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Old 31-05-2013, 06:01 PM
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Unhappy replacement key - 02 wrx

Hey guys.. i had the misfortune getting my keys nicked off a resteraunt table while i wasn't looking the other week while i was staying in perth

. I bought the car , and it only came with one set of key's from VW osbourne park, next to subaru , i've been told by other people that every car should come with 2 sets of keys... what are your opinions?...

i had to get my car towed there ( thank god for RAC ), and upon arriving they told me it was over 600$ per key to get it done. ( i have a remote built into the key if that makes a difference) .. i didn't really have a choice , i live down south, was stuck in perth the whole weekend , and i couldnt get it towed elsewhere cause it was a hassle. Did i get ripped off?.. i thought it was insanely expensive , the way he explained it was they looked up the key configuration and wireless passcode from my vin number.. i'm thinking the key itself might cost 40$... so where did the other 560$ of my hard earned money go?..

all in all i got 2 keys and it cost me 1260 or so... i wont be making the same mistake again, just want to ask if anyone else has had similar experiences?..
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Sounds about right looking st around 600-800 per key that includes cutting and coding at a subaru dealership. So your going to have to bite the bullet and get it done.new cars come with 2 keys. Second hand cars sometimes do and sometimes dont
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Old 31-05-2013, 07:06 PM
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There's no way a complete Subaru key would only cost $40.

I've never priced one but from memory others have stated around the 3-4 hundred dollar mark retail 'for purchase'?

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Is it possible to purchase a key from a wreckers and just change over the key itself and the internal board? The rubber backing on mine has come loose.
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Old 31-05-2013, 07:51 PM
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Marc, yes you can switch the backing
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Old 31-05-2013, 07:59 PM
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$600-800 for a key is a fucking joke in all seriousness.
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I agree but that's how it is. Most of the cost in the transponder
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Would your car insurance not cover the cost of new keys when stolen? I know that mine will.
Or did they say you left them un-attended so not covered?
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they didnt want to know about it.. time to look for another insurance mob, i had to stay a whole weekend at a hotel as well, they werent unattended , i was there the whole time, took them out of the back pocket, sat them on my wallet , which they didnt take weirdly enough. country boy has learnt his lesson bout perth. half the time i dont bother even locking my car , ipod on the seat etc, thats the city i spose
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Just got quoted $340 odd trade P-WRX rate at City Subaru.
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