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Old 09-02-2016, 07:54 PM   #18
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Keep in mind that OEM glass has the VW logo on it. If you trade the car in the appraiser will note this and offer you less.
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Old 09-06-2016, 02:51 AM   #19
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Keep in mind that OEM glass has the VW logo on it. If you trade the car in the appraiser will note this and offer you less.
Noted. Thx.
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Old 01-05-2017, 03:18 AM   #20
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What?! Safelite did mine for under 400. There's definitely non-oem glass now. Had mine replaced in march-ish with the Fuyao glass.
Were you pleased with them? I have got to change mine this month to pass the state inspection. Thank you in advance for your response.
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:50 PM   #21
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It's worked fine for me. No leaks, ~1.5 hours in the shop and a guarantee if a problem arose. I'm approaching a year later with no issues thus far. If i get another crack in it in a few years i'll replace it with safelite once again.
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Old 01-07-2017, 03:17 AM   #22
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It's worked fine for me. No leaks, ~1.5 hours in the shop and a guarantee if a problem arose. I'm approaching a year later with no issues thus far. If i get another crack in it in a few years i'll replace it with safelite once again.
Thanks. I am getting quotes now...I may just have it done by them.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:33 AM   #23
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Got mine installed with aftermarket glass about 8 months ago for less than 300, no issues so far.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:57 AM   #24
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Got mine installed with aftermarket glass about 8 months ago for less than 300, no issues so far.
I've got a couple of quotes, including Safelite...they're all above $350. This is in Charlottsville area. The original quote I got from Safelite was over $400...They lowered it to $365...I will try to get them to lower it some more...We shall see.
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Old 01-16-2017, 01:51 AM   #25
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I ended up getting it changed by Glas Doctor in Charlottsville. Total came out to $304.
They were very easy to work with, very responsive and upfront about alll the fees, etc., unlike Safelite. Total out of pocket with Safelite, after discount, would've been almost $450. Thanks all.
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Old 01-20-2017, 06:41 PM   #26
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Just got mine replaced yesterday, install came out good, but my lane assists is not working properly. Sucks, but oh well, I guess I have to go to the dealer know to get that recalibrated.
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Old 02-21-2017, 05:48 PM   #27
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I am almost positive Safelite removed the original rubber trim piece here...is this going to be a problem? I asked the tech about it and he said the windshield he installed had a rubber guard on it


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Old 02-23-2017, 07:05 PM   #28
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I am almost positive Safelite removed the original rubber trim piece here...is this going to be a problem? I asked the tech about it and he said the windshield he installed had a rubber guard on it


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I had a similar thing happen when I had my parents' Santa Fe windshield replaced. It looked a little off, and when I inspected up close, the rubber trim at the top had been folded behind the glass, vice hugging it like it should have.

However, ours doesn't have a rubber trim piece, at least on top, outside of the windshield:



They may have just installed the windshield a bit lower than the original, making it more noticeable.

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Old 02-25-2017, 02:06 AM   #29
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I am almost positive Safelite removed the original rubber trim piece here...is this going to be a problem? I asked the tech about it and he said the windshield he installed had a rubber guard on it


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I had mine replaced about a month and a half ago; watched the guy doing it...there was no trim at the top of windshield. To be honest, I've never noticed the gap before my windshield got cracked. Since I got it replaced, it's a different story however...that's the first thing I see when I approach my car from the front
No leaks so far...
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Old 06-08-2017, 04:55 PM   #30
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Thought I'd share this. I recently needed to replace my windshield due to a very large crack. My insurance would not cover OEM glass since my car is more than 2 years old, so I went aftermarket. Safelite came and installed it but the glass didn't fit correctly. The gap up top was pretty big and the rain sensor/rear view mirror piece wouldn't attach correctly. They came back with another windshield a few days later and had the same problem. They eventually gave up and installed the OEM glass for no additional charge. That glass, of course, fit perfectly.

I thought it was extremely bizarre that they couldn't get the proper size glass for a car model that is not rare at all.
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Thought I'd share this. I recently needed to replace my windshield due to a very large crack. My insurance would not cover OEM glass since my car is more than 2 years old, so I went aftermarket. Safelite came and installed it but the glass didn't fit correctly. The gap up top was pretty big and the rain sensor/rear view mirror piece wouldn't attach correctly. They came back with another windshield a few days later and had the same problem. They eventually gave up and installed the OEM glass for no additional charge. That glass, of course, fit perfectly.



I thought it was extremely bizarre that they couldn't get the proper size glass for a car model that is not rare at all.


I had a MINI Cooper that had the windshield replaced with the OEM glass a few years back, the car was 9 years old at the time, my Insurance paid for it, I told them that I didn't want an aftermarket glass, they called me back with the approval.




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