We hear this all the time. But it's actually true. I have to tell you this story. I posted it in the "Things That Frustrate Us All" thread but this needs its own thread. If I can help convince someone to take action that will save them -- or someone else -- thousands of dollars, I've done my good deed for the day. Auto Repair people just tried to rip me off. BIG TIME. Let me re-type that in a way that's more accurate to the situation: *B* *I* *G* __ *T* *I* *M* *E* !!!!!!!!! B I G T I M E They were going to charge me over $2,300 to fix my car. My father talked them down to... ... $250. I took my car in for one thing and then they said "You need this, you need that, you need this, and that and that and that and that and that, and..." And it all sounded very fishy. But I don't know enough about cars, so I couldn't call him on it. So I called my father, since he knows about cars and I don't, and that was the end of that. And this guy was a fast-talker too. Talk about living up to the stereotype of ripping people off and acting the part.