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That's EXACTLY the reasoning VickiSpouse uses! Except that it doesn't save on maintenance costs because the dealers charge at least double what my after-market mechanic does. And the dealers often aren't very good. (Particularly the case on the Caravan. Although we had tons of dealer mis-maintenance on the Volkswagen earlier.)

I learned that lesson. I never take my Caravan to the dealership unless it is warranty work or a recall (had several of those). And my warranty has long since expired.

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