(Closed) Will work for e-ring…no seriously :(

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

wait wait wait, where did you take it?  i used to work at a dealer in willow grove and even we didnt charge 450 for a windshield

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’d get a second quote. Those prices seem REALLY high. I know this sucks, but maybe get your dad or Fiance to take it to another garage…people still seem to rip off girls when it comes to stuff like this!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with the other Bees, some of those prices seem REALLY high! Get another quote. $450 for a broken windshield WIPER?!?! My Mother-In-Law had hers replaced for $20!

Also, do you know anyone who can do some of the work? Any little bit helps!

I agree with you, cars suck when they need repairs.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

oohhh you have a vw, yea they can suck…

is your wiper motor bad?  and which vw quoted you?

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Those prices are way too high, I agree that shops always try to rip girls off. I would only get what is necessary fixed (what exactly is wrong with your grill to warrant a $1000 repair???). I am so glad I will never have to deal with any other mechanic besides my husband or Father-In-Law

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

so its your wiper motor and your window motor or just your glass? I know a place that fixed a shattered window in less than 3 hours without an appointment on bustleton ave

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Mackinaw Valley Vineyard; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

@MissIcecream:  That majorly sucks, about the car and the ring.  As a fellow Beetle owner I understand how expensive it can be to get anything fixed on them and how some places won’t even help you (I’ve seriously been told to go elsewhere for an oil change).  

Is there another VW dealer in your area you could check out? When I moved for grad school the dealer in my new town was way cheaper than my hometown.  Same service, but way cheaper.  Just a thought.  Good luck and hope things start improving soon!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i have a diesel beetle, and the transmission went out in it last month, we took it to the VW dealer, $4300! i about pee’d myself. but we found a transmission shop that specialized in VW TRANSMISSIONS! they did it for $1950, granted it’s rebuilt, but it sure beats paying $4300. and you can also get a grill that doesn’t have lights. my Fiance ran over a small dirt mound trying to make a u-turn, and ripped it out. we bought one from VW for $230, bought a can of spray paint from auto-zone and installed it ourselves. i don’t know what year your beetle is, but ours is a 2002 and the grill is just a clip-in. 🙂 and try pep-boy’s for your windshield wipers, and the window’s, they are pretty reasonable. 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@MissIcecream: So moral of the story, never purchase a Beetle. Got it!! Sorry you are going through this, I would just wait to do the grill til you can afford it

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

thats really unfortunate.  german cars.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

OH, OH! we also had to replace the “mass air-flow sensor” because it was acting up, and we thought it was the transmission. so we kept taking it back to the shop, only to find out that if the sensor goes bad, people think it’s their transmission when it isn’t.

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