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I called in today to schedule my 60,000 miles inspection and he told my my subtoal before anything needed fixed was 707.26
That's the average price (US) for Insp II. To clarify what he said "before any other problems"... The Insp II is a complete once over from bumper to bumper with tune up, oil change and a list of other things normally replaced at 60k. They also look for leaks, brake wear and other things preventative - they look for things that could possibly leave you stranded - that's why he said that. They'll give you a copy of the checklist that the tech uses - so you know what they're looking for.
I'm out of warranty so I use an independent mechanic from www.bimrs.org and as with all things I checked him out and he has a strong reputation and really knows what he is talking about and he goes into more depth than the dealer.
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My 2-cents worth, and that is I don't think it's worth it. Depending upon how inclined you are, you can do a good portion, if not the majority of the work yourself. Whatever fluids they change probably come at triple what you'd pay elsewhere, plus they charge you the labor rate (what is it now, $80-$90?) for adding windshield washer fluid. Also, I don't know if it's still the practice, but they used to tack on some "environmental fee" regardless of what they did, but it curiously amounted to 10% of the labor charge. It seems to me that with the majority of dealerships, the motto they work under is, "Hey, they paid big money for these cars, let's get some more outta them whenever they show up."
Do what you can/are willing to do yourself, narrow the other stuff down to specifics, and take it to a reputable independent shop.