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Carsmart, I tint the windows on all my vehicles. Where I live, there are a lot of people that drive around with their brights on all the time. They can run up on my bumper and I don't even have to flip my mirror. Also, it helps keep the inside of the car cooler (as mentioned above). I also tend to run higher end stereo stuff. So, by having tinted windows, it makes it a lot harder for any would-be thief to figure out what you have and if it is worth stealing.
Chris "Thermo" Coleman and K'Re Ann, the 03 X
Here in New Mexico, the summers are hot and sunny...tinted windows, as ID said, provide heat control. More tinting, less heat inside the car when the window are rolled up. Plus, for me, depending on the color of the car and the tint, it can be as appealing visually as a paint job, shiny chrome, or any other personalization on your car.
I just got a ult black/black XK and went right to the tinting place. I got 35% tints. It looks really dark but when people are sitting inside you can still see them unless it's night time. Honestly, it looks really good, it makes the car really sleek, but dosen't look gangsta, it looks classy. I'm white and I usually dress in woven shirts, ties, t-shirts on the weekends.
I think everyone should do some sort of low-tint for the benefits of sun not beating down on the interior.
I really wanted the platinum tint on my VDP, but found out it could screw up the GPS. Tint has its merits for sure. Personally, I do not like the way it looks and usually ends up bubbling at some point. My parents' cars have always been tinted.
2011 Lotus Evora | 2005 Range Rover HSE | 2007 XK Coupe (sold) |2004 XJ8 Vanden Plas (sold)
i was just making a joke about him saying that only celebrities should be tinting their windows..............geeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzz tough crowd over here!!!!!!!!!!!!! however i am Jason from the show and no i dont consider myself a celebrity at all, just a car audio guy who worked and built stuff for tv and ended up on tv too. Thats all.
Jason from MTV's "Pimp my Ride"
if i have too, you can see my STR on www.cardomain.com and also my old IASCA competition car that was one of the top 5 sound quality vehicles in 2003-2004 and was one of the vehicles that helped me land my gig on tv. search phd12vxxx on cardomain
Ditto the stated reasons: reduce sun/heat damage, thwart glass breakage, thwart prying eyes especially those looking inside cars for things to steal. I've always had dark tint on all my Texas cars. Makes a black car look sleeker. Affords some privacy from all the stares and gawkers too.
I have an Estate model, in Canada it's illegal to tint the drivers and passengers front windows....at all, but I did the other 7 windows and the sunroof. Why, because it's looks cool, no other reason simply because it looks cool. I don't sit in the back seats, will probably never have to sleep back there, don't care enough about the rear seat passengers and how much sun they get so, yeah I did it cause it looks cool.