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    Windshield problems

    Hello everyone. Proud owner of a new WRX here and a newbie on the forum. Had the car since late November, and I completely love it. Except one thing-windshield. I have 2 big cracks in it already. It seems like if a rock hits it when I'm on the highway it just cracks. No little spider-things or anything minor. It just cracks... Is anyone else having that problem? Just bad luck on my part or is the angle of the windshield to blame?

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    Super Moderator (Actually a SuperSpy) SD_GR's Avatar
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    There is a chipped/cracked windshield thread, it's very popular.

    It's not just Subaru's fault. I travel a bit and nowhere in the developed world have I seen such terrible road debris flying around than in California. Also, "our" gravel trucks are not required to use covers or tarps...
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    My windshield looks like it was sent back in time from a post apocalyptic war zone.. it literally peppered with chips and pits. Just 44K mi on my 2010..
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    Registered User shadowpr's Avatar
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    Just had a chip repaired by safelite. Insurance covered it free of charge.

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    Here in CO insurance companies don't offer glass coverage because they don't use sand on the roads in the winter, they use gravel. When I lived in the Northeast glass coverage was separate and cheap with little or no deductible. Glass here is just part of your comprehensive. That's why I bought an add-on the dealer offered on my new STI that covers the windshield replacement for 3 years/unlimited mileage. I think it was $349 maybe? Probably less. I'm sure in 3 years I'll need at least one new windshield, if not 2 or 3. If I haven't used the coverage when I get to the end of it, I think a rock is going to mysteriously fall from the sky and break it. By then it'll be so pitted from rocks after 3 years of driving that I bet it'll be hard to see through it!

    Thank god the windshield on my G-wagen never went before I sold it. $2000 to replace your windshield is steep! And it got a big rock into it not long after I bought it that thankfully never cracked, just left a big divot with spiderwebs 1" around it. You can't repair those windshields either since they're flat. The dealer only took off $100 or something like that for it when I traded it in since they thought they could get it fixed. Idiots!
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Here in CO insurance companies don't offer glass coverage because they don't use sand on the roads in the winter, they use gravel.
    Same in Calgary, and they've started using more salt solution the past couple of years as well (used to love the west for the salt free environment...). That's why I like my winters just cold enough to make the salt completely ineffective.

    We can get glass coverage here, but I opt not too. Cheaper in the end to buy a windshield when I need it, rather than pay the premiums.
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