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Old 06 Jul 2004, 11:02 pm
Otto
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Default What'a a moon roof for?

I'm looking at the Accord coupes, and 3 models out of 4 have moon
roofs.

Are they for ventilation, or just for show? When open, do they make a
lot of wind noise? Do they leak a lot?

I guess since I'm asking this, I better buy the LX-G which doesn't
have the moon roof....


O.
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Old 07 Jul 2004, 01:11 am
Randolph
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My '94 Civic has a moon roof. I have had no leaks or other problems so
far. At highway speeds it gets too noisy to be comfortable, but driving
at 40 and below it is fine. I open it every chance I get, I really enjoy
the open-air feeling. I have found that air does not enter through the
open moon roof, rather it escapes there, and it does improve the flow of
air through the cabin somewhat.



Otto wrote:
>
> I'm looking at the Accord coupes, and 3 models out of 4 have moon
> roofs.
>
> Are they for ventilation, or just for show? When open, do they make a
> lot of wind noise? Do they leak a lot?
>
> I guess since I'm asking this, I better buy the LX-G which doesn't
> have the moon roof....
>
> O.

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Old 07 Jul 2004, 07:11 am
George Macdonald
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Default Re: What'a a moon roof for?

On Wed, 07 Jul 2004 04:02:41 GMT, Otto <Otto@SomeDomain.com> wrote:

>I'm looking at the Accord coupes, and 3 models out of 4 have moon
>roofs.
>
>Are they for ventilation, or just for show? When open, do they make a
>lot of wind noise? Do they leak a lot?


I've owned 5 Hondas/Acuras with moonroofs and they do *not* leak and
require minimal maintenance: a rub of the rubber with silicone spray soaked
towelette and a spritz of grease in the slides and mechanism from time to
time . On an Spring or early Summer day, where A/C is not required, I
really enjoy an open roof - a matter of taste. It doesn't transform your
car into a sports car but it's the next best thing. Wind noise, even at
freeway speeds, although obviously increased, is not a problem for me but
then I rarely listen to the radio or CD player.

Only drawback I've heard is for tall folks, especially long-bodied - the
headroom is reduced by enough to bother them.

Rgds, George Macdonald

"Just because they're paranoid doesn't mean you're not psychotic" - Who, me??
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Old 07 Jul 2004, 09:44 am
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"Otto" wrote

> I'm looking at the Accord coupes, and 3 models out of 4 have moon
> roofs.
>
> Are they for ventilation, or just for show? When open, do they make a
> lot of wind noise? Do they leak a lot?


No leaks. It's a nice, relatively quiet way to get air circulation without
having to 'roll' down the windows (which *does* create a lot of noise). As
another poster said, it brightens things up inside, which *can* be good.

Howard Lester


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Old 07 Jul 2004, 10:16 am
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Otto wrote:
> I'm looking at the Accord coupes, and 3 models out of 4 have moon
> roofs.
>
> Are they for ventilation, or just for show? When open, do they make a
> lot of wind noise? Do they leak a lot?
>
> I guess since I'm asking this, I better buy the LX-G which doesn't
> have the moon roof....
>
>
> O.

++++++++++++++

Like George said . . . avoid them if you're tall. A pain in the neck. :-(

'Curly"

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Old 07 Jul 2004, 10:34 am
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Howard Lester wrote:

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> "Otto" wrote
>
>> I'm looking at the Accord coupes, and 3 models out of 4 have moon
>> roofs.
>>
>> Are they for ventilation, or just for show? When open, do they make a
>> lot of wind noise? Do they leak a lot?

>
> No leaks. It's a nice, relatively quiet way to get air circulation without
> having to 'roll' down the windows (which *does* create a lot of noise). As
> another poster said, it brightens things up inside, which *can* be good.
>
> Howard Lester


I'm in a hot, dry climate. When I park (in sun) I leave the moon roof open
about 2 inches. It helps cool the car.

ANC

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Old 07 Jul 2004, 03:24 pm
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Here in FL I rarely use mine.

In the summer its to hot. On the highway, its to noisy. On sunny
days, its to much sun.

It really eats up the head room. I wonder what the statistics are for
increased injuries in accidents.
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Old 07 Jul 2004, 04:36 pm
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"Otto" <Otto@SomeDomain.com> wrote in message
news:7btme0pcenp8e7r5efutrvkm7die7jsj2p@4ax.com...
> I'm looking at the Accord coupes, and 3 models out of 4 have moon
> roofs.
>
> Are they for ventilation, or just for show? When open, do they make a
> lot of wind noise? Do they leak a lot?
> > O.


I always have the shade open (except when parked on warm/hot days) even if I
don't always open the glass. Don't know if I could get used to not having
one after 20 years and 3 Preludes (84, 90, 99).

As far as leaking, occassionally check that the drain tubes do in fact drain
by pouring a little water down the 4 corners (at least the ludes have 4
drain tubes). Check that the water leaks out from the body, typically
behind the wheels somewhere. I had to clear the rear tube outlets (rubber
nipples) with a small screwdriver on the 90 Prelude after taking a surprise
shower upon the first turn after work one day. There was just a very little
debris plugging the outlets, but obviously enough to fill the rear tubes and
inner metal tray while the car was parked slightly uphill during an all day
rain.

Other than that surprise, I've only had a few drops in the inner tray on
all 3 cars after a rain or wash. If you plan to use roof racks, check the
mounting and clearance. I never had problems with Thule racks on all 3 cars
(critical positioning on the 84 since the radio antenna from the drivers
pillar had to thread its way past the roofrack crossbar and short roofline
adapter. And, the salesman did wonder what I was doing with cardboard
cutouts, rulers, and tape measurers before I actually bought the 99-the
first moonroof for me that slid up and out instead of down and in.



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Old 07 Jul 2004, 07:50 pm
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It is for pleasure.


"Otto" <Otto@SomeDomain.com> wrote in message
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> I'm looking at the Accord coupes, and 3 models out of 4 have moon
> roofs.
>
> Are they for ventilation, or just for show? When open, do they make a
> lot of wind noise? Do they leak a lot?
>
> I guess since I'm asking this, I better buy the LX-G which doesn't
> have the moon roof....
>
>
> O.



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Old 08 Jul 2004, 12:46 am
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steve eddy wrote:
>
> It is for pleasure.


That is what I thought about getting a wife too. Long story short, I
kept the moon roof, didn't keep the wife.
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