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Today, while at work (a support center for a government agency), some jerk busted out my driver's side door window and stole my Escort radar detector. In broad daylight, and no cars or anything surrounding the Fiesta for him to hide while doing it! I feel like I was raped.

And you know, sometimes replacements are never the same. And the glass bits are everywhere, and will never fully be found and removed. Still being found years later. And sure hope there is no other damage done to the seats, dash, or trim!

Not even 600 miles on it, and now it is ruined to me! It is no longer new. The bastard stole the last bit of enjoyment I had left, driving this car, as finances are a mess. And now add the insurance deductible, and I am screwed!

Needless to say, am an emotional mess right now.
 

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Wow man I feel ur pain. Hope karma gets that low life pos. Was it only the glass or did he do other body damage?
 

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Wow man I feel ur pain. Hope karma gets that low life pos. Was it only the glass or did he do other body damage?
Too early to tell yet. Hope the Recaro seats aren't ruined! Tons off glass everywhere.

Worse yet, it began to rain hard here for a bit, and been waiting since 4pm for a tow truck to come! Just came now at 8pm. Luckily, got plastic over in time.

Sadly, thanks to the dealer not paying my R32 off right away, I got dinged for both car payments! Still fighting with both to get my refund since the 20th of last month! You can bet they would've moved heaven and earth if I was late! So now how to pay the deductible. Just gotta love dealers.
 

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man, I HATE seeing these kind of posts. Makes me so angry when someone does something like that. What a worthless piece of @#[email protected]#. Did you file a police report? Hopefully they will get him.
 

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Sorry you had to experience that horrible violation of your St…I know your pain (had it happen with a rear window on a previous car). My son had it happen with a brick in the passenger side window so the thief could take his music CD collection. It is hard to get all the broken glass out of the interior, but it can be done. Hang-in-there…and don't let 'em steal your "enjoyment"!
 

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man, I HATE seeing these kind of posts. Makes me so angry when someone does something like that. What a worthless piece of @#[email protected]#. Did you file a police report? Hopefully they will get him.
Yes, police report filed immediately.

The one good bit of news, the security cams may have spotted the guy. Not doing it, but a stranger who walked in from the heavily wooded area, and then left same way 7 minutes later. And just who would be walking around where he shouldn't be, through the woods, in near 90+ degree weather and 90%+ humidity, wearing LONG SLEEVES, and within the time frame this happened?
 

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And the hits just keep coming!

Felt like a zombie since it happened, nothing feels the same. Went through withdrawal all day Sunday.

Today, more fun (and games).

Mobile glass installer came. Surprised he had the door glass,.....NOT!

Tried to install some no name Shengyang Chinese made glass! NO FREAKING WAY! This is a 2 week old new car.

Calls his office. Ok, found a genuine Carlite Ford glass.

Comes back an hour later. Yep, Carlite Ford Glass. Made in Mexico, just like my car (whatever happened to made in America???!!!).

Good I am anal about details and check the markings on all the other glass, cause what is this? Their glass only has the Ford Carlite imprint, and shows Tempered ....2. The ST's glass is marked Tempered .3! And the other glass on the car also has an imprint of NI, a N° 0009, and also Transp 70% minimum stamped on it, theirs does not.

So again, wrong glass. Now, I have to fight with the glass installer's boss to demand the correct glass, then try to explain to the insurance company's glass subcontractor, this is a new car, this is a 2014 car (new markings may have to do with new safety regulations, as well as UV index ratings?), and even though they have the VIN#, that this is not a standard Fiesta. Now juggling calls left and right.

Tell them to keep this glass in for now, so I at least have transportation to get to work, for now.

Oh wait, he didn't clean out all the glass in the car! He says oh, I have a small low power vacuum, go take it to a detail shop. WTF???!!! Then notice glass all over the ground, ask him to clean it, please? Cause people walk their pets around here. He grumbles, did vacuum a bit, then wants his payment and leaves. Still glass on the ground, so I clean what I can.

Now what else? Sheesh. Went to get gas for work. Find more glass, and powdered glass on the steering wheel, and on the seats. Dirty handprint on the cloth part of passenger side bolster. Found chips/pits in the chrome frame around the steering wheel! Also, no one touch up working on the window. Mirror control not working either! Also paint chipped on the door just below the beltline of the window. What a freaking FUBAR!

Called Amica and told them I need this to go to the Ford dealer, or their body shop, and just get everything fixed all at once. This is brand new, only 1 payment in, I will not want to keep paying for a new car for some time, when it is like this. So we are working on it now. Damn I am so freaking worn out! Why is it that it is always the victim, who has to do all the leg work?
 

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It sucks that you're going through all this. But remember, it's just a car..it's an object....it can be repaired and at some point something is going to happen where its not longer new. Sorry yours came so early, but hey, now you can worry a bit less about the aesthetics and just enjoy driving it. No matter what you think or do at the end of the day it's a car, it can be fixed, and things can always be replaced. You still have your health, friend, family and all your digits. Relax and just take it a day at a time.
 

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And now more fun, LOL

What is nearly as bad as having your car raped/vandalized?

Having an insurance adjuster who is totally CLUELESS as to how to handle a car owned by an enthusiast!

They sent this young guy. He was totally oblivious to my eyes wide open in fear/astonishment, as well as the MANY subtle warnings I kept giving him to BE CAREFUL with my car!!!!!!!

He kept putting his sweaty palms on the paint of the roof/side of the car when he thought he was being "cool" and explaining details to me. He had a wedding ring on one hand, and kept absent mindledly bumping and brushing it against the front fender and door! When inside, had his pen open, and practically rubbing it on the Recaro leather and cloth when leaning inside the car to point things out to me. And even had the pointed sharp edge of his metal clipboard case digging into the Recaro seat!

This guy was practically giving me more of a heart attack, and doing as much damage, as the vandal who broke into my car originally! Where did they get this guy? Sheesh!
 

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The problem is that 99% of vehicle owners don't really care- they are perfectly satisfied with a half-**s job. I've had numerous friends and co-workers tell me about how XYZ Body Shop fixed their car "as good as new" yet when I see the repair there is orange peel and/or dirt in the paint, overspray, etc. As a result, most shops choose to turn out work good enough to satisfy the majority and they can't/wont wrap their head around the fact that there are owners that actually want their pride and joy fixed correctly.
 

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luckily i was sittig down... so my jaw didnt drop too far to the table... I am truly sorry to hear about all this unfortunate luck you are having right now mate! best of luck that side and keep strong!
 

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I am so sorry to hear this. I know how you are feeling. It has happened to me. Hard to understand how these slime balls think........
 

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One car totaled, all the problems in your "is my new car cursed" thread and now all this.

That much bad luck by one person just boggles the mind. Maybe go out and get a lotto ticket, it can't keep up like this forever, man.
Best of luck.
 

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Totally understand, got rear ended 1 week in with 642 miles.... Anger to say the least... Dealership did phenomenally on the fix, paint, and very nice job detailing the car too... Very pleased, sucks you got stuck with twat adjuster!
 

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Holy crap, i would be FURIOUS if that was my car. I would have said something, Get the F^%$ away from my car. Don't touch it.
 
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