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Question Windshield Sun Screens

What does everybody use? Those reflective accordion fold-up screens you can buy for 20 bucks or so at any auto parts store, or has anyone gone with a custom-fit one like this?

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I'm thinking about getting one for my Sorento, and $35 (US) really doesn't seem that out-of-line price-wise, but was just wondering if anyone else has (or had) one, and what their opinions of it were?

Looks a tad on the flimsy side, and rolling it out to install it and rolling it back up every time you take it out seems like a pain in the backside to me.

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Oh I do like the idea of a custom windshield cover that fits my Sorento, especially that I spend my winters in Florida. But they do not list any covers or shields for any 2015 KIA vehicles.

It does make a difference to shield your windows to prevent sun damage to your interior I'm my opinion. The sun did fade the interior of the rear seat in my Tiburon for sure. One of the reasons we purchased our Sorento was because of the nice tinted windows and the built-in sun shades on the rear passenger windows. Now a windshield sun shield is on our list to buy.

Oh there were many other reasons we purchased our Sorento too!

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Just to follow-up on my original post yes, I did purchase one of these. While it does cover the windshield completely as it is custom-cut, my pre-purchasing suspicions were realized as well.

They are flimsy to the point of sagging after being in the windshield for a while. I've taken to propping it up with the box of Kleenex I keep in the car, setting it on the dash board underneath to keep the shield up against the glass.

Also, rolling it back up after use is not only a giant pain, especially if there is someone sitting in the passenger seat, but after being exposed to the sun's rays for a few hours it gets DAMNED HOT!

So, would I buy another one? No, I would not.
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I personally really appreciate your update to this post. I will now ignore purchasing that sun shield. I guess I will back thinking of one of the many different ones from my local WalMart and save some money too.

That's what is great about a forum like this... We share information that can help each other. Thank you!
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