After hearing horror stories from my mechanic about service costs on European cars, I want Carsguide to run some articles on service costs. I notice the Head-to-Head article with Golf against Lancer makes some mention of costs but prospective buyers need to know more. Or are mechanics trying to retain our business since services on new cars are usually done at dealerships?
Geoff Grubb, email
We’re putting more service detail into Carsguide but actual costs can vary widely, unless you have one of the new deals – Toyota was first, now Nissan and Mitsubishi – with cappedpriced service costs through the life of a new-car warranty.