appologise in advance for the long and complicated post but just in a bit of a rant.
anyways put in my car for its MOT this morning. it failed on a rear spring, so my mechanic goes ahead and phones the stealers as ask for a rear spring - they quote him £147.50 . so i phone up n ask them myself they quote me the same sayin that its the sports suspension that is on it as its a 2003 sxi. so a asked how much the non sports suspension spring is out of interest. the guy gets back to me with a price of £77.50, so i ask why is there such a bit difference in price.
so he explains to me that if you want a spring for the sports suspension they need to order a set e.g. both rear springs, as they don't keep them in stock. whereas with the normal suspension if they need a single rear spring they order a set and split it up and only sell the one you need. he guy went away and asked his manager that if he ordered the set in could he sell me the one i needed and keep the other 1 in stock to which his manager said no. the guy seems to think that another dealership mite do that for me.
so in conclusion if a go ahead and pay £147.50+vat for a set, im goin to be left with a spring that i don't need and probably won't be able to sell.
any idea guys ??