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Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 2001 E320 - Brilliant Silver/Ash: 107,000+
Location: West Virginia, USA
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I think part of the cost "problem" is that you live in Orange County, CA and are presumably using a local dealer. Labor rates are more reasonable here @ $92/hour. Admitedly still high, but my Chrysler dealer charges about $80 so that's not much different. Most dealers make a killing on the parts, so maybe you should look for an independent shop in an ajoining county, buy your parts online, and pay their hourly rate which should be somewhat less.
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Last edited by Musikmann; 06-25-2008 at 07:11 PM.