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Oil change $400
Brake flush $230
Belt: $1900

21,000 on odo, had it exactly 4 years.

I know it is insane but this dealer does very good work. It's a big job, so yeah, I paid way too much for the belt but I am happy and their service is and communication is wonderful.

I got a FREE car wash!

People in my area won't work on this car. This is Chevy and Buick country. I tried to get tires put on at a local chain and they refused to do it...
Like @LSchiro said, "welcome to the big leagues" LOL!!

As soon as my warranty expired I started doing my own oil changes and brake flushes. I track my car mostly, so to pay someone to do that would break me, not to mention how I go through rotors and pads.

Belt service on the other hand.... yeah, I let them do that. Good thing, too, because at one of my track events I sprang a coolant leak. Turns out the radiator cooling fan had been chipping away at one of my coolant lines after my belt service. It was determined that not all the clips we're properly replaced for the ton of coolant lines, so they repaired my coolant leak for no charge. Otherwise the cost to me was something along the line of $1200 because apparently the line that was damaged is part of some sort of assembly of lines that come as one part.

Who designed this thing??!! 馃槀
 

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Discussion Starter · #22 ·
luckily i have found a decent indy shop that has done a lot of my maintainence at a rate of 185/hr. still high, but more reasonable. i have a binder where i keep records of everything. oil changes, parts, etc.. if FCA wants to mess with my warranty when it comes to that, there will be a court date.


also, going to Socal at the beginning of next month to get the serpentine belt done. was quoted $1410 labor + $379 for the belt and tensioners so around 1800 all in.
So I am learning that my 1900 was not too bad.
 

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San Jose, CA.

fwiw the dealership next to me is "stevens creek alfa romeo and maserati". im sure the maserati part makes them feel like they can rob people.

but most indy shops are 150-200 an hour and most dealerships are around 300. even stevens creek BMW across the street and mercedes right next door are at 300/hr for labor.
That is what my attorney charged me LOL. At least the mechanic actually works hard!
 

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If it鈥檚 any consolation, a C63 30k maintenance includes a trans flush, a diff fluid change, an oil change, and usually brake pads- about a 3k swing. I thought the quadrifoglio was bad. It鈥檚 worse with the competition
My wifes old XC90 is not cheap either. And that stupid thing keeps blowing blower motors and fan speed resistors. That is like a grand right there. Ive had it 11 years and it is up for its 3rd replacement soon.

And the XC90 eats tires every 20,000 miles because it weighs close to 5,000 pounds. But if she hits a tree the car is okay and the tree is done. The dealer SA that I like ALOT said "yeah man, these things eat tires...aint nothing you can do." lol. I go back there because their prices are reasonable and their service is so good they picked up my kids and wife from a shopping center miles away when I was out of town and he car bricked itself. He then called me to let me know what was going on. Good people.
 

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My wifes old XC90 is not cheap either. And that stupid thing keeps blowing blower motors and fan speed resistors. That is like a grand right there. Ive had it 11 years and it is up for its 3rd replacement soon.

And the XC90 eats tires every 20,000 miles because it weighs close to 5,000 pounds. But if she hits a tree the car is okay and the tree is done. The dealer SA that I like ALOT said "yeah man, these things eat tires...aint nothing you can do." lol. I go back there because their prices are reasonable and their service is so good they picked up my kids and wife from a shopping center miles away when I was out of town and he car bricked itself. He then called me to let me know what was going on. Good people.
20k miles on tires is not bad. every performance car ive owned has gone thru tires at that rate, or even less miles (e55 AMG, E46 M3, RS4, etc). if you went with the pirelli corsas that came with this car, the rears will last half that. im hoping my set of PS4s last 20k. at least the rears. gotta pay to play lol. and this is all in a QV which doesn't even have launch control.
 

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When the sensational Honda NSX first come out, the rear suspension was set for absolute maximum "handling", which wore out the rear tires in about 1500-2000 miles, resulting in a lawsuit about that, hence Honda made adjustments to the suspension settings to give more miles on the rear tires. On my present 1952 Army M37 "weapons carrier", actually a military 3/4 ton pickup, on which I put the military non-directional tires, which require removing the deadly split ring's and the tube and hub liner, the tires last about 2K miles on the highway. The NDT tires are hard to get, and tubes and liners are almost impossible to get. Replacing a tires is about $7-$8 hundred if you can even get a tire place to do it.

