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I called my dealership and asked for a price check on a part. It is the front right wheel well liner that I need, as mine has a sizable crack in it and I don't want water/debris from the road making it up into the engine bay.


$150!!!


... for a piece of plastic.

Unreal.
 

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Haha. Inner fender for my nova was $450 unpainted. Still had to get both painted and the hardware.
 

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That's cheap for a car part. This isn't just a GM issue - all car manufacturers charge an outrageous price for replacement parts. This is one of the reasons that cars with body damage but no structural damage are frequently "totaled" by insurance companies.
 

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i would try ebay if someone will ship to you. off topic my mom use to tell me I send me 2 ur country :p if I don't behave :(. & novas rock this is why they cost so much ^ here is what I have seen for you on ebay. me likey ebay

95366411 cruze | eBay
 

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I called my dealership and asked for a price check on a part. It is the front right wheel well liner that I need, as mine has a sizable crack in it and I don't want water/debris from the road making it up into the engine bay.


$150!!!


... for a piece of plastic.

Unreal.
Finally someone who realizes the value of the G.M. Service Contract. Any part, any time replaced for free when your basic warranty runs its course. I feel protected as I do with my Blue Cross that covers any part of my body after deductibles, and co pays, and co insurance
 

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I realize that body parts especially can be expensive at times, but this one blew me away. I was expecting $50, $60 maybe.

A local part shop can get me one for $107 + tax (CAD). There's a few online in the $50 - $75 range, but with taxes and shipping I'd rather get it local I think.
 

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I called for a 7 pin connector for a trailer with pig tail from gm. Told me $140+tax and then I had to pay $15 for shipping
 

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DearOP ....buy a can of that flex seal and give that a try at sealing up yer inner fender well liner ...........
 

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Is this the piece?

My Chevy dealer parts department would probably give to me for pretty close to this price after I bring the print out from GM Parts Direct to the counter.

FENDER LINER, RIGHT - 2011 Chevrolet Cruze (95472792)



  • List Price: $75.57
  • You Save: $23.88 (32% off)
  • Sale Price: $51.69








  • Manufacturer: GM
  • Part Number: 95472792
  • Part: FENDER LINER, RIGHT





Product Description

FENDER LINER, RIGHT for your 2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT with a 1.4L L4 - Gas. We also sell BODY and FENDER & COMPONENTS. This is a genuine OEM Chevrolet part #95472792 and carries a factory warranty. We offer the best online prices with fast shipping with any order placed with us.

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/chevro...s-scat/?part_name=fender-liner&position=right
 

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DearOP ....buy a can of that flex seal and give that a try at sealing up yer inner fender well liner ...........
Great idea. I think I have something that might do the trick in the garage. The liner has a sizable hole upon further inspecting, but I may be able to build it up with some "framing" or the missing piece.

Is this the piece?

My Chevy dealer parts department would probably give to me for pretty close to this price after I bring the print out from GM Parts Direct to the counter.

FENDER LINER, RIGHT - 2011 Chevrolet Cruze (95472792)



  • List Price: $75.57
  • You Save: $23.88 (32% off)
  • Sale Price: $51.69








  • Manufacturer: GM
  • Part Number: 95472792
  • Part: FENDER LINER, RIGHT





Product Description

FENDER LINER, RIGHT for your 2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT with a 1.4L L4 - Gas. We also sell BODY and FENDER & COMPONENTS. This is a genuine OEM Chevrolet part #95472792 and carries a factory warranty. We offer the best online prices with fast shipping with any order placed with us.

FENDER LINER, RIGHT for 2011 Chevrolet Cruze|95472792
I'm not sure if my dealership would pricematch to be honest, only one way to find out. Fingers crossed.
 

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Could also rivet a piece of metal or plastic in there to fill the whole.
 

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I'm not sure if my dealership would pricematch to be honest, only one way to find out. Fingers crossed.
Don't forget, that price does not include shipping from GM Parts Direct. I show my parts guy the actual price minus shipping, sometimes he can get within a few dollars, other times he can get within $5 or $10 of the shipped price. It all depends on how quickly/badly you need the part. If you need the part to get your Cruze up and running, it is worth it to spend the extra $5 or $10 and get it from the dealer rather than wait a week for it to be shipped. Even if the dealer does not have it in stock, they can usually get it in the next day.

In your case, I assume the car is drivable, so you don't need it right away. If the parts department can't get close in price, just order it online. Dealer cost from GM is up on some parts, and they can't match. GM Parts Direct probably has had some of these parts in their warehouse for a while, before parts costs went up.
 

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Finally someone who realizes the value of the G.M. Service Contract. Any part, any time replaced for free when your basic warranty runs its course. I feel protected as I do with my Blue Cross that covers any part of my body after deductibles, and co pays, and co insurance

This is a perfect example of when that extended warranty would not apply.... a cracked wheel well liner would be considered damaged do to use/abuse and not covered. Any physically damaged part like a wheel well liner would more than likely be caused by outside source, not a manufacturing defect. That's besides the deducible being almost as much as buying the part.
 

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This is a perfect example of when that extended warranty would not apply.... a cracked wheel well liner would be considered damaged do to use/abuse and not covered. Any physically damaged part like a wheel well liner would more than likely be caused by outside source, not a manufacturing defect. That's besides the deducible being almost as much as buying the part.
I take your point that this particular part may not be covered as it may be deemed to be a body panel, which are excluded under the GMPP. But I'd like to point out that both GMPP and GMEPP are available with a zero deductible option. Which is what both Eddy and myself purchased.
 
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Also, don't forget your Chevy parts department is not in the business to give away parts at their cost. When I first went to my Chevy parts guy, I told him I understand that they need to make a profit, and then simply asked how close he could get to the online price. Now that he knows me, he automatically gives me his best price.
 

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Also, don't forget your Chevy parts department is not in the business to give away parts at their cost. When I first went to my Chevy parts guy, I told him I understand that they need to make a profit, and then simply asked how close he could get to the online price. Now that he knows me, he automatically gives me his best price.
This.

Developing a relationship with your parts man is vital to your parts pricing.

I've cultivated a relationship with my parts man over the decades. Shown our cars together. Had him and his wife over for dinner. Attended his mother's funeral. I've gained a solid friend and saved a boatload of dough on parts.

Go to your parts counter with an attitude that the pricing is outrageous and I gurantee the price won't go down any. If anything it will go up the next time they see your face.

A dealership parts counter is not Wal-Mart. Nor is it a garage sale where you can barter away.

A dealership parts counter is much more like a jewelry shop - where the price of a diamond ring can go up or down depending on how you're getting along with the salesperson. GM sets a cost, trade and retail price - but nothing stops the parts man from charging an extra 20% because you rub him the wrong way.
 
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