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#25099 of 32330 Re: Stick... I found your car. [isellhondas]
May 04, 2012 (11:14 am)
On a inexpensive car, I might consider one although they are pretty expensive. No way would I have a hole cut in the top of a BMW.
The dealership I bought my 2000 Park Ave from also had a couple of Pontiac G8's at the time. I had mentioned to the salesman that while I liked them, I really wanted a sunroof, which their G8's didn't have. He said no problem, we can just have an aftermarket one put in.
The idea of that left me with a bit of a bad vibe. So, instead of buying a $20K+ used car and having a sunroof put in, I just bought a $7500 one that was better equipped, and had one from the factory!
#25100 of 32330 Re: Stick... I found your car. [andre1969]
May 04, 2012 (2:12 pm)
I wish there was a company that replaced sunroofs with a solid metal roof...
#25101 of 32330 Re: Stick... I found your car. [isellhondas]
May 04, 2012 (2:48 pm)
I have never had an issue either, but I also don't park under trees, or let crap accumulate on the car.
There is no way that I am buying a car and having a hole cut into it. I just couldn't bring myself to do it, and would never trust. I highly doubt i would do it from a dealer either on a new one.
so if it didn't come that way, I don't want it!
#25102 of 32330 Re: Stick... I found your car. [roadburner]
May 04, 2012 (2:49 pm)
well, that is easy. All you need is some sheet steel, and a welder, some rattle can paint, a case of beer, and a free weekend.
#25103 of 32330 Re: Stick... I found your car. [roadburner]
May 04, 2012 (3:00 pm)
Get an old German car with a metal sliding roof, easy patch job.
#25104 of 32330 Re: Stick... I found your car. [fintail]
May 04, 2012 (3:04 pm)
I've seen that done. usually only requires a small roll of duct tape too!
#25105 of 32330 Re: Stick... I found your car. [roadburner]
May 04, 2012 (3:11 pm)
My '68 Dart had a flip-up, aftermarket sunroof on it when I bought it in 1992, and I think the previous owner said it was about 7-8 years old at the time. It didn't leak at first, but after a few years it started to a little bit.
The guy I sold it to, back in late 2009, said he was planning to find a junkyard Dart, and use a piece of roof metal and weld it in place, getting rid of the sunroof.
Sometimes I wonder what happened to that car. It was looking pretty bad when I sold it...heck, it was looking pretty bad in 2001 when the fuel pump went out and I quit driving it! It had about 338,000 miles on it. I wonder if the guy I sold it to ever fixed it up, or gave up and junked it?
May 05, 2012 (7:33 am)
We drove a few cars back to back and the Prius won. I drove it and asked myself would I still like it if it only got 30 mpg. It's a nice car. The new ones feel "almost" like a real car, especially in power mode. We had to go to SC to find the pearl white with solar roof. So far we are getting 47 MPG. Hard to beat that.
#25107 of 32330 Re: Prius [anonymousposts]
by steve_ HOST
May 05, 2012 (8:01 am)
Congrats. Which one? Solar roof - is that the Three?
#25108 of 32330 Re: Prius [anonymousposts]
May 05, 2012 (9:31 am)
My niece just bought a Pearl White Prius with the sun roof and solar. And, I think it's called the 'Three'.....she has the tan clothe interior, nav and bluetooth, etc.
Cute car and she loves the gas mileage as she traded in her '05 Jeep GC. She was spending $400 a month on gas as she makes sales calls and take her daughter to school. The savings in fuel alone will almost cover her new car payment.