I have to drive about 200 miles to a place that will swap out a tire. I have learned to do it myself, with safety chains and sledge hammers. For my '63 TR4, the spec was a full chassis lube every thousand miles, at which time one was supposed to oil the springs with used motor oil.

Oh, my neighbor who had an early NSX, he won an Oscar for his computer which was used in the first Jurrasic Park movie, parked it in front of his home, and one eve, a car full of teens stopped, they jumped out, and jumped all over his aluminum NSX. He shortly thereafter moved to a gated community in TX. Back in the early '80's, GM designed one of their cars with such a tight engine compartment, that to change the rear non-platinum spark plugs the engine had to be removed. Bias ply tires were usually gone by 10K miles, and the low profile tires, the first being the '65 Firestone Wide Ovals, were just a future dream . My '69 Dodge Charger R/T, my first new car, came stock with tiny E70 14 inch rubber, less than what a Civic comes with now days.

And back in the old days, mufflers rusted out in a year or so, and it was customary to have worn out shocks in about 10 K miles. Heck, for some late '40's Chrysler products, an oil filter was an extra cost option. It wasn't until the early 70's that multi-wt synthetic oils were reasonably shear resistant. On that same, TR4 I had not gotten around to changing my summer 30Wt oil to a less viscous 10o or 20 wt, and one cold Nebraska nite, wiped my bearings just moving my TR4 across the street. All cars leaked and dripped fluids from multiple places. My first car with AC was my TR8, in 1980. A good MPG was about 10 miles or so per gallon of gas back then. In my TR4, on cold Nebraska winter nights, I would dress up, and go out several times in the cold nite to start and warm up my engine or it wouldn't crank in the morning. And shove several stereo cans under the sump, avoiding the leaks, to try to heat the oil so it would flow. Plus plugging in my battery warmer and my heated dipstick.

Modern autos are expensive, some more so than others to buy and maintain. But are infinitely better and safer than in my younger days.

NAM VET
 

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I paid like $900 for the accessory belt instal and like $90 for the belt at Loudon Exotic in Leesburg, VA.
Theres an exotic car mechanic near me I may check out for this in 4 years....I've seen their parking lot with cars waiting for service and the QV is a budget car in comparison.
 

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20k miles on tires is not bad. every performance car ive owned has gone thru tires at that rate, or even less miles (e55 AMG, E46 M3, RS4, etc). if you went with the pirelli corsas that came with this car, the rears will last half that. im hoping my set of PS4s last 20k. at least the rears. gotta pay to play lol. and this is all in a QV which doesn't even have launch control.
Yeah, I expected a boring Volvo XC90 to get at least 30,000 miles on them. I had a Ford Taurus 20 years ago and 40,000 was no problem. Different expections but on a Volvo family car going through 5 sets in 100,000 miles seems wasteful...But it was necessary.
 

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if my dealer had those prices i would jump for joy. closest dealership to me charges 320/hr for labor now.

oil change is 750

not sure about brake flush, but they charge 4500 for serpentine belt. and i would never let them wash my car. consider yourself blessed with those prices.
Wow those prices are ridiculous. I have a 17QV and waited 6 years and 22K miles before replacing the belt. I find changing the belt every 4 years just silly. They told me the belt looked brand new so I probably could have gone a few more years. Anyway, they charged me $1500. Oil change is $250. They did find a slow leak in the radiator and they replaced it. Good thing I have an extended warranty. My dealer is the Charlotte NC area and have been very good and very reasonable.
 

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Wow those prices are ridiculous. I have a 17QV and waited 6 years and 22K miles before replacing the belt. I find changing the belt every 4 years just silly. They told me the belt looked brand new so I probably could have gone a few more years. Anyway, they charged me $1500. Oil change is $250. They did find a slow leak in the radiator and they replaced it. Good thing I have an extended warranty. My dealer is the Charlotte NC area and have been very good and very reasonable.
I have also changed my belt at 4 years and 42000km, and asked the dealer to give it back to me. We were both surprised as it looked so new 鈥 I even thought they installed back the old belt :ROFLMAO:
 

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this is the price of admission, $150 to $200 per hour for service at dealerships is common around here.
my regular indie who built my track car is $185/hour.
my QV is almost 7 years old, just turned 29k and from a $$$ service perspective it has been on par with each M car I've ever owned....IF this is someone's first high performance import car, I can understand the sticker shock, but the cost of not doing maintenance is considerably more!
 
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