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Hi all, recently i had my 1.6 focus in for a minor service at the local garage and the bill was 190 quid, i nearly passed out on the reception floor. Me being me i didnt bother to ring up my main dealer thinking it would cost me about 3k. My dad recently rung up for a quote on his 3.0 v6 mondeo however and was quoted 140quid for a minor service.

Basically i was wondering how much you guys pay to service your foci and to weather i was completly bent over a barrel by my local where as i should of taken it into ford them selvs. Also how much have you been quoted by your local ford dealers?

Mike
artscot79
[quote name='ford focus edge' date='13 June 2010 - 09:35 PM' timestamp='1276460742' post='85042']
Hi all, recently i had my 1.6 focus in for a minor service at the local garage and the bill was 190 quid, i nearly passed out on the reception floor. Me being me i didnt bother to ring up my main dealer thinking it would cost me about 3k. My dad recently rung up for a quote on his 3.0 v6 mondeo however and was quoted 140quid for a minor service.

Basically i was wondering how much you guys pay to service your foci and to weather i was completly bent over a barrel by my local where as i should of taken it into ford them selvs. Also how much have you been quoted by your local ford dealers?

Mike
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135 quid t my ford for a minor however arnold clarke do basically the same service for 65 quid and theres a local garage that does services from 50 quid maybe ford for a major service but some independants do just as good a job for a lot less
jay1981
Allways pays to shop round for quotes first. Sometimes main dealers aren't as expensive as you might think.
artscot79
[quote name='jay1981' date='14 June 2010 - 01:48 PM' timestamp='1276519112' post='85105']
Allways pays to shop round for quotes first. Sometimes main dealers aren't as expensive as you might think.
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in my case i got rear bushes done from my main dealer 300 quid less than an independant main dealers know all the tricks the indewpendants dont
ford focus edge
[quote name='artscot79' date='14 June 2010 - 04:27 PM' timestamp='1276528622' post='85118']
in my case i got rear bushes done from my main dealer 300 quid less than an independant main dealers know all the tricks the indewpendants dont
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Next time its going to ford, only thing is after working there i know how the treat the cars... cant bloodey win no matter what u do it would seem.

If i had a stamp id do it myself on the drive its a doddle to work on but i like the fact ive got a service history the majority of which is ford but i didnt want to pay ford prices so insted its been going to the local urgh fee like such a prat now!

Mike
mickyfree
Just had my service done, changed front L & R brake pads. 200 for those. Service was 99. This is my first time owning Ford so I didn't know what to expect from them. Does the cost of the whole thing seem too expensive to you guys??
ford focus edge
[quote name='mickyfree' date='17 June 2010 - 03:31 PM' timestamp='1276784470' post='85377']
Just had my service done, changed front L & R brake pads. 200 for those. Service was 99. This is my first time owning Ford so I didn't know what to expect from them. Does the cost of the whole thing seem too expensive to you guys??
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Hang on if the service was 99 squid, they charged you 101 for JUST front break pads not discs if so they youve been really had the pads alone of the internet are approx 20 quid. They must of bumped a lump of labour on then again it is ford so labour rates are always high.

Mike
artscot79
[quote name='ford focus edge' date='17 June 2010 - 09:11 PM' timestamp='1276804899' post='85404']
Hang on if the service was 99 squid, they charged you 101 for JUST front break pads not discs if so they youve been really had the pads alone of the internet are approx 20 quid. They must of bumped a lump of labour on then again it is ford so labour rates are always high.

Mike
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its better buying the parts yourself and get them to fit example a sump pan at ford is 208 quid you can buy the eoem one from remeco parts for 35 quid no brainer really thats where i get the coil pack from 35 squid froa genuine motorcraft coil pack


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