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    Guys, I am looking for an openable panoramic roof (aka moonroof or sunroof), wide enough for both rows of seats. Something like on this video
    https://youtu.be/ULvR6NIHRdk

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    I’ve got one on my XTrail. Really fantastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junky View Post
    I’ve got one on my XTrail. Really fantastic
    Wow, send photos please. Was it originally installed or aftermarket? If after then who installed it?
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    An aftermarket one can be terrible if not installed correctly .. the wind noise might drive you insane. My dad''s audi and my wife's mini had sunroofs from factory, and the wind noise was kuk on both

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    It was factory fitted. It’s very quiet inside compared to most sunroofs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pajero1989 View Post
    Guys, I am looking for an openable panoramic roof (aka moonroof or sunroof), wide enough for both rows of seats. Something like on this video
    https://youtu.be/ULvR6NIHRdk

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    Sunroofs are not meant for SA weather conditions.

    My Q7 has a panoramic roof, completed WOFTAM in my opinion and I would have preferred the car without. I went as far as to apply the darkest tint I could to the sunroof to make cabin liveable in South African summer. Car even has a second sunroof for the 3rd row of seats. This one can only be tilted and not opened and is nice to leave open when parked in the sun as it allows some of that hot air in the car to escape.

    Maybe once every few months I open the roof if driving speed and weather allows - Thick clouds with no rain and then its nice for a while until the wind noise gets too much and roof gets closed again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mullerza View Post
    Sunroofs are not meant for SA weather conditions.

    My Q7 has a panoramic roof, completed WOFTAM in my opinion and I would have preferred the car without. I went as far as to apply the darkest tint I could to the sunroof to make cabin liveable in South African summer. Car even has a second sunroof for the 3rd row of seats. This one can only be tilted and not opened and is nice to leave open when parked in the sun as it allows some of that hot air in the car to escape.

    Maybe once every few months I open the roof if driving speed and weather allows - Thick clouds with no rain and then its nice for a while until the wind noise gets too much and roof gets closed again.
    I must agree with this. My Mini had pano roof, with a mesh sliding covers that I imagine someone in Europe thought would help with diffusing harsh light, but it did nothing for the heat. Fortunately it was small and the AC worked very well, but after parking in the sun for a few minutes, that thing was a flippen sauna!
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    I agree, consider this carefully.

    - glare
    - UV
    - heat
    - wind

    If you want topless type motoring, buy a convertible, IMHO.
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    He did not ask your opinion on sun roofs guys... He asked for you opinion on where was the best place to have it done/get it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    He did not ask your opinion on sun roofs guys... He asked for you opinion on where was the best place to have it done/get it..
    we just giving some free unsolicited advice..........
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    What about convertible soft/rug roofs, did anyone have experience with those? How durable and leaking-proof they are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pajero1989 View Post
    What about convertible soft/rug roofs, did anyone have experience with those? How durable and leaking-proof they are?
    The one on my Jeep Wrangler was pretty good, the downside is in our country theft is a real concern so one ends up only using it when you know the car won't be parked in a public place.

    I did use the removable front panels quite often as these could be kept in the boot and could be quickly installed when parking in a public place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooly View Post
    The one on my Jeep Wrangler was pretty good, the downside is in our country theft is a real concern so one ends up only using it when you know the car won't be parked in a public place.

    I did use the removable front panels quite often as these could be kept in the boot and could be quickly installed when parking in a public place.
    I am sure that it's much easier and faster to break a window than to climb all the way up to cut the rug, so the security issue would be my least concern...

    This rug roof on your Jeep, was it installed aftermarket?
    How good was it against rain, any leaks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    He did not ask your opinion on sun roofs guys... He asked for you opinion on where was the best place to have it done/get it..
    True, but something is better than nothing
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    Aftermarket fitment will always have issues.
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    Also remember that if the vehicle wasn't designed for this you will affect the structural integrity. Again unsolicited advise, but something to consider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    He did not ask your opinion on sun roofs guys... He asked for you opinion on where was the best place to have it done/get it..
    True, but solid advice was given in a friendly manner, I dont think we drifted off topic and if the OP took offence then I'm sorry.

    Personally that is what I value about the forum, you generally get solid advice even though it isn't always what you wanted to hear in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mullerza View Post
    True, but solid advice was given in a friendly manner
    Indeed. I could have been myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pajero1989 View Post
    I am sure that it's much easier and faster to break a window than to climb all the way up to cut the rug, so the security issue would be my least concern...

    This rug roof on your Jeep, was it installed aftermarket?
    How good was it against rain, any leaks?
    All Jeep Wranglers come with a factory canvas roof and side panels. The fit is excellent I never had any water leaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pajero1989 View Post
    I am sure that it's much easier and faster to break a window than to climb all the way up to cut the rug, so the security issue would be my least concern...

    This rug roof on your Jeep, was it installed aftermarket?
    How good was it against rain, any leaks?
    Really? 18 posts and you start taking on Wrangler owners? WTF?
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