Recent Topics
NAPA Presents: A Concert Behind Prison Walls
by GumbyJarvis. 07/15/19 11:35 PM
2019 Dodge Ram Warlock
by buster. 07/15/19 11:04 PM
2014 VW Jetta - transmission service
by gregk24. 07/15/19 10:09 PM
I wish my Camaro was this color!
by clinebarger. 07/15/19 09:19 PM
2019 Crosstrek 2500 Mile Review
by Al. 07/15/19 09:00 PM
Panasonic Cockpit Radio
by dishdude. 07/15/19 08:36 PM
97 Honda Civic won't crank
by Merek. 07/15/19 08:22 PM
Farmall alternator
by chilson450. 07/15/19 08:19 PM
30K and Hyundai ATF?
by flinter. 07/15/19 07:43 PM
'03 Suburban Quirks
by A_Spruce. 07/15/19 06:51 PM
new clutch shop $1500
by sirgerman. 07/15/19 06:45 PM
Pain in the rear transmission service...
by 14Accent. 07/15/19 06:38 PM
Longer Canister Fram Ultra Part #?
by gwarrior4u. 07/15/19 06:27 PM
Rats! I need bodywork
by PeterGreen. 07/15/19 06:15 PM
ATF-4?
by WillB. 07/15/19 05:58 PM
Rotunda AOD Transmission Rebuild Tool Kit
by TooManyWheels. 07/15/19 04:44 PM
No more Champion plugs for me LOOK!
by bchannell. 07/15/19 04:11 PM
Newest Members
Lucas_Jones, cobb_cruiser, robinjeter, SpicySenpai, Weatherdriver77
68669 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
44 registered members (Ammofirst, Bailes1992, A_Spruce, AC1DD, 1WildPig, 928, 5 invisible), 990 guests, and 27 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics291,925
Posts5,013,434
Members68,669
Most Online2,967
Mar 10th, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Hop To
Page 5 of 6 1 4 5 6
Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5091051
04/29/19 09:10 PM
04/29/19 09:10 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 246
Eastern U.S.
Rumble Offline
Rumble  Offline

Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 246
Eastern U.S.
Not much, since it's on a PT (broken plastic guide). From what I gather, the heat of the sun takes a toll on the plastic parts used in the thing (thank you Chrysler, lol).


'19 Toyota 4Runner SR5, factory fill
'79 Cadillac Coupe de Ville 18K, Shell T-5 15w-40
'92 Chevrolet C1500 "Sport" 152K, Shell T5 15w-40
Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5091095
04/29/19 10:00 PM
04/29/19 10:00 PM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 11
Toronto, ON, CA
OppositeLocK Offline
OppositeLocK  Offline

Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 11
Toronto, ON, CA
I used to use it all the time, then once, a few years ago, I stopped to have lunch. Rolled down the windows and opened the sunroof all the way enjoying the nice weather. I was eating when I heard a loud splat. A seagull had dropped a huge pile of crap in the car, but also my head.

That was honestly the last time I ever opened a sunroof.

Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5091385
04/30/19 09:22 AM
04/30/19 09:22 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 3,543
Atlanta,GA
BMWTurboDzl Offline
BMWTurboDzl  Offline

Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 3,543
Atlanta,GA
Depends on how you define "use".

I rarely open it, but will use the tilt function occasionally in order to vent hot or humid air.
My spouse on the other hand likes to have the extra light so she'll pull back the sun shade when she's in the car but leave the roof closed.


“It took untold generations to get you where you are. A little gratitude might be in order. If you’re going to insist on bending the world to your way, you better have your reasons.”

435i
Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: BMWTurboDzl] #5092400
05/01/19 06:52 AM
05/01/19 06:52 AM
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 66
Southeast MA
I_4 Offline
I_4  Offline

Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 66
Southeast MA
Very rare for me to open. Used cars, not a deciding factor on to buy or not. If they fail, they get closed and disabled. Weight up high, where you least want it. I would rather be without a "sunroof" in a rollover. Less headroom. More hardware, software and electrical components to fail. Drains to clean. I never want one when I buy new. But they seem to come in packages, like many other things some people do not want or need. That being said, three of my cars have them! All three were bought used.


2007 BMW 328 Ams Euro 5W-40
2005 Honda Civic Si EP3 Ams Sig 5W-30
2000 Mazda B3000 (winter)
1992 Mazda Miata (summer/HPDE) Ams Z-Rod 10W-30
1990 Volvo 240DL
Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5092406
05/01/19 06:56 AM
05/01/19 06:56 AM
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 350
Valencia, CA
Richie Offline
Richie  Offline

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 350
Valencia, CA
I use the tilt function when first get int he car to let all the heat escape.

Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5092410
05/01/19 06:59 AM
05/01/19 06:59 AM
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 742
NE Ohio
Ifixyawata Offline
Ifixyawata  Offline

Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 742
NE Ohio
Folks that never open their sunrofs: Do you leave your windows closed at all times too?


2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6 M1 High Mileage 10w-40 (Summer)
2001 Ford Focus 2.0 Zetec Pennzoil Euro L 5w-30
Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: Ifixyawata] #5092523
05/01/19 09:05 AM
05/01/19 09:05 AM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 9,985
...
PimTac Offline
PimTac  Offline

Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 9,985
...
Originally Posted by Ifixyawata
Folks that never open their sunrofs: Do you leave your windows closed at all times too?




Pretty much always. Traveling with the windows open in some areas will invite the two legged critters. Windows closed, doors locked automatically.


2017 Mazda CX5
Havoline Pro DS 0w20
Roki OEM filter.
Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5092532
05/01/19 09:12 AM
05/01/19 09:12 AM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,052
KY
MCompact Offline
MCompact  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,052
KY
I usually only keep my windows open on the track as it’s a requirement.


Mine:
2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i M Sport


Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5092640
05/01/19 10:55 AM
05/01/19 10:55 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 8,742
Canuck living in California
KrisZ Online content
KrisZ  Online Content

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 8,742
Canuck living in California
I used mine this past weekend... to lube it up and clean the seals. Normally it stays shut for 99% of the time.

Last edited by KrisZ; 05/01/19 10:56 AM.

2015 Grand Caravan 3.6L - 31k miles.
2006 Mazda 3 2.0L - 171k miles
Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5092690
05/01/19 11:50 AM
05/01/19 11:50 AM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 8,977
OH
grampi Offline
grampi  Offline

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 8,977
OH
I've had one vehicle with a sunroof, and one with T tops. I think I took the T tops off once, and I think I opened the sunroof once just to see if it worked. I won't even buy a vehicle with one these days...too many problems with them leaking...

Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5093196
05/01/19 09:11 PM
05/01/19 09:11 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 889
Minneapolis
antonmnster Offline
antonmnster  Offline

Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 889
Minneapolis
I live in Minnesota.

Once the weather warms up - i.e. above 35 - it's open! At least until it's too hot in three weeks.


2007 BMW 335i n54 205,000 miles, lubricated by whatever is on sale
Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5093272
05/01/19 10:34 PM
05/01/19 10:34 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 11,597
Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline
Nick1994  Offline

Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 11,597
Phoenix, AZ
Here in the hottest city in the U.S. I roll my windows down a couple times a day, but only for less than a minute at a time to let the hot air out. Then the A/C is on Max.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 99k STP Synthetic HM 10w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 234k Mobil Super HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 149k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: Nick1994] #5094564
05/03/19 08:12 AM
05/03/19 08:12 AM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 5,089
Da Swamp
Benzadmiral Offline
Benzadmiral  Offline

Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 5,089
Da Swamp
Originally Posted by Nick1994
Having a sunroof is almost a disqualifier for me for a car. It cuts down on the headroom, and it's too hot to use it.

I just don't see the purpose for it. What does it do? The sun shines in my face, it's loud, and it's another troublesome part (was in my VW that had one).

+ 100. I've hardly looked at the sunroof on the BMW, the Buicks didn't have one, and I almost never used the ones on my three MBs despite two of them being ina better climate (CO).


* *
-- Paul W. (The Benzadmiral)
('15 BMW 328i, gold/cream, 2.0L turbo)
http://benzadmiral-uncle.blogspot.com/
Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5096495
05/05/19 12:18 PM
05/05/19 12:18 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,969
Jupiter, Fl
CBR.worm Offline
CBR.worm  Offline

Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,969
Jupiter, Fl
I use the sunroof anytime the weather is nice - I also like to drive with the windows down. during the summer, I will open the back of the sunroof to pull out some of the hot air for the first mile or so.


'06 Infiniti G35 Sedan 6MT - 180k
Re: how often do you use the sunroof on your car [Re: WhyMe] #5096655
05/05/19 03:15 PM
05/05/19 03:15 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 484
Omaha, NE USA
fisher83 Offline
fisher83  Offline

Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 484
Omaha, NE USA
I use mine quite a bit. I never really had a desire to have one but the wife always wanted one. Her RAV4 is the Limited model with all the bells and whistles including the sunroof. I have one in the Frontier PRO-4X also but I wasn’t specifically looking for one with a sunroof it just happened to have it. I have come to like it though and use it when weather permits.


2015 Toyota RAV4 Limited 54k
2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x 35k
Page 5 of 6 1 4 5 6
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™