Date: 29 Apr 2006 13:47:39 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Non-OEM windshields?

On Sat, 29 Apr 2006 07:50:39 GMT, Johannes <> wrote: > > OK, but then it's not a windscreen up to Saab's specification. Here most people > have a windscreen insurance included with an excess of 50 GBP. If the windscreen > breaks we drive to a glass shop who fits a new windscreen which has to be up > to specification. Ah. Progress. We are talking about the same things after all then. Here, the insurance company is required to pay for the proper equivalent, yes, but if you or they want to cheap out, ones that fit but aren't "right" are available. > In my case I got a Pilkington windscreen, which seemed > identical. If it's called 'windscreen replacement', so why would you expect > anything less? > Car windscreens are such advanced technology that manufacturers go to specialist > companies rather than making them themselves. Why do companies like "Viracon", who made my 900's windshield exist? I'd imagine, to make profit. Based on the one in my car, it's certainly not to make OEM-equivalent glass.

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