Revealed: RIP-OFF replacement parts on normal cars!

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No one likes shelling out for repairs on their car, right?! But did you know there are some parts out there which are an absolute rip off! From over £4,000 on an infotainment system to rip off radiators, there are certain parts out there that will burn an absolutely HUGE hole in your wallet! But did you know which parts are the most expensive? Well, wonder no more! We've pulled together a list of the 14 most expensive parts. But can you guess what comes in at number 1? Stick with Mat to find out!
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This survey has been calculated using data taken from the extended car warranty data held by Warrantywise and the repairs they have received. A spokesman for Warranty Wise said: “Warrantywise does not release data for cars unless we have a minimum of 100 vehicles as a sample amount. This data relates to claims between 2010 and 2020 and may not represent the reliability of new vehicles as all of the data in the set is for vehicles over 3 years old.”
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carwow - 3 måneder siden
What's the most you've had to spend repairing your car? Let us know below!
Tomás PÉREZ SEGADE - 7 dager siden
Maserati 430 1997 / I spend 10000euros.
Tom Evans
Tom Evans - 3 måneder siden
Got quoted £1500 pounds to replace an exhaust manifold on a 2010 suzuki alto from a suzuki dealer as it takes 6 hours to replace and have to rip the whole front of the car off to get to it considering the car new was under 9000 quid
Freude am Fahren
Freude am Fahren - 3 måneder siden
5.000EUR in parts only for the high preasure (fuel) pump in Mercedes C350CGI / E350CGI
Robert M
Robert M - 3 måneder siden
1100€ for a clutch and flywheel replacement...
Nico Mg
Nico Mg - 3 måneder siden
Volvo v40 d2 2013 turbo replacing
Andrew Bass
Andrew Bass - 2 måneder siden
If anything on this list goes wrong with these cars on this list then it might as well go to the scrap yard
Tuddec - 2 måneder siden
How the fuck is the differential worth half as much as the entire car?
Aref Eshghi
Aref Eshghi - 2 måneder siden
I own an Audi A5 and that’s scary! Fortunately, it has only done 60k kms! :)
Also, there were too many German cars and especially, cars from VW in this list!
Marat V
Marat V - 2 måneder siden
Dont misslead the viewers. Buying cheaper car doesnt equal cheaper parts. Well the more car costs the more orginal parts will. It doesnt matter what car you use , its gonna cost a lot
theallroundguyLP - 2 måneder siden
Mat's voicecracks are getting worse XD
Keira Metz
Keira Metz - 3 måneder siden
I'm pretty sure you can get aftermarket turbos for a quarter of the cost in the video. 😂
LOVER REX - 3 måneder siden
Vw polo classic extended limousine
Darren Bell
Darren Bell - 3 måneder siden
£2680 for a Nissan micra radiator? Which dealer did he take it to? Cause there is no way the part is over £250 , so that means the remaining £2430 was labour? The job at the very most is an hour and half if your on a go slow, some ones deffo been submitting some dodgy claims on that one
iamdmc - 3 måneder siden
Don't buy a french or korean car, and most american cars are crappy
Benedicto Diptasuta
Benedicto Diptasuta - 3 måneder siden
Interviewer: "What Inspired you to charge almost half the price of the original car for a differential replacement of VW UP?"
Chris Healing
Chris Healing - 3 måneder siden
Mat i love you
Chris Healing
Chris Healing - 3 måneder siden
Mat love ya
TheHjkkkl - 3 måneder siden
The battery change on my golf gte is 20000 euros
Daniel Sacui
Daniel Sacui - 3 måneder siden
This are just not real! You can't expect anyone to belive that a Nissan micra radiator is £3000
And Audi a5 timing chain £5000, if the chain brakes then yes fixing the engine will probably be even more
Android Games.
Android Games. - 3 måneder siden
Tell me a beget car please
Roz Sa
Roz Sa - 3 måneder siden
To make this narrative more relevant, you need to mention how often / likely it is for those parts to need replacing. As in the likelihood that they'd actually break and need replacing. That would then put the cost of replacing the parts more into perspective.
