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post #1 of 74 Old 09-21-2009, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Crazy Brake Prices!!!! WTF

So, I just found out that my front brakes squeak like hell because they need to be replaced. The car only has 8600 miles on it and is 8 months old and apparently I have almost no brakes left, keep in mind I do not drive crazy..... My service guy quoted me on new brake pads and rotors for the front at $1300 with a discount because im a good customer... Normally should be around 1500-1700.... Is this normal? Im thinking about getting rid of the F just because he told me I will need to change the brakes every 8-10 months. That's insane!!!!!!!! Am I getting raped? Any info would help, especially if you've changed your brakes already.... THANKS
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A search would have led you here:

http://www.lexusf.com/forums/showthr...ghlight=brakes

The brembos are high friction brakes, and need to be replaced often. 8,600 miles seems way too soon, unless you're a real aggressive driver or track the car. Anywhere from 12K to 15K miles is more in the ballpark.

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I'm at 21K and mine are still good... I'll probably have yo replace them on my next oil change


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Does that price include new rotors? If so, that doesn't sound so bad, but sounds high for just turning them. I'm at 10,500 miles, no problems so far.
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New brake pads and rotors... I would've been happy at changing the brakes at 11,000-12,000 miles but 8500 that's nuts....

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Does that price include new rotors? If so, that doesn't sound so bad, but sounds high for just turning them. I'm at 10,500 miles, no problems so far.
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I just passed 15K miles and had to replace rotors and brake pads for ~$1600. But it included a free car wash!
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Unk, I was in the same situation a couple months back. On my 10k service they told me my front brakes were gone and need to be replaced along with rotors. The price quoted was also identical at $1300 w/labor. I also though I was being raped! but had given the ok before I found out most people haven't changed the F's brakes until 15K miles. I definitely am not a aggressive driver and never have tracked the car. However I'm going to see what happens during the 20k service. If they say the same thing I might have to complain to lexus corporate.
Those brake prices are absurd!


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Thanks for sharing your experience and I agree with you that maybe it's not as expensive as i thought it was but on 8600 miles and never once on a track or taken above 90mph, why the sudden change? I guess i'll just have to bite my lip and pay the bill. It does annoy me that at this rate I will have spend almost 8 grand on front brakes by the time I give back my car.... I guess its the cost of luxury....

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Unk, I was in the same situation a couple months back. On my 10k service they told me my front brakes were gone and need to be replaced along with rotors. The price quoted was also identical at $1300 w/labor. I also though I was being raped! but had given the ok before I found out most people haven't changed the F's brakes until 15K miles. I definitely am not a aggressive driver and never have tracked the car. However I'm going to see what happens during the 20k service. If they say the same thing I might have to complain to lexus corporate.
Those brake prices are absurd!
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