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Old 04-14-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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Sunroof on FRS/BRZ

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I've been a long time lurker on this forum.

I am still debating if I like the FRS or BRZ more...different aspects of each one attracts me.

But anyways, the only thing that bothers me is the lack of a sunroof..even as an option. I know it adds weight and costs to it..but it shouldn't affect performance by that much? if an RX8 can have it..why not the FRS/BRZ? i would imagine BRZ would offer it in their top end model..but disappointment.

Do you guys think it might be offer in the future as an option?
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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If you are buying the brz/frs, you wouldn't get it with a sunroof. For a car that touts its super low CoG, adding weight to the top of the car would be an abomination. If you really want one, could always just get the roofless one that is coming out at some point....
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:54 PM   #3
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I dont want one, ever.

I have one on my current Celica, I dont use it. Its a waste of space and weight.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:05 PM   #4
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I dont want one, ever.

I have one on my current Celica, I dont use it. Its a waste of space and weight.
Exactly. It eats away headroom, adds weight, and adds unnecessary cost if a standard item. A sunroof would be out of place on a car like this; a convertible would be more befitting a la Mazda's Miata.
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The low CoG target was the primary reason the designers axed the sunroof option.

My first car (also a Celica) had a sunroof and I thought it was neat at first. But I hardly used it even living in SoCal; opening the windows all the way provided ample open air effect. The sunroof rails became squeaky/collected dust which I had to clean regularly so I just stopped using it altogether. I'm not a convertible fan, but I had an MR2 Spyder and appreciated going top down in the San Diego sun once in a while. A sunroof is nothing compared to a convertible. So I say either get the hardtop or wait for the convertible. "Built by passion, not by committee." Sunroof is something a committee would want but passion says it's a useless compromise between a hardtop and convertible.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:24 PM   #6
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its also probably a bit difficult to get a working normal sized sunroof with that 'double bubble' roof design.

I have one but i also hardly use it.
Its nice to get the sun shining from the roof when its sunny though, to brighten up the cabin.
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The roof is too curved for a sunroof.









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Yeah, a sunroof/moonroof is unlikely on this car. I do like moonroofs because they let more light in and you can pop them open for a little more airflow but I'd probably rather not have one on a car like this. Besides, mine keeps popping out and rattling even though I've tried to tighten it and realign it several times. So it's one less thing that can go wrong.
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I actually have one in my SRT4 and like others have said, it hardly ever gets used so I'm perfectly fine not ever having one again
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:23 PM   #10
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both of my cars have working sunroofs and i very rarely use them anymore. you can live without it
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My cars either never had them or they were straight top down car. Even if it had them; to me it'll be a novelty that I probably won't use after a while. Although, a panoramic sunroof would be nice like in the TC; just to let in a bit of sun.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:53 PM   #12
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i have it on my TC never use it
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what they said ^^^

i never liked the sunroof, just allowed the sun the shine on me, and doesnt really add a breeze. i just roll with the windows down
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I know a couple of local people who are pretty good with Resin Roof conversions ( like what you see on the Prius V ) Resin is 50% lighter than glass and insulates better.

Would it dramatically affect the cars structural integrity ? only someone who's done it could tell us
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The few times I have used the Sunroof on my Avalon, it was so people could jump through it after my friend accidentally broke off my passenger door handle.
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The few times I have used the Sunroof on my Avalon, it was so people could jump through it after my friend accidentally broke off my passenger door handle.
Okay, see now thats a saftey feature
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Sunroofs invite death from above.. aka spiders.
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If you are buying the brz/frs, you wouldn't get it with a sunroof. For a car that touts its super low CoG, adding weight to the top of the car would be an abomination. If you really want one, could always just get the roofless one that is coming out at some point....
There are no plans for a convertable and probably never will be. there will also be no sunroof.
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I also had one in my 2000 Si, but i never used it I even had hornets build a nest in the cracks and I was scare to open it
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Every car I've ever had with a sunroof, I wish didn't have a sunroof. Had 4 cars with leaky t-tops and numerous sunroof cars. All the Dude ever wanted was a hardtop! Thankfully after some searching I was able to track down a rare hardtop MR2, and a Datsun Z without a crappy aftermarket sunroof installed. I can appreciate a 2-seat roadster, but no sunroofs or targa roofs ever again, please!

Side note: *NEVER EVER* put an aftermarket sunroof in a car! *EVER!* Unless you want to ruin the structural integrity and make your roof leak on purpose.
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