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That is freaking expensive! Is this due to being a new model, or has the whole glass replacement cost risen to this level?
 

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Windshield replacement

The Mopar glass is reportedly better than the Mazda Sport glass. Anyways the install is very labor-intensive on this vehicle. All the interior trim (door sills, A-pillar, windshield header) has to be removed as well as the windshield surround garnish on the outside. If you have the Lusso with the rain sensors, etc. all those brackets are all attached to the glass as well. Mark Booth advises that the installer has the new garnish pieces when installing as they will probably get damaged during removal. Read his thread here and his video is here.
 

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124 windshield is thicker than the MX5 glass apparently. One of the reasons why the car is quieter inside.

You guys are getting hosed. I just replaced the windshield on my A4 for around $350 CDN IIRC. That's installed.

What's the part price on the 124 glass? $1200? Maybe shop it around? Most glass places flash dollar signs when they hear "insurance claim".
 

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I guess these things are rock magnets. Didn't even have mine 4 days and the same thing happened. I found where the rock hit the hood and then bounced up and impacted the windshield. No cracks in windshield but did put 3 small "divots" in it that I'm going to have repaired. Don't think my insurance company would like me making a claim on a brand new car that I had not (at the time) even made the first insurance payment on.
 

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Wow...

Good to have comprehensive insurance on this car for sure.
 

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Zero deductable on windscreens here too, but limited to one a year. Costs an extra $30 a year. A no-brainer. I replaced two windscreens on my BRZ, two years in a row.
 
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