I'm toying with the idea of having the side and rear glass lightly tinted on my 147 (she's silver with red leather), but I'm afraid that it might look at bit, erm, naff. Has anyone out there seen/done this, or, better still, have a picture?
I'm worried that it might seem a bit "boy-racer"-ish.
I wasn't thinking of it being so dark that you couldn't see in (stretch-limo style), because I think that DOES look a bit drug-dealin' pimp-ish. I was thinking similar to what you see quite often on X5's and 7-Series (sorry for swearing!) where the glass is darker but still transparent (sun-protection glass, I think it's called).
Also I think the "Living" bill-boards that are about just now with a sort of ice-blue 147 with dark glass look really sexy... Lips
Lips, from a boring safety point of view, please don't do it - it is impossible to make eye contact with drivers of cars with darkened windows, and that eye contact is key to assuring me that you've seen me and you're not about to pull infront of me; a for instance: I'm on the main road, and you're trying to pull out from a side road. I always cover my brake until we've made eye contact and I'm happy you've seen me. Behind dark windows, I can't tell anything about what you might or might not do so I have keep the brake covered till I'm passed you just in case. It's irritating! (looks cool though!)
All taken on board, g and thanks for your perspective.
I'm a biker though (with a tinted visor!!)and I'm very used to being extra cautious even when I can see the whites of someone's eyes - it's no guarantee that there are any oscillating neurons between their ears, after all (and someone once said to me that the only thing that a flashing indicator means is that the indicator works...)
All that said, it is another reason/argument for not tinting and I haven't heard one argument for so far...
No, I meant windows all along. And I still mean that slightly tinted and so-called heat resistant windows are standard on all 147's... But, of course, you could make them even darker. I still think that's something boy-racers do though, with their ugly g*lfs, bimmers and the likes... [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
The picture is a real picture of Michael Schumacher and I got 3 pics of MS at the 147. I can mail them to you if you want. Just sent me a mail ( mailto:email@example.com_rietveld@planet.nl</A> ) and I’ll reply with attachments.
BTW the one with the tinted windows is not my 147 (‘jouw alfa’ means ‘your alfa’). My car is in the ‘mijn alfa’ section which means ‘my alfa’.