2004 Dakota 30k tuneup?

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  1. TD23

    TD23 Bring it home!

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    I'm thinking about buying a 2004 Dakota Sport with 30k miles on it.
    I've been told that it hasnt had it's 30k tuneup yet (needed to basically keep the 3/36 warranty good).
    So I checked and the tuneup is gonna cost $750 at a dealer :eek3:

    Where do 4x4 owners go to get this done if not the dealer?
    (if you do it yourself, please post the details)

    THANKS!
     
  2. coma

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    $750?:eek3: Is that with or without Vaseline? At that mileage all you need for a "tune-up" is an air filter.
    What exactly are they proposing to do?
     
  3. TD23

    TD23 Bring it home!

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    Heh. No kidding. I sure hope the vaseline is included.
    I'm not quite sure yet whats required to keep the warranty, but I think they do all of the standard air filter, oil, tranny, plugs etc...
     
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    For $750 I'd let the 3/36 warranty expire honestly, I'm not so sure having anyone but a dealer do the work would keep the warranty valid anyway.

    I'm not sure what all they do for $750, but a a modern car with 30k hardly needs anything done to it besides very basic fluid changes and checks.
     
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    buy an extended warranty for $750 :hsugh:
     
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    If it needs a $750 tune-up 6k miles before the warranty dies, I wouldn't stress it.

    Go get a tune-up somewhere else and don't worry.
     
  7. MakeMeBad2Day

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    The 30k service for my Ram called for plugs & tranny and rear diff fluid change as well as the oil change and air filter. For $750 they are raping you. Go somewhere else.
     
  8. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    Hence why Dodge trucks are complete shit.
     
  9. MakeMeBad2Day

    MakeMeBad2Day Boobies > *

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    So why does that make them complete shit?
     
  10. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Because half of the stuff you just named should last MUCH longer than 30K miles. Hell on chevys you don't have to touch the plugs/wires/etc. until 100K!!
     
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    any truck or car is like that but ,the dealer wants your money so they tell you lies.. god i shouldnt have to explane this in the Driven forums :o

    and ive had 2 dodge trucks a 97 2WD Dakota with 180,000 miles (still ran like a champ when i sold it) and a 02 4x4 Dakota with 43,000 miles and i plan on getting another 2WD becasue i miss it. there nothing wrong with dodge trucks or chevy or ford, it just depends on if you get a lemon or not.
     

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