22nd Aug 2016, 11:24
Maybe they broke the original motor mounts. And I suspect being in business they would try to upsell new mounts if detected for far more than 20.00. Find a used 911.
22nd Aug 2016, 19:36
I think dealers survive on the service departments. Cars today last a long time. The profit levels on many new cars isn't a lot. In my area they send coupons for oil changes etc which are often pretty good. This car comment was not a 1975 car coming into a dealer on 2016. It wasn't really that old at the time. I take my Corvette in to the dealer, with over 10 quarts of oil and 2 drain plugs. Yes that's correct. My car will never see a 15 minute bargain quick lube or most specialists.
23rd Aug 2016, 16:13
Original author of the first post. You're right, main dealers can offer some pretty good services, they are not all bad. I was just saying to this guy who wrote the review, if he still has the car (or anyone with a classic Porsche for that matter), there are surely many Porsche specialists who may be able to do extra work that a quick fix garage or dealer would not be able to do on an older car, and it depends on where in the world you live though; some towns and cities have really good independent garages; others not so much.
I live in the UK and I'm not sure what the USA dealer network is like with any car, but personally I'd never take a car to any main dealer if it's more than 10 years old, or out of warranty; I've always found them expensive and uninterested when it comes to older car repairs. Good independents are worth seeking out, not just the oil/tyre change garages, the actual competent time-served mechanics that can do other heavy work such as engine swaps and so-on; they generally run their own garages and are more than happy to help with older vehicles.
25th Aug 2016, 13:35
On basic full services many dealers are realizing that they can draw more people in every day. I go to a Ford dealer that ends up being less than a couple of fast lube places on oil changes. Their full service runs around 50 where the dealer is around 10.00 less in my case. And they have a fast turnaround as far as wait. They mail coupons to me. I know this car may not be cheap to maintain. I wonder if anyone on here owns the 914 with the 6?