Sunroofs - Why?

How do you enjoy your sunroof? I bought my first sunroof on a 2013 Elantra in August 2012, after doing without one for about 50 years. When I slide
the ceiling back and expose the sunroof, it is behind me and I can't see it, but I can feel the heat from the sun radiating into the car, fighting with the air conditioning. I can't see anything out of the small window except mostly sky. Yes, it brightens up the interior a bit. At night, it virtually disappear and yet, when I look at cars on the road, many of them are equipped with this roof window. Oh yes, I can understand why smokers would want it but why would anyone else need it? Don't get me wrong...I like it....I just don't know why.
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Arthur
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Arthur wrote:

"Build it and they will buy it." IMO, they are useless points of water leaks. Many of the rental cars I rent have them. I try each one once. Have yet to like any of them. Maybe up north where the sun hardly shines they would be nice, but here in Texas they are useless.
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Paul in Houston TX wrote:

Same here. Never owned one, but have had several rental cars with them. I don't see the point. Better to have a convertible. Better yet to have my motorcycle! :-)
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wrote:

It became a popular add-on and factory option about the late 1970's or so. It is of little or no value, IMO.
I've had it on many of my cars since one came with it in 1983, but I'd never intentionally get one. Unfortunately, to get the Sonata Limited with some packages it is part of the deal.
Most let in noise and heat. In the summer, I keep the interior roof section closed to keep the sun out. In winter, I will open the liner to let the sun in. My car has the panoramic room, meaning rear seat passengers can get some value. Frankly, in the 13 months I've had this car, one day we did go out with another couple and they did see a few things through it. Whoopee, one day of practical use!
Given the cost of adding it to the car, I'd rather use that money for a more useful feature or just lower the cost to buy.
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Arthur wrote:

I've never owned a car with a sunroof and probably never will. I never say never as if I got a great deal on a car and the only thing it had that I didn't want was a sunroof ... I'd take the deal!
I ride a motorcycle as often as I can. Nuff said. :-)
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On Sun, 29 Sep 2013 12:23:48 -0400, Arthur wrote:

Did you find the seat ejecter lever?
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When our kids were small we bought a Mazda "people mover" van and put a sunroof in. 25 years later I,m still working out which of the two was the worst and most pointless product. All those comments re aircon, water leaks and noise especially true in Australia with scorching summers and downpours. Sole positive comment was from our 4 year old who said" I can look up and see God". !!!!!. ( Needed to in a Mazda van.} John
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On Sun, 29 Sep 2013 12:23:48 -0400, Arthur wrote:

Did you find the seat ejecter lever?
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