So I need new front pads and have decided to just get new rotors as well. I've been looking a lot online and pretty much knew what I wanted, but decided to call Subaru and see how much it would be for OEM front pads and rotors. The guy in the parts department told me $1100. I immediately told him "no, I mean just front pads and rotors, not all four", his same reply was " yea, $1100 dollars". Out of curiosity I asked how much it would be for Subaru to do pads and rotors on all four, and he told me $3000. He also said those are for the drilled and slotted rotors with high performance pads. I explained that drilled and slotted rotors are not even what the car comes with and that alls I wanted was OEM. He said that is all they offer.
I called another dealer and asked the same thing just to confirm this ludicrous quote. And guess what, it was confirmed!
What are these people smoking? I mean yes it's an STI, but not a Porsche. I mean, I know dealers over charge and I rarely go to um, but damn $3000 for a brake job! That is almost 3 clutches! Anywayz, I ordered some hps hawk street pads for $130 and rotors for $80 a piece, that are the exact spec of OEM.
Sorry, I don't mean to vent, I just couldn't believe they had the audacity to even give me such a quote. I was waiting for Ashton to hop on the phone and tell me I've been punk'd. Either way I guess I saved $2700