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    Cool Tinted mirror glass (some have it, some don't)

    I used to own a pre-facelift 2000 Audi S3 in Brilliant Black. It had the standard body coloured mirrors and the wing mirror glass was a light tinted blue colour.

    8 years later and I've always wondered why my facelift 2002 S3 has standard wing mirror glass (i.e no tint). This one came with aluminium mirrors from the factory - could that be why? Or were pre-facelifts always tinted? Or is it to do with the paint colour??

    Why did my previous S3 have tinted mirror glass and my current S3 doesn't - just wondered.......

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    That's odd, my drivers is tinted and passenger is not!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vex182 View Post
    That's odd, my drivers is tinted and passenger is not!
    Same here.

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    Mine are both silver but I did have the chav ripped off mirrors mod done a few years back

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    My a3 sport is blue tinted, found this out when a chav on a pushbike rode into one of them! its a facelift 2002.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s3mad_dude View Post
    I used to own a pre-facelift 2000 Audi S3 in Brilliant Black. It had the standard body coloured mirrors and the wing mirror glass was a light tinted blue colour.

    8 years later and I've always wondered why my facelift 2002 S3 has standard wing mirror glass (i.e no tint). This one came with aluminium mirrors from the factory - could that be why? Or were pre-facelifts always tinted? Or is it to do with the paint colour??

    Why did my previous S3 have tinted mirror glass and my current S3 doesn't - just wondered.......

    My 2000 Jetta/Bora in the US had the blue tint, too.

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    i have a 1999 s3 8l.
    chrome mirrors with a blue tint on both. it is a pre face lift.
    my mate has a 1999 facelift. i will check his and let you know.

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    My 2000 PFL has blue tint mirror glass and standard body coloured caps.

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    i think its down to upgrade options.

 

 

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