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Well, next Monday my R gets its 4th windshield. Original; OEM replacement under warranty for faulty installation of original; Elite Auto Glass replacement due to big rock on I-80; Elite Auto Glass replacement for another rock on I-80. Is it just me? Vote to let me know! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: How many windshields has your R had? (Hi Alt R)

In 20 months with The R I had only 1. In 25 months with my 06 box truck with a lot more driving I will nee my 2nd soon.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JoeLvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wow, they sure produced lots of R's with no windshields, LOL</TD></TR></TABLE> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> Poorly worded - you know what I mean. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> Hey I just remembered - I didn't put that choice in there!<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Hi Alt R at 4:56 PM 4-8-2009</i>
 

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Re: (Hi Alt R)

What if I've had no replacements AND live in NE? I feel like I can't be fully forthcoming unless I inform you of both. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (Hi Alt R)

Only 2 on the R so far I think, but I had 4 or 5 on the T5 over a mere 3 years.
 

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On my forth windshield and it has 3 chips currently and two of them are fixed. I think I am about to buy a new one as I can not see investing more then the glass in repairs. I think I will try PPG glass next time. I have had 2 OEMs and 2 Safelight versions.
 

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Re: (MacFreak21)

Seems like my replacement glass is better than the OEM Glass (and for almost a 1/3 of the price) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>05BruzaS60r</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Seems like my replacement glass is better than the OEM Glass (and for almost a 1/3 of the price) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> . </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Isn't that the way it goes with Volvo OEM stuff, though? I'd LOL, if I wasn't COL.
 

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I'm on #3 (all OEM). I'm averaging about 10,000 miles between each. I'm thankful for for low deductible comprehensive insurance. GEICO hasn't made much for insuring my "R."
 

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On windshield #2 .. skipped OEM and went straight for the PPG replacement<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JoeLvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Isn't that the way it goes with Volvo OEM stuff, though? I'd LOL, if I wasn't COL.</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> the R is on his 2nd since 2 weeks 86k ... my dad's YM01 with +180k(km) on his original ... it all depands at the end if you got lucky or not, maybe if your windscreen wasn't cracked, than maybe you already replaced a cracked fog ones or more if unlucky. This is just a a vote-topic if you've been lucky or not sofar
 

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Re: (canam77)

I could have had mine replaced but I just had it repaired(90K on R)...I have Full Glass, no ded, can you request PPG, what's the dif btw that and OEM?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5 for Life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What if I've had no replacements AND live in NE? I feel like I can't be fully forthcoming unless I inform you of both. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE> So you live in both NE and MA - oh you meant New England not Nebraska. Add that to the poll; lucky I guess.
 

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Re: (Hi Alt R)

Wow I would've never expected to see this topic or poll...<p>I'm on first windshield that I know of. I am the second owner and I have a chip in mine, but I used the autozone resin stuff to seal it. 24+ months strong with it, no changes. <p>It's kind of like a permanent zit on the forehead of my Volvo. It's not something anyone would want, but in the big scheme of things it's just a superficial imperfection, like having red hair.
 

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I'm on the second. The first was replaced by the previous owner (assuming he only replaced it once). All I know is that it is not the same as the OEM windshield. It also came with a nice chip in it too... which I have had sealed.
 

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On my third in three years. The first two were OEM and both lasted about nine months each - lots of chips and then a giant crack in each. Went with PPG this time (about half the price as well) and have had ZERO problems.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hi Alt R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> Poorly worded - you know what I mean. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> Hey I just remembered - I didn't put that choice in there!<p><br><i>Modified by Hi Alt R at 4:56 PM 4-8-2009</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I did ,sry for the confusion <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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