Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 14:58:14 -0000
From: Gary Fritz <>
Subject: Re: Non-OEM windshields?

Dave Hinz <> wrote: > Is this an insurance deal? Sorry, forgot to mention that. I have a $500 deductable on my policy, and no special windshield-replacement deal. The Saab windshield is only $380, so the insurance doesn't help. > I've had two Saabs over the years with non-oem windshields, and I > haven't liked either of them. The tint is wrong, I thought they were > more glare-y. I'd spend the extra cash and get the right one, Hm. ShazWozza wrote: > I know that Saab have used IR (infra red) reflecting windscreen glass on > cars since at least the NG900. It is unlikely that the non-OEM glass > will have this feature so you should ask the supplier about this feature. > This kind of glass makes a significant difference to the AC load and > in-cabin temperatures. Hm. So it sounds like I'd better spring for the good glass. Bummer. Thanks guys! Gary

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