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Can some of the owners that have had their Maseratis serviced at these intervals please pull their invoices and list exactly what was done, the price and the dealership?

This info would be very useful to all of us Maserati owners. We will be able to get a feel for the best dealerships and make sure all the services provided are consistent.

Thanks in advance. I will start as soon as I pull my invoice. CM
 

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Excellent idea!
I will keep the FORUM posted accordingly, although it will take months to get to the bottom of this good survey.
BTW, do anyone know Mike Libbey VP of Maserati of North America. I have written him two E-mails (April 3 and repeated it on 5/5). He has never answered! I have offered "him" (i.e. MoNA) my help with translation and improving the GS-manual which is -not-too-good-! (will not, can not criticize Maserati product!!)
 

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6,000 Mile Service Invoice

I have found nothing but nice people and great advice on this forum.

FM New Jersey
November 2005

Oil Filter 34.58
Copper Washer .48
Gasket D .78
AGIP 5W40 SYN OIL 9 quarts 81.00
Total Parts 116.84
Labor 225.00

Total 341.84
Shop Supplies 10.00 MISC??
Tax 20.52

Final Total $372.36


Don't know what else they did, that was everything listed. I would like to think they checked everything out.
 

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6K Service - California Prices

I had the radiator flushed which was not part of the 6K service. That is included in the $'s below. Per the dealer, the additional cost of parts and labor for the flush was $200. FMSF.

Oil Filter - $25.80
Mobil 1 10 qt - $79.50
Washer - $.90
Brake Fluid - $43.80
Pollen Filter - $98.75
Coolant - $18.95
Misc Recycling - $7.84

LABOR - $807.84

Total - $1,075.54
 

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I have records from PO service was done at FM of Denver

6k - can't find that it was done, there were a lot of visits between 5k and 7k to deal with hydraulic.transmission problems and to deal with upgrade campaigns. I wonder if they did the 6k gratis due to all the problems?

18k

Labor @ $105/hr $ 1050.00
D/P Seal $ 1.34
Oil $ 63.67
Brake Fluid $ 20.67
Air Filter $ 43.42
Oil Filter $ 29.67
Pollen Filter $ 114.56
Antifreeze $ 35.90

Total $ 1295.03

30k

Labor @ $105/hr $ 1155.00
D/P Seal $ 1.34
Gear Oil $ 13.71
Oil $ 63.67
Air Filter $ 43.42
Oil Filter $ 29.67
Pollen Filter $ 108.63 (hmmm price went down)
Spark Plugs $ 303.12

Total $ 1797.49

43.5 service done at FM Silicon Valley

Labor $ 1485.00

Oil Filter $ 38.90
Oil $ 109.10
Brake Fluid $ 19.53
Antifreeze $ 18.25
Copper Washer $ 5.52
Windshield washer $ 4.14
SWEP Fuel Imp $ 8.88
Engine Oil Imp $ 17.50
Air Filter $ 50.60
Pollen Filter $ 117.51
Contact Cleaner $ 12.60

Total $ 1887.53

labor's higher in California some parts cheaper some more expensive.
 

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Brian, you got hosed there, buddy. I wouldn't take your car back to FMSF ever again. Sounds like typical scam dealer games padding the service bill with unnecessary things...

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I had the radiator flushed which was not part of the 6K service. That is included in the $'s below. Per the dealer, the additional cost of parts and labor for the flush was $200. FMSF.

Oil Filter - $25.80
Mobil 1 10 qt - $79.50
Washer - $.90
Brake Fluid - $43.80
Pollen Filter - $98.75
Coolant - $18.95
Misc Recycling - $7.84

LABOR - $807.84

Total - $1,075.54
 

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Can we include Clutch and F1 Pump and other Invoices?

Just a thought.

Can the owners that paid for clutches and F1 pumps and any other services please list all the prices and info from their invoices. Thanks CM

FM NJ 2005

Front License Plate

91.00 Parts
100.00 Labor

$ 191.00 To install front plate... ( I know insane!!)

So far its interesting to note the obscene labor rates and the costs for air filters and washer fluid. I really think other professionals could change filters and basic fluids......
 

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Holy Shizit!

Ok, this post and the postings have gotten me motivated to pull my records from the attic and post them tomorrow.

Interesting about the $331 for spark plugs. I was doing some research on the net and found a compatible plug, one of the better NGK ones. They were $9 per plug.....I assume we need 8 (?), bring it to $72, ok, do we need 16 ?, that would be $144. Where the heck does $331 come from?
 

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I think i'm in the process of getting ripped off...

The local dealer wants $2500 for the 30K service... I'm still investigating... Thanks guys
 

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Ok...here is mine..

6000 Mile service FM San Fran

total $918!!!

Labor --$564
Oil Filter-$25.80
AC/Anti Pollen filter-$177.99
Oil-AGIP-$8.95 qt--$89.50
Washer/copper--$1.80
Brake Fluid-$35.80

18,000

FM San Fran

total-$1139
Labor $825

Oil Filter-$25.80
AGIP-$89.50
Washer/Copper-$.90
Brake Fluid-$43.90
AC ANti Pollen Filter-$98.75
Air Filter-$37.75


Cluctch replaced at this time
Total-$3397.46
$2100 Labor
Clutch Disc--$709.78
thrust bearing-$468.38
Bearing-$63.66
Sublet--Labor $56 (resurfacing something?)

