theloves at localaccess.com
Sat Jan 17 18:31:18 PST 2009
I've been driving a B5 for five years and my son has driven his for about
the same amount of time as well. My blades get replaced on a average of
three times a year and I do my son's at the same time. Many types and names
of wipers have gone through my hands (wallet?) and though I find some better
than others, I have never had a difficult time finding replacement whether
it be from a dealer or flaps. Usually just under $25 a pair for the likes of
trico (good) and up to $50 for upper end Bosch all weather or the PIAA (real
nice) but never a fitment problem. I do live in the PNW and the mixed
elements here destroy the wipers plus I am damned particular about foul
weather vision. One wiper comes to mind that I really stay away from-ANCO
(or cheaper ones). Just my 2 cents worth.
----- Original Message -----
> On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 1:00 PM, Dan DiBiase <d_dibiase at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Man, getting wipers for this car is nuts. Autozone has to special order
>> them - at $86 for just a pair of blades!. My usual places - Clairparts
>> and VAGparts - don't seem to exist any longer. Last time I had them
>> replaced, they were done at the dealer and covered under the 4-year
>> free maintenance plan.
>> Do I really need to special-order these suckers or can I just use Bosch
>> blades of the right length??
>> Dan D
>> '04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
>> Central NJ USA
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