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1st MK7 service - Have I been robbed?!

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Never had a new car so a "first service" is new to me!

Here is the itemised bill (ex VAT)

"Carry out 12,500 mile service - £107.64

Oil - £29.93

Environmental Charge - £3.80

Filter Assy - O £4.75

Bulb - £10.22 (My headlight had blown)

Oe plug-oil drain - £5.30

Odour Filter - £11.95

V.A.T - £26.04

TOTAL PAID - £199.63 - OUCH

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Ive been thinking of getting one of the service plans

http://www.ford.co.uk/Buyingandprotectingy...AssistancePlans

£430 for 3 services,plus 2 years extra AA cover doesnt seem too bad if the garages are quoting £190 for a first service,

I will check with my local dealer for their prices,the last Fiesta I had was £125 for the basic service (inc oil and vat),going to £240 ish for the main service.

dave

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I have paid £300 for the 2 years service with the AA cover (even though im a member of RAC).

But it looks like i have been done over because (unless im missing something) i still have to pay for oil changes etc

Can someone let me know if i have been done over or if it was a good buy!?

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My service will be free as the service manager just loves me because he never bothers to fix my complaints!!

MOT for my old fiesta cost £800!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! where they fixed an oil sump incorrectly so oil leaked all over my parents brand new block paved drive!!!

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My first service for my Mk6 was £99.00 from Rapid Fit, next door to the Ford dealer that quoted £160??!

Local independent garage was only £5 cheaper.

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I was thinking of going to Rapid Fit next March. My first Ka service was £140 at the main dealers and when I phoned Rapid Fit for a quote on the second service they quoted £99. The thing that annoyed me about the first service was that the invoice said "price quoted to customer £140". It almost seemed like they could make up any price they wanted.

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