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27 April 2008 @ 03:18 pm
Cheap or not?  
My driveway is very narrow and we have a nasty fence that is chipping the edge of our car door. I've found a place that will sell pastic door edge guard, in black, for $10 (with the shipping added in.) I've also found the "offical mazda" part, which can be ordered in the color of my car. which costs about $65, which is a whole lot more than $10. But since I expect to be woning this car for at least 10 years, that's only $6 a year, if it means that it looks better and is a better product. The pictures aren't really clear enough to show me how much worse or better it would look. So...

Poll #1178553 less money or more certainty?

Cheaper or "offical"?

Get the cheaper!
8(72.7%)
Get the made for your car part!
3(27.3%)
 
 
 
Nathannathanw on April 27th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
I bet the cheap one will last at least a year.
katybeth on April 28th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
Car-branded small parts are often marked up, IME. (e.g. - My used car came without floor mats. $10 for a set at the store, or $50 for a branded set from the dealer.) The cheap one will probably serve just fine, and if it really doesn't, you can fall back to the official one.
Natashahoneyartichoke on April 28th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
What she said