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#1 Old 12-08-2012, 05:07 PM
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$2400 bill at 127,000 miles

Left front wheel bearing was making noise and steering wheel was shaking, so I took it to the Dealer.

They replaced: left front hub (wheel bearing assembly); lower ball joints; one engine mount; belt; air cleaner filter; and throttle body cleaning for $2400 !

My fault, I was bragging how my 2006 Murano was my best car for maintenance cost, and I forgot to "knock on wood".

Title now goes to a 1995 Bonneville I kept for a unusually low 85,000 miles.
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Really not bad for the mileage you have. Now you are good as new!

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My only question is WHY did you take it to the stealer I mean dealer?

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My only question is WHY did you take it to the stealer I mean dealer?

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I had them previously change the spark plugs and flush the transmission. I used a $100 off coupon I got in the mail and was happy with their work.


I had read about problems breaking the ABS brake sensors and resetting the idle after cleaning the throttle body, and figured the Dealer had best info and equipment.
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Really not bad for the mileage you have. Now you are good as new!
That's an average of $400 per year maintenance, not exactly cheap !
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That's an average of $600 per year maintenance, not exactly cheap !

It's a lot cheaper than a $600/month car payment, don't you think? And I think your math is wrong, a 2006 is 6 years old, so it would only be $400/yr average.

I've gotten the feeling from reading posts on this Forum that people want to drive there cars indefinitely and not spend anything on maintenance or repairs. As we all know, that just doesn't happen with something as mechanically complicated as an automobile.

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It's a lot cheaper than a $600/month car payment, don't you think? And I think your math is wrong, a 2006 is 6 years old, so it would only be $400/yr average.

I've gotten the feeling from reading posts on this Forum that people want to drive there cars indefinitely and not spend anything on maintenance or repairs. As we all know, that just doesn't happen with something as mechanically complicated as an automobile.
Thanks for correcting my math (embarassed).

I don't count regular wear items, such as oil changes, coolant changes, and brake pads as maintenance costs (these are preventative maintenance or periodic maintenance items), just things that I don't think should not go wrong (transmissions, etc.). You are probably right in that these are not all that much
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Probably could have cut that bill in half at a trusted private shop. Then it looks even better for 127k miles.
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Easy to say when you are driving a 2012 SL AWD Tinted Bronze!! :-)
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$400 a year for maintenance is cheap as far as I'm concerned.

You probably paid a good bit more than you needed to - an independent shop would have saved you more than $100.

But - $2400 is a LOT cheaper than a new car. I have no problem with paying to have the repairs done.

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