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Re: Sunroof Usefullness?

Personally I would not have a Jeep, or most other vehicles, without a sunroof. When I had my windows tinted I had the pano roof tinted as well. That keeps the heat down during the summer.

I leave the shade open all of the time and mostly have the sunroof vented or open.

Having the shade retraced and allowing daylight to shine through the pano roof makes the inside feel larger to me.

To each their own.

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Re: Sunroof Usefullness?

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What are the uses and advantages for having a sunroof. I have had a few vehicles with them and have never used them nor found any good use for them.

On a sunny day they let in too much heat. Some manufacturers call them a moon roof because of this.

If you open them for fresh air while driving you hear too much road noise.

If you look up through it while driving you would have a collision.

So why does one choose to ride in a vehicle with a glass pain above their head instead of a metal roof?
I for one have never used or liked any type of sun/moon roof on any of my vehicles. I don't even open the shade. But unfortunately, American manufacturers have copied what Japanese manufacturers started many decades ago by automatically including the sunroof on the upper level models of their vehicles just to make more money.
I believe you can get an SRT GC without a sunroof/panoroof, and maybe they are out there, but I've yet to see one.
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They should have put the sky slider roof that was in the libertys as an option in the GC
Ah, just go further and put in a Targa roof, or create a WK2 Cabrio.
A Cabrio with an old style canvas land rover roof would be kewly for the 2 days in spring and fall when it isn't too hot or too cold.
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Re: Sunroof Usefullness?

Ha. How many of those goofy convertibles built on what, the Murano body, did Nissan sell? Two?

But we get to open the roof a lot in Atlanta, and there were whole months when my old 911 Targa's top just stayed off.
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:40 PM
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Re: Sunroof Usefullness?

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I for one have never used or liked any type of sun/moon roof on any of my vehicles. I don't even open the shade. But unfortunately, American manufacturers have copied what Japanese manufacturers started many decades ago by automatically including the sunroof on the upper level models of their vehicles just to make more money.
I believe you can get an SRT GC without a sunroof/panoroof, and maybe they are out there, but I've yet to see one.
I agree 100%. All this comes to is a bunch of marketing crap and hype to turn a quick buck. Over a thousand bucks in reality. It's a high profit, factory installed option. That's why you see so many. As I said, the only reason I have one, is because the car I purchased had one installed. I couldn't very well ask them to remove it. And I didn't want the hassle of ordering a car without it. And as you say, you've got to hunt for one on the lot without it. Good luck.

They don't rely on people ordering them. They provide them, like it or not. Much like that silly $500.00+ "Illuminated Star" you see on so many Mercedes models. Over half a grand for a few colored LED's. It's a fast buck. No more, no less.
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I agree 100%. All this comes to is a bunch of marketing crap and hype to turn a quick buck. Over a thousand bucks in reality. It's a high profit, factory installed option. That's why you see so many. As I said, the only reason I have one, is because the car I purchased had one installed. I couldn't very well ask them to remove it. And I didn't want the hassle of ordering a car without it. And as you say, you've got to hunt for one on the lot without it. Good luck.

They don't rely on people ordering them. They provide them, like it or not. Much like that silly $500.00+ "Illuminated Star" you see on so many Mercedes models. Over half a grand for a few colored LED's. It's a fast buck. No more, no less.
I don't believe it's marketing crap. Most people want it, especially if they are paying $30K and up.
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Re: Sunroof Usefullness?

Lee Iacocca said a long time ago that the best bang for the buck when buying a car is the cheapest model in the line. I think he was standing by a Duster. As he explained, more of every dollar spent went into the car and less went into profit.

In order to stay competitive Jeep puts an awful lot into a Laredo for a relatively low price. But companies are in business to make a profit. The first rule in retail pricing is pay what the market will bear. Many of us who could care less about a sunroof are obviously willing to pay. There is no arm twisting.

As long as we have a free market, Profit is great and the more the merrier.

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Lee Iacocca said a long time ago that the best bang for the buck when buying a car is the cheapest model in the line. I think he was standing by a Duster. As he explained, more of every dollar spent went into the car and less went into profit.
That's very true. They make their money on all the crap. Which is why you see so much of it on most every car on the lot. People go for it like rats to the cheese. Especially when the salesman shows the bulk of them...... "How little it will add to their monthly payment".
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You leave that roof basket on all the time? I would guess it plays hell with your highway gas mileage.
Yep - highway mileage suffers by 2ish mpg but I'm fortunate that the only highway driving I do in my GC also involves a basket full of gear up top and a cab full of kids. The rest of the time this vehicle rarely sees over 45 mph. Would absolutely take the basket off if I used it for commuting. The noise alone would be reason enough!
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Re: Sunroof Usefullness?

It does give different venting options when balanced against window airflow. When the temperatures are in the 90's I'll keep the top up on my Wrangler and just pull the doors so that I am driving around "in the shade".
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Re: Sunroof Usefullness?

When the cabin is stinking hot from being parked in the sun, opening the sunroof glass really gets the heat out quickly.

However like others have mentioned, Jeep's implementation isn't so great. You can't leave the sunroof cracked open without the sunshade open... so it's no good for preventing heat build-up while parked. The controls are more complex than required... the BMW's single push/slide button is simpler, without compromising anything. I've not had auto-close with ignition off, but not being able to close all glass by holding the fob lock button is a strange omission.

As far as leaks... you do need to add drain checking/clearing to your maintenance regime.

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Re: Sunroof Usefullness?

I have to thank the OP for this thread.

It has reminded me of how USEFULL my Sunroof is.

I've been using it more then usual this last week or 2, in part because of this thread, and I love it! Last night after washing my vehicle, I decided to drive around with the sun shade opened all the way. WOW, what a pleasant difference that made. Having the street lights illuminate the cabin from above as well as the usual ones from the side really felt great. Later one I opened ALL of the windows and drove around for a while. Amazingly open and uplifting experience.

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