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    I know- you guys are all gonna say something like" oem prices" and/or "supply & demand" but £475 + p&p for a plastic grill insert verges on the obscene... !!

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    Just greed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimR View Post
    I know- you guys are all gonna say something like" oem prices" and/or "supply & demand" but £475 + p&p for a plastic grill insert verges on the obscene... !!
    The facelift QP V grill on ebay is £642!!! Mine has cracked in the same place on quite a few of the fins. Suppose the previous owner had someone reverse into grill. It is weird that it is exactly in the middle of each one though! Will have to glue it for now.
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    It never ceases to amaze me that people are surprised at Maserati parts costs. Just because you can buy a car that cost £80k new for £15k doesn't mean that parts are going to Ford prices. When they are common parts with other models in the FCA stable then ok there is real scalping going on and you are paying for the box. For the other cars not so much. Limited volumes mean you don't get the same economies of scale that come with buying even a Merc, Audi, or BMW.

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    Not always expensive. Some parts are perfectly sensibly priced. And it's not only 'exotic' cars: I had a Toyota with a dodgy horn switch. The horn switch is built into the same unit as the airbag. I think the replacement part was well over £500, from memory, maybe more. Luckily it somehow managed to work ok for its MOTs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felonious Crud View Post
    Not always expensive. Some parts are perfectly sensibly priced. And it's not only 'exotic' cars: I had a Toyota with a dodgy horn switch. The horn switch is built into the same unit as the airbag. I think the replacement part was well over £500, from memory, maybe more. Luckily it somehow managed to work ok for its MOTs.
    Hold on, you had a Toyota?

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    I think it’s horrendous for what it is, but as a balance, my bosses Suzuki swift went into limp last week, 6 yr old, 65k miles, Diesel Particulate Filter, was quoted £3.5k to change and as it affected something else another £1.2k, as he is a repeat customer they offered him 4.5k against another car....which he took.

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    So if £475 + p&p for a flimsy plastic grill doesnt strike you as over priced, check out this one..
    Same car, 4200...£2250 + p&P....WTF !?
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MASERATI-...-/152849657471

    Very rare. Shameless....

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    They’re obsolete, it’s for a 3200, so if you’ve got one you can name your price. They were about £600 when available.
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