Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 13:37:58 GMT
From: ShazWozza <>
Subject: Re: Non-OEM windshields?

Gary Fritz wrote: > I need a new windshield for my '02 9-5 Aero. I've gotten a couple of > quotes: OEM (Saab) glass runs around $380. Safelite says they can > replace > it with non-OEM Safelight glass for $258. I'd certainly like to save $120 > but I want to make sure this Safelite glass will do the job properly, > including things like the rain sensors, etc. > > Anybody have experience with Safelite or other non-Saab windshields? Is > it OK to go with non-OEM glass or should I cough up for the genuine > article? Any particular recommendations? > > Gary 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.

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