>I took my 2003 Beetle in for an oil change and get this laundry list of things wrong with the car.
BG Service – $175 (what in the blue hell is this?)
Vacuum Hose – $131 (one on the car is cracked and brittle looking)
Strut Bushings/Alignment – $560 (ones on the car are loose and worn)
60,000 mile service- $345 (I’ve been putting this off for months)
Brake Flush – $165 (what? why?)
Does anyone know if any of those things are even needed? I only have 65,000 miles on the car. I googled the strut bushings and it looks like the damn things only cost about $12 – $20 each. It would be interesting to hear how they justify the price quoted.
I might just take the car to another mechanic or dealer and see what they say.
All I know is that the next car I get will be purchased for reliability and gas mileage instead of looks.