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Looking at the latest Volvos, I no longer see laminated side windows as an option. I have them on my 2001; are they no longer available, or for that matter, are they just standard now? I realize some people hate them and some love them for many, many reasons, but I'm just wondering if they are still available.<p>Correction... I see the S60 still has this as an option, but the V70 does not. Anybody know the reason for this?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Freeworld at 10:28 AM 7-5-2006</i>
 

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Re: Laminated Side Windows (Freeworld)

laminated windows gone completely from 07 Volvo's.<p>Probably a cost issue.<p>
 

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Re: Laminated Side Windows (VolvoMax)

That's too bad. I loved the idea of no one being able to break into my car with a "smash and grab". Especially now that we might get a wagon since there really is no trunk. Oh well <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Laminated Side Windows (Freeworld)

I wonder if it's a problem of no one being able to break <I>OUT</I> of their car after a bad accident. This is a concern of mine, as a blunt object won't do the trick.<p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Laminated Side Windows (RainyS60R)

.<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I wonder if it's a problem of no one being able to break <I>OUT</I> of their car after a bad accident. This is a concern of mine, as a blunt object won't do the trick.- Tryg</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That was one of the LONG and ongoing arguments over the past few years on this board. But if you wanted it, it was still a nice option. My thought was that if I was in that bad of an accident I wouldn't be doing any breaking of anything. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Laminated Side Windows (VolvoMax)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">laminated windows gone completely from 07 Volvo's.<p>Probably a cost issue.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>That stinks. I got them on my 06. Don't know how it could be a cost issue since I paid extra for it.
 

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Re: Laminated Side Windows (KillerB)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KillerB</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>That stinks. I got them on my 06. Don't know how it could be a cost issue since I paid extra for it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, it was part of the convenience pkg.<br>Maybe an issue of price from the supplier, who knows?
 

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Re: Laminated Side Windows (RainyS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I wonder if it's a problem of no one being able to break <I>OUT</I> of their car after a bad accident. This is a concern of mine, as a blunt object won't do the trick.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>The computer that sets off the airbags in your Volvo also triggers the unlock mechanism on all doors. I wouldn't worry about getting trapped inside. If the accident really causes all 4 doors to be bent so bad that they need jaws of life to open, then you probably aren't gonna be conscious to escape anyway.
 

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Re: Laminated Side Windows (VolvoMax)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Yes, it was part of the convenience pkg.<br>Maybe an issue of price from the supplier, who knows?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, I ordered the convenience package thinking that the air quality system would be a nice addition. This, and everything else that comes with the package, doesn't justify the cost. I still find myself hitting the recirc button constantly to avoid sucking in diesel/cigarette smoke that the automatic sensor doesn't detect. Instead of a simple one-push affair, I need to hit the button twice to switch between auto, on and manual. At least I don't have any blank switchplates on my dash. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <br> <br>Let's hope we never need to worry about breaking out of our cars...<p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Laminated Side Windows (Freeworld)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Freeworld</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Correction... I see the S60 still has this as an option, but the V70 does not. Anybody know the reason for this?<br><i>Modified by Freeworld at 10:28 AM 7-5-2006</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think You can get it to the V70, but not with tinted glas.<br>And btw... i've heard Laminated Windows (even the rear window) will be standard on all Volvos in a couple of years.<p>M
 

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Re: Laminated Side Windows (McDonald)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>McDonald</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I think You can get it to the V70, but not with tinted glas.<br>And btw... i've heard Laminated Windows (even the rear window) will be standard on all Volvos in a couple of years.<p>M</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You and volvomax have completely opposite information on this. One of you is blowing smoke... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Laminated Side Windows (RainyS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yeah, I ordered the convenience package thinking that the air quality system would be a nice addition. This, and everything else that comes with the package, doesn't justify the cost. I still find myself hitting the recirc button constantly to avoid sucking in diesel/cigarette smoke that the automatic sensor doesn't detect. Instead of a simple one-push affair, I need to hit the button twice to switch between auto, on and manual. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>However, the sensor will detect odorless pollutants and switch to recirculate for you, something you could never do on your own.
 

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Re: Laminated Side Windows (Freeworld)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Freeworld</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You and volvomax have completely opposite information on this. One of you is blowing smoke... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Laminated glass is available on 06 cars S60 T5, S60R w/ Convenience pkg<br>S80 w/ Conv pkg.<br>Dropped from all 07 cars.<p>Haven't heard anything about it being standard in the future.
 

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Re: Laminated Side Windows (VolvoMax)

Well, low and behold. We now have our new '07 XC70, and looking at the side windows they sure look laminated to me (2 pieces of glass with soft laminate between them). We didn't order anything special, but do have the convenience and premium packages. Anybody know the real scoop?
 

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Re: Laminated Side Windows (Freeworld)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Freeworld</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well, low and behold. We now have our new '07 XC70, and looking at the side windows they sure look laminated to me (2 pieces of glass with soft laminate between them). We didn't order anything special, but do have the convenience and premium packages. Anybody know the real scoop?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Does it have "LAMINATED" written clearly on the glass? It should be there in the stamped embossing that says Volvo, etc... usually right above the door lock on the front windows. It will say LAMINATED there if it is.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bender</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">has to be labeled for rescuers right?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That and also tinters (they can't heat up laminated glass to dry the tint faster as it would crack).
 

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Hmm... on closer inspection, the rear windows appear to be laminated, but not the fronts. And on this car, the rears have extra tinting to prevent that greenhouse effect in a wagon. I'll look again at the lettering on the glass, but they seem to be constructed just like the laminated windows on my S60, with one piece of plastic sandwiched between two pieces of glass. Maybe that's the only way they can get the extra tinting on there without it looking like a cheap aftermarket job.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Freeworld</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hmm... on closer inspection, the rear windows appear to be laminated, but not the fronts. And on this car, the rears have extra tinting to prevent that greenhouse effect in a wagon. I'll look again at the lettering on the glass, but they seem to be constructed just like the laminated windows on my S60, with one piece of plastic sandwiched between two pieces of glass. Maybe that's the only way they can get the extra tinting on there without it looking like a cheap aftermarket job.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The only sure-fire way to tell is look at the embossed stamp on the glass. It will say VOLVO and SEKURIT or something like that and will also say LAMINATED if it is laminated. There shouldn't be any doubt/guesswork in this matter.
 
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