I took our base model 1.1 2010 Panda to Perrys to see about a 24,000 mile service and was quoted, wait for it...£367! This was for a basic oil service, i.e. only oil & filter changes; no belts, tensioners, gold-plated wheelnuts etc. to be fitted. I was shown the job sheet to confirm this.
I pointed out the following:
- This was over 7% of the purchase price of the entire car
- Their labour rate of £97.50 is nearly the same as an Official Porsche Centre would charge
- That a franchised BMW dealer would charge about the same for an oil service on a V10 M5
The chap hastily backtracked and said he could offer 2 years servicing and MOTs for £349 - more like it, but still expensive.
Short version: Any good independent garages in Amersham?