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Re: Cost of ordinary replacement items on modern cars

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The whole industry has become a complete rip off. I know from having worked in factories that certain items that are sold for hundreds of pounds are sometimes worth just a few pence.
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It is not just the Germans, they are all at it.

Before Stadco closed they were producing heat shields for catalytic converters, costing the various manufacturers less than 1 each.

The price of them as a spare was many times that.

Changing some bulbs on the new Jaguars is a very costly business, the computer has to be reset.
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23-09-2019, 11:26 AM
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Re: Cost of ordinary replacement items on modern cars

Originally Posted by Longdogs ->
The whole industry has become a complete rip off. I know from having worked in factories that certain items that are sold for hundreds of pounds are sometimes worth just a few pence.
I reckon it will get even worse when every car is all electric and every vital part will be controlled by integrated microprocessors.
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23-09-2019, 12:18 PM
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Re: Cost of ordinary replacement items on modern cars

Originally Posted by Baz46 ->
Yet another problem with replacing ordinary items on the modern car. Not as my previous thread about modern technology costs of Cruise Control calibration on a VW Golf but this time replacing an ordinary reversing light bulb extortionate!
Lets face driving a European car is madness - VW - the mob paying out millions of dollars for defrauding their customers.

The only common thing about European cars are over priced cars, exorbitant spare part prices and atrocious or non existent after sales service.

Who'd buy anything but an Asian car?
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23-09-2019, 12:54 PM
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Re: Cost of ordinary replacement items on modern cars

Originally Posted by swimfeeders ->
Hi

It is not just the Germans, they are all at it.

Before Stadco closed they were producing heat shields for catalytic converters, costing the various manufacturers less than 1 each.

The price of them as a spare was many times that.

Changing some bulbs on the new Jaguars is a very costly business, the computer has to be reset.
If you can afford a Jag you can afford a bulb for it
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23-09-2019, 12:58 PM
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Re: Cost of ordinary replacement items on modern cars

Originally Posted by Bruce ->
Lets face driving a European car is madness - VW - the mob paying out millions of dollars for defrauding their customers.

The only common thing about European cars are over priced cars, exorbitant spare part prices and atrocious or non existent after sales service.

Who'd buy anything but an Asian car?
I agree with you there Brucy! Asian cars are just as good
(or bad?) as european cars, and are becoming the car of
choice in Africa, due mainly to the large price difference and
equal quality!
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23-09-2019, 01:02 PM
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Re: Cost of ordinary replacement items on modern cars

Originally Posted by Floydy ->
If you can afford a Jag you can afford a bulb for it
Same applies to a ferrari Floydy!
If you can afford one, you can afford the mechanic that
goes with it!!
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23-09-2019, 01:06 PM
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Re: Cost of ordinary replacement items on modern cars

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Same applies to a ferrari Floydy!
If you can afford one, you can afford the mechanic that
goes with it!!
Donkeyman!
And a race track to drive it on. There's point driving a Ferrari under 70mph.
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23-09-2019, 01:15 PM
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Re: Cost of ordinary replacement items on modern cars

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And a race track to drive it on. There's point driving a Ferrari under 70mph.
Especially nowadays Floydy! I get fed up having to get up
from, or get down to the pavement every time l get in or
out of mine?
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23-09-2019, 01:16 PM
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Re: Cost of ordinary replacement items on modern cars

Originally Posted by Donkeyman ->
I agree with you there Brucy! Asian cars are just as good
(or bad?) as european cars, and are becoming the car of
choice in Africa, due mainly to the large price difference and
equal quality!
Regards Donkeyman!

The proof is in the pudding Assman - not many VWs here but Toyota are on the news every night:





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23-09-2019, 02:26 PM
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Re: Cost of ordinary replacement items on modern cars

Originally Posted by Bruce ->
The proof is in the pudding Assman - not many VWs here but Toyota are on the news every night:





Yes ,front wheel drive is not the best on dirt Brucy!
But landcruisers make good gunships!
Probably due to the weight??
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