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Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5089379 04/28/19 12:05 PM
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I had a 2007 F150 King Ranch. I liked how the sunroof brightened it up inside the cab. Rarely opened it though, & when I did use it, usually just tilted the back open. It had 2 options fully open or tilt back portion up. When I was shopping for a new truck F150, I noticed the sunroof had changed to the panoramic, & thought it was overkill. Also heard many stories of the large sunroofs coming off the tracks, & leaking.

Glad I don't have one in my current truck.

Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5089391 04/28/19 12:20 PM
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I especially hate them on my track toys- it's @65 lbs added to the highest point of the car.


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Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5089393 04/28/19 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyMe
most of the cars i have owned have had sunroof. mostly i had no choice as they came standard with the trim. i can say that i just never use it . So how often do you use the sunroof in your car? would you care if it was not there?


Never use it, didn't want it, but had no choice. The sun roof is a carry-over from the times before a/c, MB was the first to have it, if memory serves. Now it is completely unnecessary IMO.

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Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5089398 04/28/19 12:27 PM
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I’ve hardly used the sunroofs we’ve had in our vehicles. I don’t mind them but the wife doesn’t like the sun coming in and hitting her head.

As for leaks, I’ve never had one leak and considering I live in the rainy PNW, that’s something. Once a year I apply Gummiflege or another similar product to the seals .


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Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5089429 04/28/19 12:54 PM
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Numerous reports from many brands of spontaneous sunroof glass cracking / exploding. Often NOT covered by warranty ...

https://globalnews.ca/news/3816319/exploding-sunroofs-car-models-brands-transport-canada/


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Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5089524 04/28/19 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyMe
most of the cars i have owned have had sunroof. mostly i had no choice as they came standard with the trim. i can say that i just never use it . So how often do you use the sunroof in your car? would you care if it was not there?


I used to crack it in the summer sun when it wasn't supposed to rain to let the cracked front windows keep some airflow into the interior and keep it cooler.

When driving at highway speeds too much wind noise for me. Rarely used otherwise except around town.

I don't have one now and only miss it when I want to put the sunshade up and crack the top to let the hot air out.

Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: JamesBond] #5089630 04/28/19 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by JamesBond
I open it every time I clean the window or treat the rubber, so maybe twice a year.

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Same here


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Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5090057 04/29/19 02:03 AM
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Never use them. But every vehicle I own are top line models so they have sunroofs.

Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: Pelican] #5090341 04/29/19 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Pelican
Originally Posted by WhyMe
most of the cars i have owned have had sunroof. mostly i had no choice as they came standard with the trim. i can say that i just never use it . So how often do you use the sunroof in your car? would you care if it was not there?


Never use it, didn't want it, but had no choice. The sun roof is a carry-over from the times before a/c, MB was the first to have it, if memory serves. Now it is completely unnecessary IMO.


How sad...no joy in experiencing life.
Mine is open almost every day its above freezing and not raining.


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Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5090417 04/29/19 10:24 AM
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I assume that’s meant as a joke, but in case it isn’t, I’ll just note that a hole in the roof does not increase my enjoyment of either my vehicles or my life.


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Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: GMBoy] #5090421 04/29/19 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by GMBoy
Never use them. But every vehicle I own are top line models so they have sunroofs.

I might get a new Camaro without a sunroof.

Zero need for something that might leak and cause trouble.

Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5090681 04/29/19 02:41 PM
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Rarely. It's either too bright, too hot, or too noisy.


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Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5090703 04/29/19 02:56 PM
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I'd just as soon give up the radio before ditching a sunroof but you can't even get a car now without a radio.

Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5090822 04/29/19 04:41 PM
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I purchased a Honda with a sunroof in order to get anti-lock brakes. Never used it. Just another place to exit the vehicle in a crash.

Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5090991 04/29/19 08:03 PM
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I raise my moonroof whenever possible. That's most of the time here. Even with the A/C on, I prefer a bit of a fresh breeze. I don't have any allergies that might cause irritation.

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