[V8] A8 CV joint pricing

Ingo Rautenberg irautenberg at comcast.net
Sun Jan 30 20:07:19 EST 2005

Or the $800 for clutch, pressure plate and bearing...  Which A8 was
available with a clutch?  Oh, and let's not forget the avg $50/hr labor
charge.  Few independent shops charge this little, and here the specialty
shop rates are closer to $90/hr and the dealer more like $120/hr...

Consumer Guide must be located in Fantasyland ;-)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <cobram at juno.com>
To: <kentmclean at mindspring.com>
Cc: <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2005 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: [V8] A8 CV joint pricing

> I stopped looking and dismissed the info offered, when, under "Average
> Replacement Cost" it listed "Automatic Transmission or Transaxle$1,100".
> Same price listed for the V8Q.....yeah, at that price I'll take 4 please.
>  While I'm there I'll have the timing belt done for the $310 they have
> listed, I spend more than that on parts when I do it myself...dogh.
> http://www.geocities.com/cobramsri/
> Kent McLean <kentmclean at mindspring.com> writes:
> > I've been giddy (or hallucinating) since I found
> > out the prices of A8s have dropped below $10K:
> >
> <http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/searchresults.jsp?end_year=1998&address=03
> 301&start_year=1997&certified=&isp=y&color2=White&search_type=used&drive=
> All+wheel+drive&min_price=&engine=&distance=200&lang=&make=AUDI&color3=Bl
> ue&color=Black&max_price=&advanced=&y=10&model=A8&x=33>
> >
> > But in reviewing a buyer's guide, I was shocked
> > (over and above normal Audi pricing shock) to see
> > CV joints parts-and-labor are over $2300!
> >
> <http://auto.consumerguide.com/auto/used/reviews/full/index.cfm/id/2294#c
> osts>
> > I checked the V8 repair pricing, and it's the
> > same for the CV joints.
> >
> > When did they start making wear items from gold?
> > Or is it the Audi-certified labor that is priced
> > for royalty?
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