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Best reason to order a Sunroof


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Sunroofs seem to be a love/hate thing, and I get it.  When it comes to bringing the outside in while traveling through beautiful mountainous scenery, the good outweighs the bad in my opinion.   Looking forward to when GM comes out with a panoramic sunroof like Ford has.  In the meantime, I'll keep enjoying the sunroof in this truck.

On a side note, i really like the ventilation with the sunroof in "vent mode", and adjusting air flow by how far the rear sliding window is open.  It seems quieter than opening side windows at freeway speeeds.

 

Below pics are all through the sunroof while traveling through Zion N.P. today. 🤩

 

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My take is this and not anything to change others minds or talk down.  For me I like them when I am in other peoples cars but not my own.  I hate the sun beating down on me so when I had one rarely had it it open and the shade closed on it, plus every sun roof in the world leaks at some point and or the mechanism breaks.  But I do get the appeal. 

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1 hour ago, nards444 said:

My take is this and not anything to change others minds or talk down.  For me I like them when I am in other peoples cars but not my own.  I hate the sun beating down on me so when I had one rarely had it it open and the shade closed on it, plus every sun roof in the world leaks at some point and or the mechanism breaks.  But I do get the appeal. 

Great explanation for the downside of sunroofs.  :thumbs: 

Surmises everything I've heard from those who wouldn't/didn't order one.

The one in my old Dodge would leak under the forced air dryer at the drive through car wash.  I'd put a towel down on the driver's and passenger side to keep the carpet from getting soaked.  lol

I still loved it though.  Seeing things from a different vantage point is pretty cool.

 

(picture out the sunroof of the old Dodge)

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Not a fan here. We have one in my wife's Traverse. The only time it has been open is when we first got the vehicle (used so we didn't order it). I don't think the shade has even been opened in the last 2 years as I don't like the sun in my face while driving.  Plus we don't have that many sunny days.😪

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3 vehicles with it. They never get opened. Sometimes the shade gets pulled back, that’s it. My Avalanche bought used leaked the first rain. I sealed it. My wife’s Genesis broke when the button was accidentally hit, glued the button. The CRV works I guess haven’t tried it. 

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A hole in the roof. Makes no sense. Buy hey to each their own. I will admit our Santa Fe Ultimate has the Panoramic roof. 

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I can't believe nobody opens their sunroofs. Unless it is just screaming hot, freezing cold or raining, the sunroof in the cars I have driven is cracked or completely open.

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1 hour ago, diyer2 said:

A hole in the roof. Makes no sense. Buy hey to each their own. I will admit our Santa Fe Ultimate has the Panoramic roof. 

Kind of my thing, same with skylights in homes. Nothing is impervious to water in the end

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Skylights. We have 6 of them. Velux is the only brand to have IMO. Brother in-law has them also. Properly installed and roof flashing done right no problem. Ours are 30 years old, have been through many hail storms.

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All my previous cars had sunroofs, I found it useless. Never opened it, and it lowers the interior headroom for a tall guy like myself. In the truck, I'd imagine it's better but I'm glad I don't have that option. 

 

I'm glad we can opt out, or in. :) Great photos though!

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Definitely a "love/hate" thing.  Great responses on both sides. :thumbs:

I've only had one person tell me if the car has one she uses it.  Otherwise she doesn't miss it.

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2 hours ago, shakenfake said:

I can't believe nobody opens their sunroofs. Unless it is just screaming hot, freezing cold or raining, the sunroof in the cars I have driven is cracked or completely open.

Ever been to Texas? A friend of ours would get an add on sunroof. Her vehicle would be outside all day. She would open the windows and the roof for a few miles with the AC on. She claims it cools off quicker. One day the lid blew off. That ended that.

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18 minutes ago, KARNUT said:

Ever been to Texas? A friend of ours would get an add on sunroof. Her vehicle would be outside all day. She would open the windows and the roof for a few miles with the AC on. She claims it cools off quicker. One day the lid blew off. That ended that.

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Holy Let The Hail In Batman!  That would not be a good thing... lol

Everything is big in Texas, including the hail.  But I'd still have a sunroof.  What is life without the adventure, and getting beat up by Mr.s Nature every now and then. 😉

I've had the great fortune of many work visits to Texas (all over the state).  Hard to beat Tex-Mex, Bar-B-Que, and especially the people.  Made some great life-time friends, and increased my waist size all at the same time. :thumbs:

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