In Reply to: Latest mechanic bill (scary!) posted by Greg I on November 21, 2000 at 19:55:37:
Except for the engine, mine's almost there.
Well, I'm in the process of having a Dinan Stage 3 suspension installed, along with swaybar reinforcements, and a UUC short shifter. Turns out I'll also be replacing the engine/transmission mounts and the ICV. Perhaps a couple other minor fixes (took the car in with a small list of annoyances).
We're talking about a bill that has now moved itself well upwards of my original $3K self-imposed ceiling.
These cars are expensive. Not sure how much longer I can afford this. At least it'll be "perfect" at the end of the week. I've spend close to $7K US getting this thing into the kind of condition I wanted. Even though it was great when I got it, it seems that the difference between "great" and "perfect" is a lot of time and money.
What kind of crazy bills have you guys had? This one comes as a real shocker to me. I'm almost regretting getting rid of my Type-R; at least I had a warranty there and ten years less of wear and tear items to eventually replace.