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  #1547007 5-May-2016 09:09
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Toyota are pretty expensive these days - I guess the reliability and general usability makes them valuable. We didn't even consider them seriously for our new car, $10K or more above other brands for similar capabilities. Nissan were very sharply priced.


 
 
 

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Audi have an option for new and Nz 2nd hand (under 100,000km) for 2k you used to be able to by silver circle plus, for 2 years

 

Covers full servicing and parts , except tires and battery, 

 

After that I think service cost vary based on the mileage and the work required at that mileage.

 

I think the service range is 500 to 1300 for standard oils and checks

 

 

 

I heard that a Holden Captiva was in the 700 range for a service but no details on petrol or diesel 


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  #1547012 5-May-2016 09:25
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Really depends on what needs to be replaced at what intervals. An oil and filter change service is usually about 300 ball park once all the "checks and balances" are thrown in. Anything additional will drive the cost up north of that figure.



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  #1547015 5-May-2016 09:32
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Using the original subject "Is it unreasonable to ask to post in correct sub-forum?"

 

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  #1547041 5-May-2016 10:48
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JeremyNzl:

 

I think the service range is 500 to 1300 for standard oils and checks

 

I heard that a Holden Captiva was in the 700 range for a service but no details on petrol or diesel 

 

 

What??? Most of these "services" consist of an oil change, maybe a filter, check the fluids (you shouldn't be using any anyway), and paint the tyres with black stuff.

 

Figuring on about $70/hr chargeout rate for a mechanic, what could require a full day's work ($560 plus some parts) on a routine service?

 

It's a rort.

 

 


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  #1547073 5-May-2016 11:08
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frankv:

 

 

 

Figuring on about $70/hr chargeout rate for a mechanic, what could require a full day's work ($560 plus some parts) on a routine service?

 

It's a rort.

 

$70? Unless NZ is vastly cheaper than AU, I doubt it. The local independants here are about $120-130 an hour. The Holden dealership where I have had to take mine on a couple of occasions is about $190/hr, and that's for the out of the way branch. The city branch is about $220/hr from memory. I'd hate to think what the local Audi or VW dealership charges per hour.





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  #1547075 5-May-2016 11:14
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ajobbins:

 

frankv:

 

 

 

Figuring on about $70/hr chargeout rate for a mechanic, what could require a full day's work ($560 plus some parts) on a routine service?

 

It's a rort.

 

$70? Unless NZ is vastly cheaper than AU, I doubt it. The local independants here are about $120-130 an hour. The Holden dealership where I have had to take mine on a couple of occasions is about $190/hr, and that's for the out of the way branch. The city branch is about $220/hr from memory. I'd hate to think what the local Audi or VW dealership charges per hour.

 

 

It's about 90/hr + GST in NZ




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It's about 90/hr + GST in NZ

 

 

Even at a dealership?





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  #1547096 5-May-2016 12:01
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ajobbins:

 

joker97:

 

 

 

It's about 90/hr + GST in NZ

 

 

Even at a dealership?

 

 

I'm quoting independants and dealerships. I have found some at 50-75/hr + GST but very rare.


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  #1547098 5-May-2016 12:10
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I just got a new car (well demo only had 1200 km's on the clock)

 

 

 

5k off the price, free services for 3 years, tints.

 

3rd new car and each time I have told them if they don't give me the first 3 services for free then I'll go somewhere else. Has work 2 out of 3 times  


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  #1547133 5-May-2016 12:36
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old3eyes:

Toyota dealers seem to come up with a 5 year warranty and servicing at regular times.  We bought a new Corolla back in 2013 with 5 years servicing and tires for life..



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  #1547136 5-May-2016 12:38
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euro cars here in the US, mechanics charge Us$140/hour

to put things in perspective.

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  #1547159 5-May-2016 12:52
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joker97:

 

I think the key in the OP is European car ... it costs a bomb to service perhaps? Is it an Audi? If not then I'm not sure why ...

 

 

 

 

The days of servicing your own vehicle are becoming less and less as cars become more integrated with their on-board computer systems.

 

Cars have service warning lights that inform the driver of impending services that need to be done, and although some can be wiped by the driver using the car's manual, most are moving towards dealer only software and hardware devices being able to clear these warnings.

 

 

 

I know some manufacturers that require the car to be connected to a computer system when replacing any parts in the engine, this computer system then reports the change in part (along with other servicing history) to servers in Europe. The car will fail to recognize the new part until this connection and reporting has been made. Good in a sense that when you buy a second hand car you get a full and complete service history, but bad for any home mechanics or garages.

 

 

 

This could account for the rising cost of vehicle servicing by garages and car dealerships, if they have to pay to install and upgrade these systems then they will pass this cost onto the customer.

 

 

 

That being said, if you are purchasing a particular make from that makes dealership (for example a BMW from a BMW authorised dealer) then you would expect them to already have the equipment to service the vehicle and the costs to be a bit lower.


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  #1547163 5-May-2016 12:58
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I've mentioned Audi because I've heard of seemingly excessive and expensive replacement schedule on certain models eg brake rotors every 20,000ks and that alone will make a big dent in your wallet .

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  #1547220 5-May-2016 15:04
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ajobbins:

 

frankv:

 

 

 

Figuring on about $70/hr chargeout rate for a mechanic, what could require a full day's work ($560 plus some parts) on a routine service?

 

It's a rort.

 

$70? Unless NZ is vastly cheaper than AU, I doubt it. The local independants here are about $120-130 an hour. The Holden dealership where I have had to take mine on a couple of occasions is about $190/hr, and that's for the out of the way branch. The city branch is about $220/hr from memory. I'd hate to think what the local Audi or VW dealership charges per hour.

 

 

 

 

Wow, those are huge rates. There are professional jobs which require 5+ years of university, that don't ever earn over $100 per hour. 


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