Was told a couple years ago by a windshield replacement guy sent by my insurance company (for another Forester) that their policy was - "if the crack lines fit under a (US) dollar bill it can be repaired". Not sure if that is industry-wide or current policy though.
I seem to have found a windshield company online and have an internet ticket created for a windshield replacement for $350 on Monday. As things progress I will speak more.
All quotes thus far have been expensive. $930, $850, $600.
Lowest quote yet but no inventory available was $280.
These aren't dealerships either, Im not planning on contacting one. In recent news, a parts manager at a Dodge Roanoke dealership was arrested for stealing $200,000 worth of catalytic convertors. The humanity.