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My 2004 R32 VW needs new brakes front and back. With parts, labor and all that, I was quoted around $1400. Sound about right?

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Sounds heavy to me. But what do you NEED? Some guys think that you have to replace the calipers and rotors every time. I prefer to replace what is needed. Meaning NOT calipers, unless they are leaking or sticking.

I do, however, often replace rotors, as it is slightly more than resurfacing rotors, but you get new, full material with new rotor. Heat dissipates best with more metal, so less fade, less pulsating..

Most of the time you just need brake pads, consider getting another shop, to inspect and report what you need.

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I just got an estimate have all 4 rotars "machined" and brake pads replaced - parts and labor were quoted at $542.40. Does this seem like a fair price.


These parts are brand new from autozone...Front brake rotor=90.00 for 2...rear rotor=60.00 for 2.....brake pads front=30.00/set...brake pads rear = 25.00/set...total = 205.00 parts
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Defective brake lights on Golf, GTI, Jetta, New Beetle and R32 are a potential safety hazard and should be replaced. February 26, 2007 - NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Around 800,000 Volkswagen vehicles have been recalled Monday because of faulty brake lights, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
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  • 1999-2006 Golfs and GTIs
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