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Intro-Tech Ultimate Reflector Sun Shade or the HeatShield Front Window Shade? I bought them both from CT200Chat.com and found each had plusses and minuses.

The Intro-Tech Ultimate Reflector Sun Shade $59.50 works well because it folds easily and also has a cover. The cover looks like a one size fits all with it being a lot longer than the actual sun shade. I imagine I won't always take the time to use it. The only drawback to the sunshade is it is a little short in height. You need to put down your visors to hold it in place.

The HeatShield Front Window Shade $34.95 fits nice and secure in the window, with no need to use the visors. Its drawback is rolling it up securely. If you don't it unrolls and takes over your back seat. Then you have to fight with it to get it in its unrolled position up to the front to use it.

Not really sure which one I will settle with.
 

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Here are some pictures that show the two side by side. Also another picture that shows how much too long the storage bag is compared to the fold up shade. So far I think I like the fold up shade the best. Too many times I fought getting the rollup shade from the backseat to the front and lost.
 

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Wow, I like the stiffness of the fold up one. Mine definitely dips in the middle, but keeps the Houston heat at bay really well.

Question: Is the cut out for the rearview mirror really that big? I'm trying to tell by the pic, but I'm not sure if it is the reflection. It looks like the cut out is so big that it may allow too much heat in. Are my eyes deceiving me guys? ;-)
Yes Gurl, the cut out is bigger with the fold-up and it is also a bit short. That's why you have to use the visors to hold it in place. I am currently using the fold-up but might change back to the roll-up when we hit those sure to come 100+ degree days. It covers the window better.
 

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Toss the bag it came in - too much trouble...just keep it folded up on floor behind front seats.

To those that say the fold up is too short, as evidenced by the need to use sun visors to hold in place, thats what you're supposed to do on all fold ups...this is my fourth car with them, and the visors are standard operating procedure to hold in place against the glass at top.
The problem with the fold up one is the cutout for the mirror is really big and it is a bit short so it doesn't block out enough sun. Probably since it is rigid construction it needs a lot of clearance to get it around the mirror and in the window.

The rollup is flexible so it can be bigger and cover more of the window. I like the fold up for putting it up and down and storing when not in use, but for these 100 plus degree days I am using the flexible one. (even though I do say some bad words when I am trying to shove it in the back seat ) The manufacturer needs to make the Velcro tie longer because if you don't roll it up tight there is not enough length to secure it.

When the weather backs off I will be using the fold up for sure. BTW, you're right. The cover is useless.
 
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