Date registered: Oct 2007
Vehicle: MB SL600, MB 380SE, Suzuki Grand Vitara, 38' Chris-Craft, Volvo V70XC, and my own two feet...
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GTFO out of that shop ASAP. They're either complete idiots, or they're trying to scam you, or probably some combination of both. Your car doesn't even have a "timing belt", it has a chain and it's impossible that it could have jumped timing, as there's zero stretch with 18k miles on it. Go pick it up NOW. If it doesn't run have it towed somewhere else to get the work finished. Sounds like these guys are bad news.
Also, there's no way the top needed replacing with 18k on the clock. You could have just replaced the back portion. I personally don't like cleaning the windows, because that gets you into these ever-shortening cycles of having to clean them and clean them. Once you abrade the plastic surface, they seem to get cloudy faster and faster each time. But with that kind of mileage, I'd probably have given it a shot.
You're getting ripped a new one, man.
"Veni, Vidi, volo in domum redire." (I came, I saw, I want to go home.)