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Old 08-11-2011, 10:12 PM
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Default Brake Job Price?

I took my 2007 S to dealer for some work and they recommended a brake job. Total price quoted is ~ $1,400!!! Is that typical?

I had a 328i before the Mini, and a complete brake job for that BMW cost me $700, which BTW curled my toes.

What are your thoughts and experience?


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Old 08-12-2011, 02:38 AM
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I would say that sounds fair especially at a dealership. A full brake job for my E46 M3 ran me $2400 and for my wife's 09 Porsche Cayenne it was $2200. Have you looked into a DIY? Brakes are fairly simple to do if you have the time.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:23 PM
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That is why they are called stealerships. 2 - 21/2 hrs of labor max . 4 rotors and pads 1-150 max depending on quality.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:37 PM
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Local eurocar mechanic did all four with new rotors and top line ceramics and new sensors ect for $360
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:38 PM
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Default Beware of those service costs

Took in my wife's 2006 Mini Cooper S today. The car has 25k miles. Yes thats right 25K miles. Garage kept, driven gingerly, never a pothole, etc.
Car was running fine, no problems in particular. And they tell me I need $3,300.00 worth of work.

So I'm really not the idiot the service advisor / department thinks I must be - I think.

Said I needed:
Brake system flush
Cooling system flush
New pads and rotors all around
New control arm bushings
Power steering hose
Engine Mount

Again, at 25K miles. Is it just me or am I being duped? I feel like it.
I called the dealership and spoke with another service advisor, and their position was - well we are just advisors. The technicians are supposed to tell us what you need.... basically passing it off as not their problem.
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:13 PM
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Stay away from stealerships. There is nothing on that lists that can't be done by an independent mechanic, if indeed it all needed to be done which I doubt. Also stay away from franchises.
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