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Mechanic costs...new exhaust...any ideas?

I'm near Sins, not far from Zug. Have an older 1.4 VW golf whose exhaust sounds like it's blowing... Worried about cost of replacing it - anyone know a decent mechanic that will do a decent job at a fair price?

Any ideas of the total cost of replacing the exhaust?
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Old 17.10.2010, 12:10
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I'm near Sins, not far from Zug. Have an older 1.4 VW golf whose exhaust sounds like it's blowing... Worried about cost of replacing it - anyone know a decent mechanic that will do a decent job at a fair price?

Any ideas of the total cost of replacing the exhaust?
Sounds like a trip to Germany - Just had a complete exhaust replaced on a Renault Espace, cost CHF 800, cost will really depends whether it is a complete exhaust or the back box! You should budget for CHF400 on a golf!
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Re: Mechanic costs...new exhaust...any ideas?

Usually the back of the exhaust fails, and then 6 months later the rest fails. It might be worth changing the whole lot in one go!

Phone up, make appointment, take the day off, take your passport and Swiss ID and some Euros, and visit these people,

http://autoservice.euromaster.de/aus...-loerrach.html

Go for a nice lunch in Lörrach while Golf is being repaired.

Pay garage in Euros. Get Mehrwertsteuer form from the Garage, go food shopping, get form stamped at German border (Show Swiss Permit), go back to garage and get your 17% tax back.

Go back to border, pay 7.6% Swiss MWSt.
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Re: Mechanic costs...new exhaust...any ideas?

I was bracing myself for a mega-bill when the boss, his buddy and an apprentice were all under the car laughing and shaking things. If the apprentice is in on the joke it must be serious, huh?

But, Pneu Egger are changing the back (tailpipe, silencer/muffler) for CHF440 including labour as we speak (VW Golf GTI Mk3).

I think like a lot of things I was most scared of in Switzerland, I should have just done it before reading all the horror stories in this place.

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Re: Mechanic costs...new exhaust...any ideas?

@fingerscrossed - this is very true - I had to take the car in for some work on the brakes - and they did a great job at a decent price and have quoted me a very fair price for changing the whole the exhaust. I'm not sure if I've just stumbled on a good garage or whether it is the larger dealer associated garages that are just a rip off (pretty much as in the UK...)
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Re: Mechanic costs...new exhaust...any ideas?

I was quoted an average of €280 just for the back box of the Chrysler and that was without fitting!

I ended up getting the same part of ebay.co.uk from a guy in germany at 60 quid which included the fitting kit and shipping. Two days to arrive and fitted myself after half an hour AND it's stainless steel too.

Shop around and don't get ripped off
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I was quoted an average of €280 just for the back box of the Chrysler and that was without fitting!

I ended up getting the same part of ebay.co.uk from a guy in germany at 60 quid which included the fitting kit and shipping. Two days to arrive and fitted myself after half an hour AND it's stainless steel too.

Shop around and don't get ripped off

VERY VERY TRUE, for anyone in the basel area there is DIY garage in weil, 2 mins from ATU. they will also do the work for you at cheap rates.
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Re: Mechanic costs...new exhaust...any ideas?

True but try getting in there! There is a very long waiting list. I presume your meaning the one near McD's ?
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Re: Mechanic costs...new exhaust...any ideas?

I know this is an old thread, but looking for a new exhaust and the link here does not work. Alternative is to fit myself, but need to find places to buy the parts (Subaru Impreza 1.5). MFK is next month but will replace the car next year. Guess ebay.ch ? Any other options?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Maybe this place: https://www.auspuffanlage.de/ ??

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I know this is an old thread, but looking for a new exhaust and the link here does not work. Alternative is to fit myself, but need to find places to buy the parts (Subaru Impreza 1.5). MFK is next month but will replace the car next year. Guess ebay.ch ? Any other options?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Maybe this place: https://www.auspuffanlage.de/ ??
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or scrap yards.
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I was bracing myself for a mega-bill when the boss, his buddy and an apprentice were all under the car laughing and shaking things. If the apprentice is in on the joke it must be serious, huh?

But, Pneu Egger are changing the back (tailpipe, silencer/muffler) for CHF440 including labour as we speak (VW Golf GTI Mk3).

I think like a lot of things I was most scared of in Switzerland, I should have just done it before reading all the horror stories in this place.

Just to add a comment to this now that the thread is "revived" - CHF440 isn't a bargain when you can pick up a brand new box for 50-75 EUR. As always, it's market forces at play.
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or scrap yards.
Well those catalogs are totally unreadable. Obviously not the original converted to pdf, but scanned or something...
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Well those catalogs are totally unreadable. Obviously not the original converted to pdf, but scanned or something...
Derendinger supplies the trade. They will be more expensive if you don't have a trade discount. But if you're a professional, and you have a car on a lift and it needs new brakes, or a CV joint, or pretty much any other part without which the car will remain on the lift, they deliver 4x a day.
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Well those catalogs are totally unreadable. Obviously not the original converted to pdf, but scanned or something...
You're not supposed to read their catalogues, LOL. Just tell them what you need and ask how much they want for it.
And as JagWaugh said, their stock is amazing. They deliver 4 times to garages but you can also just pop by there.
(And if you're really nice to JagWaugh you might get the garage price once you know what you want? )
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