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Old 23rd July 2007, 21:56   #16
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Guzzlu,OE AC condenser must be available in the open market.
Try checking!
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Old 23rd July 2007, 22:33   #17
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HM has recently started selling some LANCER spares over the counter, TATA- Maruti Parts are available in the Aftermarket from the same OEM companies minus the TATA or Maruti Genuine Spare Tag.

Even after Discontinuation of a Particular Model- I read somewhere that the OEM and Car Company have to provide for Spares for at least upto 5 years from the Date of Discontinuation.

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Guzzlu,OE AC condenser must be available in the open market.
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I finally got it in the open market only. Point is what are they trying to achieve by not selling the parts over the counter, esp of a model which is more than 7 years old. I would rather prefer to buy a OE part from the manufacturer/dealer than the Open market, but don't want to pay the ridiculously high labour charges that they charge.
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Hi.
OT: Where can I get genuine replacement parts for Toyota (Qualis) in Mumbai except from the A.S.S.?
A lot of local/imported (so called) parts are sold as original.
But can somene help out with genuine ones. I need a pair of brake discs, brake pads & brake-shoes

Thanks in advance!

az

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Old 23rd July 2007, 23:31   #20
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I would rather prefer to buy a OE part from the manufacturer/dealer than the Open market, but don't want to pay the
ridiculously high labour charges that they charge.
That is exactly the point. I want to use OEM parts but do not want to get forced to get my car repaired at the Dealer-workshop. Infact I do not even want to buy OEM parts from the Dealer-workshop, but from a nearby parts shop. In that way there will be competition.
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This has been the Jap strategy from day one even in the US just like in India. Give em cheap cars but jack em on the spares.
But non-Jap makers like Ford/GM/Skoda are known for slicing the customer's throat in India when compared to Japs !

And, most Japs in India are known to be more reliable in India when compared to non-Jap makers !
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This is nothing but a monopolistic approach by the manufacturers to ensure that "their cars" are serviced by "their dealerships". If I remember correctly, there is a law against this practice in the States. Such a monopolistic approach gives them an indisputed price benefit.

That said, dealerships are either running on wafer-thin margins or in a loss. Its their service centers which bring in the moolah. Thus the control on spares

However, we deserve a choice. Its out money on the car and we should decide who works on it. What if I am unhappy with the authorised service stations quality, and trust my independent mechanic more?
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What if I am unhappy with the authorised service stations quality, and trust my independent mechanic more?
Absolutely my case!
My experience:
The monkeys at Ford service remove a part from another car and fix it mine and if my car runs properly, they blame it on that part and order a replacement.
They can't diagnose it by the symptoms.
Whereas, my independent garage guys take 10 minutes to diagnose the defective part.
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My experience:
The monkeys at Ford service remove a part from another car and fix it mine and if my car runs properly, they blame it on that part and order a replacement.
They can't diagnose it by the symptoms.
Typical computer service chappies syndrome.
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Absolutely my case!
My experience:
The monkeys at Ford service remove a part from another car and fix it mine and if my car runs properly, they blame it on that part and order a replacement.
They can't diagnose it by the symptoms.
Whereas, my independent garage guys take 10 minutes to diagnose the defective part.
Hi Nitrous,

My friend has an Ikon and he services at MPL ford ,but it is proving to be a costly affair ,Can you suggest a best mechanic in Chennai?

Regards,
Hari.
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Ford Guys are seeming to be the worst hit guys!! (And we talk about TATA or Fiat as worst in terms of After Sales)
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No,1100D.
Ford's spares are localised and easier to source.
And do note that i've felt the same with every A.S.S. .
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Ford's spares are localised and easier to source.
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You mean OEM spares and available Legally outside?
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