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$10,000 Service Estimate from Dealer? or should I try my luck somewhere else? [2001 A

$10,000 Service Estimate from Dealer? or should I try my luck somewhere else? [2001 A

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Old 03-03-2016, 05:19 AM
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Default $10,000 Service Estimate from Dealer? or should I try my luck somewhere else? [2001 A

I received this service estimate for my 2001 Audi A4 at a dealership after a check engine light went on and I needed a new key programmed.

What do you think?

Additional items noticed during inspection:
  • Valve cover & camshaft tensioner gaskets leaking ($1375)
  • Engine mounts collapsed ($1110)
  • Pollen filter dirty ($95)
  • Crankcase breather hose leaking ($475)
  • Coolant reservoir leaking ($190)
  • High pressure power steering hose leaking ($610)
  • Both catalytic converters failed ($3600)
  • Both left & right front outer cv boots torn ($495 each)
  • All 4 door speakers ($1450)

Plus original estimate of $398.45 (for oil change, check engine light diagnosis, key programming, and key battery)


Should I drop the coin?
Take it to different place?
Find a new car?

My current plan is to call around tomorrow for some more estimates.

Any ideas, experience, wisdom to share?
 
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:12 PM
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:52 PM
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You're getting raked over the coals on repairs that exceed the value of the car. Order a pollen filter and a coolant tank from RockAuto for probably $40 total, take 10 minutes, and replace them yourself. Most of the rest is well within the abilities of the average DIYer too. In any event, their prices are practically a felony. Go elsewhere.
 
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Old 05-29-2016, 06:36 PM
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I agree with the other members. That sort of coin to put down isn't a worthy investment. Find a good independent mechanic for a 2nd opinion. Just an FYI as an example, I paid $120.00 each for CV boots for my '03 A6 4.2..keep doing the math with the rest of the items and you can see you're paying a massive markup to the dealership.
 
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:42 AM
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Where are you located? Dealer is trying to rape you!
 

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