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I see the features of base model RAV4. It has Tinted Glass with UV protection, but not Privacy glass. So the glass is tinted, does it have a visible color on it. What is the difference?

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Re: What is the difference between tinted glass & Priva

Could be a 'play on words' meaning the same thing.
I would ask before you purchase :?:

Tinted Glass is usually a film applied to clear glass and done as a after-market thing. Privacy glass is usually from the factory and is 'colored glass'.

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Abstract from toyota.ca

Windows and Glass
Electric Rear Window Defroster with Timer S S S S S
Tinted Glass S S S S S
UV Glass Protection S S S S S
Privacy Glass N/A S N/A S S

It clearly indicates Tinted glass and UV glass protection come with Base model. If I just UV protection, no need to upgrade then.
 
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Anybody here but me think the glass is too dark on the RAV4?

Personally I would like to see out of it with out the distortion of dark glass when driving through scenic locales.

Otherwise 06 Rav4's are nice.
 
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LOL! No...it's just that we all have our own tastes. I like the darker windows because it helps keep the HOT sun out! :) Therefore, they are perfect for me! :)
 
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Talking to a salesperson, he mentioned that in some states or provinces, the darkness of the tint is regulated. I know this is the case depending on the front, side and back windows. I am guessing that since the back side windows are darker than is allowed, they can't call them tint, so they refer to them as privacy glass.

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Re: What is the difference between tinted glass & Priva

RAVon said:
Could be a 'play on words' meaning the same thing.
I would ask before you purchase :?:

Tinted Glass is usually a film applied to clear glass and done as a after-market thing. Privacy glass is usually from the factory and is 'colored glass'.

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Yup except it's not colored glass (which is why I'm sure you put it in quotes). It's chemically treated glass.
 

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Re: What is the difference between tinted glass & Priva

Yup except it's not colored glass (which is why I'm sure you put it in quotes). It's chemically treated glass.[/quote]

aah there you go... I was at a lost for words. :roll:
'chemically treated' is the proper term I was trying to think of...

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