Hi all - I just bought a 1996 imported Mira Avanzato (L502S, JB-JL 4 cylinder engine, FWD, 52K miles).
Thanks to all the excellant information posted on this forum - i'll be posting lots of other questions/photos about the car soon....
It passed it's MOT only 3 weeks ago - even though it had a small windscreen crack (lower right and not in the field of vision so it passed with only an advisory note on the MOT).
So - i thought i should get the crack looked at through my insurance via Autoglass. They came and looked at it and told me that it had to be replaced, but they would be back the following day to replace it. No problem, no drama so far.
So, today they arrived and took out the old windscreen (in the process causing much larger more serious cracks all over it). Unfortunately the fitter then realised that the replacement he had wasn't going to fit, so he went away to get "the correct one". He came back with "the correct one" only to find that didn't fit either.
Autoglass then decided that I should have told them it was an import (they never asked !!) and because it's an import that it would probably now take 2-3 weeks to get a replacement from Japan. In the meantime, the original windscreen was put back into the car but it is now completely undriveable as it has cracks all over it where the fitter removed it.
I am now left with no car for 2-3 weeks until they can source a new windscreen !!!
Has anyone here had an Avanzato windscreen replaced (if so - any advise as to where Autoglass can find one) or any other advise ???
Thanks for any help offered.