Mohammed Sayful Ahmed
Mohammed Sayful Ahmed - 3 måneder siden
Manufacturers don’t make them to last, they make money on repairs and parts
Killert68i - 3 måneder siden
Modern cars are like a Color Ink Printer. You lucky buy one with discount for 90 $ and are happy to print your color papers. But once one Ink cartridge become empty and You go for a new to order and see that one of four of this little boxes costs about 60$ per each - You become crazy!!! 🙈🙈🙈 And the same with modern cars - automotive manufacturers just get another half of car price during service))
TheGrosborn - 3 måneder siden
How many french cars on this list.....
Canal Oval
Canal Oval - 3 måneder siden
You can always buy car parts online. No need to pay these ridiculous values
Jamie Bridges
Jamie Bridges - 3 måneder siden
Where do you pull these numbers from? An asshole?
Seat Ibiza turbo for example from Seat Dealer retails approx £1200
Oil feed and return approx £70
Exhaust gasket , new bolts / nuts in total approx £75
Labour to fit - 5 hours.
So how do you get those ridiculous figures?

As an aside, warranty wise are a big scam, they refuse to pay out on Valid claims (google bmw M5 warranty wise)
Ridwaan Hendricks
Ridwaan Hendricks - 3 måneder siden
I own a 2013 Kia Optima. New price was just under 16k pounds. Kia wants 220 pounds for 1 new headlamp bulb (xenon). I luv the car for its size and reasonable power, but dread the thought of an enjin or xmission packing in. Oh the horror.
Joe Berrant
Joe Berrant - 3 måneder siden
Cars used to be cheap when bought new back in the day... Nowadays cars have gotten too expensive 🤬
Giancarlo Rodríguez Borrero
Giancarlo Rodríguez Borrero - 3 måneder siden
You guys got turbocharged Chrysler 300s??? We in the US only got naturally aspirated engines, a 3.6L V6 a 5.7L V8 and a 6.4L V8
Adam - 3 måneder siden
it means that even the latest up!'s diff costs that much ?
Kądrat HaSbRo
Kądrat HaSbRo - 3 måneder siden
Mat i got awesome Drag Race. Those 3 cars are under 3 sec to 60 mph
Porsche 911 turbo S vs Nissan Gtr Nismo vs Tesla S P100D LUDICROUS
Please make it happen
Kądrat HaSbRo
Kądrat HaSbRo - 3 måneder siden
Mat i got awesome Drag Race. Those 3 cars are under 3 sec to 60 mph
Porsche 911 turbo S vs Nissan Gtr Nismo vs Tesla S P100D LUDICROUS
Please make it happen
Kądrat HaSbRo
Kądrat HaSbRo - 3 måneder siden
Mat i got awesome Drag Race. Those 3 cars are under 3 sec to 60 mph
Porsche 911 turbo S vs Nissan Gtr Nismo vs Tesla S P100D LUDICROUS
Please make it happen
Robert Willis
Robert Willis - 3 måneder siden
Old news . Haynes Manuals did this years ago. They stripped a Ford Escort. And went to a dealer with a full parts list to build a complete car was something like 8 times the price of a car off the production line. That's where the manufacturer makes the money.
That's why the dealers and manufacturers will try anything to squirm out of warranty repairs.
Fearlesspancake - 3 måneder siden
I have an 2011 Audi Q5 2.0t and the time chain guide between the cams broke and the pistons hit the valves i paid $145 for Audi mechanics to look at it and the bill was $11,000 usd and I bought the car for $18,000
david Bailey
david Bailey - 3 måneder siden
Most people with cars of that age would either use used parts or new and fit it themselves shows how u get ripped off by main dealers and warranty
Ross Watt
Ross Watt - 3 måneder siden
1.6TDI injectors £350 each
patrick771 - 3 måneder siden
Please do a video where you "repair/replace" the whole car (every part of it). A VW Polo would probably cost 100.000 Pounds.
patrick771 - 3 måneder siden
I know someone who recently paid 1400 € for updating(!) his BMW infotainment/navigation system.
