Ok, getting tired of this....

  1. DoctorC

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    It happened to my buddy as well the first couple weeks he had his brand new 2016 sedan which came as a giant crack across the windshield. I remember him telling me about it the day it happened and me thinking "damn I hope I don't end up with a weak windshield when i get a new car" and here I am considering basically the same exact car as my next vehicle lol.
     
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    If it was totally unexpected I would've flipped my shit, gone back to the dealership, etc, but I had read up on it before buying and steeled myself (and my insurance) for the possibility... I mean, yeah I was pissed it happened RIGHT AWAY.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    The replacement glass on the sport hatch was OEM pilkington and yes it does have the defect in the lower portion that distorts the view, but it was not as noticeable as the original, maybe they refined it a bit?
     
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    I'm guessing you guys are running on Civic that are built in USA with parts producer from the same region.

    I'm sure the regulars already know, but here some potential avoidance maneuvers.
    -If you see a big truck merging on the high, floor it and get the F out of there, otherwise you're going get rained by stone chips.
    -If there's a pick-up or SUV in front of you without a mud guard, do not follow them.
    -If someone is drifting into the shoulder in front of you, back off immediately, he's going to pelt you with stone chips coming off the shoulders. If he got you good, blast in front
    of him and give a taste of his own medicine.
    -not an issue in long drives between city, but for inner city highway, never follow a truck, they got a lot of stone chips stored up.
     
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    #110 Rickmeister 48, Jan 12, 2020
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    Some where on here, someone said to put wax on the windshield and it would fill in the pits and dings.

    It Does NOT. Looks just as bad.
     
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    I think I heard that somewhere before too
     
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    But what can you do in a freak spot that’s unaccounted for.

    just like the automated car that got in an accident cus the driven vehicle did a maneuver not part of the algorithm

    but as usual, I’m running ACC on three , people r angry, but it gives me time to write and contemplate the meaning of civic
     
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    What kind of undeveloped country are you driving in? I'm in an area with potholes, debris, and concrete/rock chips everywhere. Majority of drivers are in large trucks that spit it back on you. No problems, so far.
     
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    It’s called New England ... try driving in Fitchburg or Leominster. Also, interstate 93 has been under construction 6 years now, lost 2 windshield to that. First one was random rock chip, last one was from Hyundai Elantra, I was like 100 feet back. So mad about that one. The first one on the new car I was doing 80 and the truck cut me off, tiny rock or ice melt chip hit with enough force to crack it.
    Everytime I goto the glass shop they tell me how they’re making a fortune off the interstate construction. I believe it.
    I drove a guy for Uber yesterday from the body shop, they nailed his 19’ Camry in the market basket parking lot. Also my buddy at the car wash, someone swiped his VW Passat at Hannafords.
    People did stop fuckin with my car once I put in the camera. They were flipping the mirrors daily, so annoying. Hard wired to constant power fuse. But yeah, a lot of scumbags around here. If you look like you have money, better be careful. I’ll literally park at the end of the parking lot, camera facing out. People just can’t be trusted

    you flat landers got it easy, glass is part of your coverage because it’s so rare to happen, words of the geico claims adjuster
     
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    Sounds like Dallas. I-35 has been under construction (and gaining new potholes) for a good 15 years now. lol Still, I haven't ever had to get a windshield replaced.
     
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    Looks like the good lord has watched over you
     
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    I'm a highlander, and my civic is a flatliner, no chips.

     
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    Yeah right, what’s the highest point in Texas, 200ft above sea level? Lol
     
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    You know, it's gotten to a point on here where you can't tell when someone is trying to be a smartass and just discredit what anyone is saying, or if they are just saying,"I'm lucky enough for this not to have happened" , this is cause there are some ignorant jerks on here, but for any one trying to imply that this glass is not a problem, there are just too many people complaining about it and having issues, and they aren't just in this thread alone either.
     
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    So true, man. So true.
     
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