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Can the Aussies out there let me know what you have paid for the scheduled handbook servicing?
My MA Giulietta cost $340 for the 12 month service (covered 12000km) and it was really just and oil and filter change.
Has anyone done any more dealer services and could you advise what I can expect to pay?

There is a local Alfa specialist who would be a lot cheaper but I need to consider the possible challenges I might face with the dealer should I need to call on the warranty.

By the way, not a single problem with my car so far.
 

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right guys; its pretty ridiculous pricing for the 1st service. I opted just for an oil/filter change at the 1st service, as I only covered about 3000km on it [had been siting in the garage when new, as couldn't get it out, due some reno work around it, so left it to hibernate]. Asked around dealers & Alfa speacialist garages - cost was close to that amount too, but found a "special deal" at one of the dealers at Brookvale/Sydney for $180 (only oil/filter change) nothing else.
Anycase had the 2nd service & it costs $559 [new plugs, oil/filter & changed brake fluid]. Just as well, as found AC condenser leaking fluid & got it replaced under warranty.
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Mine cost around $350 for the 12 month service as well; via the Alfa dealer in Townsville. I've moved since then and will take it to another dealer soon as it's Just about to get it's second service done (Car is two years old this month) so I'm preparing to have my wallet take a beating for that one. But I was prepared for that when I bought it, though my wife drives a Fiat Freemont (Built in Mexico) and it's about the same price to service too.

I've heard rumors capped price servicing is coming to Fiat/Alfa in OZ as FCA introduced it to Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge earlier this year. I'm wary though as often the "capped prices" from other makes don't include things like fluid and filters, etc...

Also, i've never had a single problem with my G either; actually it's the most reliable new car i've owned so far. kind of funny that the only thing people can say in this country is how unreliable alfa's are...
 

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Mine cost around $350 for the 12 month service as well; via the Alfa dealer in Townsville. I've moved since then and will take it to another dealer soon as it's Just about to get it's second service done (Car is two years old this month) so I'm preparing to have my wallet take a beating for that one. But I was prepared for that when I bought it, though my wife drives a Fiat Freemont (Built in Mexico) and it's about the same price to service too.

I've heard rumors capped price servicing is coming to Fiat/Alfa in OZ as FCA introduced it to Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge earlier this year. I'm wary though as often the "capped prices" from other makes don't include things like fluid and filters, etc...

Also, i've never had a single problem with my G either; actually it's the most reliable new car i've owned so far. kind of funny that the only thing people can say in this country is how unreliable alfa's are...
My Multiair service history costs are first service check at 1000km at the dealership in which nothing was done and didn't cost me anything. I had a second service 6 months later at my Alfa indi that cost $150. I supplied engine oil (Motul X-Clean 8100 5W40) and filter and gearbox oil (NEO Platinum 75W90).
The next annual service cost $184 + oil and filter.
I'm just about to have another annual service done mid January so I'll let you know how that goes.
The Multiair has been totally reliable since purchased new in May 2013. It has been the least expensive Alfa I have ever owned. I've been trying to sell her as the arrival of my 4C approaches but am having second thoughts. If no one wants to pay my asking price then I'm very happy to keep her. Regards, Jim.
 

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Can the Aussies out there let me know what you have paid for the scheduled handbook servicing?
My MA Giulietta cost $340 for the 12 month service (covered 12000km) and it was really just and oil and filter change.
Has anyone done any more dealer services and could you advise what I can expect to pay?

There is a local Alfa specialist who would be a lot cheaper but I need to consider the possible challenges I might face with the dealer should I need to call on the warranty.

By the way, not a single problem with my car so far.
Hi Traj, Have a look at my previous post. No service I've had has been over $200 but I have supplied my own oil and filters. My Alfa Indi is Arnaldo and Pino in Hornsby. Regards
 

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Hi Traj, Have a look at my previous post. No service I've had has been over $200 but I have supplied my own oil and filters. My Alfa Indi is Arnaldo and Pino in Hornsby. Regards
thanks alfaguy 147, ray ray, grassy and centre,

I think you mean 5w40 for that motul oil, alfaguy? I think it is top quality stuff. The other top shelf full synthetic C3 5w40 is the Liqui Moly from Germany. Valvoline have MST C3 5w40 and so does Penrite and these are cheaper. But I think that Europeans are the best source for this type of oil.
There is a local alfa indi here called alfamen and he has his handbook service prices for all alfa models on his website. He charges $350 for the 24 month service all inclusive and it needs spark plugs, cabin filter, air filter, oil and filter (this is what the dealer charges just for the oil and filter at the 12 month service). I think I will go there since I my car has been 100% fault free and I don't think I will have to call on the warranty in the remaining 12 months. And in any case, they really can't legally deny warranty service (but might just be a bit difficult) if the car has not been serviced by a dealer even if it has been serviced perfectly to the specifications elsewhere.
Let us know what you end up paying for your services.
 

