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Old 10-15-2001, 11:08 AM   #1
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Question 30K Service

How much should I expect to pay for this???

I do all my own service but this seems a bit more involved so I want the dealer to do it.

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Old 10-15-2001, 11:37 AM   #2
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It's pretty pricey. You might want to do parts of it yourself. Look in your manual and take care of the stuff you can do yourself and then leave the rest for the Ripoff, I meant service, department.
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Old 10-15-2001, 01:53 PM   #3
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The cost was for the WRX is about $580. I remember because I got a coupon for $50 off the total cost and the net was $530. Hope this helps even though it's not info on your model. I would image yours to be a bit less...

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Old 10-15-2001, 02:47 PM   #4
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$580??? Heck no!!! I'll do as much as possible myself now.

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Old 10-15-2001, 05:39 PM   #5
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Here in Canada for the 48k km's (30k mile) it's about $600 which included 4L of synthetic gear oil. I recommend taking in all your own liquids, especially if you want to go synthetic - you can probably purchase oil cheaper yourself than whatever the dealer charges.
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Old 10-15-2001, 08:20 PM   #6
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Wait till you get to your 60K service and have to do a belt change also. You'll usually find it to be at least $1K. Here's something for those service departments: :monkey:

Luckily, I have a subaru specialty shop w/ subaru certified technicians on staff nearby my home. The dealership here sucks anyways.
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Old 10-20-2001, 09:40 PM   #7
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I just recently took over ownership of a 95 Legacy from my dad who upgraded to a legacy outback wagon. He's always had the service done by the stealer since day one. It just rolled over 90k and I have to get the last required service done. I've already done plugs and wires and dropped a K&N in. I want to use synthetic oil and tranny fluid. Do the dealers usually work with you on that sort of thing? I don't see any point in spending $500 on a service thats already half completed by me. I do want to get it done though, since it will retain my warranty and I get $150 trade in value if I get the service completed (up to around $700 trade in cash since my pop's gotten all the services done on time!). Anybody talked their dealer down to just the timing belt, coolant change, brake fluid flush, and other little stuff and still had it considered a 90k service?

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Old 10-25-2001, 03:17 PM   #8
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Is it even necessary to change all these fluids and perform all these checks so early in the life of the car??

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Old 10-25-2001, 05:20 PM   #9
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The timing belt isn't spec'ed until 105K. In getting a service quote, make sure you specify you only want the factory required maintenance. None of these $40 oil additives and crap.
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Old 10-25-2001, 08:24 PM   #10
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In the dealers eyes, you doing part, then having them do the other part might not count (for them) as a service. If they can find a way to not give you a service refund or whatever, they will. However, in the eyes of someone buying the car, if all the maintenance was done, then it'd count as a service.

Think of it this way though, if the dealer does give you a few hundred dollar service refund when you trade the car in for something else, they'll probably just offer you less money for the price of the car to offset the "refund" they're giving you.

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Old 10-25-2001, 09:51 PM   #11
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In those cases, I wouldn't bring up the stack of trade-in coupons until I had an offer for my car. Like a trade-in, I let them give me the best price on the car with a trade. Last time they offered me only $700 on trade, but knocked off $500 from the purchase price. I said Okay, but i'll just keep my car and give you the $700 cash. I mean, if thats all the car is worth to him, he shouldn't care if its cash or steel. He kinda didn't get it at first, but after talking to his manager he said he would do it. I try not to mention rebates or discounts until I get the bottom dollar on a straight up sale first, that way they can't simply negate the rebate by adding to the retail.
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Old 10-26-2001, 10:12 AM   #12
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If the service is performed and documented, it counts as service as far as the warranty is concerned. Read your manual, it's explained therein.
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Old 10-27-2001, 07:55 AM   #13
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I saw that $500 price quote for the 30k service on the wall at the dealer. Good thing I did all by myself because the whole thing came out to be $100 (oil, filter, Valvoline synthetic gear oil, Valvoline brake fluid, plugs, wires, fuel filter....)
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Old 10-27-2001, 08:25 PM   #14
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Did anyone get the 30k service done on their own?
$500-600 is quite a lot for a service. Is there anything that can't be done on your own? If I can just bring it to any garage then I will save a lot of $$
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Old 11-02-2001, 09:30 AM   #15
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In a word, YES!

I actually do more than recommended. There is no way I'm keeping the spark plugs in for 60k miles! Platinum or not, they are too cheap to wait until failure.

Also, things like gear oil and brake fluid should be changed more often. Brake fuid gets dirty and absorbs too much water after only one year. If you don't change it religiously, say bye-bye to your master cylinder and wheel cylinders after 100k miles.

Of course, it get very expensive if you don't do the work yourself.




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Is it even necessary to change all these fluids and perform all these checks so early in the life of the car??

thanks,
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Old 11-08-2001, 08:52 PM   #16
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vvk,

Thanks for the reply. I guess I will get the service done myself. Is there anything that I need to pay special attention to?
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