Volume 8, Issue 5 - September/October 2006

Price Points
2005 BMW 330i

For its recurring Price Points department, AGRR surveyed five major cities in the United States for the windshield replacement on a 2005 BMW 330i (4-door sedan without rain sensors). As usual, the companies were told that insurance will not be involved and the customer wishes to pay for the windshield out of pocket. Results are listed below.

2005 BMW 330i NAGS Part No. FW02092
NAGS Part Price: $188.90
Labor 3.3 Hours @ $35/hour* $115.50
Expected Total Cost $304.40

2005 BMW 330i

Atlanta         Price % Relative to Total Cost
Shop #1 $250.00 -17.9%

Shop #2

$240.28 -21.1%
Shop #3 $315.00 +3.5%
Shop #4 $308.89** +1.5%
Average $278.54 -8.5%
Median $279.45 -8.2%
Cleveland Price % Relative to Total Cost
Shop #1 $207.81 -31.7%

Shop #2

$220.00 -27.7%
Shop #3 $260.00 -14.6%
Shop #4 $248.82** -18.3%
Average $234.16 -23.1%
Median $234.41 -23.0%
Oklahoma City Price % Relative to Total Cost
Shop #1 $180.00 -40.9%

Shop #2

$180.00 -40.9%
Shop #3 $179.00 -41.2%
Shop #4 $308.89** +1.5%
Average $211.97 -30.4%
Median $180.00 -40.9%
Philadelphia Price % Relative to Total Cost
Shop #1 $230.00 -24.4%

Shop #2

$275.00 -9.7%
Shop #3 $285.00 -6.4%
Shop #4 $248.82** -18.3%
Average $259.71 -14.7%
Median $261.91 -14.0%
Portland, Ore. Price % Relative to Total Cost
Shop #1 $400.00 +31.4%

Shop #2

$215.00 -29.4%
Shop #3 $195.00 -36.0%
Shop #4 $308.89** +1.5%
Average $279.72 -8.1%
Median $261.95 -14.0%
Nat'l Average        $252.82         -17.0%
Nat'l Median $248.82 -18.3%

* AGRR labor estimate based on prevailing labor rates.
** These quotes were taken from various websites that provide auto glass quotes for these particular areas.

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