Anyone replace their windshield yet?

Edmguy

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I just got a price from the dealership and they said $1,627 for the glass plus $170 install for total price of $1,797 plus tax. I called another glass place and they said they couldn't get glass yet and to go to the dealership. Now I know dealerships are bad for bending people over for windshields but this seems crazy. This is worse than was BMW charged me for a 5 series glass right after that car came out. And it had a camera and HUD too.

Keep in mind this is the same dealership that wanted to charge me over double the price on Genesis' website for a winter tire package so they likely aren't the best example of an honest dealer, but still.

So anyone have to replace yet and have a comparison price?

Either way I am waiting until ~May when all the streets are cleared of sand/gravel to actually replace it.
 

EdP

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I just got a price from the dealership and they said $1,627 for the glass plus $170 install for total price of $1,797 plus tax. I called another glass place and they said they couldn't get glass yet and to go to the dealership. Now I know dealerships are bad for bending people over for windshields but this seems crazy. This is worse than was BMW charged me for a 5 series glass right after that car came out. And it had a camera and HUD too.

Keep in mind this is the same dealership that wanted to charge me over double the price on Genesis' website for a winter tire package so they likely aren't the best example of an honest dealer, but still.

So anyone have to replace yet and have a comparison price?

Either way I am waiting until ~May when all the streets are cleared of sand/gravel to actually replace it.
Sounds about right from what others have said here. G70 is new so it may not be available aftermarket. I don't know how insurance works where you are, but in the US it is easy and cheap to have full glass coverage.
 

canucklehead604

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^ i think AB is different since folks commonly replace windshields on a nearly-annual basis. MOT there uses gravel/rocks for winter traction. chipped windshields galore. i lived there for three years with my car from the coast (no snow/rocks) and every time someone got in, they commented on my crack/chip-free windshield.

for this reason i don't think the insurers offer the cheap replacement coverage - they'd lose their shirts. or it wouldn't be cheap and people wouldn't buy it.
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EdP

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^ i think AB is different since folks commonly replace windshields on a nearly-annual basis. MOT there uses gravel/rocks for winter traction. chipped windshields galore. i lived there for three years with my car from the coast (no snow/rocks) and every time someone got in, they commented on my crack/chip-free windshield.

for this reason i don't think the insurers offer the cheap replacement coverage - they'd lose their shirts. or it wouldn't be cheap and people wouldn't buy it.
That makes sense. People here are often unaware of conditions elsewhere. On The Weather Channel there is a show called Highway Thru Hell. It is an eye opener to what some people live with every winter.
 

canucklehead604

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^ yup, the Coq Highway can be awesome in the summer, but brutal in the Winter. not that it gets very cold since it is still southern BC, linking Vancouver to some interior cities, but because the clouds need to drop all their precipitation to get over the mountain passes.

one of the best drives i ever had was on the Coq ~10 year ago on a Thursday afternoon in August. i was driving my G35 6MT on a road trip, and somehow ended up in a group with an M3, a Miata with a 5L 302 in it, and a Boxster. essentially no other cars on the road (which is 4-5 lanes and divided) for a ~45 minute stretch. we each took turns being the rabbit. trying to not violate any forum rules, let's just say the group made the trip a lot shorter than it normally would have been.
 

Edmguy

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I didn't give enough detail, I do have glass insurance on the G70 although I typically do not as it is not worth the price. But with this being a new model with limited numbers on the road, I knew the first windshield or two would be costly so the insurance would be worth it.

I checked an my insurance cost was $59/year and a $250 deductible for glass. So $309 is a good deal for a windshield. (y)

I was just curious if anyone else had pricing yet as it seemed crazy. Like I said it is worse that BMW prices and BMW has a bad reputation for being expensive. Makes me think this car will be expensive to maintain out of warranty.
 
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