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Originally Posted by Joggernot View Post
This got to me today for a repair to a door...

Two hours of labor at dealer $234
Assume mechanic gets $50/hour $100
Extra dealer profit/overhead $134 134%

If the dealer's overhead is really 134% I need to find some other
place to get the work done. This doesn't include the "shop fee" of $20, so it is actually more than 134%.

I wanted the dealer to do the work for warranty, but I can pay my own way for this cost or learn more on DIY. This work called for a special tool, which I didn't have...of course.
I had a timing belt kit done at a Volvo dealer done about 4 years back, I was there while they did it and it was ready to go in less then 2 hours. It cost me just under a grand and the kit itself was less than $200...
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