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So discovered a nasty crack/chip thing in the screen. Was very windy overnight, must have blown something quite hard on to the screen to crack it. So got the insuranec involved and windscreen company tried to attend last Friday. However, was told that they need enough space to park side by side, so they can extend the canopy, because it was raining. Didn't have the space, so rebooked for Tuesday. They turn up Tuesday at a different place with plenty of space, only to be told that they have ordered the wrong windscreen and the fact that it has a forward facing camera, needs to be properly calibrated at the workshop. Now have a session this Friday, for up to 4 hours, for them to replace the fricking thing....sighs, the joys of modern tech...
 

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You think that is bad? Land Rover fits screens made of sugar glass to save weight and get emission values down, problem was always listing all the options on the car with so many screen mounted devices as options - Head up display needed a UV reflective screen, all models had heated front screens as standard in the UK but Autoglass outlets didn’t stock OEM screens but a Chinese make with no heater, then if you had a device to pay road tolls or the garage door opener options you had an area of screen to suit those, auto wipers on needed another square untreated, it seemed an endless list and many people would forget on option and tell the windscreen folks to order in the wrong replacement! I had to have a whole new tailgate on an Evoque when the rear screen exploded one time. The tailgate was made of composite not aluminium or steel and when the glass broke the tailgate was stiffened by the screen and no glass caused it to deform as it’s main strength piece wasn’t there any longer!
 

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Thanks for chiming in, didn't realise I hadn't followed up on this thread. I had to take it into the workshop, who thankfully had the correct windscreen. They did ask me if I wanted to have the chip repaired, which would have reduced but not totally eliminated it. Was worried leasing company would be silly about it, so I just told them to go ahead and replace the whole thing. Was a shame that I had to travel quite some distance to somewhere that could do the work though, instead of using the mobile service that come to you.

Shame that I need hand back this car later this year and I want to try a different car to see how they weigh up against each other.
 

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Thanks for chiming in, didn't realise I hadn't followed up on this thread. I had to take it into the workshop, who thankfully had the correct windscreen. They did ask me if I wanted to have the chip repaired, which would have reduced but not totally eliminated it. Was worried leasing company would be silly about it, so I just told them to go ahead and replace the whole thing. Was a shame that I had to travel quite some distance to somewhere that could do the work though, instead of using the mobile service that come to you.

Shame that I need hand back this car later this year and I want to try a different car to see how they weigh up against each other.
go have a look at honda range honestly think prob best out there at moment, build is just spot on,, and the engines are as close to hand made as you can get for a production car,, i have crv in the other day been driven 4 miles with no oil pressure after oil pump chain failure do to hole in sump,,, pulled engine apart and had only damaged the cheap replaceable bearing caps and a turbo cartridge ,, bear in mind this had done 168000 miles and owner admitted he just drives hard and never missed a beat just services,,,, and new clutch around 100k it runs perfectly still, if that was other car it would of been game over on the engine for sure,,
trouble with all the euro car makers is this sharing engines and gearboxes etc,, nissan use renault, mini use PSA Mitsubishi use vag and psa engines ,,, honda are only company for run of mill cars that produce and use own tech etc,
 
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