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Old 04-24-2012, 07:55 AM
 
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I just paid $550 for new brake pads At least I will not get in a wreck...
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:13 AM
 
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I bet you didn't spend $550 on just brake pads.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Texas
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My brother just shelled out $4800.00 for a new hydraboost unit, tune up, and an oil change on his Tacoma and had to wait a week for the parts to come in from Japan. Now they're telling him to expect to replace the steering box in the next year...another $4000.00 just for parts. Cost of ownership is real high for him, just like the previous Tacomas he's had. Even his Chevy company truck which sees the same kind of environment and same miles on the clock hasn't been that expensive with just a new front axle and a tune up. My most expensive was replacing the injectors on my 91 Bronco along with new radiator, water pump, all hoses, and tune up parts. Did the work myself but parts cost was still over a grand. I generally don't wait for something to break before replacing parts and none of the parts needed to be replaced, just had 100,000 miles on them.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Center Township (Pittsburgh), PA
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$1200 to get my "Built" transmission rebuilt in my 2005 GTO.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:27 AM
 
Location: DFW
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My record in a single repair session: $450.

Car: '99 Honda Civic with 160K miles at the time.

Items:

Oil Change
Tire Rotation
Coolant change
Fuel Filter change
Brake Pad change
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:27 AM
 
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I bet you didn't spend $550 on just brake pads.
Nah but the other stuff too that adds up to $550 total
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:29 AM
 
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My brother just shelled out $4800.00 for a new hydraboost unit, tune up, and an oil change on his Tacoma and had to wait a week for the parts to come in from Japan. Now they're telling him to expect to replace the steering box in the next year...another $4000.00 just for parts. Cost of ownership is real high for him, just like the previous Tacomas he's had. Even his Chevy company truck which sees the same kind of environment and same miles on the clock hasn't been that expensive with just a new front axle and a tune up. My most expensive was replacing the injectors on my 91 Bronco along with new radiator, water pump, all hoses, and tune up parts. Did the work myself but parts cost was still over a grand. I generally don't wait for something to break before replacing parts and none of the parts needed to be replaced, just had 100,000 miles on them.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:30 AM
 
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3 grand on dumb electrical stuff.

Lesson: German cars are to be leased, never owned.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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I paid $480 to have air put in the tires.

But of course that includes other stuff. Like the tires they put the air in.

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Old 04-24-2012, 09:28 AM
 
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I paid $480 to have air put in the tires.

But of course that includes other stuff. Like the tires they put the air in.
Okay then
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