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Old 03-29-2018, 01:34 PM
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Insane. A lot of lawyers and doctors don't make that much /hr worked.
Well, neither did the Porsche mechanic make $265/hr when he was a doctor...
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Old 03-29-2018, 01:41 PM
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Cities are expensive place to live. People also complain about the high cost of rent, real estate prices. cost of living, insurance, parking etc. Goes with the territory. Boston is the same. Try finding a small decent house in Cambridge or Boston.
Don't like it, live in the rural midwest.
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Try finding a small decent house in Cambridge or Boston...
... with a garage.
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Cities are expensive place to live. People also complain about the high cost of rent, real estate prices. cost of living, insurance, parking etc. Goes with the territory. Boston is the same. Try finding a small decent house in Cambridge or Boston.
Don't like it, live in the rural midwest.
i'm not complaining per se, just pointing out that it's pretty expensive to do service in NYC. and also, as you know, moving to the midwest is a nice concept but if the work is in NYC there's nothing you can do about it.

also Boston is not a city at all. it's a big town, a dirty big town.

don't @ me
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maybe this will make some of you all feel a little better, maybe this is the normal going rate. just dropped off my car for 20k mile service: oil change, filter change, air and pollen elements swapped, new wipers (i declined these just put those PIAAs on which i love), lube, adjustments, general check.


$1550 bux before taxes.

a city so nice they named it twice
Was this at Manhattan Motor Cars?
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i'm not complaining per se, just pointing out that it's pretty expensive to do service in NYC. and also, as you know, moving to the midwest is a nice concept but if the work is in NYC there's nothing you can do about it.

also Boston is not a city at all. it's a big town, a dirty big town.

don't @ me
I paid $250-$300 for an oil change at Emil's All Tire on Great Neck Road in Brooklyn and that included a replaced Cabin filter, and checked other fluids.
Not sure where you are located, but I think it would be worth your time to go to this shop (or others that are recommended above).

To put something else into perspective - my mother has a Range Rover Supercharged LWB purchased from Ray Catena Edison NJ. We couldn't bare the thought of drilling the plate into the front bumper. We inquired about putting the retractable plate (with remote control) and was quoted a little over $1000 for parts and labor. Emil did the same exact job with the exact same parts in the exact same time - for $180.

So, it's not just a Manhattan Issue. I think it's what everyone is saying above - a dealer convenience fee. Drop off the car- sit in a lovely setting - and have some eye (and tummy) candy while you wait.

For warranty issues, sure I'll go. Maintenance, I don't know why folks still go to the dealer - especially with great forums like this to turn to for alternative advice.
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Best tax consultant near me maybe this will make some of you all feel a little better, maybe this is the normal going rate. just dropped off my car for 20k mile service: oil change, filter change, air and pollen elements swapped, new wipers (i declined these just put those PIAAs on which i love), lube, adjustments, general check.
$1550 bux before taxes.

a city so nice they named it twice


Although, you should try and negotiate the hourly rate next time
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:16 AM
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Wow, I'm coming up on the 4 year mark with 23k miles on my new to me ride so I'll be seeing/experiencing what this thread is all about. Very good read BTW. Thanks. R.
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by rporzio View Post
Wow, I'm coming up on the 4 year mark with 23k miles on my new to me ride so I'll be seeing/experiencing what this thread is all about. Very good read BTW. Thanks. R.
Just had my 4 year completed at 12,500 miles on my 991.1 for $1625, tax included, at Porsche Birmingham without wipers or cabin air filter.
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:52 AM
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It's about the same price here in Atlanta for a 2 year. (1550)
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:54 AM
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Heck, they just charged me $465 labor to swap out the dunlop sport race tires to Michelin 4S on my GT3 before I took delivery! I was shocked! I figured 250 at most.
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It's about the same price here in Atlanta for a 2 year. (1550)
And it should not be! That's why I drove over to Birmingham. Call Tracy and tell him I told you to. He is excellent.
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Old 12-18-2018, 01:32 PM
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Heck, they just charged me $465 labor to swap out the dunlop sport race tires to Michelin 4S on my GT3 before I took delivery! I was shocked! I figured 250 at most.
Discount Tire will charge 18 bucks or less for each dismount and mount... That's for my centerlock wheels too.

Your price is absolute robbery.

Discount also stands by their work like no other tire shop I've seen.
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Originally Posted by kuma1416 View Post
Insane. A lot of lawyers and doctors don't make that much /hr worked.
Mechanics are much more valuable.
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Discount Tire will charge 18 bucks or less for each dismount and mount... That's for my centerlock wheels too.

Your price is absolute robbery.

Discount also stands by their work like no other tire shop I've seen.
I agree. But, I don't trust anyone to take off and reinstall my wheels, especially with PCCBs, and this was pre delivery. I was kind of hoping they would just throw it in. When I had a lowly 350Z, I used to swap the custom rims for stock before even taking it in for service so they didn't mess them up. Today I bought the required torque wrench.
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