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Old 18-04-2018, 03:39 PM   #1
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crazy prices for Kia, or is it all manufacturers now?

this may be all manufacturers now, but I'm finding parts for cars now getting ridiculous.

rear camera for the kia, which was replaced under warranty but now gone wrong AGAIN, £400, probably a fitted price.

now the centre armrest/cubby hole latch has broke, can't get anything for that apart from a whole new unit, £250

utterly crazy!

is the price you now pay for new cars, i remember a time where you could go into the dealership and get anything down to the last screw, bolt or spring

what do yo do?????

the lid is counter balanced so when you unlatch it, it goes upwards, so may have to take apart and stop the counter balancing part of it, shouldn't have to really though
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Old 18-04-2018, 04:35 PM   #2
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scrapyard ?

salvage searches ?
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Old 18-04-2018, 04:39 PM   #3
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I'd say with margins being so tight on new cars this will become more commonplace as time goes on.
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Old 18-04-2018, 04:41 PM   #4
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scrapyard ?

salvage searches ?
they are kinda rare for that, only about 3 being broken on eBay at present
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Old 18-04-2018, 05:41 PM   #5
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A majority of non-service parts have always been stupidly priced at car dealer IMO , clips that are £1.50 each that should be 10p, Head-units that are £2000 but are no better than a £200 unit etc.
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Old 18-04-2018, 05:44 PM   #6
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Years ago Motorcycle News did an article where they priced up to build a then £10k Honda Fireblade would have cost like £90k if done from parts. I'm not sure things have ever been grossly different if i'm honest.....
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Old 18-04-2018, 07:12 PM   #7
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My brothers father in law had his car written off due to the cost of replacing his head unit. almost 4.5K for the part and then 1.5K to fit so 6K just to replace a stolen head unit! - think it was a Honda CRV. When I saw the quote sheet i was amazed.
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I think a lot of this is down to electric stuff in cars now. And most can’t be fixed it has to be replaced.

Prices overall are very high here, annoys me when I go on a bmw forum and people are complaining about a 4 series being a lot at $40k, and that’s not base models.

The days of doing yourself are gone and I think a lot of designs are done so dealers have to fix it. Thing is with a write off it’s a win again as you have to buy another one.
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Old 20-04-2018, 11:11 AM   #9
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I'd say with margins being so tight on new cars this will become more commonplace as time goes on.
Margins for dealers or for the manufacturer? Because Im pretty sure some manufacturers make the car for less than 50% of the price before VAT gets added.

I would suggest maybe buying a car that doesn't have every little thing break then?
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Old 20-04-2018, 01:51 PM   #10
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I'd say with margins being so tight on new cars this will become more commonplace as time goes on.
A bit like getting new ink cartirdges for your printer!
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