 07:21 PM   #4
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You are correct - that won't happen again - you know what happens with assumptions.
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Old 12-17-2006, 07:27 PM   #5
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$55.00 here at work.

Dealer in Troy get $75, Commerce Twp gets $60.
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:43 AM   #6
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Am lucky enough to have a friend who is a good mechanic so for me the service was $30.00 (He also has a Tire balancer in his shop), however I do know that even though my dealer does free oil changes, it ends up costing my between 3-4 hours just to have them do it as I become low priority. So free is a relative term and that is the main reason I do not want them doing the simple stuff.

$110.00 seems high to me.

I think about $80 would be as high as I would think acceptable for this.

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Old 12-18-2006, 11:55 AM   #7
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i dont know too many people who can balance their tires on their own. so rotate and balance would be outta the question. $75 for an oil change and rot/balance sounds about right with tax. but charging for a safty inspection and road test is ridiculas.. after the rot/balance the tires they should drive the car anyways...
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:08 PM   #8
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What McDade said.

Never tell a dealership that you need a "22,500 mile service", but rather you have 22,500 miles and need to have the following items performed (list what is in the maintenance book).

-Dennis
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