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    Re: Vroom Vroom...

    I know I have read that the repairs are relative to the original MSRP of the car, but wouldn't you say you get what you pay for? Outside of a HG repair/stud, what is really expensive to repair on this car that is not on another?

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    Re: Vroom Vroom...

    Quote Originally Posted by misterroy View Post
    I know I have read that the repairs are relative to the original MSRP of the car, but wouldn't you say you get what you pay for? Outside of a HG repair/stud, what is really expensive to repair on this car that is not on another?
    Active suspension (F45/F55) is outrageously expensive...
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    Yup. I paid about $2,000 for shocks and struts from Chris. Local dealers here want ~$1,100 EACH!

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    Re: Vroom Vroom...

    I paid $325 for a USED headlight assembly when I sent a bambi sailing back in 2010, not an HID one either....Dealer quoted me over $900 for a new one...Just for the part!
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    HID assemblies are even more expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
    HID assemblies are even more expensive.
    The suspension is special so that might be an exception to what I mean. $300+ for a headlight assembly is nuts.

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    Re: Vroom Vroom...

    ........ and we have wheels, wheel hubs, transmissions, torque converters, complicated seats, the chronic sunroof, hideously expensive triple-part paint jobs, a skrillion different sensors and control systems, URPA, EBTCM ......... none of which are close to "cheap".

    Now go tack the names Porsche, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini Mercedes, etc., etc. in front of any of those parts. Hang on.

    If you want to maintain a 2002 (?) $55,000 car as built you'll need deep pockets.

    Gonna put aftermarket 24's on your Lambo ???

    The bottom line is that the majority of Seville/Eldorado/Deville drivers in here - in here - could never afford to buy a new one (roughly equivalent model) ...... so the used ones get repaired (sort of). My opinion is that if you buy a DTS (Deville, not the phony), ETC, or STS (Seville) and then need to install less expensive non-original spec parts to keep it on the road then you no longer drive the car as built: You have created an illusion.

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    Understood but any car can have an expensive repair. Its also not like these things break all of the time. Depending on who says what the impression can be given that these cars are expensive to just use.

    Also, I wouldnt put 24s on my Italian stallion. I would go bigger!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterroy
    Also, I wouldnt put 24s on my Italian stallion. I would go bigger!!!
    You are a sick, sick individual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
    You are a sick, sick individual.
    I enjoy using step ladders to get into my car.
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    Re: Vroom Vroom...

    .......... quite unlike Lou Jacobs.

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    Re: Vroom Vroom...

    I want a Corsa for my Deville but I just don't have $1k to drop on one. Not to mention if I did have $1k I would probably put it in the bank for impending repairs.

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    Re: Vroom Vroom...

    Lou Jacobs require a very small car, would he not? And a lot of people to fit into that small car.

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    Re: Vroom Vroom...

    Who the hell is Lou Jacobs?

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    Re: Vroom Vroom...

    I believe he is a clown.

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