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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-02-02, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Rip off or what??

Today I called in to Etheridge Ford of Ringwood to pick up a replacement Owners Manual for my uncle's AU1 Forte, was available no worries- at a price $73.05!!

I have no complaints about the staff there- excellent service and knowledge and very friendly, but I needed to get the book today and I had to pay the price- but I have been reimbursed, so I am not worried now!!!

The guy in front of me bought a bulb or something- the genuine Ford unit cost $40.00, the non genuine $20.00- talk about a difference!!

Anyone got any similar tales on Ford dealer spare parts rip offs, perhaps we can set a list of "Avoid at all costs rip-off dealers", prefer Melbourne,as that is where I live!!
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-02-02, 02:24 AM
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Must agree

Some of these ford parts have been priced at really stupid amounts.

Take your MAF for example, where is the cost in one of those units!

Just because Ford has suffered a loss in new cars doesnt mean that they should penalise Ford owners!
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I get that all the time...

The map reader / int light thingy was like $75 @ ford, $20 from wrecker, Clock $120 @ ford, $50 at wrecker (In perfect knick), and the rear footwell coutesy light lense, $35 from ford, that and 3 bulb holders $25 @ wrecker.

I only phone ford now just to make sure im not getting ripped, and ususally im pretty happy when i then phone the wrecker!

One day they will realize how much they are getting shat on in the market!

Take it easy


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brake light switch, 37 bloody bucks. found it at repco for 8
such a rip off but what can you do

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The worst part is that Ford's parts pricing is pretty much the best there is in the industry...

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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-02-02, 03:47 AM
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wheel trims 4 EA $60 each, the guy told me I was better off going 2 the wreakers, yeah no shit

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When i was seeking clear indicators for my EF fairmont, they wanted roughly $90 each side!!! (Indicator/panel around it/and bulb)
Terrible huh?

Also when i was looking for a bodykit the quote was well over 4grand. Turned to the aftermarket - $1056!

Had a light bulb changed in the dash (they did it part of service)..... $80 labour.
Now i take my car elsewhere.. Lantern Motors (east brunswick). The owner is a Ford Freak.. he owns a EL XR6.. So i cant go wrong!

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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-02-02, 04:15 AM
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try $120 for four plug leads for a mondeo. five aftermarket leads for the fiesta and a set of points cost $50.

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try motorcraft plugs for an eb 5litre.. $16 each.

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Get a mate that works in probs then!!


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