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Outback is not in top 50 most often repaired windshields.

Outback is not in top 50 most often repaired windshields.

https://www.safelite.com/resource-ce...r-windshields/


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And Legacy, Impreza and Forester are... I'm doubtful that Outback has better windshield than these 3

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That's just a data dump of vehicle models which one particular glass company (Safelight) repairs.

Interesting in a way, but without heavily massaging that data to account for all kinds of other determinants, including the relative number of each vehicle in service and regional variations, it's meaningless as a measure of windshield durability.
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I thought an Outback WAS a Legacy?
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I thought an Outback WAS a Legacy?
You thought wrong.
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Interesting in a way, but without heavily massaging that data to account for all kinds of other determinants, including the relative number of each vehicle in service and regional variations, it's meaningless as a measure of windshield durability.
Like 4 billion Camrys compared to 50 Jeep Pubertys.

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Like 4 billion Camrys compared to 50 Jeep Pubertys.


Sure. Additional data is needed to get the numbers accurate. But with all the talk here about outback windshields, I was surprised that it was not in this list while Forrester was. Both sell within 30% or each other in volume.

One reason could be if Subaru is replacing these windshields free and so they don't go through Safelite. There may be other reasons. And that is the benefit of this forum. There are so many knowledgeable people here who can provide addditional info or thoughts.


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One reason could be if Subaru is replacing these windshields free and so they don't go through Safelite.
I think that's likely since Subie stepped up and extended the windshield warranty on the '15-16 Leg and OB. Though again without years and production being listed, hard to make much more than conversation about it.

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Warning: anecdotal information ahead.

Windshield repair has got to be a regional thing. Not a manufacturer thing.

Maybe based on weather or some other factor.
I know people get windshields replaced because they catch rocks or whatever...but it seems to be a non-event around here (southern CA).

My family has the following vehicles in the fleet, all on original windshields...almost a million miles and 30 years of time yet never needing one?
1993 Ford van (225,000 miles)
1996 Infiniti (225,000 miles)
1996 Mazda (220,000 miles)
1997 Subaru (207,000 miles)
1985 Porsche (120,000 miles)

Even just driving and looking around you might see the giveaway "tape around the windshield" maybe 1-2x a month.
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Warning: anecdotal information ahead.

Windshield repair has got to be a regional thing. Not a manufacturer thing.

Maybe based on weather or some other factor.
I know people get windshields replaced because they catch rocks or whatever...but it seems to be a non-event around here (southern CA).

My family has the following vehicles in the fleet, all on original windshields...almost a million miles and 30 years of time yet never needing one?
1993 Ford van (225,000 miles)
1996 Infiniti (225,000 miles)
1996 Mazda (220,000 miles)
1997 Subaru (207,000 miles)
1985 Porsche (120,000 miles)

Even just driving and looking around you might see the giveaway "tape around the windshield" maybe 1-2x a month.


I agree. I NEVER had to replace a windshield in 30 years. I lived 5 of those years in CT and rest in CA


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