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      10-25-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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Why are (some) garages such lying rip offs?

A bit of rant and help needed.

Need to put the original OEM back box on my car and take out the Supersprint Race.

Went to Hi-Q and they wanted to charge me 80 + vat to undo
2 x clamps
2 x bolts
4 x rubber mounts

Which I know is a piss easy job and only took me and a friend like 20 minutes?

Seriously? :gunner:

The annoying part was he tried to make it sound like a complicated job saying
"you have to take the entire exhaust out from the manifold" and I was saying / thinking.

No you fucking don't! I tried to explain and even showed him the pictures I took on my phone to explain how easy it was.

So we went inside. He asked the boss, they originally said 50+vat and I was like - a bit much but never mind.
But then just as I was about to go, the boss asked the employee - "what car is it?" he said BMW M3.

Suddenly its 80 + vat. Err what de f***?
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It's the m3 tax mate, it's pretty annoying but just find another place

Hope you get something sorted.
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It's called overhead. Sure I can do it in my home garage for you for $20, but I don't have additional rent & utilities to pay for that. I pay them whether or not you pay me to do work because it's my home.
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It's called overhead. Sure I can do it in my home garage for you for $20, but I don't have additional rent & utilities to pay for that. I pay them whether or not you pay me to do work because it's my home.
I think it's more the fact the price went up when the boss was told it's a BMW.
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I think it's more the fact the price went up when the boss was told it's a BMW.
^ that's the thing.

Called quite a few more places and the majority of the answer was
"sorry we don't do this" or "we can't do it".

WHAT IN THE %^()$(@)*@!

Eventually found a place in a different city who did it for 40.
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^ that's the thing.

Called quite a few more places and the majority of the answer was
"sorry we don't do this" or "we can't do it".

WHAT IN THE %^()$(@)*@!

Eventually found a place in a different city who did it for 40.


Nice one, how come your taking it off??

I'm coming back to a m3 but a e90. That video of no exhaust just reminded me how mega it can sound again
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It's time for a change.
But nothing too drastic.

Hopefully go through *fingers crossed*
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I think it's more the fact the price went up when the boss was told it's a BMW.
That's called increased cost of liability.

I'll change the clutch on your honda for $800, but I'll charge you $5k for your Ferrari. Why? Because if I fuck something up on that ferrari, it's gonna cost a hell of a lot more to repair. Just like insurance.

It sucks, but that's business. So yes, they do charge you more because it's a BMW but it isnt without good reason.
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That's called increased cost of liability.

I'll change the clutch on your honda for $800, but I'll charge you $5k for your Ferrari. Why? Because if I fuck something up on that ferrari, it's gonna cost a hell of a lot more to repair. Just like insurance.

It sucks, but that's business. So yes, they do charge you more because it's a BMW but it isnt without good reason.

Yes I understand what you are saying but this is a exhaust system not a clutch etc.
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      10-30-2013, 08:52 AM   #10
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Nice one, how come your taking it off??

I'm coming back to a m3 but a e90. That video of no exhaust just reminded me how mega it can sound again
So going E90 now? Nice one, what happened to your E92?
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With my BMW dealer they charge + 10% hourly labor costs for ///M cars
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Yes I understand what you are saying but this is a exhaust system not a clutch etc.
Exxxctly. Especially when I told and showed them how simple the job was compared to other cars perhaps, let alone a M3.

But done now. Just some places are stupid and don't need business I guess.
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Exxxctly. Especially when I told and showed them how simple the job was compared to other cars perhaps, let alone a M3.

But done now. Just some places are stupid and don't need business I guess.
so why have u not done it yourself? i have done it myself with 1 jack
if u know how to do it, it takes you 30-45 mins to swap them
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No time, no jack, no space, no tools.

Found a garage eventually who did it for 40. Done.

But a few garages wouldn't even want to touch the car.

And they claim to be exhaust specialists…. unbelievable.
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So going E90 now? Nice one, what happened to your E92?

Yeh going e90, 99.9% sure anyways.

I sold the e92 awhile ago and bought a gen2 gt3 but I need a bigger car so it had to go, plus a new property purchase hopefully.
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