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Maybe someone out there could advice me. I have just ordered my Macan GTS and love the car... apart for one thing. The car comes with a really dark rear window tint and the dealer is tinting the front windows as well although not as dark due to the laws regarding tinting. I would really think the car would look better with a uniform tint. Wouldn't it be possible to not have the tint done at the factory and then have the windows tinted all together here in Australia therefore have a lighter uniform tint that I prefer. Has anyone got the same thoughts as me and has anyone got the two different tints on their Macan and what do they think of it ? Thanks
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If you haven't locked your order yet you may want to think about the Thermal Glass option. It tints all the glass except the front windshield.
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Another question I have is what is classed as a 2017 Macan. Mine is being built in October 2016 and delivered December 28th 2016 at this stage. I see a lot of videos showing the 2017 Macan which have been posted at the beginning of this year.
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Ps Thank you for you reply regarding window tinting, yes I thought about the Thermal glass option but the front windows would be lighter which would be great if I could have the same in the back to match. I know I am nit picking here .. Worse things to worry about in the world !
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Ps Thank you for you reply regarding window tinting, yes I thought about the Thermal glass option but the front windows would be lighter which would be great if I could have the same in the back to match. I know I am nit picking here .. Worse things to worry about in the world !
I've ordered the thermal glass option on my last two builds - the front windows are still lighter than the rear so I get them tinted to match as close as possible. I live in Florida so I wanted to get the thicker glass for heat protection too. The thermal glass is also quieter inside - noticeably.

As for MY 2017 - I believe as of May 2016 builds you get a MY 2017 vehicle.
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Pretty sure the actual glass is tinted, and not a film. Just go to a good tint shop and have them apply a test strip to verify the fronts will match.
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FWIW, I took my Macan to get the drivers and passenger's windows tinted and apparently it's a huge pain in the rear to do. Something about the way that Porsche builds the window assembly. I had to call 4 different places before finding one that could do it. I still haven't gotten around to taking a day off work to have it done.

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FWIW, I took my Macan to get the drivers and passenger's windows tinted and apparently it's a huge pain in the rear to do. Something about the way that Porsche builds the window assembly. I had to call 4 different places before finding one that could do it. I still haven't gotten around to taking a day off work to have it done.
I chose 503motoring in Portland OR to do my tinting. They specialize in top end cars and never mentioned the Macan being a problem. You might give them a call and see if they can recommend an installer in your area.
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I chose 503motoring in Portland OR to do my tinting. They specialize in top end cars and never mentioned the Macan being a problem. You might give them a call and see if they can recommend an installer in your area.


I had my two Macan GTS's front windows tinted by the same installer. They did a great job. They did mentioned that the little triangle in the A pillar was a pain, but nothing they can't do well.


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I chose 503motoring in Portland OR to do my tinting. They specialize in top end cars and never mentioned the Macan being a problem. You might give them a call and see if they can recommend an installer in your area.
Interesting, thanks! I am down in Portland for work all the time, maybe I can have them do it one day that I'm down there!

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