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I wanted to know if anyone can tell me a good place to get repairs and service on my 98 Deville. I live in 10040 New York City near the GW Bridge. It looks like all the Cadillac dealers charge about $99 per hour labor. I took it to Queens (Caddy+Hummers), they were ok but labor is still very high.
Thank you in advance (BTW I need mechanic to diagnose a battery that doesn;t hold its charge all of a sudden and a high pitched screaming noise seems to be coming from the power steering pump)
 

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I had a horrible experience with Premium. Wouldn't recommend them to my enemy. Still looking for a good Caddy mechanic in Queens myself.
 

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You guys are complaining about Cadillac dealer labor being $99.00 in NYC, that's what the rate is here at the Cadillac dealer here in Richmond where the overhead costs are much lower!!
 

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Put it all in context - dealers are making less and less on the new car sales margins, so the meat of the operation is funded by service departments. When you consider the bottom line cost to operate and maintain a 50,000 square foot (small, by comparison) business in a large city, it's a wonder that labor rates aren't $150/hr.

Good searching for an 8+ year old thread..............and then a 6.8 year old reply.......!!!!!

Trouble is, labor rates are high at OEM dealers, but TJLo is still trying to maintain a $46,000 car at rock bottom rates - which can't be done. Even the local Mom&Pop shops are pretty pricey nowadays.
 

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Probably me, BUT - I would NEVER buy a new Cadillac. With a bit of homework you can find any Cadillac on earth, less than 2 years old, for less than half retail, with warranty. The trick is to leave your checkbook at home when you shop.................

..............BUT CEO and 'Roo's analogy reference is correct - you must be able to afford to maintain a $60,000 car (depending on year), regardless of purchase price.
 

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dealers are making less and less on the new car sales margins, so the meat of the operation is funded by service departments.
Actually I have heard that that has always been the case. The service dept. is and always has been where the dealerships money is made.
 
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