What wind deflector / windscreen should I buy?

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Looking to buy a wind deflector for my vert.

Which one do you recommend guys? Experiences?

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Love the drive is one. They have two versions, one is tall and the other is shorter for the sport bar. EU guys I think has access to the Ford version we don’t get in the US.

I have the Love the Drive and it’s been very good with no issues.
 

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I got a Love the Drive for Father’s Day. It does work well but I have a few issues with it that I shared back to the company. First, the rear brackets are too far forward and land on the curve of the interior trim, which effectively makes using the tonneau covers impossible. I solved this by making the new brackets below that effectively move the point rearward to the straight section of the trim, allowing me to use the covers. The very bottom picture is the original bracket. The second is that I’m tall, and when the easy exit feature moved the seat back it struck the front bracket with the seatbelt loop, so when I have the screen in, I turn that off. I suggested that they re-shape that bracket so that it follows the interior panel more closely. I may try making a new bracket for that as well. Lastly, the buckle for the rear strap is rather large and was spreading the seat where you attach it to the child seat anchors. I didn’t want the seat cushions to take a set, so I fashioned straps through the anchors and clip the strap to them instead. Makes installation and removal easier too, since you don’t have to work blind. All relatively little things but for what you’re paying, I expected better engineering.
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I bought the Euro Ford one from a guy in Germany on Ebay. It fits perfect and is a genuine Fords piece. Plus it isn't as high as most after market versions.
 

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Given you are in Spain, I would definitely recommend the genuine Ford unit. I have it fitted to my GT, as it is available in Australia as well as Europe.

Fit is 100%, it is great quality and looks great. It is a little bit more expensive than the aftermarket options, but in my opinion it is worth the outlay.
 

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I did consider having one sent from across the pond (I have a friend in England) but the cost would have been at least double the Love the Drive piece, and in theory, I didn’t pay for it anyway, assuming my kids actually paid for it.
 

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Here are some old images of mine, sorry for it being dirty in the photos.

None of the complaints @Johnnybee has with the Love The Drive unit exist with the genuine Ford unit, so honestly if you have the option in Spain, I would definitely purchase the genuine unit.

It's a shame that our Mustang family stateside don't get this as an accessory.
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It is indeed very nice - but not $700+ worth of nice.

We'll get another one from "Love the Drive" out of Canada.
 

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I've got the one for the Audi A4. If the Ford one were available I'd have done that. To me the A4 was the next best option. Much less expensive, very nice quality, surprisingly good fit and easy enough to install. The installation actually looks like it might be very much like the Ford one. Plus it folds up to 1/4 size and stores in a very nice bag that all easily fits in the trunk without taking up too much space.

Mine pretty much stays installed but I find that I leave it down a lot except for highway driving.
 

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Here are some old images of mine, sorry for it being dirty in the photos.

None of the complaints @Johnnybee has with the Love The Drive unit exist with the genuine Ford unit, so honestly if you have the option in Spain, I would definitely purchase the genuine unit.

It's a shame that our Mustang family stateside don't get this as an accessory.
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Agreed. And I have no idea why that Ford screen is not offered in North America. It makes zero sense. If I could have gone to the dealership and paid a couple hundred dollars more for it, I would have.
 

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the Audi A4 wind deflector has the advantage of folding in the middle to fit easily in your trunk. Look for eBay listings that include the Audi factory case. From the photos, it does not appear that the others have this ability.

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the Audi A4 wind deflector has the advantage of folding in the middle to fit easily in your trunk. Look for eBay listings that include the Audi factory case. From the photos, it does not appear that the others have this ability.

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+1 on the Audi. The Ford and Love the Drive models both use up the entire trunk if you have to remove it on the road. The Audi takes up very little space because it folds into a "square" rather than a "rectangle". I also was able to pick mine up for $150.
 

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Ditto on the Audi A4 windscreen: folds comfortably into a bag and into the boot. Bought for $125 shipped
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