Register Login
FIAT Auto Specialist Team
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 15-05-2009   #1
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
Fiat Punto 1.2 gearbox - how much??

Hi,

My fiat is at a garage because the gearbox oil leaked (seal went apparently) which meant the gear box and clutch has broken. So I got it towed to the garage and have just been given a quote of 950 for them to replace it. I just can't help but think they might be ripping me off! Does this sound outragios or reasonable? please note, i'm female and so don't plan on doing it myself!

Really appreciate if anyone can give me advice!
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides | FAQs

Annakins is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 15-05-2009   #2
arc
this is where i stand
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Manchester
Posts: 13,540
Thanks: 287
Trader Rating: 0
arc has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Fiat Punto 1.2 gearbox - how much??

hi. was the car driven much after all the oil leaked out?

What age is the car, and what type of box does it have (manual or a secta/speedgear/autobox)

950 seems very expensive.

Personally i wouldn't pay anything more than 200 for a gearbox, then you're looking at around 50 for the clutch. This means they are charging you 700 in labour, which is taking the pee a bit.

Where abouts in the country are you, someone might be able to suggest a better garage.
__________________
.:: 1368cc 16v Cinquecento ::.
arc is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 16-05-2009   #3
jug
blessed are the apostates
 
jug's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Durham
Posts: 13,807
Thanks: 553
Trader Rating: 1
jug has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Fiat Punto 1.2 gearbox - how much??

assuming its a manual 5 speed:

a local scrapyard will supply a gearbox for less than 100.
brand new clutch kit is 50.
fitting is 100 at my local garage, but you could say up to 200 for garages elsewhere.

i'd pay 250 in total, meaning anything over 450 is a disgrace imo. 950 is beyond belief. i would ask for a breakdown of what that cost is made up from. if they are suggesting a brand new gearbox from a fiat dealer then fair enough the price makes sense, but who in their right mind would get a brand new gearbox for a 1.2 punto?
__________________
2.0 twinspark veloce

Last edited by jug; 16-05-2009 at 12:33.
jug is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 16-05-2009   #4
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
Re: Fiat Punto 1.2 gearbox - how much??

Thanks for replying. It's a 2004 1.2 punto. I live in Cambridge, and the garage i've taken it to (GP Motors). I can't drive it any where else now as it can't be driven. I'm tempted to do a part exchange, but don't think it's worth it. I'm clueless as to what to do! ahh!
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides | FAQs

Annakins is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 16-05-2009   #5
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 26,198
Thanks: 1154
Blog Entries: 3
Trader Rating: 5
fingers99 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Fiat Punto 1.2 gearbox - how much??

Tow rope? If you can find a gearbox, then the cheapest way to go is almost certainly going to be a back street clutch specialist. After all, to do a clutch you have to remove the gearbox anyway................
__________________
M12 fund 20
fingers99 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

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