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At the end of the day, there's absolutely no reason for the parts prices to be the same - Renault charge the dealers, and the dealers set their own prices, so it pays to shop around. Same goes for labour rates.
I have a Ducato van, the same basic van is also sold by Peugeot & Citroen - again, the prices are different.
Citroen sell the C1, Peugeot the 107, Toyota the Aygo - all effectively the same car, built at the same factory - but not the same price, that is called marketing, or (in old money) competition.
I'd sooner be able to shop around for a bargain, than feel that the prices were somehow fixed or controlled.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater