Well, the terminology is a little vague. I'd consider getting a second opinion. Is the car driving OK or making knocking noises or destroying tires?
maybe if you post your city, someone could recommend a shop for you.
If only the rear bushings are bad, they might cost 85-100, maybe a little more , each. maybe 3 hours total to install, could be 2 i suppose.
But, if the inner bushings are bad as well, it may be better to buy the entire arm. They CAN be pressed out and new ones pressed in. Dunno if all shops would do that or how a dealership would deal with it.
i just installed lca rear bushings in my wife's car and wish I had gotten OEM. I don't know , however, if 06 is similar to 03.
I am in Portland, oregon . I was having my rear brakes and spark plugs changed at a shop my Father had used for 10 years. As of now I m not having any stability or control issues however the mechanic said I might start having bad tire wear or other probelms . He seemed to indicate that it was semi urgent. his quote was $294 for both LH and RH Arms & bushings which seems reasonable after pricing the parts on the web . I just dont know how urgent or necessary it is to have the work done. Like everyone else Money is tight and after shelling out $300 for the last work it will be a little time before I can swing the next $300
I have an '06 3.0R with 120,000 miles on it. I just put a new set of tires on it, and the folks at NTB said I have one fairly bad (split) front (driver's side) LCA bushing. The passenger's side is worn, but not split yet. They quoted me about $400 each for OEM. I already have paid for 3 yrs of unlimited four wheel alignments. I got on the forum to see what others' have experienced. Sounds like mine is pretty common.
I picked up a used control arm from an 08 outback from a junk yard for 75 bucks..the bushing on my lower control arm was completely sheared through...If you have the time to do the work yourself it'll take about 2 to 3 hours to do it...replacing the lower control arm is pretty straight forward and not too difficult