Friday, October 07, 2005

Never lose your keys...

Or let them be damaged...

Replacement Key Prices and Delay Times
Alfa Romeo – $110-$180. Italy. 5 days.
Audi – $332. Germany. 7 days.
BMW 3 Series – $221. Germany. 7 days.
BMW 7 Series – $563. Germany. 7 days.
Ferrari – $400. Italy. 14 days.
Ford Falcon – $223. Dealer. 1 hour.
Ford Explorer – $170. Dealer. 1 hour.
Holden Commodore – About $80. Dealer. 1 day.
Holden Astra/Barina – About $80. Dealer. 2 days.
Honda CR-V – $426. Dealer. 1-2 days.
Hyundai Accent – $133. Dealer. Same day.
Jaguar X-Type – $347. Distributor (Sydney). Same day.
Jaguar XJ-XK – $520. Distributor (Sydney). Same day.
Lexus SC430 – $304. Distributor. 1-2 days.
Mazda MX-5 – $187. Dealer. Next day.
Mercedes-Benz – $250. Distributor (Melbourne). 10-14 days.
Mitsubishi Magna – $148. Adelaide. 1 day.
Mitsubishi Mirage – $124. Dealer. 1 day.
Nissan Pulsar – $248. Dealer. 1-2 days.
Nissan Patrol – $213. Dealer. 1-2 days.
Peugeot 307 – $125. France. 7-14 days.
Porsche 911 – $206. Distributor (Melbourne). 1 day.
Range Rover – $303. UK. 21 days.
Subaru – $300. Distributor (Sydney). 1 day.
Toyota RAV4 – $290. Dealer. 1 day.
Volvo – $400. Distributor (Sydney). 1 day.
Volkswagen – $129-$181. Germany. 7 days.

These prices are from 2003 so things could have, and probably has, changed since thing. And as security systems in cars are getting more integrated and comprehensive, I can only see those figures increasing.

Interesting to note is that if you ever lose your Range Rover key, you better hope the dealership can give you a loan car for 3 weeks...

1 comment:

Tom said...

I was surprised to learn that my dodgy Pulsar key was more expensive to replace than a Porsche key.

Well I guess there are SOME cheap maintenance items on a Porsche.

Unlike the latest model 911 Turbo S with the optional $20,000 carbon/ceramic breaks (About the price of my Pulsar when new)