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Buying a new car one part at a time

Wongy295

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Dealerships don't sell vehicles to break even. They want a profit. And a large one at that.

So of course there is a markup.



Edit: Whoops. Didn't read properly.

Paying dealership fees will bend you over. I priced up a new fog light lens for a VE. $220 each for one from Holden, or $40 for a genuine off eBay. Speaks for itself.
 
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Back in the 90s a $25k car was worth about $140k minimum in new, genuine parts. Eg. the bodyshell w/doors for a VX Commodore was in 2005 about $22k.
 

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Apparently yes; my VB-VC parts catalogue has a part no. for a shell. That example was from a guy I worked with in the RTA where they did vehicle regulations, in particular dealing with auto theft, rebirthing cars etc.
 

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used to be able to buy new body shells from Holden back even in the VN-VR days. The dealer I worked at had a few of them stacked up on shelves in the spare parts warehouse.
 

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probably not; cars these days are very complex with lots of parts, many of these are computer in nature and as such very expensive.
 

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