I've been looking at a new rig for the wife to drive and she asked me
about having a sunroof. I know the earlier factory units had problems
with leaking after a few years so I thought I'd ask and see what the
current state of sealing was. Most vehicle I gat to work on don't have
them and I can actually only think of 1 vehicle I know the owner of that
has a GM with the factory moonroof.
(new vehicle will probably be a Trailblazer since she currently drives
an S Blazer and likes the size and handling of that vehicle)
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Well, FWIW I bought a 2002 Cavalier sedan with a factory sunroof last fall
at an auction. 2 weeks ago I was rear-ended hard by a Ford Explorer. The Cav
is currently sitting in my yard waiting on an insurance adjuster. It's
rained hard at least twice in the meantime and there's still no leak or
Most factory sunroofs do not have any significant leakage problems anymore.
GM had some issues with N-body (Alero, Grand Am, not sure about Malibu)
sunroof glasses leaking, but I think that has been resolved.
depends how badly you want it. I've seen a few guys post that theirs had
leaks and when they wanted to buy new seals found out you had to buy the
entire sunroof assembly. About $1000. The weatherstrip was not sold
individually. This was on like a 97 Grand Prix.
On the trail blazer does the glass slide into the roof or slide up and
over the roof?
The up & over the roof tend to give a bit more wind buffeting noise.
ALso there is less of an opening. 2000 Impala goes up & over so the
actual opening from front to back is only 9 inches of space.
1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE
3800 V6 ( C ), Black/Slate Grey
~~~The Former Fleet ~~~
89 Cavalier Z 24 convertible
78 Holiday 88 coupe
68 LeSabre convertible
73 Impala sedan
This information is probably totally useless to you, seeing how you are
inquiring about new cars, but you did mention aging vehicles, so I can say
that I have owned a '90 and a '91 Bonneville and both had factory sun
roof's, and neither leak(ed) at all. I have only had my current '91 Bonnie
for a couple of months now, but we have had some terrible storms, and it has
never leaked a drop...also, the old Bonnie had well over 200,000 and the new
one has almost 200,000 (km's on both).
Just FYI :-)
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