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Old 08 Sep 2004, 07:00 pm
Norm Dion
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Default To sunroof or not to sunroof

I plan on buying a 2005 Accord, if they ever hit the market!
My main question is whether to spend the extra amount for the sunroof, that
is, LX vs EX.
What kinds of maintenance issues can I expect with the sunroof? Are they
prone to break down? Leak?
Like all my cars, I intend to keep it 10-12 years.
By the way, on paper I don't see a great deal of difference between the '04
and '05. Comments anyone?
TIA


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Old 08 Sep 2004, 07:06 pm
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Norm Dion wrote:
> I plan on buying a 2005 Accord, if they ever hit the market!
> My main question is whether to spend the extra amount for the
> sunroof, that is, LX vs EX.
> What kinds of maintenance issues can I expect with the sunroof? Are
> they prone to break down? Leak?
> Like all my cars, I intend to keep it 10-12 years.
> By the way, on paper I don't see a great deal of difference between
> the '04 and '05. Comments anyone?
> TIA


Norm

Sunroof is the only way to go. I have a 99 Camry and the roof works as the
day it was new. No sign of leaks and no maintenace required as yet.
Fantastic for in town driving yet I find them just too noisy at highway
speeds. I will never have a car without one from now on. The car smells
fresher and cleaner albeit requires greater interior wiping down due to dust
settling. I would love to have a screen topped roof just to cut the UV rays
as on bright hot days it does get a bit warm. I don't believe even on
current Hondas or Toyotas they are available with the screen but I would
sure have one if available.

Good luck

Mike


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Old 08 Sep 2004, 07:31 pm
Howard Lester
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"Norm Dion" wrote

> I plan on buying a 2005 Accord, if they ever hit the market!
> My main question is whether to spend the extra amount for the sunroof,

that
> is, LX vs EX.


I think you may be asking the wrong question. I chose the EX because I
*wanted* the sunroof. First decide whether or not you want the feature. If
you find you want the EX but not the sunroof, then do as a friend of mine
did: buy a Camry. (He would have bought the EX if he could have gotten
it without a sunroof.)




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Old 08 Sep 2004, 07:49 pm
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In article <O2N%c.403651$%_6.66264@attbi_s01>,
"Norm Dion" <npdion@comcast.net> wrote:

> I plan on buying a 2005 Accord, if they ever hit the market!
> My main question is whether to spend the extra amount for the sunroof, that
> is, LX vs EX.
> What kinds of maintenance issues can I expect with the sunroof? Are they
> prone to break down? Leak?
> Like all my cars, I intend to keep it 10-12 years.


I have a 13 year old Civic Si in my family, with the factory sunroof.

It's been exemplary. I have to say, that's something that Honda does
very well.

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Old 08 Sep 2004, 10:19 pm
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The sunroof on my 91 Accord EX-R still works fine and doesn't produce much
wind noise. I can still listen to the radio while it is fully open.

"Artfulcodger" <mcbat@rogers.com> wrote in message
news:l8N%c.276747$UTP.70286@twister01.bloor.is.net .cable.rogers.com...
> Norm Dion wrote:
> > I plan on buying a 2005 Accord, if they ever hit the market!
> > My main question is whether to spend the extra amount for the
> > sunroof, that is, LX vs EX.
> > What kinds of maintenance issues can I expect with the sunroof? Are
> > they prone to break down? Leak?
> > Like all my cars, I intend to keep it 10-12 years.
> > By the way, on paper I don't see a great deal of difference between
> > the '04 and '05. Comments anyone?
> > TIA

>
> Norm
>
> Sunroof is the only way to go. I have a 99 Camry and the roof works as the
> day it was new. No sign of leaks and no maintenace required as yet.
> Fantastic for in town driving yet I find them just too noisy at highway
> speeds. I will never have a car without one from now on. The car smells
> fresher and cleaner albeit requires greater interior wiping down due to

dust
> settling. I would love to have a screen topped roof just to cut the UV

rays
> as on bright hot days it does get a bit warm. I don't believe even on
> current Hondas or Toyotas they are available with the screen but I would
> sure have one if available.
>
> Good luck
>
> Mike
>
>



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Old 08 Sep 2004, 11:45 pm
Charlie S
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I bought a 01 Accord EX because of the 4 wheel disk brakes and the 6
CD sound system.
This is my third car/truck with a Sun/Moon roof. In hot weather, I
keep the sunroof up when I park and that keeps the car a lot cooler.
Never had a problem with the sunroof, never had a leak.

