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.
"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.
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.
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. :-)
When our kids were small we bought a Mazda "people mover" van and put a
25 years later I,m still working out which of the two was the worst and most
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
said" I can look up and see God". !!!!!. ( Needed to in a
"Irwell" wrote in message
On Sun, 29 Sep 2013 12:23:48 -0400, Arthur wrote:
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