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      10-31-2010, 07:21 PM   #12
BobsM3Coupe
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Originally Posted by montreal red View Post
i broke one of mine a while back and went to the dealership to get a new one. my local dealership ripped me off to the tune of $2/rivet. of course i wants going to go home empty handed so i just bought it there but its surprising what kind of margin they can make on small parts like these.
Many dealer parts departments are a bunch of crooks. When I can buy a tire valve cap for $1.75 at the dealer where I purchased my car and then the dealer 30 miles away charges $0.49 for the same cap, you know I don't spend anything on parts/accessories at the dealer where I got my car.

It's just ridiculous how much some dealers mark up their parts prices.
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