On Thu, 09 Sep 2004 00:00:46 GMT, "Norm Dion" <npdion@comcast.net>
wrote:

>I plan on buying a 2005 Accord, if they ever hit the market!
>My main question is whether to spend the extra amount for the sunroof, that
>is, LX vs EX.
>What kinds of maintenance issues can I expect with the sunroof? Are they
>prone to break down? Leak?
>Like all my cars, I intend to keep it 10-12 years.
>By the way, on paper I don't see a great deal of difference between the '04
>and '05. Comments anyone?
>TIA
>


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Old 09 Sep 2004, 09:46 am
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Norm Dion wrote:
> I plan on buying a 2005 Accord, if they ever hit the market!
> My main question is whether to spend the extra amount for the sunroof, that
> is, LX vs EX.
> What kinds of maintenance issues can I expect with the sunroof? Are they
> prone to break down? Leak?
> Like all my cars, I intend to keep it 10-12 years.
> By the way, on paper I don't see a great deal of difference between the '04
> and '05. Comments anyone?
> TIA
> ==============


Only consideration is your stature. If you're 6'- 3", it might not be
for you. Otherwise, they're fantastic.

Rolling the seat back is not the right way to compensate for too little
headroom. It can lead to bad fatigue on long trips because of incorrect
posture. (we had a VW like that. Unloaded it when we discovered that the
error)

'Curly'

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Old 09 Sep 2004, 11:15 am
Norm Dion
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Thanks all. Looks like I'll be springing for the sunroof.
Norm

"Norm Dion" <npdion@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:O2N%c.403651$%_6.66264@attbi_s01...
> I plan on buying a 2005 Accord, if they ever hit the market!
> My main question is whether to spend the extra amount for the sunroof,

that
> is, LX vs EX.
> What kinds of maintenance issues can I expect with the sunroof? Are they
> prone to break down? Leak?
> Like all my cars, I intend to keep it 10-12 years.
> By the way, on paper I don't see a great deal of difference between the

'04
> and '05. Comments anyone?
> TIA
>
>



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Old 09 Sep 2004, 02:56 pm
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"Norm Dion" <npdion@comcast.net> wrote in message news:<O2N%c.403651$%_6.66264@attbi_s01>...
> I plan on buying a 2005 Accord, if they ever hit the market!
> My main question is whether to spend the extra amount for the sunroof, that
> is, LX vs EX.
> What kinds of maintenance issues can I expect with the sunroof? Are they
> prone to break down? Leak?


Norm (!)
I've had sunroofs (including 1 self-installed, yikes, and aftermarket
ones that sometimes leaked) and moonroofs (electric) all my life in
cars until I just got a toyota prius, and discovered I longer care
about sunroofs (sunrooves?).

But I will say that I don't believe you will have any leakage problems
with a factory moonroof. If you like 'em, go for it. My wife's EX
has one and it's pretty nice. If you live in a rust area, consider
this: my wife's '90 corolla started rusting along the front edge of
her moonroof, which caused us to decide to trade it in in late 1995.

Rob
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Old 09 Sep 2004, 03:03 pm
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Rob wrote:
> "Norm Dion" <npdion@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:<O2N%c.403651$%_6.66264@attbi_s01>...
>> I plan on buying a 2005 Accord, if they ever hit the market!
>> My main question is whether to spend the extra amount for the
>> sunroof, that is, LX vs EX.
>> What kinds of maintenance issues can I expect with the sunroof? Are
>> they prone to break down? Leak?

>
> Norm (!)
> I've had sunroofs (including 1 self-installed, yikes, and aftermarket
> ones that sometimes leaked) and moonroofs (electric) all my life in
> cars until I just got a toyota prius, and discovered I longer care
> about sunroofs (sunrooves?).
>
> But I will say that I don't believe you will have any leakage problems
> with a factory moonroof. If you like 'em, go for it. My wife's EX
> has one and it's pretty nice. If you live in a rust area, consider
> this: my wife's '90 corolla started rusting along the front edge of
> her moonroof, which caused us to decide to trade it in in late 1995.
>
> Rob


Rob

I would love to here your impressions of your new Prius. This car has me
very intrigued.

Mike


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