I happen to own a Honda Civic 2005, commonly known as "eagle eye," and the windscreen on my car is in a deplorable condition. There are just a lot of scratches and swirls on it which makes for very poor visibility at night as the headlights from oncoming traffic make it very difficult to drive, even during the day direct sunlight reduces the visibility by quite a bit.
Obviously this poses a risk to me and others that I share the road with, I have researched options such as buffing or waxing the windscreen, but they appear to be temporary fixes whereas I'm looking for a more permanent and lasting solution. I have perused countless threads on Pakwheels regarding the matter and there appears to be a conflict of views: some say it's better to go with a 3S dealer while others are of the view that one should go to a popular auto parts markets, Plaza in Karachi, and take your pick as prices can range from 2,500 to 8,000. It has also been expressed multiple times that 3D dealers are cashing in on the "genuine parts" mantra and charging more for effectively the same item one can get for less in a popular auto parts market.
I am well aware that 3S dealers don't have parts in stock for older models and that they're sourcing them from suppliers in Thailand. On the other hand, money isn't an issue as far as repairs on my cars go, I recently spent six figures on major mechanical overhaul on this very car and I now have more fun driving it than my 2015 GLI. All of the mechanical work was done at Honda Drive In and I have been very impressed with the way they've done things.
I'm looking for a permanent solution to my predicament, a painless installation process with surety that I won't run into any problems after the windscreen has been swapped. I don't necessarily have the time to go back again just to get a small issue fixed.
I hope that the fine minds here at Pakwheels will be able to further guide me regarding this matter, I look forward to your valuable input.
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