Adam Rady
Adam Rady - 3 måneder siden
2600 Pounds for a wiper Motor ? This is a ripoff .. I worked for a European high quality supplier which produced wiper motor systems among other products (Famous one), do you know how much the wiper motor actually cost on average for passenger cars ??? 25 Euros. Yes 25 Euros, and I am sure of this because when we used to send those motors to other company locations overseas for testing or other R&D purpose, we had to make an actual Bill, and the Bill was with the part cost, was 25 Euros every time.
Sanidhya K. Patel
Sanidhya K. Patel - 3 måneder siden
If single turbo costs that much to repair, I was wondering what if BMW's quad turbo diesel fails 😂😂😂
James B
James B - 3 måneder siden
Repairs on Turbo engines are expensive.
Always stick with NA port injection engine if possible
Quokka Pirquish
Quokka Pirquish - 3 måneder siden
That’s why it’s called ‘up’. Every time you get a repair bill, you heat the words ‘shut up!’, followed by ‘up yours!’
jamiecra - 3 måneder siden
Someone is being scammed here and I don’t think it’s Warranty Wise by the dealers. Love Carwow but not this advertising partnership 😷
yasser aboamoud
yasser aboamoud - 3 måneder siden
lesson here kids is that "avoid turbocharged cars"
Satsuma GT
Satsuma GT - 3 måneder siden
I’m surprised no BMWs were shown
vproduction - 3 måneder siden
Most of the cars are rare car not many around. But I'm suprise about the micra radiator. But for vw. Those price are bullshit. Anyone can buy an used or aftermarket and slap it in urself or from a local mechanic
Tuguldur Baatar
Tuguldur Baatar - 3 måneder siden
£8500 new mechatronic unit for Audi Q5 2010 S-Tronic model however it was covered under warranty :)
Kristiqn Vasilev
Kristiqn Vasilev - 3 måneder siden
2680£ for a radiator on a Micra??? These dealer repairs are getting ridiculous. If i don't have a warranty and go to the dealer to fit a new radiator and he tells me this i'll probably smack him in the face. Complete idiots
DLP550 - 3 måneder siden
Nice to see Vauxhall is not on this list.
Christian Rönn
Christian Rönn - 3 måneder siden
Parts guy from Finland here, with some thoughts:
- Dual mass flywheels. When your flywheel goes, which it will, it'll set you back around 1.5k€ in parts plus many workshop hours because it isn't a simple job to do. The manual transmission is still the default option in many market segments and I don't get it. Automatics are easier to live with and more reliable, save for some VW group DSG transmissions of course, but yet people keep buying manual transmission cars to sit in traffic with all day.
- Every car has that one part that's ridiculously expensive. On my biturbo diesel Insignia it's the turbo assembly, which means I won't be cheaping out out on engine oil services any time soon. If you have a Japanese car that didn't become popular in its day, chances are parts will have to be sourced at the main dealer at ridiculous prices. Brake dust shields for an old beaten Camry will exceed the value of the car, whereas for a normal Golf they're 20€ or so each.
- Cam chain issues have been plaguing the VW group and many other manufacturers in the 2000's, at least in the Finnish climate. It's embarrassingly common for the
Mario Sambolec
Mario Sambolec - 3 måneder siden
what about skoda octavia or superb?
Ellis Paulin
Ellis Paulin - 3 måneder siden
£6,000 for X2 turbos and park brake module.
Range Rover Sport TDV8.
Gabriel Oancea
Gabriel Oancea - 3 måneder siden
Well, you can get chinese radiators for as little as 200 pounds and have them fit by a local service, it wont cost 4000£ this way :))
jeremy hk
jeremy hk - 3 måneder siden
Junaid Kochai
Junaid Kochai - 3 måneder siden
Honda civic 2007 IMA hybrid AC compressor costs £1400 the value of the car is £2000😂😂
Snikkelbek - 3 måneder siden
That's how Kia compensates for 7 years warranty I guess. And what a pity that Nissan is essentially a Renault right now.
