Originally Posted by bill buttermore
I think it is all a matter of money. My '92 SSEi came with a non-hud windshield and I had a double image day and night. It was clear, though, and easy enough to read, if not perfect. My '97 SSEi had a HUD windshield and the image was single and clear day and night.
The non-HUD image was not sufficiently annoying to pay hundreds of $ to have the windshield changed.
My double image was clear too. In the bright light it looked
fuzzy because of the second image, but at night they were crystal clear and I thought about just living with it. In the end I decided to take it back to the installer (who is a perfectionist) and he went berserk - "you can't drive with that staring at you!". And he changed it.
You can't tell the difference between a HUD glass and a standard glass just by looking at them, other than it will have "HUD" printed on it somewhere. Your wallet will know the difference, however!