jlhiowa wrote:* Or would it be possible to buy the windshield from a dealership and transport it back in our other car?
jlhiowa, that's what I would do in order to expedite this. Sorry, don't know how to find out who has a windshield, but if you do go to pick it up first find out if it's in a crate and what are its dimensions as that sucker is quite large.
Do you have Comprehesive coverage? I would talk to your insurance company to see what they would cover and if you are covered then perhaps they can help expedite the repair.
There's a dealership in Florida that ships all sorts of stuff all over the country - I think RC Hill Mitsubishi.
I've had two i-MiEV windshields replaced - in one case they came out the next day and replaced it at my house, and in the second I drove about ten miles to the car glass replacement shop (Safelite AutoGlass who work directly with my insurer, Allstate), also the following day. Dunno where they got the windshields from.
In the first case they also had a new rubber U-channel which goes around the edge of the glass, but in the second they forgot to order it but I told them to go ahead and re-use the old one. No problem.
In each case it cost me the $100 deductible. Hmm, I just looked it up, my Comprehensive premium is $25.29 on one i-MiEV and $54.60 for the other. [Edit
: that's a biannual payment]. Go figure. Although I no longer carry Collision on any cars except the Tesla, I do have Comprehensive coverage primarily to pay for such glass breakage.
Good luck and if you still hit a brick wall let me know and I can poke around here in the Bay Area and talk with both the Mitsu dealer as well as the glass shop... hmmm, if the windshield fits in a Tesla MS I could pick one up for you and swing by Eureka on my way up to Medford next week.