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Old 11-18-2004, 20:09   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering what other peoples experiences are with getting quoted stupidly overpriced amounts for spare parts. Here's mine:

My Telstar rocker cover gaskets were leaking, so off I toddle to dish out the $100 or so for a VRS gasket set, I got a very nasty surprise!

Ford: $1690
Autobarn: $577

Ended up getting 2 rocker cover gaskets and the intake manifold gasket through work off ACL for $26.

Other little nasty surprises that I've encounted since owning in imported car:

Leads $185.
Plugs $37 and had to be ordered in.
Rear Parcel Tray (car is a hatchback) $595.
Plastic surround for window switches...part is not serviced by Ford any more, but they had a full door trim in stock at the low low price of $1165.
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Old 11-18-2004, 20:15   #2 (permalink)
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That's ridiculous. I'm sad to say, that I will be making sure my girlfriend doesn't get a 626/TX5 variant.

Am I confused here, or 26 bucks compared to 577-1690??????
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Old 11-18-2004, 20:31   #3 (permalink)
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Thats gotta suck!

If i go to get a Import im gonna get a common Ricer, least the parts are about. Never thought that Telstar parts would be expencive, next door neighbour use to have the same one as you in Burgundy, and dont remember them telling me they had probs with expencive parts
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Old 11-18-2004, 20:41   #4 (permalink)
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I can only hope that Ford selected the "make your telstar run 13's" instead door trim and VRS kit LOL...
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Old 11-18-2004, 21:13   #5 (permalink)
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Grrrrr!!!!

Go and get a tube of reputable gasket glue and glue gun and make your own gaskets.When you finish go and do ford a favour and gasket glue their doors closed..
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Old 11-18-2004, 21:24   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Rediculous Parts Prices

Yeah friend of mine replaced telstar leads with proper OEM ones. Cost a shitload but he swears by them.

I hear EL GT leads from FoMoCO spares are several hundred dollars? There must be a sucker born every minute.
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Old 11-18-2004, 21:27   #7 (permalink)
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Mazda parts prices are among the worst in the world as far as I know, possibly worse than the Germans. However, it can pay to have friends in the US where parts prices are much more reasonable than they are here.
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Old 11-18-2004, 21:33   #8 (permalink)
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German parts prices are in my experiance very reasonable far cheaper then Honda which are huge overprices
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Old 11-18-2004, 21:41   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Rediculous Parts Prices

There have been other examples that I can't think of as well! The mark-up must be phenominal.

Having owned 3 falcons prior to the Telstar, I think I must have become too accustomed to being able to walk into Repco, get what I need and not pay through the nose for it. I just recently bought new plugs, leads, dizzy cap and rotor for the EA and it cost me like $101 and I walked out with them 10mins later. I really makes me wonder why I used to whinge so much about some of the prices of Falcon parts, they are bloody cheap really!
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.When you finish go and do ford a favour and gasket glue their doors closed..
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