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Old 04-26-2014, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default How much for a clutch replacement on an 08 impreza in the greater boston area?

Friend of mine is trying to get rid of his 2008 2.5i wagon with 67k miles on it. Apparently the clutch just went on it so trying to get a sense of how much it would cost to replace it (labor included). Local stealership by him wants $1800 which seems ridiculous to me.

I'm in Cambridge but would take the car anywhere within an hr or so of boston.
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:09 PM   #2
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800-1100 try boxer motor works in salem
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:17 PM   #3
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Call places
Compare prices.

This isn't rocket science and you've been here forever.
Vinnie's Autosport in Cambridge
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:20 PM   #4
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I've used vinnies for an oil change, wasn't sure if he's done stuff that's more intensive. he's a solid dude.
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:26 PM   #5
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Call places
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This isn't rocket science and you've been here forever.
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Another necessary comment yet again by you.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:15 PM   #6
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Another necessary comment yet again by you.
What's your point? Please. In detail. What was your problem with my post?

OP (who is OG) wants to know how much the job costs. The absolute best way to get this answer is call shops and compare prices. That is the only true way to get an answer.

I then recommended a place he could use.

So please tell me your issue. Feel free to PM me.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:16 PM   #7
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I've used vinnies for an oil change, wasn't sure if he's done stuff that's more intensive. he's a solid dude.
Vinnie is the man. He will do clutch, timing belts, transmission work. Pretty much whatever you want. Just make sure you make clear the schedule. His shop is small and doesn't always take big jobs due to that.

Tell him Ian sent you.
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:42 PM   #8
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Another necessary comment yet again by you.
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:47 PM   #9
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Everyone will have different prices. Even dealers. When I was looking, Patrick was $1800 while Metrowest for the same job was $1500 and DSG (when still around) quoted me just over $1000 with an exedy clutch. Maybe try Speen St in Framingham as they only do Subaru or Wicked in NH or......
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:18 PM   #10
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Call Wicked Innovation. 58 minutes from Cambridge.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2096630
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:40 PM   #11
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Call Wicked Innovation. 58 minutes from Cambridge. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2096630
Doesn't seem practical to drive 2 hours to replace a clutch. There are several shops that can do it, not just Wicked.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:06 PM   #12
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Doesn't seem practical to drive 2 hours to replace a clutch. There are several shops that can do it, not just Wicked.
He said he would drive an hour from Boston to get it done. I gave him (what I think is) the best shop within an hour of Boston.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:32 PM   #13
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He said he would drive an hour from Boston to get it done. I gave him (what I think is) the best shop within an hour of Boston.
Exactly. And I replied with my opinion
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:36 PM   #14
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And this is why the only real answer is to call around to various shops and get pricing... And why this sort of question is typically frowned upon.

Opinions are like Subarus. Everyone has one and none of them are as good as your own.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:12 PM   #15
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We charge $475 for labor on the normal clutch job, and the parts vary, but off the top of my head I think an OEM clutch kit is $350 or so for the push-style. If 58 minutes isn't too far out, feel free to call or email us at info@wickedinnovation.net or 603-935-9079. We have people drive from all over the place, Boston really is not that far away if you avoid the high-traffic times.

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Old 04-29-2014, 08:53 AM   #16
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I just had Motive Auto Works in Woburn change out my clutch and flywheel, and do trans/diff fluids at the same time

They were a little more expensive than Wicked, but much more convenient for me, since I didn't have a whole day to spend up there while they did the work, or someone willing to drive me up to dropoff/pickup my car. Give 'em a call, they'll send over a quote pretty quickly.

Great guys, I'll definitely take my car back there for things I can't/don't want to do myself.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:47 PM   #17
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:48 PM   #18
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He said he would drive an hour from Boston to get it done. I gave him (what I think is) the best shop within an hour of Boston.
It is within an hour of Boston, and with Wicked you know you are getting an honest mechanic that takes pride in their work.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:50 PM   #19
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It is within an hour of Boston, and with Wicked you know you are getting an honest, handsome mechanic that takes pride in their work.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:22 PM   #20
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Hey guys, sorry I should have been more specific in my original posting. Basically, I had a rough idea of what it SHOULD cost but I was curious to see if that was in line with local rates for said job. My buddy who had the car in CA took it to a shop that wanted $1800 which to me was a ****ing rip off. Initially, I was trying to gauge whether it made sense for me to buy the car from my buddy in CA and have it shipped to the east coast and then dump money into it for the clutch. Ultimately, he ended up going to the Fiat dealership and they gave him 5k for it, I believe book on it was close to 9.2k. Thanks for the comments on all of this, I'll keep it in mind for future major Subaru work as my 99 legacy will probably need some work in the future.
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