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Old 11-25-2012, 07:31 PM
xperfectxdarkx xperfectxdarkx is offline
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Mein Auto: 525i
Suspension (Shocks Replacement)

Okay, first post so apologies if this question is obvious/has already been answered.

I just want to get an idea if I'm being ripped off here.

I have a 1989 525i Sedan, the suspension needs work and so far I've got two different opinions on it, first mechanic said it needs the rear shocks and all the rear bushes replaced, he quoted JUST the rear shocks at $1200 installed, and he couldn't even source the bushes.

The second mechanic didn't think the bushes needed replacing, but wants to replace the shocks. He said he could only shave off about $100-200 off the first quote.

I've looked up the shocks online, along with the top shock mount and I've found OEM shocks for under $300 each, so why do I keep getting quotes of upwards of $1000 for what I can tell should be more like a $500-1000 job? Are they just trying to gouge me because I'm a 20 something female or is really that hard work that they feel it's justified to charge that much?

I live in Australia if that's relevant, everything seems to be more expensive here then it is in the US.

Thanks for any help anyone can give me.
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