Ftor - 3 måneder siden
Windscreen wiper motor costs 30$ in Ukrane. I dont believe in any of this prises
VluggeJapie - 3 måneder siden
YouCantHandleTheTruth - 3 måneder siden
Pretty useless video because this list would be endless.
Every car manufacturer has these parts and repairs which are shockingly expensive especially if you take your car to their own branded service.
Sophea Thun
Sophea Thun - 3 måneder siden
Actually I owned BMW 7serries E66 for more than two yrs and I don't want to talk about repair, its made my tear drop step by step from my eyes...
boubacar bano Diallo
boubacar bano Diallo - 3 måneder siden
Not surprised vw so unreliable i own one. Crankshaft 1963 us + failed fan 1350 us water pump 1635 us. It’s crappy stay away.
Arb 35y
Arb 35y - 3 måneder siden
carwow keeping us entertained during this global meltdown,happy boy videos are being knocked out.....
ItsMeKriz - 3 måneder siden
The moment you realise your 2014 208 is currently in for a replacement Cat and lambda sensor and you're wondering why the warrany company (motor easy) aren't responding to your messages... dont think they want to cough uo the dough 😂
STORMCLOUDGREY - 3 måneder siden
Don't buy a VW Up. Get a Hyundai i10. You get a 5 year warranty & proper 5 star safety.
STORMCLOUDGREY - 3 måneder siden
The moral of this video seems to be don't buy a French car as the electrics issues will cost a fortune. Matt has forgot to mention Kias have 7 year warranty so these costs will only apply on 8yr old+ cars. At least Renaults now have a 5 year warranty which offer some protection from ridiculous bills.
Big Yasar
Big Yasar - 3 måneder siden
Who do we blame, manufacturer or their nation 🤣
Jeremy Stig
Jeremy Stig - 3 måneder siden
The hell are these prices, you can replace a whole engine for some of these prices and they are asking that for a turbocharger, or a throttlebody?
Yunus Patel
Yunus Patel - 3 måneder siden
Nearly half of them french cars, say no more!
Stephen Doherty
Stephen Doherty - 3 måneder siden
Nows a good time for owners to inform car dismantlers to inform them when one turns up, and just in case
Zerofightervi - 3 måneder siden
I think the thing you need to remember is that these cars have all suffered from the biggest money loss of all, depreciation.
Also you'll be able to get parts from breakers yards so these hugely inflated prices are basically irrelevant.
SpaceLion87 - 3 måneder siden
Cheers to all Volvo owners! XD
Best cars ever (especially pre 2010 models)
Reza Motin
Reza Motin - 3 måneder siden
Are they Tom Ford specs?
Jez Stokes
Jez Stokes - 3 måneder siden
Nobody would pay these prices just search online for a breaker’s yard..
Chris K
Chris K - 3 måneder siden
I call BS on some of the figures, a OE micra rad is £80 posted with a 5yr warranty off eBay, and won’t take £2K+ in labour unless you’re paying a double amputee £60 an hour.
CaptianSparkles - 3 måneder siden
Most of these prices are pure bullshit
Szilard Simon
Szilard Simon - 3 måneder siden
what wait ? where is BMWWWWWWWWWWWWW ? 520 ? 2010 up to 2014 with the chain ? haha you need to redoo this video Matt mate
Si Raff
Si Raff - 3 måneder siden
I thought we had laws against this kind of thing.
Sherwin bhana
Sherwin bhana - 3 måneder siden
Renault Megane iv 1.2 gt line, here in South Africa, got slapped with a R22000 (£1000)bill for the shocks...
MarkJoshua David
MarkJoshua David - 3 måneder siden
Good thing there are no toyotas, lexus and hondas here
Kristian Hermann
Kristian Hermann - 3 måneder siden
And that's where you either buy an aftermarket part, head to a scrap yard for a used part, or get rid of your car altogether.
giorgos_kalpidis - 3 måneder siden
What about the r35 with the 20.000 transmission replace?
