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Old 21 Jun 2004, 10:40 pm
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Took my '03 GT to the dealer for the 30K service today. Discussed all to be done, including a couple of extra things I wanted them to look at. The service writer then asked if I'd like to see the list of everything to be done for the 30K service. I said "Sure". Wow! Lots of stuff gets done for the 30K service. That's good. Then I saw why the service writer wanted me to see the list...the price for the 30K service is $549.95!!! Is that a little high? I guess if they really go over the PT with a fine tooth comb and tweak all that's on the list it's a fair price. I was just expecting $300-400.00, not $500.00+. Oh well...I'll feel better having had everything checked out...I guess.
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Old 21 Jun 2004, 10:49 pm
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That price seems about right, give or take a little. My 30K service on Dodge or Chrysler trucks/cars in the past few years seems to have ranged between $425 to $575. [:0] But, if you plan to keep the vehicle and protect the warranty, it needs to be done.
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Old 21 Jun 2004, 11:24 pm
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Yeah...I plan to keep the GT for a while and I want to keep the warranty in effect so I'll bite the bullet and pay up. The GT had about 27K miles on it when I got it 6 weeks ago and it used to live on the TX coast...can you say rust? So I figured this is a good opportunity to get it all checked out.
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Old 22 Jun 2004, 10:07 am
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My owners manual only calls for spark plugs, oil/filter, air filter, adjust alternator belt tension, and inspect tie rods & PCV.

All that is under $100 for my custormers at my shop.
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Old 22 Jun 2004, 11:45 am
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yup the dealer will soak you if you dont watch out. they will also add a bunch of extra stuff to do....they will eat well tonight....
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Old 22 Jun 2004, 03:56 pm
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That price seems about right, give or take a little. My 30K service on Dodge or Chrysler trucks/cars in the past few years seems to have ranged between $425 to $575. [:0] But, if you plan to keep the vehicle and protect the warranty, it needs to be done.
Gary, you really shouldn't say stuff like this. AS long as you can prove the car was serviced in a timely fashion and in the way recommended by the manufacturer, your warranty is intact. You certainly do not have to spend over 500 bucks every 30,000 miles to keep your warranty and keep the verhicle running well.

What was listed on the dealer's 30,000 miles maintenance schedule?
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Old 22 Jun 2004, 06:56 pm
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Why do you people take the car to the dealer?!! You're just asking to get ripped off.

I have a guy that I take my Malibu too, and hopefully he can wor on my Pt Cruiser too. He'll do a whole engine rebuild+swap for me for $600. When the Malibu's tranny went it he charged about $70 for parts and labor. PArts consisted of a new 1st and 2nd gear, sychros, and some other stuff. Also, he had to search real hard in order to find the parts (they came from all over the USA)

I'm sorry to say, but you must have more money then sense to take your car and pay a dealer to fix it.

"My owners manual only calls for spark plugs, oil/filter, air filter, adjust alternator belt tension, and inspect tie rods & PCV."

Thats it!!! I could probally do all that myself in a couple of hours if you give me the intructions.
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Konkeler is right. The dealer will hose you on service.
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After reading the replies, I HAD to go out to the car and see for myself. 30,000 miles; Schedule "B" - doesn't seem like it should cost that much cause there's alot of "checking" and "inspecting", and not that much "replacing". Schedule "A" has even less stuff on it.
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