Originally Posted by Z K
Glass is glass. It is a maintenance item to replace when it gets cracked up.
I'd go with a quality aftermarket name brand and you'd be fine. PPG, Pilkington and all the other OEM glass companies make replacement glass. Why pay 4x the cost just to have "BMW" stamped on it?
Well that is you. Some want to spend the money to keep their car "original". I'm not saying either way is best. It is up to the individual. If it were my car I would go with a quality aftermarket solution for a quarter of the price and when it gets cracked and/or pitted replace it again. Why waste the money on new OEM glass and put some plastic on it when the plastic alone costs almost as much at would to replace the glass with a good aftermarket solution. My 2 cents.