Guillermo Gallego Lora
Guillermo Gallego Lora - 3 måneder siden
That can't be right... for the VW Polo, 4k pounds to replace the IFE? HA! you can get a new radio for just 300€...come on!!
Johnnyxp64 - 3 måneder siden
and he is comparing them with old original price!! now today imagine that all of those cost like 50%+++ from the today's car price when the part will fail!
Robert Ri
Robert Ri - 3 måneder siden
5:40 the iniza fr shown in this video has either a 2.0 tdi or 1.6 tdi which are both some of the most common engine in europe right now. The price shown here is probably a mechanic markup on the price
hustle ash
hustle ash - 3 måneder siden
Just go to your local breakers
Maurice Tremblay
Maurice Tremblay - 3 måneder siden
In my opinion , car part prices are like patrol prices. Fixed and and bloated to profit manufacturers. Probably done in some dark room. Example: my blind spot indicator on my Audi Q7 went for $200! It is basically a plastic shell with 4 led’s. I can buy a high discharge led flashlight ( torch, forgive the NA slang) with batteries included for $39.95! Such is life.
Kenny G
Kenny G - 3 måneder siden
What a complete load of scaremongering crap. I replaced the infotainment system in my daughters 2012 Polo for £235. And it was the upgraded version with Apple CarPlay. It was a direct plug and play and took about 20 minutes to do the job. So where the hell to Warrantywise get £4,131
Tomas - 3 måneder siden
Shit cars...
raptorheli2 - 3 måneder siden
Be great video if you team up with warranty wise and see denied claims cost versus policy cost. I've only ever tried to claim once and.......well let's just say I won't be buying policy again.
w3t80y123 - 3 måneder siden
Really nice you take the time to make this type of videos! best car channel on yt, hands down!
Bib The Boulder
Bib The Boulder - 3 måneder siden
£3.5k to sort out a head gasket on a Bentley. Or how about £600 to rectify an LED front light fault on an XK Jaguar...
Bob808 - 3 måneder siden
So you're telling me that my American (cough: made in Canada) Chrysler 300 with an Italian engine and German gearbox has the most expensive repair on the list for a _turbo..._ and here I was worried about injectors 😅😓
Salgandarin - 3 måneder siden
'Normal cars' - Shows SLK. I wish.
Salgandarin - 3 måneder siden
@A real bisexual petrol-head lmao. Sounds like someone needs a hug. I wouldn't say the video makers are morons as they use normal cars too. Hmmm, is it that u r the moron.
Rui T
Rui T - 3 måneder siden
Really nice content 👌👍😉
Jakub Wasik
Jakub Wasik - 3 måneder siden
From now on thats how I'm gonna part exchange my car,
turbo works +5k
Infotainment works +5k
And so on...
Steve Underwood
Steve Underwood - 3 måneder siden
15% to 20% of the new car price sounds bad, but these prices are a much bigger percentage of the car's residual price today. So much so that if many of these relatively modest failures can't be addressed from a breakers yard they are writeoff events. He mentions this for the Up at the end of the video, but with high depreciation rates it seems it should be true for a number of the cars described.
abHinAv M
abHinAv M - 3 måneder siden
Can you do a race with Ken block
Pickle Joe
Pickle Joe - 3 måneder siden
G wagon vs Lamborghini urus tug of war
I said enough
Abdul.kayum Kayumov
Abdul.kayum Kayumov - 3 måneder siden
Common fitts better instead of normal
CK Woof
CK Woof - 3 måneder siden
Pls buy the japanese car
Mansoor Sharifi
Mansoor Sharifi - 3 måneder siden
Not a reliable review .. can't just compare the cars price and the repair parts.
You mentioned it will cost 1434£ to replace ECU in C1.. but didn't mention how it will cost to replace ECU in A6, BMW or RangeRover.?. Possibly need to sell one of your kidneys...
Shaun McI
Shaun McI - 3 måneder siden
please stop using that sound effect when Matt swoops on and off screen - super annoying
Sam Evans
Sam Evans - 3 måneder siden
I just bought an Original Infotainment for my 2013 Polo from eBay for £200. Took less than 10 minutes to this is BS.