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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 2005, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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Smashed window :( anyone know the replacement cost?

Hi,

someone smashed my rear drivers side window..

im so down..

does anyone know how much it might cost to replace?

I've never gone through anything like this, should i get a dealer to fix it, or can a windcreens obrian fix it?

should i claim it on insurance?

Thanks guys, any help is appreciated.


(i'll attach a pic as soon as i figure out how to make it smaller in size)

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I'd go to a windscreen place rather than the dealer

Not sure of the cost.

Some insurance policies have windscreen cover, I don't know how it relates to rear windows. If it doesn't, it may not be worth claiming it on insurance.

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Paid $157 inc GST for the passenger rear window from the dealer so I am guessing it's gonna be the same for yours. Windscreen O'Brien took $80 off me to fit it hope this helps.
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I assume it is a side window... go to the poilce and get a report, then claim it on insurance... another mini2er had this happen a little while ago - Tigger perhaps? Maybe it was Dariyboy... cant remember.

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Didn't Ross got his window smashed before as well? He faxed me a receipt...
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thanks for the info fellas!

Called windscreens obrian and they said it was $302 ?? .. got the police report too!
Will have to sort it out tomorrow..

But appreciate the quick response.. will contact the dealer and check their price too..

Cheers guys

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PS. couldn't figure out how to attach a picture??

i've got a mac and i dont have picture editing software. just iPhoto (which is junk due to my outdated mac memory etc)

besides from that, my MINI is great! putting her in for a detailing shortly.. have to get all the wheel-spin induced black spots off the side skirts

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Does not sound good, good luck with the window. But was it a smash and grab or did the windows break by other means?
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i got my passenger window (front not rear) smashed a few weeks ago
windscreen o'brien came abd fixed it for $139 inc GST
so i dunno why the rear one would cost $300+? unless it's harder to fit or something?????
good luck with it all mate
and on the insurance thing, if ur excess costs more than the window then it's not worth getting it fixed that way....but in my case the b@$t@rd took my headunit as well so i claimed it....AND the cost to re-tint the damn thing....surprising how much a standard MINI headunit is worth...someone take a guess??

sad to hear and good luck with it all

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and on the insurance thing, if ur excess costs more than the window then it's not worth getting it fixed that way....

I have the optional NRMA Windscreen Option which covers windscreen and all window glass (their wording, not mine) with no basic excess payable.
It costs an extra $50/year.
Maybe something worth looking into, as this window smashing crap looks to happening a bit more often.

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thats awful to know idiots are around who have nothing better to do than pick on cars...

well i am rather sure that insurance policies that cover windsceen replacements are able to sort you out. because your side window can be defined as a windscreen as there is no clear definition for it trust me...i am sure this loop hole works, coz i remember a friend doing something like that :P


was there a reason your window was broken? anything taken? hope you are ok, and hope the idiot gets a broken leg or a serious case of long term intestinal discomfort... hehe

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hope the idiot gets a broken leg or a serious case of long term intestinal discomfort... hehe
karma baby, what goes up must come down....hope when he broke the window a glass shard got lodged into him causing him to bleed continuously and him to catch some contagious disease because of it...as for the guy who racked my headunit as well...hmmm i won't say what i hope happens to him coz i'll be branded a pyscho

i got an exhaust because i wanted to make my car sound fast, but its not fast at all, so therefore i am a ricer....
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i wish Minis had more aftermarket parts,,, then they would be a lot cheaper then the prices that the dealer offers.
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Paid $157 inc GST for the passenger rear window from the dealer so I am guessing it's gonna be the same for yours. Windscreen O'Brien took $80 off me to fit it hope this helps.
I must say I'm surprised how cheap that is.... I would have guessed about 5 times that.
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