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post #1 of 11 Old 06-10-2019, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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My local german specialist shop charges about $190 for an oil change. Called the local Porsche dealer (I'm in a suburb of Cleveland, OH so not high cost area). $330!!! I told him no thanks and I'll be using the local indy shop 4 miles from them. He was nice and apologized for the "slightly" higher cost vs. the $190 I told. Oh well....they will get my warranty work. It's too bad they are so expensive because they have a nice facility and I've only had good experiences at this dealership on this 718 and other cars (almost all warranty work).
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in Miami, FL they want $450 for an oil change

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in Miami, FL they want $450 for an oil change
Crazy. Parts are about $80. So Miami dealer wants $370 in labor. The oil drain and fill is simple. It’s just the hard to reach filter location.
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in Miami, FL they want $450 for an oil change

It is about that here.


I still go to the dealer though - I like checking out the new cars, and getting one as a loaner, and just talking with the sales reps.

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My dealer wanted about $300 for an oil change and $550 to install a short shift kit. My independent mechanic was $275 for both of these jobs combined...
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My local german specialist shop charges about $190 for an oil change. Called the local Porsche dealer (I'm in a suburb of Cleveland, OH so not high cost area). $330!!! I told him no thanks and I'll be using the local indy shop 4 miles from them. He was nice and apologized for the "slightly" higher cost vs. the $190 I told. Oh well....they will get my warranty work. It's too bad they are so expensive because they have a nice facility and I've only had good experiences at this dealership on this 718 and other cars (almost all warranty work).
Optical TDI - can you share your German specialty shop? I am in the Eastern Suburbs of CLE - thanks
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My dealer wanted about $300 for an oil change and $550 to install a short shift kit. My independent mechanic was $275 for both of these jobs combined...
I did the short shift install myself after the dealer quoted me over $600. Took me maybe 45 minutes going slowly. Super easy. Best modification ever.

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Optical TDI - can you share your German specialty shop? I am in the Eastern Suburbs of CLE - thanks
I'm on the westside and use HS Tuning in Westlake (only Porsche, Audi, and VW). Small shop mostly upgrades, all enthusiasts, chat with the owner anytime and go back in the service area if you want. Have you checked Steinels in Twinsburg? There's also a newer place somewhere eastside that I read about in the the "Voices" monthly local PCA mailer.
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Porsche Tysons in Northern VA quoted us $780. We go to a local place that charges us $265. The owner is a PCA member and has been working on Porsche’s for over 20 years.
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Porsche Tysons in Northern VA quoted us $780. We go to a local place that charges us $265. The owner is a PCA member and has been working on Porsche’s for over 20 years.
Wow, $780. There must be a dealer charging $1,000 somewhere? And I thought $330 was too high...
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