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Privacy Glass A3 S Line Sportback

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by paul8852, Jan 20, 2013.

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    [Jan 20, 2013]
    Just wondered if anyone has seen the 2103 Sportback with Privacy Glass in the showrooms yet. I know a number of vehicles are doing the rounds presently (alas none in Sussex yet) just need to know how much tint is being used as a number of publicity shots of the S Line without Privacy Glass looked quite tinted anyway, possibly not enough to do without the PG but would be interested if the tint is similar to the A3 hatch. Looking to purchase in Glacier White with Alu/Black (undecided) rails.
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    [Jan 20, 2013]
    I have ordered a Glacier White Sportback, see below.

    I thought about privacy glass as it looks good on the three door A3. However, I think it does not suit a five door car.

    In addition, I have ordered a sunroof and I thought that did not go with privacy glass. A bit contradictory, more light through the roof and less through the windows!
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    I ordered with privacy glass, then took it off for the same reason. Someone suggested that BMW graduate the tint from the front which makes far more sense. After seeing lots of images of the A3, it seemed to make the car look unbalanced on the Sportback.

    There are some Sportback photos on the forum somewhere with privacy glass.

    Maybe I'll regret changing the order when it arrives!
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    I've un-ticked that option too, like previously mentioned I wish Audi adopted BMWs graduated shading policy, start at the A pillar with a subtle shading (to conform to current regs) & work it back to the darker shading on the rear, Audi's (factory fitted) policy looks lopsided (clear to black) this is why I reckon many Audi buyers do their own thing with privacy glass, its strange that many of the publicity videos aren't going with the factory fitted option, that rule was broken with the endless Audi Connect plugging...just try getting it in your new A3 in the UK!!!
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    [Jan 22, 2013]
    Personally I think any A3 with the privacy glass looks rather like a van!!
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    [Jan 22, 2013]
    Privacy glass is pointless as it looks **** going from clear to dark and then also the cost from Audi, get your tints done at a tint shop with a light tint on the front and medium on the rear and it will flow much better for cheaper outlay
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    [Jan 23, 2013]
    How good are these nowadays?

    I'm guessing as with everything else, the quality is far better than it was five or ten years ago. Anyone with any experience?
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    [Jan 23, 2013]
    Just a quick question re privacy glass (from any manufacturer for that matter). Is the "film" applied to the inside of the windows during manufacture (much like after market tinting companies), or somehow embedded in the glass ?

    I ask as on our current cars, very infrequently our cocker spaniel sometimes rides in the back, and he has a habit of jumping up at the window with his paws on it. Was wondering if even the factory tints would suffer and scratch under these conditions ?
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    [Jan 23, 2013]
    It's the actual glass that's tinted from the factory - no film.
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    [Jan 23, 2013]
    Excellent thanks.
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