Quite frankly I am annoyed at this. "Outrageous stealership prices!!!!"
WHAT THE **** DO YOU EXPECT coming from the company that makes the vehicle?????? You expect some cheap chinese made pile of crap that likely won't last as long? You get what you pay for in this economy.
It really bugs those of us that actually work at a dealership. how do you expect us to get paid, hmm? Support the american economy, not the chinese thriving economy.
I think chinese rubber is the same as american rubber, my post was about a $68 bump stop, I was expecting it to be a couple dollars more expensive then Quadratec and I would save money because I don't have to pay shipping.
I don't know what you do at the dealership, but I also work at a dealership. I am detail so I don't deal with the parts department but dealerships are a joke.
The dealer ship I work at wanted $1200 to put 4 tires on an older kia, this was for the dealership to put it up on the lot one of the sales guys took it to discount tire and got 4 brand new tires for $400.
Our 2005 Dodge Durango (under extended warranty) droped into 4 low in a parking lot with out me shifting it and I could not get it out. We had it towed to the dealer, and that night I googled the problem turns out to be a somewhat common problem with the transfer case shift motor. The dealer ship test drove it and said I am crazy and there is nothing wrong with the Durango, that night sitting in the drive way we hear it try to shift into 4 low with the keys no where near it and no one in it, we take it back told them and on the way their the 4 low light was flashing like it was trying to shift but won't shift at 40mph into 4 low. I told the parts guy I think it is the transfer case shift motor, he gave a big 2 minute speach about how Google is wrong and makes everyone feel like a mechanic, ego trip because the 18 year old is telling him how to do his job. So they replace the computer in it even though they could not replicate the problem, within a block of leaving the dealer ship it trys to shift into 4 low we take it back tell them and they reluctantly take it after we tell them it would be really unfortunate if it shifted into 4 low at 60mph towing a 3200lb boat and they gave a speach about how safty is the #1 priority, and latter that night they hear it try to shift with no one in it, they replace the transfer case shift motor and the problem went away, they tried to charge us the premium twice because they "fixed" the problem with the computer and the second time was a different problem.