Originally Posted by Tombstone RJ
the price on the parts to the independent service shops is still the same price. Your independent guy will still have to pay to get the part. His labor may be cheaper but not the price of the part.
As for Porsche, I'm checking on what you are talking about. I don't recall VW buying Porsche.
Number one. Everyone marks up the price on their parts differently. Independent shops are almost always more inexpensive in both parts cost AND labor to the consumer.