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30000 miles service costs $650

WTF? i just called the dealership to make an appointment for my 30000 miles service, after i set up the time and sh*t, the tech told me "btw, the service costs like $650." i just wanna know do i really need this 30k service???
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I paid 599 for my 30K service. Rip off but I wont do the big ass list of stuff that they do the car myself. I am lazy so I just paid it.
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why didn't you ask them for the price before you made the appointment?

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so should i do it or not??? i mean is it worth it???
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IIRC, the most important maintanence schedules for any car are the 30K service increments.

i paid roughly 4 or 5 hundred back when I had a Honda Prelude.

You bought a luxury vehicle, this is what comes with the cost of it.

Of course you could always call around to other local shops and see what they're charging
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so should i do it or not??? i mean is it worth it???
Is it worth for you to wait in a nice waiting room and get a loaner while you're paying top $$$ for the 30K service, which may include a few things not really needed?

You always have an option of reading the manual supplied with your car to see what needs to be done and then having it done at a Toyota dealership or a competent shop.

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Do it yourself!!!! Much, much cheaper, you know what parts are going on it and you know its really getting done. They mainly check everything, do oil and replace air filter, even worse, if you have an aftermarket intake, you will pay for the air filter and they won't even do it....look in your manual to see what they do or you can get a printed out list from the dealer. Save the money for mods and do it yourself!!

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Looking at the manual and only having what is says done is the way to go. All dealers have a 5 million point inspection in addition to going along changing parts and fluids when the manual just says 'inspect'. Or change under 'severe driving'.

My previous car was a 95 Accord which I drove from new until 213K. I just got an 02 IS 5sp with 28K. I won't do anything the manual doesn't say has to be done.
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i went there yesterday for the 30k checkup/maintenance...they did everything in the service book thing...final cost, 631.95...193 in parts..and the rest of that was labor...WTF, it makes me wanna study to be an auto mechanic now...hmm

EDIT: i saw a lady w/ a camry v6 xle get her car checked up at lexus too...would one be able to go to toyota with the "carefulness" of lexus (if they even are careful) and just tell them to do what's in the service manual...btw, "complimentary carwash" SUCKS ASS...water on car, wipe, done...wtf...

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Yes, you should be able to take the car to Toyota, since they use the same parts. You won't be "pampered" but if it saves some bucks then I'm all for it.

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This is an interesting thread and good topic.

Whenever I buy a Lexus, I am prepared for the costs of parking, insurance, service, etc.

This is what I liked about BMW, their 4-year service which is free of charge.

Anyway, if I were you, I would pay the money and have them do the service.

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30000miles service

i just had my 30000 miles service done here in chicago.took the car in to toyota dealer for service not the lexus dealer.lexus qouted me at 500 dollaes.toyota did it fo 400 with taxes and gave me a loaner for the day at no extra charge.very happy with their service.i was surprised that they did everything what lexus required and also they include wheel alighment in the 30000 miles service for wich lexus wanted extra.
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This is an interesting thread and good topic.

Whenever I buy a Lexus, I am prepared for the costs of parking, insurance, service, etc.

This is what I liked about BMW, their 4-year service which is free of charge.

Anyway, if I were you, I would pay the money and have them do the service.

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I'm sure becuase of the price difference between the Lexus and BMW models...it appears to be free but the nice 4 year complementary service is in the price of the car...I guarantee it...besides...what all is it that the dealer does...change fluids...wow...doesn't take ASE certified to do that...
I'm sure Lexus will soon jump on that band wagon, but I will bet the the price of all Lexus models offering that service will go up to cover the service over the 4 year period....
As the old saying goes...nothing is free in this world...

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This is an interesting thread and good topic.

Whenever I buy a Lexus, I am prepared for the costs of parking, insurance, service, etc.

This is what I liked about BMW, their 4-year service which is free of charge.

Anyway, if I were you, I would pay the money and have them do the service.

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I'm sure becuase of the price difference between the Lexus and BMW models...it appears to be free but the nice 4 year complementary service is in the price of the car...I guarantee it...besides...what all is it that the dealer does...change fluids...wow...doesn't take ASE certified to do that...
I'm sure Lexus will soon jump on that band wagon, but I will bet the the price of all Lexus models offering that service will go up to cover the service over the 4 year period....
As the old saying goes...nothing is free in this world...
You are right buddy. :D
The 4-year maintenance costs is already included in the 330XI and they wanted an-out-the-door price of $44,000. A middle finger all the Bimmer dealers.

Also, I was even more stupid because I was comparing Lexus with BMW.
My BMW dealer was right--"Comparing Lexus and BMW is like comparing Apples and Oranges." In my words, "Lexus is the fresh Florida orange." "And BMW is the rotten apple."

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That sounds really expensive. I think I paid around $475.00 for my service before taxes
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