Amazingly Large repair estimate...

Zoot531 at Zoot531 at
Wed Apr 30 12:54:18 EDT 2003


   I wanted to get your input on the rates being quoted to me by a local mechanic.  I brought my car in to be checked out in three different areas, the brakes were malfunctioning, the car would not hold a charge for more than a few hours, and the right rear window would not roll up.  I dropped it off yesterday, and just this morning he called me and told me that
A.  The car needs a new brake bomb and that parts and labor for that would run around $625
B. That the care needs a new alternator at about $465
and C. that the right rear window regulator is shot and would cost 365 to fix.
This comes to a total of around $1455 which is roughly 30% of what i paid for the car.  Anyone have any i being fleeced here?  I've heard of people doing all of these things on their own at home, any BTDT on part prices and how long it took you to fix it?

Thanks in advance,
Adam Chinchiolo
'91 200q20v sedan...has seen MUCH better days.
Adam Chinchiolo

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