[ba] 200q20v - broken windshield
matt_20v at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 25 22:41:12 PST 2009
The last new windshield on my '91 cq cost me about $600. That was after inspecting and rejecting 3 cheaper ones and finally went for OEM glass from a dealer. For these old and rare cars there just isn't a decent aftermarket inventory of glass, and it costs $$ for a good replacement. I live in fear of stone chips!
----- Original Message ----
From: robert weinberg <centaurus3200 at yahoo.com>
To: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>; ba-group at audifans.com
Sent: Wed, November 25, 2009 2:13:04 PM
Subject: [ba] 200q20v - broken windshield
man, every time i think i have the car in order enough to paint it, some weird crap like a rock comes flying and cracks the windshield ;-)
does anyone in the san francisco bay area know of a good but affordable glass shop that carries Sigla OEM glass? i took the car on a wild goose chase today to the place that replaced the quarter window in my daily driver nissan sentra. US autoglass depot in hayward. nice people, but first they quoted $169 for sigla glass. which, i figured was way too good to be true. it ends up being some off-brand, like GGN or something for $239. they carry pilkington, but were adamant that they don't make glass for the 200. which is odd, because they do for my wife's A4.
i was still willing to give it a shot until they said the replacement glass doesn't have the polished stainless trim - which seemed like it would look stupid with rubber trim filling the gap where the stainless was supposed to be?
anyway, i decided to do more research by looking to your opinions. go with the off-brad glass with the rubber trim or look for a shop that can replace with OEM glass. or is that going to cost $500+?
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