Please help me with very expensive problem!
I am new here and don't know much about cars. I own a Eagle Vision Tsi 94.
It is currently in "the shop" and I have been given a quote of the work done and am wondering if I am being "ripped off" or not.
Basically, one day as I was driving, my car sounded like it was stuck in low gear and revving at about 40 mi. per hour. I knew something was very wrong. The faster I drove, the worse it got. I took it to a reputable transmission place. They took out the transmission and looked it all over, etc. and found nothing wrong with it. They also charged me nothing for the work they did.
So I took it to the dealer. First, it was $87.50 just for a diagnosis. The diagnosis was that it's something with the sensor, computer, or wiring (I guess they are all related?? I have no idea!). So, he had to go in and look at the wiring and take out the transmission to do so. To do this, he charged me $440 dollars. Not to fix it. Just to go in and look at it. Then, he said that I have a "bunch of shorts" in the wiring harness, and now it will cost $290 to fix the shorts, for a grand total of $723.
Does that sound reasonable? To me, the $440 just for labor looking at the wires seems VERY high, but I know nothing about cars.
Has anyone ever had this problem or can anyone tell me if this sounds right or not??
(Before this happened, I also had about a few mos. prior a problem with the key getting stuck in the ignition and the gas gauge doesn't work. I don't know if they are all related or not. But at this car place, they charge $87.50 per complaint! UGH!!)
I have been without my car for almost 2 weeks now and am so frustrated at how much it is costing to fix this!
Thanks alot!! I would really appreciate any insight, advice, or comments.
Last edited by OwnAVision; 08-24-2004 at 01:22 AM.