I work for a county garage as a mechanic / fabricator / clown. Today in our shop, we got in a 1999 Dodge Intrepid (Insiped) for a bad battery / hard start condition. I do most of the electrical in the shop, but was busy with another job,so one of the other guys started on the Dodge.It's bad enuff that the battery is INSIDE the R/F fender(remove tire for access).Other guy goes to parts room for a battery and positive cable---a few minutes later I get paged to parts--- they tell me the news : no aftermarket cable available.HUH?---gotta be. We find out why---dealer gets-----$1200.00!!! for one.No,not a typo--$1200.00!! Reason is, cable has a long (maybe 4 ft.) 8 gauge wire to Alternator. So I say fuck it--we'll make one--we do on most weird stuff we have anyway. So car gets done---I call the dealer cause I just can't believe this crap. Dealer guy says the sell --A COUPLE A WEEK!! Can you amagine how many soccer mom's get screwed on this deal--car goes in for dead battery---go home $1300.00--$1400.00 poorer. So I guess I won't bitch TOO much about my hot rod parts anymore--or just make my own. P.S.----Told my big boss we should get a raise for saving the taxpayers so much money---you can guess the answer!!!