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Is a standard feature on all Cla's but in tropical countries is not useful as cold countries since when the car stops it shut down the a/c compressor the best thing about this eco system is how fast the engine and a/c responds after you push the gas pedal.

Verdict For save gas and take advantage in a tropical country the cabin have to be cold after using the a/c for a while or you have to wait for the winter to come.
 

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this is why i prefer cars that are well insulated that can seal out sound and even air better than other cars.
good examples are civic's, shut off the A/C and within minutes the cabin gets HOT on summer days. do this in a Mercedes, Lexus, BMW....and it wont be like that
 

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this is why i prefer cars that are well insulated that can seal out sound and even air better than other cars.
good examples are civic's, shut off the A/C and within minutes the cabin gets HOT on summer days. do this in a Mercedes, Lexus, BMW....and it wont be like that
well said
with all those layers of material especially in a leather interior it's usually like this in most cases
 

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this is why i prefer cars that are well insulated that can seal out sound and even air better than other cars.
good examples are civic's, shut off the A/C and within minutes the cabin gets HOT on summer days. do this in a Mercedes, Lexus, BMW....and it wont be like that
it's not just that. another reason why the interior heats up when you turn off the AC is because the black colored dash, black colored seats, the entire interior is constantly emitting heat from the suns rays absorbing into them. once the AC turns off you just bake.

It's like this for even expensive cars.
 

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Tints can help cool things down in the cabin when it comes to uv rays coming throught the windows amginified heat and attracted to black objects. The dash will still be hot unless you tint the windshield.
 

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Agreed. They even have 80% ceramic tints for the front now that do wonders to keeping the interior cool when driving.
 

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Interesting I never had any experience with ceramic tints, might have to look in to that.

Thank god for tints though, it makes such a big difference.
 

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Interesting I never had any experience with ceramic tints, might have to look in to that.

Thank god for tints though, it makes such a big difference.
same here.
i've always had "regular" tints, nothing special, they were always in the lighter range which have made a different to me. I'll have to try these ceramic tints.
Does anyone have anymore info on them?
 

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This is also a feature found in much higher end cars (Porsche, etc). I remember driving a Porsche just over a year ago that had a similar feature. It also didn't engage when the car was in turbo mode. Pretty cool stuff though.

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same here.
i've always had "regular" tints, nothing special, they were always in the lighter range which have made a different to me. I'll have to try these ceramic tints.
Does anyone have anymore info on them?
just google ceramic tints

there are two kind of old school tints

dyed tints and metallic tints

dyed tints uses dye to color the film. Problem with this is it can hurt vision as it blocks heat by limiting the amount of light that comes in by making the film DARKER. plus dyed tints have a tendency to fade colors and shift to purple.

metallic tints uses metal films to filter out heat - works well and you don't need as dark of tints to filter out heat. the issue is these metallic tints have known to cause problems for devices like navigations and cellphones

ceramic tints use ceramic tech to color the film. it doesnt discolor or fade and it filters heat by actually blockout out UV and heat with the ceramic rather than blocking out light. So a light ceramic tint does just as good of a job of filtering heat compared to a dark tint.
 

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same here.
i've always had "regular" tints, nothing special, they were always in the lighter range which have made a different to me. I'll have to try these ceramic tints.
Does anyone have anymore info on them?
There is a huge debate about metallic vs ceramic tints.

some say that the metallics are no good since they black signals from bluetooth and cell phone signals depending on the brand and percentage of tints.

While ceramic is a good relfector of heat and insulator but it doesn't interfere with anything of the signals but this being siad ceramic is also more expensive.
 

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There is a huge debate about metallic vs ceramic tints.

some say that the metallics are no good since they black signals from bluetooth and cell phone signals depending on the brand and percentage of tints.

While ceramic is a good relfector of heat and insulator but it doesn't interfere with anything of the signals but this being siad ceramic is also more expensive.
How much more expensive are ceramic tints?
From what im hearing from you, it seems like the pros about ceramic tints far outweigh the cons, such as a higher price, in the end they seem well worth going for.
 
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