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My 2c (and I may have said this before in this thread somewhere)
I don't necessarily agree with some safety rules that protect us from our own stupidity, but I strongly agree with the rules regarding the tint on front side windows.
Heavy tints on front side windows can restrict your visibility in poor light conditions. This is especially true when looking out for vulnerable road users (pedal and motor cyclists) when pulling out of side roads.
If you miss them, you can kill them. If the worst happens you face jail + having to live with the fact that you have taken someone's life. Worth the risk? I don't think so.
The Passat has factory privacy glass from the B pillar back. If you look at the photos (link in my signature) the front side windows look darker than they actually are, because the inside of the car is so dark.
Currently in martin999's garage:
2011 (11) VW Passat 2.0 TDi SE + options in Island Grey, 2011 (11) Honda CB1000R in Pearl Cool White... oh and a 2004 (54) Secnic II 1.5dCi Dynamique in Ottoman Blue !