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I just was quoted 85 bucks for 3 wiper blades for 014 Touareg. Has anyone gotten aftermarket blades they recommend ?
 

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I just use cheapo ones and accept their less than optimal performance\lifespan ...... I always have a complete set as a spare in the trunk and toss them when they fail..... I don't sweat the cost since I usually buy them as closeout sales for $10 or less each and can sometimes get decent use from some.

If you really want to replace them one a year, then stick with the pricey OEM ones.
 

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@OP, search Bosch blades, numbers
3 397 009 034 and 3 397 008 997
I paid something around 34.50 USD total. In fact they are OEMs and way cheaper than VAG 7P0 998 002.
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OEM from VW Parts Vortex is $32.43

List Price on the OEM Touareg wiper blades is $47, print the above out and ask them why the huge mark up ?

I did this at local Audi Dealer and was told it was a "Convenience" fee, I told him that is crazy and buy parts from there now at LIST when I can't wait to buy online.
 

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Not a good day at dealer. Got in at 8:15 for rotation got out at 10 30 only to have to go back as I started to drive home, the tire pressure on rears was 28 lbs (got cold last night in Wisco). Now I go out just now and check the wipers they are not "split" at all as I was told they where. Now I am sure I will get a survey and they want all 10's.
 

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OEM from VW Parts Vortex is $32.43

List Price on the OEM Touareg wiper blades is $47, print the above out and ask them why the huge mark up ?

I did this at local Audi Dealer and was told it was a "Convenience" fee, I told him that is crazy and buy parts from there now at LIST when I can't wait to buy online.
Is this a set of 2 wiper blades from VW Parts Vortex?

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Picked these up anyway out of date by a year I think is OK. One pair left
I saw these when I was buing an OEM pair last week from Ebay but didn't buy them because of the old expiration date. I didn't want to receive wipers that had hardened rubber. I wound up paying $39 with shipping for mine.
 

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Is this a set of 2 wiper blades from VW Parts Vortex?

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Yes, both OEM from VW Parts or Bosch OE are a pack of (2) Blades.

I have used both, prefer the OEM blade

I think OP was Quoted $85 from Dealer including Installation, they figured $47 for blade set and 1/2 hour to install and I bet they have better than 50/50 shot of customers saying yes........ Gotta love the dealers service writers
 

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I just was quoted 85 bucks for 3 wiper blades for 014 Touareg. Has anyone gotten aftermarket blades they recommend ?
The best, imho, place to get wiper blades and almost any other VW parts, is FCP Euro. Not only do they have good pricing, OEM and OEM-like options, but they have a lifetime warranty on everything they sell, even oil and oil filters.

You just need to send back the old item and they credit you for it. So there is some cost for shipping, but I just bought their oil change kit, paid $92 which included 8 quarts of European 5w-30 synthetic (VW spec), filter, crush washer and oil drain plug. Plus it was free shipping. So I'll spend $10 to send back the old oil and filter, but figure it means that over the next 5 oil changes (6 total changes), I'll have spent ~$150 total, compared to $550 if I had to buy everything each time.
 

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The best, imho, place to get wiper blades and almost any other VW parts, is FCP Euro. Not only do they have good pricing, OEM and OEM-like options, but they have a lifetime warranty on everything they sell, even oil and oil filters.

You just need to send back the old item and they credit you for it. So there is some cost for shipping, but I just bought their oil change kit, paid $92 which included 8 quarts of European 5w-30 synthetic (VW spec), filter, crush washer and oil drain plug. Plus it was free shipping. So I'll spend $10 to send back the old oil and filter, but figure it means that over the next 5 oil changes (6 total changes), I'll have spent ~$150 total, compared to $550 if I had to buy everything each time.
Wait... on an oil change?? A lifetime warranty?...
that’s nuts. Lol
 

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I bought PIAA blades and took them apart, and used only the rubber blade itself from PIAA. I don't like how the aftermarket blade mfg'ers, with their aftermarket 'fit kit', goes on the OEM arms. The plastic connection point looks weak. It's a bit of work to 'thread' the PIAA rubber blade into the stock metal assembly. I only did this for the front, I just used VeeDub OEM for the back. Not a critical blade IMO.
 

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Wait... on an oil change?? A lifetime warranty?...
that’s nuts. Lol
Right? It's on all products they sell, whether they're OEM or not. They figure only some people will follow through on it, so it's likely a low risk thing to offer, kind of like coupon discounts. I literally just put the old oil back in the bottles and packed them back into the box they came in. So simple.
 
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