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      V90 factory window tint (US market)

      Is it me, or do all US market V90s (or at least R-designs) not come with factory tint, while all Cross Country models do?

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      It's not you. Inscription and R-Design do not have the dark factory tinted rear windows the Cross Country models do.

      In other markets, it is an option across the entire V90 line.
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      You are correct. Standard V90s don’t get rear tint and CCs do
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      I wonder what the idea is behind tinting rear windows only for CCs. Just marketing? or is there a purpose to it?

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      Quote Originally Posted by pocholin View Post
      I wonder what the idea is behind tinting rear windows only for CCs. Just marketing? or is there a purpose to it?
      All their SUV's come with tinted rear glass also. It must be a crossover/SUV vs. car thing, though I don't see the logic in one having it over the other?
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      Quote Originally Posted by pocholin View Post
      I wonder what the idea is behind tinting rear windows only for CCs. Just marketing? or is there a purpose to it?
      Manufacturers think tint and wheel arch cladding are what folks want in order to impress others, I think.

      The one that baffles me is why they would put that wood that looks no different than all the black plastic in CC interiors, and the gorgeous rich golden wood in only non-CCs.
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      Quote Originally Posted by aardvarkbark View Post
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      The one that baffles me is why they would put that wood that looks no different than all the black plastic in CC interiors, and the gorgeous rich golden wood in only non-CCs.
      I agree, that product differentiation strategy is pretty bad decision.

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      The wood in the Cross Country doesn't look like plastic to me at all. It's a dark brown walnut and it looks and feels great. I just wish the trim pieces were insulated so they didn't vibrate with the bass.

      As for the tint, I've never understood why they only do it on the crossover/SUV models either.
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      The Ocean Race has carbon fiber trim, which some people might like. I'm not a fan. It would have been nice if, in keeping with the "ocean" theme, they had offered teak instead, which would have looked fantastic with either the black or blond interior.

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      Quote Originally Posted by VLD1 View Post
      The Ocean Race has carbon fiber trim, which some people might like. I'm not a fan. It would have been nice if, in keeping with the "ocean" theme, they had offered teak instead, which would have looked fantastic with either the black or blond interior.
      I agree. I'm a CF fan in general, but in the OR that driftwood would have been amazing. I wonder if there's an issue with forming the driftwood to the curved S/V90 trim surface? In the 60 Series applications, it's applied to a mostly flat surface.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Bmo Pete View Post
      I agree. I'm a CF fan in general, but in the OR that driftwood would have been amazing. I wonder if there's an issue with forming the driftwood to the curved S/V90 trim surface? In the 60 Series applications, it's applied to a mostly flat surface.
      Yep, Carbon Fibre trim is the one thrown-in option on the OR that I did not like. (CF costs $800 on R-design). Driftwood with the blond/charcoal/orange interior would have looked fantastic!
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      Driftwood or Teak would be nice! Or some sort of faux scrimshaw.
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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      Driftwood or Teak would be nice! Or some sort of faux scrimshaw.
      Anyone for abalone shell??

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      Abalone is unfortunately not very durable, regardless of whether or not I want a rainbow dashboard.
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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      Abalone is unfortunately not very durable, regardless of whether or not I want a rainbow dashboard.
      Abalone be delicious but not on m dash

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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      Abalone is unfortunately not very durable, regardless of whether or not I want a rainbow dashboard.
      Sorry. I spent the early 70's in Laguna Beach, CA....
      Layer on enough resin and it would last.....

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      Oh, we're using sealed products now. My precious luxury!

      I was thinking about ordering a second set of trim pieces and engraving them with some sort of map of where the car goes on trips, but IDK if the wood is deep enough.
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      how about some Micarta? forms well, comes in many colors..lol
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      Quote Originally Posted by matt1122 View Post
      Oh, we're using sealed products now. My precious luxury!

      I was thinking about ordering a second set of trim pieces and engraving them with some sort of map of where the car goes on trips, but IDK if the wood is deep enough.
      My wife was p!ss'd when I told her the CF in her car was not a real solid chunk of material. I told her it was a sticker, but I'd be happy to trade her my real metal trim for it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Bmo Pete View Post
      My wife was p!ss'd when I told her the CF in her car was not a real solid chunk of material. I told her it was a sticker, but I'd be happy to trade her my real metal trim for it.
      Yes, but carbon fiber, by it's nature, isn't a chunk. It comes in sheets, maybe 2 - 4 mm thick. Wouldn't call it a sticker though, like the "wood grain" sticky back shelf paper. More like the wood veneer you find on a lot of particle board furniture. Stop picking on your wife.....

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      Quote Originally Posted by VLD1 View Post
      Yes, but carbon fiber, by it's nature, isn't a chunk. It comes in sheets, maybe 2 - 4 mm thick. Wouldn't call it a sticker though, like the "wood grain" sticky back shelf paper. More like the wood veneer you find on a lot of particle board furniture. Stop picking on your wife.....
      Yes I know - I was attempting to swindle her out of her carbon fiber trim. She likes to tease me that her car has it and mine doesn't.
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