- Nov 19, 2001
Well, I was a fool and let my wife drive my Mazda6 this weekend. She obviously wasn't paying attention and hit a "big hole" on the side of the road. Mechanic just called and said it looks like the cv joint needs to be replaced and the wheel is bent. Mazda wants $360 for the cv joint and 150 for the wheel, at least the mechanic says that. He said he could get a refurbed joint and wheel for 189 and 99, respectively. Then add about $160 in labor on top of that to come to $450. Does this sound about right? Do I take a chance going with non-Mazda parts in this area?