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Old 17-03-2005   #1
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Arrow Advice on prices at my local Fiat dealer..

its costing me over 1000 to get a new head gasket, the head skimmed, new plugs, new HT leads, 2 front shocks, possibly a new Cat and top section (as i just replaced the centre + backbox), a full MOT and a few little jobs like seatbelts returning properly, that kinda crap... is this a TOTAL rip-off? i'd rather leave it with a fiat dealer and have some sort of come-back if anything else goes wrong... advice please guys...
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Re: Advice on prices at my local Fiat dealer..

If its any help I have had three front shock quotes of 285 Currie Motors -Fiat dealer, 175 local garage, 200 ATS. So thats part of your 1k!
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Re: Advice on prices at my local Fiat dealer..

you are being ripped off, go to a good independent garage instead. you wont get any come-back if anything else goes wrong, they will just say its unrelated to the work they have done.
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Re: Advice on prices at my local Fiat dealer..

What's the breakdown of those costs?

My Fiat Dealership just quoted me something like 405 + VAT + Labour just for the CAT on my Punto MK2 - a look on teh net has found me a brand new CAT for about 47 inc VAT and Delivery and 2 year warranty
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