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Date Registered: 08-2005
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Hi Guy's
I just rang Our town auto glass here in Newcastle and they want $260 for a brand new windscreen with the seal because you have to get anew seal to fit it


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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Dave,

Is this a genuine Nissan windscreen?

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Date Registered: 06-2005
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I can't resist contributing to this thread, although I did intend keeping my views to myself.

I am not sure what all the fuss is about. There is nothing wrong with a good Australian made windscreen glass. Nothing special about a genuine Nissan one either.

A year or so ago I replaced mine at a O'Brien's franchise in Bathurst at a cost of about $240 and they reused the same seal. (I had been told by others that it should be replaced!) The result has been fine with no leaks, no noise and no distortion.

I choose to take a risk without WS insurance on the basis that I would be unlucky to need a new screen too often. But there is a risk!

But why buy a Nissan glass and spend $750 odd (about $500 extra) just because it comes from overseas, or who knows from where, or is it locally made?

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John,

There is no fuss but when it comes to the glass of the car, I personally prefer a genuine one because I'll know that it'll fit 100% with no problems down the track.

The Australian glass may well be very good as you stated, but there is still a possibility that it won’t fit perfectly and leaks are possible.

By taking-up the glass cover with my insurance company, I can insist to have them replace it with a genuine one and would therefore avoid paying the hefty price tag.

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I agree that genuine is not always better and it was probably a direct copy from original. It's not the glass that is the issue on one leaking it's the installer

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Jalal,
Are you sure that you can get a genuine screen under insurance as they are all ADR compliant

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Dave has a good point there, what guarantee does anyone have that they can specify a genuine one? Particularly if another one is so much cheaper. Insurance companies normally have their own rules and procedures.

In so far as leaks are concerned the overriding factor is the installer.

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Dave4x4 wrote:

Jalal,
Are you sure that you can get a genuine screen under insurance as they are all ADR compliant



Dave, I haven't tried replacing the windscreen using an insurance claim, so I can't be cenrtain, but with smash repairs for example I asked for genuine parts to be used (not aftermarket) and the repairer used genuine parts (I have seen them being fitted) In some other cases, the insurance company may use aftermarket products but they back that up with warranty. It all depends on the insurance company you're with.

Let's See what Brett gets as a replacement screen (if he has specified he wants a genuine one that is)

Regardless of this and remembering what I have said in my previous replies that this insurance cover applies to ALL windows of your car, can you be certain that you will be able to find the tailgate glass and the boot area windows locally?

I think paying the $57/year and knowing that these windows at least (not including the widnscreen) will be replaced with genuine ones will make me sleep better.



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Date Registered: 09-2005
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Just some information for all...

GIO has an addition to their standard insurance policy that allows you to have one window in your car replaced for free and it only costs $2.00 extra per month.

I would have stuck with GIO insurance had it not been for a AAMI quote being $400 cheaper... and GIO could'nt match it even without the extras. So for the $400 saving I went with AAMI having to forfeit the free window replacement.

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 Guys,
  Just had my windscreen replaced. (Thanks NRMA if your monitoring emoticon ) I did enquire with them into whether the glass was a Nissan OE, they told me that it was not Nissan, but locally made. They also told me that you can't request the type of windscreen, as the repairs are contracted out. A bit like there vehicle repair system. Well it is fitted and looks great. I actually forgot how clear the front windscreen was. Not more tiny scratches and chip marks. He has also given me a 60 day replacement guarrentee, should the windscreen leak or appear warped in any place. I have just left it outside in a most amazing downpour, and no leaks to speak of. Again, thanks NRMA. So far, so good.


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