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Old 12th June 2007, 22:59   #1
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While going through an underpass someone threw a stone on my car (Optra Royale) from the top. Some target practice. The stone shattered sunroof glass and the channel is also damaged.

Anyone has an idea how much the repair/replacement will cost? And approx what percentage will the insurance cover?
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man.. i am so sorry to hear that!!! Hope nobody is hurt. i dont have any useful info to share :(

Which underpass is this? I will try to avoid if possible!!
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While going through an underpass someone threw a stone on my car (Optra Royale) from the top. Some target practice. The stone shattered sunroof glass and the channel is also damaged.

Anyone has an idea how much the repair/replacement will cost? And approx what percentage will the insurance cover?
Isnt it covered under insurance.. The front and rear windscreens are so sunroof should also be covered. the total replacement should be around 30K
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@Androdev
I escaped unhurt. Had the stone hit the car few milliseconds earlier, it would have gone through the wind shield and hit me. (The stone was approx. 2-2.5 kgs!).

I live in Bangalore and this happened on NICE road from Electronics City to Bannerghatta Road. It is not an underpass exactly. It is an overbridge.

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Thanks for the info.

Spoke to the Insurance guy and the body shop personnel. The sunroof is covered under insurance. I will need to shell out approx 5 to 7% of the cost. I am yet to take the car to the body shop for damage assessment. However, a replacement will cost approx. 60k! And they do not have it in stock. I will have to wait for a week or so.

I am grounded as I can not drive around in Monsoon with an "open view".
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Sanjsah,

Good that you did not get injured. Sorry for the incident - must be damn painful. And 60K for a replacement ? What parts are they replacing ?

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What kind of deranged people are these ? I simply fail to understand what sadistic pleasure they get in damaging some one else's property.
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I am yet to take the car to the body shop for damage assessment. However, a replacement will cost approx. 60k! And they do not have it in stock. I will have to wait for a week or so.
IMO, get the car to good bodywork shop and ask for estimate....anyways since its covered under insurance.....it makes sense to put new Webasto sunroof (u have different options) instead of wasting 60k on OEM....


is the Top also damaged or just da sunroof and channel??

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[quote=sanjsah;467044]@Androdev

(The stone was approx. 2-2.5 kgs)

Thats terrible target practise with such a big stone what if it had come on the front glass , Its not Something too small man Its is an Attempt to Murder the car and the driver
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Sorry to hear what happened, its really sad to know what pleasure people get in doing this.

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put new Webasto sunroof (u have different options) instead of wasting 60k on OEM....
OEM is Webasto itself.
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OEM is Webasto itself.
Did'nt knew that.....so in this case why pay premium price to Chevrolet, he can just buy it from local Webasto dealer....
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What kind of deranged people are these ? I simply fail to understand what sadistic pleasure they get in damaging some one else's property.
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Its is an Attempt to Murder the car and the driver
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its really sad to know what pleasure people get in doing this.
This happens not just in India folks. A similar incident with far worse results happened in Toronto.

Source: CTV news report.

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While going through an underpass someone threw a stone on my car (Optra Royale) from the top. Some target practice. The stone shattered sunroof glass and the channel is also damaged.

Anyone has an idea how much the repair/replacement will cost? And approx what percentage will the insurance cover?


And, is the expense same if you get it done from webasto itself?
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Sad to hear such things. Wonder what joy the person would have got in seeing the sunroof getting shattered.....
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sanjsah - thats a nasty incident.nice to know that you are safe.

a question to the experts here - would a laminated windshield help(if some rock were to hit it) in these kinda situations? speed of the car/weight of the rock will have any effect?
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a question to the experts here - would a laminated windshield help(if some rock were to hit it) in these kinda situations? s
or how about Security film like lumar ?
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or how about Security film like lumar ?
Nice idea a security film like that is definitely helpful in events like these,i am sure OEM sunroof glass is laminated.
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