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thanks alfaguy 147, ray ray, grassy and centre,

I think you mean 5w40 for that motul oil, alfaguy? I think it is top quality stuff. The other top shelf full synthetic C3 5w40 is the Liqui Moly from Germany. Valvoline have MST C3 5w40 and so does Penrite and these are cheaper. But I think that Europeans are the best source for this type of oil.
There is a local alfa indi here called alfamen and he has his handbook service prices for all alfa models on his website. He charges $350 for the 24 month service all inclusive and it needs spark plugs, cabin filter, air filter, oil and filter (this is what the dealer charges just for the oil and filter at the 12 month service). I think I will go there since I my car has been 100% fault free and I don't think I will have to call on the warranty in the remaining 12 months. And in any case, they really can't legally deny warranty service (but might just be a bit difficult) if the car has not been serviced by a dealer even if it has been serviced perfectly to the specifications elsewhere.
Let us know what you end up paying for your services.
Yes, sorry. My 147 drinks the 10W40. Just corrected my previous post. No worries about posting the cost of the next service.
 

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thanks alfaguy 147, ray ray, grassy and centre,

I think you mean 5w40 for that motul oil, alfaguy? I think it is top quality stuff. The other top shelf full synthetic C3 5w40 is the Liqui Moly from Germany. Valvoline have MST C3 5w40 and so does Penrite and these are cheaper. But I think that Europeans are the best source for this type of oil.
There is a local alfa indi here called alfamen and he has his handbook service prices for all alfa models on his website. He charges $350 for the 24 month service all inclusive and it needs spark plugs, cabin filter, air filter, oil and filter (this is what the dealer charges just for the oil and filter at the 12 month service). I think I will go there since I my car has been 100% fault free and I don't think I will have to call on the warranty in the remaining 12 months. And in any case, they really can't legally deny warranty service (but might just be a bit difficult) if the car has not been serviced by a dealer even if it has been serviced perfectly to the specifications elsewhere.
Let us know what you end up paying for your services.
Hi Traj,
Nice to hear you have found 'Alfamen' at a great price. Unfortunately when I did a search, they are only located in Vic.
That's a shame, as I would have liked to look him up for the next service.:depressed:
 

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thanks alfaguy 147, ray ray, grassy and centre,

I think you mean 5w40 for that motul oil, alfaguy? I think it is top quality stuff. The other top shelf full synthetic C3 5w40 is the Liqui Moly from Germany. Valvoline have MST C3 5w40 and so does Penrite and these are cheaper. But I think that Europeans are the best source for this type of oil.
There is a local alfa indi here called alfamen and he has his handbook service prices for all alfa models on his website. He charges $350 for the 24 month service all inclusive and it needs spark plugs, cabin filter, air filter, oil and filter (this is what the dealer charges just for the oil and filter at the 12 month service). I think I will go there since I my car has been 100% fault free and I don't think I will have to call on the warranty in the remaining 12 months. And in any case, they really can't legally deny warranty service (but might just be a bit difficult) if the car has not been serviced by a dealer even if it has been serviced perfectly to the specifications elsewhere.
Let us know what you end up paying for your services.
Hi Traj,
I just had my second annual service done. The cost was $299. ($250 labour). I supplied the engine oil, oil filter and spark plugs. I put in a BMC air filter a year ago so that didn't require changing. I also had them take a look at the uniair module filter. Spotless. Saw the photos. I'll change the cabin filter in good time. Hope this helps.
 

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Hi Jim,
Thanks for this. Just to let you know that we have also a fiat 500 which we purchased new in Feb 2014 (my giulietta was purchased new in April 2014). I have rung 2 dealers to get a price for the 24 month service for the fiat (which seems to be exactly the same according to the book as the giulietta - except 0.5 hours less labour - I think because no undertray to remove and also it has a regular type screw on oil filter - it also needs full synthetic 5w40 c3 oil but 2.8 litres instead of 3.5 litres in the giulietta). You won't believe this but Werribee Fiat/Alfa quoted $820 and Essendon Fiat/Alfa quoted $580. I would expect that the giuletta service would be even more since they need more time and more oil. At this point I decided that I would service the Fiat myself (oil and plugs) and drop the warranty since the car has been faultless and is not driven much. With the giulietta, I will take it to my local Alfa indi who will do the job for $350 and will I'm sure do a better job for me than the dealers.
 

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Hi Jim,
Thanks for this. Just to let you know that we have also a fiat 500 which we purchased new in Feb 2014 (my giulietta was purchased new in April 2014). I have rung 2 dealers to get a price for the 24 month service for the fiat (which seems to be exactly the same according to the book as the giulietta - except 0.5 hours less labour - I think because no undertray to remove and also it has a regular type screw on oil filter - it also needs full synthetic 5w40 c3 oil but 2.8 litres instead of 3.5 litres in the giulietta). You won't believe this but Werribee Fiat/Alfa quoted $820 and Essendon Fiat/Alfa quoted $580. I would expect that the giuletta service would be even more since they need more time and more oil. At this point I decided that I would service the Fiat myself (oil and plugs) and drop the warranty since the car has been faultless and is not driven much. With the giulietta, I will take it to my local Alfa indi who will do the job for $350 and will I'm sure do a better job for me than the dealers.
Hi Traj,
My thoughts precisely regarding the workmanship and attention to detail of the Indi over the dealer. And you get to talk to the person who actually worked on your car.
Regards, Jim.
 
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