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Re: [T3] Winter Adventure - revised


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On Jan 19, 2005, at 2:21, Phillip Bradfield wrote:

When the dust settled, their initial $450 estimate was a $1,281 bill.

Man, to quote some famous guy named Bill, "I feel your pain"

I had a similar experience with a local shop. They charged me $300+ to fix
my wife's Cabrio's oil leak ...and it still leaks. I now know it's a $5
O-ring seal in the oil cooler - which they didn't replace.

Back in 1993 when I originally bought my 412 wagon it had a really bad hesitation problem. Took it to a very reputable shop in Pontiac/MI because they were part of the Michigan VW club and everything seemed fine. But in the end they also ran up a ridiculous bill of several hundred $$ without finding or fixing a thing. I "liberated" the car and took it to a real old-timer in Midland/MI where I lived at the time. Guess what, he found a *kinked fuel line* underneath the gas tank...


Interestingly, the shop in Pontiac fell out with the club not long thereafter. They tried to abuse the club for their commercial purposes if I remember correctly.

jens

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