Originally Posted by blurayX
Its always business and these dealers have the mindset of being the official shop and give steep price. Time to get more resourceful.
And in this case, the Mazda dealer only wanted 57.06 for the same generic part.
Weather or not there were unions involved or child labor, I don't know, but the price difference was just too big of a pill to swallow, even when comparing to the local auto parts store.
I'll be calling the Mazda dealer again tomorrow to check out some hinge pins and bushings or even the entire hinge assembly, I don't really want to buy some Doorman hinge pins.
They have been reported to be cheaply made and from the photo on Amazon, they look like they're made out of some really cheap brass, rather then an alloy containing nickel.
I would bet that the bushings would be made in China or India where there would be very little quality control and there could be anything in there.