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Does Glass Really Cost This Much? #5258795 11/04/19 11:54 PM
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Yikes. Just had a new windshield put in the Sonata. Insurance covered it. $665!? It's even a base model!

This is a 5 star glass company that's replaced a lot of my family's windshields, they've always done a good job.

I always see advertisements where shops will give you $200 in cash to have your windshield replaced (not this place), do they use cheaper glass? I've also heard the insurance companies actually come up with some of these prices.

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Re: Does Glass Really Cost This Much? [Re: Nick1994] #5258803 11/05/19 12:22 AM
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My F150 cost $250. While I was there they were getting prices for a Ferrari. $12,000 + install. Ouch.


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Re: Does Glass Really Cost This Much? [Re: Nick1994] #5258804 11/05/19 12:25 AM
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according to this web site it less

https://www.autoglassguru.com/generatequote17.php

looked up my 2011 CRV and it was $225 . i might just get it fixed once winter is over. for some reason my CRV is a rock magnet

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Re: Does Glass Really Cost This Much? [Re: Nick1994] #5258805 11/05/19 12:28 AM
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I paid about $230 for a Buick Encore. Under my comp deductible. Wonder if State Farm negotiates this rack rate down to ...say...$230?


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Re: Does Glass Really Cost This Much? [Re: Nick1994] #5258806 11/05/19 12:29 AM
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Somehow, it doesn't sound right to have "chip" in the name of a glass company. 😜

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Re: Does Glass Really Cost This Much? [Re: Nick1994] #5258808 11/05/19 12:30 AM
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A quick look is showing an OEM windshield for our van is $386.64, list price is $597. So yours doesn’t seem that far from reality assuming OEM.


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Re: Does Glass Really Cost This Much? [Re: Nick1994] #5258815 11/05/19 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Nick1994
Yikes. Just had a new windshield put in the Sonata. Insurance covered it. $665!? It's even a base model!

This is a 5 star glass company that's replaced a lot of my family's windshields, they've always done a good job.

I always see advertisements where shops will give you $200 in cash to have your windshield replaced (not this place), do they use cheaper glass? I've also heard the insurance companies actually come up with some of these prices.


that might be just what they bill them, but not what they really pay. its like the 25K hospital bill that get knock down to 10k after the insurance neg is done

Re: Does Glass Really Cost This Much? [Re: Nick1994] #5258826 11/05/19 02:46 AM
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I recently had to put a windshield in my 97 f150 plow truck because a tree branch went through the windshield during a storm.


I priced one out through safelite and it was gonna cost 380 to almost 400 dollars.



I ended up cutting it out myself and getting a new windshield from a local glass dealer for 120 bucks and putting it in myself.


they sure seem to mark them up, but i suppose they figure in the labor depending on the vehicle and anything kind of trim or alignment pieces they might have to replace etc.


I did have to take a few things off in order to replace it, so it was a little labor intensive.


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Re: Does Glass Really Cost This Much? [Re: Nick1994] #5258870 11/05/19 06:03 AM
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Putting in a new windshield mean also gluing it into the opening with the black urethane. It has to be glued in place not using soft ribbon sealer on a roll as the window is structurally important.

Re: Does Glass Really Cost This Much? [Re: Nick1994] #5258891 11/05/19 06:47 AM
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I last worked for Lexus almost 10 years ago and windshields were easily $1,000, and that didn't include the rubber moulding or clips.


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windshieldstogo.com says $293.99 for a windshield for a 2015 Sonata in zip code 85043 smile

That site is just a broker that uses a local installer. They may even use the same installer Blue Chip for your area.

I also heard that the glass shops like to pad the bill and cheat insurance companies ontome cylon

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I dunno, I recall my VW having soft glass, I might have waited 3 years to replace, don't remember now why it was replaced the first time. But I do know that I settled into a pattern of replacing every 2 years as the pitting was so bad that I was willing to replace for the $200 or so that it cost every time. Looking back I wonder if I was just getting substandard glass, it was whatever Safelite was selling and installing (I didn't think to ask what kind I was getting). Maybe OEM glass is harder and stands up better.


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Had the windshield replaced on a Civic I had a few years ago, it was about $175. Although I only had it on for a few years (no longer have the car), there was nothing shabby about the glass or the installation.


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I had the windshield replaced on the cx5 a year ago and the cost was just a shade under $1000.

That was Mazda glass which was recommended due to the cameras and sensors plus electric heating wires for the wipers. The car also has a HUD but I don’t know if that requires anything special.


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Re: Does Glass Really Cost This Much? [Re: Nick1994] #5258967 11/05/19 08:51 AM
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Safelite's mobile service charged $540 for a 'basic' windshield for my Mustang. $60 premium to get the "Ford" dot matrix logo at the top, like the original. I sprung for OEM looks.

Nowhere did I find a $250 windshield for this car, and would be scared of the quality if I had. Some cars are just pricey when it comes to glass, although I didn't expect the Mustang to be.


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