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Old 15 Jul 2008, 03:01 pm
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my dad and i are going to buy a new honda civic but he is absolutely against getting a sunroof. he thinks that the sunroof may leak and is worried about not being able to get it insured. are his arguments reasonable? the car is only going to be driven in the suburbs.
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Old 15 Jul 2008, 03:16 pm
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My 94 Civic has sunroof - still don't leak. So I think that is unfounded.The insurance is not much more (if at all).===But from time to time, it will get stuck closed. But after 14 years, that's only expected.Good Luck...P.S. I love sunroof over side windows.
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My sister's 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix's sunroof does not leak after 11 years and 200,000 miles. My mom's 2002 Subaru Outback with 90,000 miles has sunroof that does not leak.I would be more worried of an aftermarket sunroof leaking than a factory one.I have a sunroof in my 2008 Accord Coupe and I did not have any problems insuring the car. It would cost the same without the sunroof.
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Old 15 Jul 2008, 03:46 pm
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hell naw that dumb what car you gone get a junk one so it leaks
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Old 15 Jul 2008, 04:01 pm
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I had both a 90 and 93 accord with sunroofs, they never leaked or got stuck.Also, having a sunroof doesn't change your insurance rates, that would make no sense; that's the same logic as saying your insurance will go up if you have power mirrors, which of course it doesn't. Your dad is really misinformed.
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I think ur dad's aguments r not reasonable if its only driven in the suburbs then having a sunroof would be nice but if it rains or snows, and you put ur car in the garage then the water or snow would not get it but if you leave your car on the drive way then you could put like some sort of tarp on it! best of luckAnna
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Old 15 Jul 2008, 04:31 pm
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I have a 2003 Honda Accord coupe with a full moon roof and it works perfectly and is completely sealed when it is closed. Insurance has nothing to do with insurance. Having a moonroof is so much fun and it adds a great feature to your car. I would totally recommend a moonroof. Honda's are built so well and the moonroof will not leak. So many of my friends have Honda's with moonroofs and NOT ONE of them have ever had a problem! Good luck!
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no get the sunroof they are sealed very well and will not leak. as far as the insurance claims go my mom has a lexus with a moonroof and she has had no problem getting it insured.
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Old 15 Jul 2008, 05:01 pm
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The bigger question is how much you are willing to spend. In a Civic, the sunroof is only available in the EX trim level, which is approx. $2000.00 higher than the LX mid-level trim, their biggest seller. You get a lot for the money, though. The EX also has steering wheel radio controls, 4-wheel disc brakes, and alloy wheels to name a few things. There should be no problem with leaking, since these are factory sunroofs, and I have personally owned several cars with sunroofs or T-tops and I have never had a leak in any of them. I chose not to buy a new Honda Civic EX in May '07 just because I didn't think it was worth the extra cost. I bought the LX instead. BTW, our second car is an '08 Nissan Rogue with a sunroof and we have no complaints.
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