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52/2003 Is200 Full Service + Timing Belt


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I needed this work done quickly as I'm driving up to London on Thursday, so I just took it in to the garage where I had my MOT done a few months ago.

I told them I needed the 60,000 mile service and that at 6 years the timing belt was also due. When they started work, they found the water pump was leaking so I told them to replace that too.

I've just had a call to say it's ready to collect and that the total is £859.84 all in!

They told me the service was £308.08+VAT and the rest was £469.58+VAT, which included the timing belt, tensioner, idler, water pump and anti-freeze.

Obviously I'm an idiot for not getting a wrtitten quotation but I expected it to be under £500. I had the cam belt, tensioner and idler down at around £130, and the water pump at around £100, which means they've charged me ~£200 labour to fit them, PLUS another ~£200 labour for the rest of the service.

Am I being naive or is this wildy overpriced?

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I needed this work done quickly as I'm driving up to London on Thursday, so I just took it in to the garage where I had my MOT done a few months ago.

I told them I needed the 60,000 mile service and that at 6 years the timing belt was also due. When they started work, they found the water pump was leaking so I told them to replace that too.

I've just had a call to say it's ready to collect and that the total is £859.84 all in!

They told me the service was £308.08+VAT and the rest was £469.58+VAT, which included the timing belt, tensioner, idler, water pump and anti-freeze.

Obviously I'm an idiot for not getting a wrtitten quotation but I expected it to be under £500. I had the cam belt, tensioner and idler down at around £130, and the water pump at around £100, which means they've charged me ~£200 labour to fit them, PLUS another ~£200 labour for the rest of the service.

Am I being naive or is this wildy overpriced?

Sounds about right if you took it to a lexus garage, cost me almost 400 quid just to have the timing belt done.

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Main dealers charge labour at about £80 + vat per hour, independents at £50 +vat per hour. This figure varies across the country. So £200 might only buy you 2 hours labour.

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i paid £850 in lexus for all the above plus sparkplugs,coolant bypass hose,brake fluid,air filter pollen filter,coolant etc etc - independants in my area were quoting as much or more for the same job - one even tried to charge £200 for a pattern part waterpump in the price - might be as you say a bit too late to argue the toss now though - at least you should have piece of mind and a reliable car for the foreseeable

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I needed this work done quickly as I'm driving up to London on Thursday, so I just took it in to the garage where I had my MOT done a few months ago.

I told them I needed the 60,000 mile service and that at 6 years the timing belt was also due. When they started work, they found the water pump was leaking so I told them to replace that too.

I've just had a call to say it's ready to collect and that the total is £859.84 all in!

They told me the service was £308.08+VAT and the rest was £469.58+VAT, which included the timing belt, tensioner, idler, water pump and anti-freeze.

Obviously I'm an idiot for not getting a wrtitten quotation but I expected it to be under £500. I had the cam belt, tensioner and idler down at around £130, and the water pump at around £100, which means they've charged me ~£200 labour to fit them, PLUS another ~£200 labour for the rest of the service.

Am I being naive or is this wildy overpriced?

Sounds about right if you took it to a lexus garage, cost me almost 400 quid just to have the timing belt done.

Had mine done at Lexus Sheffield three weeks ago.

90k service,timing belt and tensioner replaced (water pump didn't need replacing) for a tidy sum of £461.:backofnet:

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I needed this work done quickly as I'm driving up to London on Thursday, so I just took it in to the garage where I had my MOT done a few months ago.

I told them I needed the 60,000 mile service and that at 6 years the timing belt was also due. When they started work, they found the water pump was leaking so I told them to replace that too.

I've just had a call to say it's ready to collect and that the total is £859.84 all in!

They told me the service was £308.08+VAT and the rest was £469.58+VAT, which included the timing belt, tensioner, idler, water pump and anti-freeze.

Obviously I'm an idiot for not getting a wrtitten quotation but I expected it to be under £500. I had the cam belt, tensioner and idler down at around £130, and the water pump at around £100, which means they've charged me ~£200 labour to fit them, PLUS another ~£200 labour for the rest of the service.

Am I being naive or is this wildy overpriced?

Sounds about right if you took it to a lexus garage, cost me almost 400 quid just to have the timing belt done.

hi had mine done a while ago by an independent garage in northampton that i have used for the last 15 years and it cost me £595.23p - this included vat,labour,cambelt,tensioner,waterpump,oil,plugs,antifreeze and oil filter.Having said that it is actually cheaper to change a cambelt on a IS 200 then it is on a renault scenic

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I recently bought a 2003 model and it has a full Lexus service history. The car has only covered 33000 miles.....i wonder if they did all this work regardless seeing as it is supposed to be replaced after 6 years?? I may ring them, heres hoping.

Not looking forward to forking out that sort of dough if not!

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