What is a fair price for windshield replacement?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Tom, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. Tom

    Tom Guest

    I have a 94 SL2 that needs a windshield. Anyone done this recently?
    Tom, Aug 3, 2004
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    MR Guest

    I have been getting prices on my 97 SL1 and the cheapest so far is
    $235 installed from Portland Glass..
    MR, Aug 3, 2004
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    rufus Guest

    $200-$250 sounds reasonable. Possibly cheaper via a junk yard with a used
    rufus, Aug 3, 2004

  4. Don't be surprised if it ends up being more than that. For some reason
    (I'm told) Saturn glass expensive. I'm glad people are getting prices
    of 235$, because I've heard closer to 700$. :/ My 4D 98SL2 needed a
    front passenger side window - 250$.
    richard hornsby, Aug 3, 2004
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    Elector Guest

    I just had a rock hit our windshield and it was replaced via insurance
    for $235 US via Winn Auto Glass w/no deductible. I could not fathom
    anyone not having full glass coverage via insurance for piece of mind.
    We have a 99 SL1

    Elector, Aug 3, 2004
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    MR Guest

    I should have added that the windshield is not broken, but is just
    worn out from hwy. miles and to much grit blasting.
    MR, Aug 3, 2004
  7. I'm surprised that people are getting windshields in the $250 range. I need
    one and called a few places in the Boston area and all the prices quoted
    were in the $500 to $600 range.

    I have glass insurance, but I was asking for a cash price. The glass
    companies here in MA will bill the insurance company, and the reciept that
    the consumer gets has no price on it. It is well known that they charge the
    insurance companies more than the cash price they charge a cash paying

    David Teichholtz, Aug 4, 2004
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    Blah Blah Guest

    500+ dollars is crazy. Upper end luxury cars with a reflective inserts
    for HUD's cost that much installed. Why a little ol' Saturn would be
    quoted the same is beyond me. I swear if insurance companies or the
    government pays for it there are no deals. Unless you count the ones
    under the table.
    Blah Blah, Aug 4, 2004
  9. What is this no deductible glass insurance stuff you guys keep
    mentioning? I've never heard of this - I always assumed that glass fell
    under comprehensive or collision depending on the event. My insurance
    agent (State Farm) is always really helpful, and doesn't seem the sort
    to withhold info about this intentionally.

    How much does it typically add to your insurance premium?

    richard hornsby, Aug 4, 2004
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    Elector Guest

    I have Allstate Insurance and it states right on the policy page "Full
    Glass No Deductible" I would assume that it costs around $2 extra
    built into the collision-comprehensive section. I have never seen a
    price. (Every 6 months or $4 a year)

    Elector, Aug 4, 2004
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    MR Guest

    That is why the glass is so pricey there.
    I have State Farm also and I think you have to meet the deductible
    when paying for glass. I will call and see today. I think MA does
    have the no-fault which maybe why they pay all the charges.
    MR, Aug 4, 2004
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    xyro Guest

    xyro, Aug 5, 2004
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    xyro Guest

    xyro, Aug 5, 2004
  14. I recently had my windshield replaced, and the intsaller said that the high
    cost is due to both the curve of the glass, and the edging that is added to
    sides at the factory.
    Kevin M. Keller, Aug 5, 2004
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    MR Guest

    Oh it's way beyond that kind of help.<g>
    MR, Aug 5, 2004
  16. In MA state law dictates that glass has no deductable. The government also
    dictates the insurance rates. I am not sure how it works in other states.

    David Teichholtz, Aug 6, 2004
  17. Could the folk who bought windshields in the $250 range post the names and
    phone numbers of the glass shops where the work was performed. I'd like
    that information when I call back the places here in Boston who are quoting
    $600. I'd really like to hear the explanation as to the close to $400

    David Teichholtz, Aug 6, 2004
  18. I had the same experience. High cost due to curve of the glass. It's not
    the same in later model Saturns. Mine was covered under insurance, but
    would have been $700. I was shocked.

    If you don't have to replace it, don't. You'll get leaks.

    Can a glass company polish the glass...beyond what bon ami can do?
    Barry Schnoor, Aug 6, 2004
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    Gary Compton Guest

    It depend on the year of the car. 1992 through (whenever the style changed)
    had curve glass that is in the $700.00 range. Later model are cheaper.
    Some made this point above.

    Gary Compton, Aug 7, 2004
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    Blue87T Guest

    "David Teichholtz
    Glass prices vary alot. I work for an insurance company and used to work for
    Saturn. I think the windshield new from Saturn is about $650 . When you call
    different glass places the price will also vary .

    I would try a Company like Safelite . I think the have national chains. I would
    also try your insurance agent and see which company they use.
    Blue87T, Aug 10, 2004
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