Originally posted by csnow
I vote for Reman in most cases.
Excellent results over the years.
Starters, alternators, brake calipers and such are rebuilt with such an economy of scale that they cannot be beat. These days, some rebuilders even go into great detail on their websites about their reman process, which takes some of the 'blind gamble' out of it.
Besides, I would rather be a student with a functional car sporting a cheap reman alternator than a student with a fancy doorstop!
I agree remanufacturers like CARDONE (www.cardone.com
) have become very professional in the way they handle remanufacturing. I just bought a pair of front calipers for my W124 from www.********.com
via Cardone. They came with the star on them, clean as a whistle, painted and are performing flawlessly. Price was $50 each after returning my old cores. If you've got an old car reman is really something to consider.