90K service recommendations - '07 V-6
So I'm coming up on this major service interval. I phoned the Toyota dealer where I bought the car. The guy says, "Oh, you'll need spark plugs, air filter, check this and that, and I don't think it has a cabin air filter so you don't need that. We have a fixed price: $599.00." So I replied with a little humor, "This doesn't include stuff I don't need, like lubing the muffler bearings, does it?" He was not humored.
First, the vehicle does have a cabin air filter. I called back and talked to the parts guy who ran the VIN just to be sure. Second, I don't think $599 to install a few filters and 6 spark plugs and torque this and that is a "good deal." The car is out of waranty, I don't plan to trade it in, but run it into the ground, so I don't care about a "good service record" anyway. And they're not going to give much of a trade for a high-mileage vehicle.
So, what do you think? Should buy the "package service" and make the dealer really happy? Or get down to business and have them or some other service center price out specific stuff I want serviced? Suggestions appreciated!