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1992 964 C2 Targa - Windshields

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Vehicle Information: Model: C2; Year: 92; Body Type: Targa; Total Mileage: 150K;

I am just about to replace my windshield. 150K miles some of which was at triple digit velocities takes it toll. I now have a 1/8" crack that is sure to run soon. I wanted to pass this along. 20 year ago I had a 2' long piece of tail pipe come thru the windshield of the car I was driving and hit me in the forehead after it split open the steel cowling around the instrument cluster. Needles to say I could have been killed. The guy at the glass shop said that if the windshield had been newer, it was probably 15 years old at the time; it probably would have resisted the penetration, because the plastic layer in the lamination deteriorates over time. If he was correct, and I suspect he was, then we all should be mindful of this potential safety problem associated with operating an older (mature?) vehicle.

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