Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday May 26, 2016
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Canada Region Club
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Regional Areas > Canada Region Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-29-2005, 07:12 PM   #1
psychoblur
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 86123
Join Date: Apr 2005
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: E-Town AB
Vehicle:
2002 Impreza TS
nice shiny blue...

Exclamation A newbie question

I have a '02 TS wagon and due for my 48K maintenance. I remember the dealer told me it'll cost over $800 after my last maintenance job and said I should save up money for it. I didn't really think much of it back then, but now I'm due for this "BIG" job.

Checked online and saw what they need to do, unfortunally I dont really know if it cost this much.
Is this the correct price and should I go ahead and do it? I knew maintenance was gonna be expensive... but its crazy to jump from $100 per maintenance to $800!!!
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
psychoblur is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 04-29-2005, 08:34 PM   #2
Airboy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 72829
Join Date: Oct 2004
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: Calgary, Canada
Vehicle:
2006 WRX
2015 WRX

Default

Sounds like a rip-off for $800

6k service==> oil change

24k service==> 6k service + air filter change, rotate tires.

48k service==> 24k service + coolant flush +brake fluid flush + spark plugs

Plus misc visual "inspections"

There is maybe $150 worth of parts (oil/air filters, coolant, brake fluid, plugs) so where is the rest of the $800 going? Even at $90/hr, that would be more than 7 hrs of labour. Somehow I don't see someone working on your car for the whole day.

I'd get a second/third opinion...
Airboy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005, 11:41 AM   #3
damianq
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 5380
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Edmonton
Vehicle:
1999 Impreza
Primer

Default

See how much of it you can do yourself... keep your receipts. Then when you go in for your appointment, tell them that certain aspects of your 48K service has already been done. It really depends on how mechanically inclined you are. If you don't knw a wrench from a ratchet, then you may want the dealership to do the work & have peace of mind that everything your car needs has been looked after. Think of it this way, you wouldn't want a janitor at a hospital to do preliminary work on you before the doctor makes a visit, would you? Things like a coolant flush requires a spcialized machine that DOES clean out your system & replaces the old fluid COMPLETELY with brand new coolant. A brake fluid flush can be done at home (w/ assistance) but you must be very careful not to spill any brake fluid on painted surfaces. If the dealership spill, THEY are the ones that will paying for repainting. Know your limitations & judge for yourself wether your efforts/knowledge is enough to assure your peace of mind. That being said, there is valuable information in your owners manual on how to do some of the "simplest" maintainance. If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to PM me. I have been in your shoes before.
damianq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005, 12:38 PM   #4
markus
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 438
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: St. Albert, AB, Canada
Vehicle:
2004 STi
White on Gold

Default

Damianq is right.

I've NEVER had the tires rotated as part of any Subaru service, so drop that. Also (as damian suggested), look at some of your other previous/recent servicing to see what you could optimise on. That being said, the best you can probably expect would be to save a couple hundred bucks.
markus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005, 06:01 PM   #5
psychoblur
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 86123
Join Date: Apr 2005
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: E-Town AB
Vehicle:
2002 Impreza TS
nice shiny blue...

Default

Very good advice guys. I will call Rally Subaru to see what the price is again. I send them so many e-mails but they never reply.

I did take Auto Mec courses long time ago in high school.. haha so I may have no clue what to do except maybe rotate tires and oil change. However I dont have the tools nor the garage to do it anymore as I moved to a condo and park in a parkade. I will have to learn more about this as I wish to purchase a WRX (or a used S2K) in the near future, and of course mods will come...

Thanks guys
psychoblur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2005, 06:13 PM   #6
psychoblur
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 86123
Join Date: Apr 2005
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: E-Town AB
Vehicle:
2002 Impreza TS
nice shiny blue...

Default

well I finally called in and booked a service. The guy said it'll cost around $900 depending on the condition of my car. I checked the work that needs to be done and it's mostly "inspections" The time recommanded for service is only 3.5 hours. Where is the money going! This is seriously troubling me. I'm only doing this, just because I want the car to be in good condition and for warrenty to work.

Anyone gone for their 48K service? I also have an automatic, so there's more stuff to do.

I feel like selling the car cause I dont want the problem.. haha
psychoblur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2005, 11:36 AM   #7
bmorton
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 43528
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: London, Ontario
Vehicle:
2004 Outback Sport

Default

My dealer has a sign posted by the service desk with the costs of various services on it, and according to the sign they charge $350 at 48k. $900 seems a little extreme.
bmorton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2005, 08:12 PM   #8
Mike Wevrick
RIP 1/19/64 - 7/23/11
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 24654
Join Date: Sep 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: saraseager.com
Vehicle:
1957 Taggart Comet
atlasshruggedpart1.com

Default

900 is way too high. Did they give you a list of everything they plan to do? I suggest you get that list and cross off everything that is not in your service booklet for 48k. Then cross off everything you can do yourself. Then phone around some other dealers and independent garages to get quotes on whatever is left.
Mike Wevrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2005, 09:44 PM   #9
krustywrx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 87966
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
Vehicle:
2004 WRX Wagon
WR Blue

Default

Hey tell Rick at Rally Subaru that is not playing this far with you, It should not cost you 900$ for a service. just or go Canadian tires for the same thing and keep your receipt you'll save $$$. And you do not need to go at the dealer to have your warranty.
-Krusty
krustywrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hi, newbie, who just have '03 new forester, has some newbie questions! White95NA8C Forester Forum 6 04-25-2003 02:46 PM
Newbie Question. :) thepawn Tri-State Area Forum 4 06-05-2001 07:18 PM
Everyone who loves stupid newbie questions, click here! SubieKidTK Legacy Forum 4 04-11-2001 09:49 AM
Chi-town stereo installation newbie question. Cjchaps Mid West Subaru Owners Club Forum -- MWSOC 4 03-22-2001 02:41 PM
Newbie Question ahson Canada Region Forum 1 01-05-2001 09:57 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2016 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2016, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.