VOA Dealers Complaint - Overcharging For Service
PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA -- I purchased a 06 Jetta diesel in New Jersey and the dealer advised that it took a very special motor oil that was only available,for now, at VW dealers. I purchased a bottle to have with me-$6.50. While spending time in Florida it came time for my 5,000 oil change.The local dealer ,VW of Port Charlotte gave me a price of $150.00 to change oil & filter . They tried to justify this by saying that it took 6 qts. @ $14.00(actually takes 4.9 with filter change) and filter was "over $20.& the rest is labor." At Sarasota's Suncoast VW they wanted $12.50/qt&$13.50 for the filter but somehow came up with $98.00 in parts but would do an oil & filter change for a "special' of$108.00 I ended buying the oil & filter at Vw of FT. Myers @$7.66/qt. & $11.00. Because I wasn't able to do the change here myself
I found that Midas on US41 in Pt Charlotte will do the labor for $12.00 and are easy to deal with.
In closing I warn all VW owners or buyers in SW Florida to be aware of the outrageous prices of these local "Robber Baron" dealers.