Clutch Replaced again at 27,000 at time of F1 Pump Failure covered under warranty

$2100 for Clutch due to interwoven Labor with f1 pump


Service Mgr called me 2 weeks later to ask for all 10s on the forthcoming Service Questionaire ....I asked him what the F1 would have cost out of Warranty, he stated around $2200
 

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I stand corrected on the Spark Plugs..

NGK Part # 5851 .032 gap, Platinum Plugs, $12.05 each.
 

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If they would at least hire a few shapely female mechanics.....

I wouldn't mind getting screwed
 

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What am I missing....

This thread is great! Keep the numbers coming....

AM I nuts or does it appear that the 18K and aside from the plugs on the 30K service, Everyone is paying 1,000 plus for an Oil Change, some fluid flushes and some filters..... Nothing really "Maserati specific"...??

I am not cheap and do not mind paying for a service... But at $125.00 an hour at the dealership, I wonder what I would miss if I just bought the filters and parts from the dealership and found a good foreign car guy closer to home? I bet I could save enough in labor to cover the cost of my first clutch....

I would certainly pay the dealer to do the plugs and the clutch and the pump and all the Maserati Specific Technical stuff... But 5 bucks to fill in my washer fluid..... 20.00- 40.00 for antifreeze?? Are these items made out of gold.

Demoe:
I am with you all the way.. Let the Dealership hire some hot girls, offer me a snack and maybe a lap dance... AND I am there, paying whatever.....

CM
 

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My 6K was under $300.
 

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Just bought new remote key. Cost about $300, some dealer try to charge me about $500. To program it to the car cost $121. It take less than 15 min but the service guy said that it is fix cost for an hour. It is ridicurious. :mad:
 

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service $$$ service?

here i thought dealers were just after me! thanks all for this thread. my first experience (dealer) was lost keys, i sent car on rollback 240 miles, closest dealer. i said he said. lost! $3800. 4000 miles clutch slip closest dealer, you gessed right. recall did not count, of course, why? disk maybe worn, mmm $2200 here it comes, 6000 check up. K-Y jell not ky.(where i live) OH! the dash light is on sky hook, bill?+ - $8700. uh mr service man, how many shocks on a maserati, more than other makes? mr service man,duh four. then why do i have a bill fit for a millipead. mr. scv. man OH! and with grin that would suite our preaident, corrected bill. took off three. 16000 service 90 miles , 02cc splder bill +- $1300 incl. new belt, streeing rack recall, got new one, no charge, free loaner, picked up four days later. sooooo happy.
 

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Just completed 6000 mile service @ FM Orange County. Alan was very friendly and accommodating. Since car was an '03, also had 2 year maintenance done. Labor rate was $105.00/hr. Loaner was provided through nearby Enterprise Rent-a-Car; was allowed to choose from any cars on the lot, picked an Infiniti G35 sedan. Finished service in 2 days, as promised.

Total: $1476.

Includes: 6k service $590, 2 yr maintenance $430, new key $292, door ding removed by outsourced party $125. Oh, and a free keychain when I asked for one. :)

Warranty work done for free: Replaced CD changer which stopped recognizing discs, repaired loose reverse lever panel, reset check engine light.

Detailed breakdown of costs: Labor $725, oil filter $39, 10 qt AGIP $100, gear oil $70, antifreeze $22, F1 fluid $32, "parts wash" $28, new key $292, sales tax $45.

Overall, very pleased with service.
 

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Dealers Job Is To Rip People Off-period!

As I mentioned before-you put car in to get a small routine service or alike and they get a 18 year old girl to say that "mr so and so your overhead manifold gasket sprocket needs replacing". You dont want to feel stupid so you say "Go ahead" and before you know it you get a whopper of a bill.

They've got you by the short and curlies! Its a bit like being a policeman-you sniff Marijuana but dont know exactly where its coming from!

My advice is to do as much as possible yourself and for the big things-buy original parts from dealer and get a FM mechanic to work for you privately whilst you supervise/help him.

I did a radiator flush myself by undoing the bottom hose whilst on a jack rather than unscrewing the radiator screw (hard to locate)-and safer incase the screw broke. I used good quality volvo (thick green) antifreeze. No problems.

I had a quote for replacing stock mufflers for tubis(bought used). Specialist FM told me 3 hours labour (£300+). I got it done for £20 at a reputable exhaust place. I was so impressed with the guy- I gave him a £25 tip.

Ofcourse I keep all receipts as part of my service history. I dont mind paying for quality but I refuse to get ripped off.
I dont mind losing some money when it comes to selling due to "lack of some service history".

I bought a brand new service manual [email protected] for £20. Dealer price £60.
I need a service book :dealer price £300! Come on!!!

There are 13 FM dealers in UK and they seem to run a Cartel.
What upsets me is that you can pay hundreds of pounds for a service and they charge you 50p for a bloody washer.It seems to me that they they only want Big Fat Middleaged Businessmen with lots of money to service!!
(take to the cleaners).

They are so nice when they want to sell you a new car but the minute you drive out of the dealers-they dont want to know you.

The phrase I hate the most is "YOU NEED TO BOOK IT IN". I wish they spend 10 mins to look at the car with you there before reaching a prognosis. What makes me so angry is that a bloody woman receptionist thinks she is a F1 mechanic.
I only have 4 degrees in Physics/engineering from Ivy league and if I can work on satellites then a car is no problem-even if it is a Maserati.
 
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