Thanks for the information. This is probably like buying eyeglasses online, some give you the option to pay extra for AR coating, etc. I think this is exactly the same of what you see with your windshield, the cheap ones are probably not coated with AR coating, which would explain why you noticed halos/diffusion. In this case, definitely buy a more expensive glass.
PhoneyStoney wrote: ↑Dec 2nd, 2017 11:20 pmI had my windshields changed on an Impala from Calgary (though from a different vendor). Paid $135+tax through Groupon. And I can tell you while i am happy with what I got vs what I paid. That was most definitely not an equal quality glass on my car. Fitting was top notch, however the most visible difference for me is the light diffusion of incoming headlights at night. I kept on taking off glasses and cleaning them but realized later it's the windscreen that's causing those halos/diffusion. Some people might not notice it, but that was a clear giveaway for me. Having said that, I would still do it again as my long drives in winter = frequent cracks on windshield and I wouldn't want to pay the OEM price everytime. But for folks, who change their windscreen hardly ever, they should definitely look into having the superior glass installed.
Disclaimer: I don't know the quality of the glass this vendor installs and maybe they have a better quality glass for a cheaper price than a dealership would have