Date: 27 Apr 2006 16:04:59 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Non-OEM windshields?

On Thu, 27 Apr 2006 15:01:29 -0000, 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. Is this an insurance deal? Because in Wisconsin, at least, they're required to pay for OEM if you insist. > 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? 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, and if it's an insurance claim (should be) demand the right part.

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