10 people - 10 opinions.I've read through a bunch of posts regarding windshield replacement, though most centered around Subaru's defect/warranty extension etc. Since Safelite appears to control who makes the glass they use more secretly than the original formula for Pepsi I can't seem to get enough info to help me decide if OEM is worth $210 out of pocket vs. the OEE glass.
I have a '21 Touring, and normally I'd say OEM all the time, but since Safelite says they do a dual-calibration on Eyesight, is there real value in having the word Subaru on the windshield? I read something that suggested OEE cannot make the exact same glass due to licensing agreements/copyright (more than just stamping Subaru on the glass), but even that was (pun intended) unclear.
I did call my local (and trusted) retailer - they outsource the work, so not much value in using them in this case as their warranty is only 12 months and would actually cost me closer to $300 out-of-pocket.
In summary, I can pay $0 to get the OEE glass or $210 to get the OEM glass, both with lifetime warranties against defects/install issues and that's what I am trying to decide.
I use novus for replacement and dual calibration.