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03 prius steering

Thank you so much for responding I called another mechanic, not a dealer, who quoted me a price 300. lower But it seems like I saw a price of 365 for this part could it not be the right part or do they all mark it up so unbelievably high

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A dealer doubles the price, I worked in dealers my whole working life, you would not believe how cheap the technicians could buy parts compared to the customer price.

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03 prius steering


Well I would buy the rack on line and have a local independant shop install it and align the front end, the only danger is that if you supply the part they may offer no warranty on the part, best thing to do is tell the independant you have a quote of $356 on the part will they match it. I hope I have not confused you to much.

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