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I decided early on, not to go for privacy glass.

I personally think that many cars look a bit odd, if the rear glass is so much darker than the front. For the people sat in the back it's a gloomy experience, and I don't fancy reversing (particularly at night) with reduced vision.

When we sell, a future owner could always add it if required.

Having not seen an ST without privacy, I think ours looks superb. The standard windows are still fairly dark.

What do you all think?

Cheers

Mike

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I have privacy glass and from the inside I can't say I actually notice the difference, but each to their own everybody has different tastes. Enjoy fella, hope you get some dry weather soon so you can give it some beans
 

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Very nice mate, I personally prefer privacy glass, I think finishes off the car nicely but each to their own.

Ps nice number plate
 

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I've had tinted windows on every car i've owned since probably the early 90's. I started off getting the complete limo-tints on all windows bar the windscreen and I only stopped having the front side windows tinted after the police started cracking down on it. All rear and back windows tinted though, including on the current car + my previous Focus RS + the Skoda Octavia VRS prior to that. Purely because I like the look.

I can honestly say that in roughly 20 years of driving cars with tinted windows I have never had an experience where I caused or almost caused an accident due to the tints. You get used to the VERY SLIGHTLY reduced visibility quite quickly and adapt accordingly.

Thats not to say that as I get old(er) I might need to rethink this strategy!

OP - nice car, wish you many happy miles motoring in it.
 

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Standard looks best, the wife's got a 1.6 focus which came tinted back window, it a joke trying to reverse park at night.

On the other side it works much better in the summer.
 

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I go for the standard look as well - just seems to make the car look a bit brighter and, dare I say it, not as much like a van! Mind you privacy glass would certainly be of benefit in summer to our four legged friend who travels in the back seats.
 

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I like tinted windows. I don't have to worry about tykes looking in what's in the back, in the event of a crash if holds the glass together, helps keep the interior cool during the summer and to me it looks cool.
I think that Ford factory fitted privacy is darkly tinted glass.
It doesn't have a film applied, so won't help in the event of a crash.
 

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Well done Mike and thanks for uploading the pics! Car looks mint....this has to be the first Blue ST Estate I have seen to date!
Enjoy and keep us posted
 

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Not a fan of cars without rear privacy glass. Looks old school and less sexy looking imo although the estate gets away with it i think.
 

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There's a black estate in our local dealers show room, with blacked out rear windows.... it looks like a hearse!!!

Not only that it was over £28k!!!!!
 

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Think privacy glass works on 3 door cars, looks silly on 5 doors or the new estate. Just looks odd. A light smoke or reflective tint (10% ish) all round would look ok, but the estate has so much glass that standard suits it.
 
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