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 Post subject: MY GM EXPERIENCE :(
 Post Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 09:50 
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So I reckon going to GM for original parts will not be too expensive, well little did I know that I was in for a m#erse surprise.

I arrive there and tell them that I need prices for an oil pump, gasket set, head bolts, piston rings and a cam belt. He then prints out the quote and I almost had a heart attack right on the place. Shocked

They charged me R4896.00 just for those few stuff and it didnt even include the price for new pistons! I could have even bought me another motor and still have some money leaft to fit myself a decent exhaust system. Confused I was so shocked that the only thing I could say was thank you and I then just walked out!

I then phoned Goldwagen and they charged me R1900 for everything Shocked , can you believe it! I then also phoned Masterparts and they charged me R1731.00 max! Smile

All I can say is I have lost my respect for GM, I mean how the hell can they charge me so much just for a few stuff! Mad

Please dont let them rip you off guys, rather shop around first. Ive heard that sometimes it is the same brand that GM is selling as goldwagen or any other spare shop, but at a price that is 3 to 4 times more and only packaged in a GM box! Shocked

So from now on no more GM for me! Wink

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 Post Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 09:56 
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I learnt a long time ago that in most cases the agents are the most expensive place....

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 Post Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 10:13 
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 Post subject: Re: MY GM EXPERIENCE :(
 Post Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 10:24 
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corsa13 wrote:
eina Shocked


Ja nee jong Toy! So wanne wil jy joune uitsort? Confused

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 Post subject: Re: MY GM EXPERIENCE :(
 Post Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 10:27 
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einde van di maand bru. as di pryse soe hoog is dan kan n man mos ma tino se mechy bel n yt vind hoeveel hy gan charge

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 Post Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 10:29 
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corsa13 wrote:
einde van di maand bru. as di pryse soe hoog is dan kan n man mos ma tino se mechy bel n yt vind hoeveel hy gan charge


Se jou wat 'n ander blah sort my block uit, so sodra hy my laat weet hoeveel alles uitgan werk, dan gaan ek jou laat wiet! Wink

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 Post Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 10:33 
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ok cool... kan j vi my yt vind hoeveel di parte gan kos vi my kar asb. 98 130i corsa

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 Post subject: Re: MY GM EXPERIENCE :(
 Post Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 10:45 
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corsa13 wrote:
ok cool... kan j vi my yt vind hoeveel di parte gan kos vi my kar asb. 98 130i corsa


Ek kan mos nie bel hiervan die werk af nie man coz hulle record elke phonecall! Sad

Bel vir masterparts coz hulle sal die cheapest wies. Hulle nommer is 021-9575757.

Sorry dat ek nou nie kan bel nie my blah! Hoop jy kom reg! Wink

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 Post Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 11:18 
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oh ja ekt 4got j kani bel ni Embarassed thnx bru Laughing

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 Post Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 11:45 
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"when u see an agent, do what we do neo...RUN"! Mr. Green or when u see their prices... Very Happy

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 Post Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 12:04 
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"when u see an agent, do what we do neo...RUN"! Mr. Green or when u see their prices... Very Happy


Daars nie nog tyd vir hardloop nie jong coz hulle pryse gie jou sommer dadelik 'n heart attack! Confused

Joe Barber sal seker gese het, "Dan koop ek my liewer 'n kar van daai geld". Mr. Green

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ELRICHT WP wrote:
Az33z wrote:
"when u see an agent, do what we do neo...RUN"! Mr. Green or when u see their prices... Very Happy


Daars nie nog tyd vir hardloop nie jong coz hulle pryse gie jou sommer dadelik 'n heart attack! Confused

Joe Barber sal seker gese het, "Dan koop ek my liewer 'n kar van daai geld". Mr. Green


Laughing j mean n BMW-walbrugh edition! Mr. Green

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 Post Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 12:14 
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i;ve been using masterparts for years now bra - just certain items like crank sensor etc etc i could only source <twice Sad > from GM

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 Post Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 12:15 
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Az33z wrote:
Laughing j mean n BMW-walbrugh edition! Mr. Green


Wat? Daai man se kar is priceless jong! The "LUVBOAT". Cool

Mr Lupini wrote:
i;ve been using masterparts for years now bra - just certain items like crank sensor etc etc i could only source <twice Sad > from GM


Ek wil nie eens weet hoeveel was daai sensor by hulle nie! Shocked

How much you reckon a new crank will be?

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 Post Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 12:20 
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i dnt wanna know bra .....plus they smile so lekker when they quote you and then the say - " that is ex vat"

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 Post Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 12:23 
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Mr Lupini wrote:
i dnt wanna know bra .....plus they smile so lekker when they quote you and then the say - " that is ex vat"


Dammit! How do they manage to sleep at nite knowing that their prices is daylight robbery? Mad

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 Post Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 17:53 
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GM is a LAST RESORT Evil or Very Mad
the bulbs i am lookin for cost R165.82, "that is ex vat"
a petrol pump they wanted to charge my cousin +/-R3500 Shocked
by the way ALL AGENTS are ridiculous...

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 Post Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 21:16 
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Evil or Very Mad Sad Mad Thats normal for a first time buyer to run to the agents...My advice is to ONLY buy specialist parts of your engine or the bolts (Conrod, Cylinderhead bolts) from the Agents. Any other generic part, which are usually interchangeable between models (pistons, rings, pumps, bearings etc.) you can buy at spare shops like Masterparts, Goldwagen, Alert, Midas etc.

Thats how we learn bru...trial and error.

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 Post Posted: 17 Oct 2007, 08:29 
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Ja Ebie now I know yes! Very Happy Just dont want them to rip my other opel brothers off by charging them triple the price as another spare shop. Wink

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 Post Posted: 17 Oct 2007, 08:42 
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Agents is the same everywhere. I wanted a CDI (Ignition module) for my new bike, Yamaha asked r2700. I got it from a bike shop in malmesbury for R300. I never go to agents, except for when they are the only stockists.

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