New panoramic windscreens

obi_waynne

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It seems that the major car makers (Vauxhall, Peugeot and Citroen) are all thinking we need panoramic windscreens.

Can you see the advantages?

Give me a sun roof any day. Or better still give me a cabriolet!

What do you think of these expensive to replace and hard to keep clean expanses of glass? I think most people will drive will the blind down to keep the sun out of there eyes.

When we all have panoramic screens they will re introduce the 23:10 ratio screens we all currently have!:blink:
 

herb

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every time i see the astra advert for this i just think to myself what a pointless gimmick what driver wants the sun in their eyes ??? :confused:
 

HDi fun

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whoever it was that thought SRs are a viable alternative to A/C should have been shot at birth. It's like suggesting that you don't need a freezer because you can open the kitchen door.
 

billyo

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Its hard to get a SR and aircon so I guess the manufacturers think the 2 are mutually exclusive.
 

Gangsta

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Ha ha, never thought of that one one before, clock up one more reason why my car is the bestest on the planet, I got sun roof and AC!! Lol

I collect these to wind up people at work who buy brand new cars, then drone on about all the great nee features it has. So far the only thing I hacn't trumped them on is satnav but hey its 20 year old.
 

pgarner

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yip i want to be blinded everytimes the suns out, or wait i want to watch planes go by instead of watchn the road.
SR was something i had on the civic and think i used it once, when i went to sell it thats when i found that it no longer worked.

gansta why not graft in a satnav system ?
 
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Another problem with the Vauxhall Astra's with the panoramic roof is insurance.

My uncle was thinking of getting 3dr Astra with just the 1.8 engine as he has use of a company vehicle if he has to travel for work but not for personal use and doesn't need anything as nuts as a VXR as he's over 50. He saw one with a panoramic roof and got an insurance quote on it. I don't know the exact figure but it came back MORE than a VXR all because of the extra bit of glass costing so much to replace.
 

ChrisGMOC

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I have electric sunroof ( come to think of it every thing electric :amuse: ), & AC on my Granny, which is a bit mad when you consider she's 24 yr old :blink:

Sometimes think I need a power station as well as a petrol tanker to accompany it. LOL

Chris.. :blink1:
 
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