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I've spent some time in Scottsdale Lamborghini as I'm here on holidays. I've gotta admit, I've always been a Ferrari fan but both the Murci's and the Gallardo's have lines that keep me up at night. :cool: Aside from the obvious, what type of costs due you typically incur for yearly maintenace? Is there a schedule that needs to be followed? Are you paying a couple hundred dollars/hr for a suggested program?


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If I'm not mistaken, my dealer charges $125 and hour. An oil change cost aroung $400. Major service at 15k mile interval is around $4k. Clutch could be than around $5k. Other than those, the car is pretty much bulletproof. Of course, I'm talking about the Diablo, Murci and the G-car could be similar.
 

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Actually I was wondering the same question. How much would I have to spent on a Diablo 6.0 in canadian dollars a year on maintaince with no major repairs? Just want to have my finanice straight before buying one.
 

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If I'm not mistaken, my dealer charges $125 and hour. An oil change cost aroung $400. Major service at 15k mile interval is around $4k. Clutch could be than around $5k. Other than those, the car is pretty much bulletproof. Of course, I'm talking about the Diablo, Murci and the G-car could be similar.
What are the "major" items? :confused:The price for the clutch is reasonable but why whoud it need to be replaced so soon? :wave:
 

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Lambo, for a VERY LONG TIME has put weak clutches in the cars to avoid the possibility of trany warranty issues.
I don't get that...they don't have that much power that a clutch couldn't be built for it. :confused: And shouldn't they be able to have a stong enough tranny for the stock power??
 

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Try reading slowly with your thinking cap on!!!

If a Clutch blows when the the power is poured on and NEVER the trans....then the Manufacturer never has warranty liability!

Duhhhh!

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I'm not dissing the car I'm asking a legit question...a clutch doesn't just blow! And why doesn't it have the holding power for the hp of the car????
 

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I hate to sound too cynical, but I just sold (unloaded) my 2002 Murcielago with 8,400 miles and I am not convinced that all of the mechanicals are what they should be. Here's a link to my story with this Murcielago. It's one story - it may be a bad example and not representative, but do your research and know what to expect before you commit your cash.

http://www.lamborghini-talk.com/vbforum/showthread.php?t=753

Hey, sorry to beat a dead horse - I just realized you guys talked about this on the other thread.
I agree with the bad service comment, but also believe the product is mechanically flawed on several levels - clutch, lift/suspension, and electronic switches to name the obvious. Gallardo's stories exist here too. At $300K - there is no excuse - I don't care if it is the same with Ferraris and Z06"s - there is no excuse for parts to fail repeatedly and consistantly over a number of years and the manufacturer not address them. Thousands of dollars of anual repairs/maintenance is not acceptable.
 

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I hate to sound too cynical, but I just sold (unloaded) my 2002 Murcielago with 8,400 miles and I am not convinced that all of the mechanicals are what they should be. Here's a link to my story with this Murcielago. It's one story - it may be a bad example and not representative, but do your research and know what to expect before you commit your cash.

http://www.lamborghini-talk.com/vbforum/showthread.php?t=753
I read that, it's too bad. :(
 

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Lager,

that's not an excuse, that's the deal, they put weak clutches in to protect their ass not yours, take it or leave it!
If that's the reason...ok...at least I know...it doesn't make sense to me though.
 

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Lager,

has the concept of MONEY changing hands ever crossed your mind??? It has to the Italians!!!!

LOL.... :D
That's exactly what the first thought was...my point exactly...it has nothing to do with a tranny, that's an excuse. Glad that's clear. :cheers:
 

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That's exactly what the first thought was...my point exactly...it has nothing to do with a tranny, that's an excuse. Glad that's clear. :cheers:
Everyone knows, the entire World knows that Lambos are the Most Exotic Sports Cars there are, bar none! And they have made it their lifes work that, "IFa Youa Wanta To Playa, Youa Gonna Paya!"

So get over it, or get used to it!

And I own one and pay thru my freakin nose for the priviledge!! WITH NO REGRETS!!!

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No need to yell!! I've never considered a stock clutch replacement paying to play...
 
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