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post #141 of 163 (permalink) Old 04-12-2019, 01:22 AM
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The dealership sublets out to the shop I choose to do the repair and they said there is an aftermarket windshield, but they advised against it. No other details on it other than a price just under $1K for the aftermarket.
Any reason why they advised against it?
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who would invest and take all the effort to make a new windshield sitting in their warehouse for such a small volume car?

The "aftermarket" windshield may very well be the OEM who made the one original one. If you look on the internet, majority of the windshield is made by the same company (or same group I should say)

I had mine replaced with an "aftermarket" one , and I am 100 percent sure it came from the same manufacturer as the one came with the car...

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who would invest and take all the effort to make a new windshield sitting in their warehouse for such a small volume car?

The "aftermarket" windshield may very well be the OEM who made the one original one. If you look on the internet, majority of the windshield is made by the same company (or same group I should say)

I had mine replaced with an "aftermarket" one , and I am 100 percent sure it came from the same manufacturer as the one came with the car...

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Same thickness? (Or should I say 'thinness')
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post #144 of 163 (permalink) Old 04-13-2019, 07:50 PM
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I just ordered one, and they come directly from the glass manufacturer. Alfa doesn't stock them in either the us or Italy. I was told a 10 day wait. I didn't go through a dealership, I went through an fca parts supplier that's local to me and a few minutes from the shop my car is at. Also saves you $1000.
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So, really going through some insurance BS right now, they haven't and won't add anything as a supplement until the part is ordered and replaced, and so I ordered the oem glass, and now they're telling me I have to use aftermarket after the fact as they won't pay out for OEM glass. It's bs because, if that's how they were going to do things, why tell me to procure the parts and install them before even approving the expense? Now they said as long as I can contact a glass company and get it in writing that they don't have aftermarket glass available, they'll pay out for the glass. Apparently safelite has it, so I can't reach out to them, do any of you know any other glass companies, similar to safelite I can try?
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They are not allowed to force you to use a non OEM part.

What insurance company do you have?
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They are not allowed to force you to use a non OEM part.

What insurance company do you have?
I'm with the lizard, and to my understanding while they will not force me to put non oem parts on the car, they will only cover the lowest cost alternative. I was told by the adjuster that if I can get any glass supplier to provide written confirmation that they do not make a windshield for my car that they will fully cover the OEM windshield, regardless if another provider (safelite) may have it.
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Why are these so hard to find?
If it's this bad while it’s still in production, what’s it going to be like in 10 or more years?
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I'm with the lizard, and to my understanding while they will not force me to put non oem parts on the car, they will only cover the lowest cost alternative.
I would take that up with the insurance commissioner, the point of insurance is to indemnify your loss- make you whole. OE is the only way to do that. I had to fight with my insurance company over a claim on another car I own, and after our discussion they agreed with me and did what they should have done to start with.

I think there are others here on the forum that are also with "the lizard" and were able to get OE replacements.

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Why are these so hard to find?
If it's this bad while itís still in production, whatís it going to be like in 10 or more years?
I don't see the problem with made to order, in fact what you're saying makes no sense, because since it's already made to order, you'll never have to worry about supply as they will just make it for you...
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