well guys i wish i had spotted this thread a few days ago.
i had my spider le serviced today - 1 week short of its 1st birthday and on 6000 miles.
i had phoned to check with the dealer if it was time or miles based as although the sevice book with the car says annual services are required it also talks about milage based services.anyway after checking the system and with a member of staff it was confirmed to me that i needed a service despite the miles.a comment was even passed that it was a shame to have to spend out at such low miles.
anyway having arrived at the dealers today i was told that the service was £365!!!!
after saying that this seemed a rip off i was told it was a full 21000 mile service that was needed and various filters needed changing along with brake fluids etc.that is of course rubbish and all the car needed was an oil change and check.the fluids etc they used to try to justify the cost are not even changed by bmw,m-b or porsche at that age.
having run all 3 german makes at one time or another recently and still running a bmw 630 after 3 years and 60k from new sevice bills are something that i am used to.it pains me to say that in the last 15 years of running the german makes i have never felt or indeed been so ripped off as i was today.their bills in comparison are cheap.
now to add insult to injury i find that the service wasn't needed anyway and as i am on a 2 year contract i would have sent the car back a month early and would not have needed to service it at all.so thanks for ripping me off twice.
having been an alfa owner in the past -4 of them - and returning i was going to buy a mito gta late this year and a mito for mrs h next spring.i was also probably going to get another spider.well now forget it.
well done - another supporter lost.forever.
sorry for the rant but i am seething.