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I'm looking at buying a newer car. I'm checking out several, a couple of which have an electric sun roof. I generally keep my cars much longer than the average person. I'm interested to know people's experiences with electric sun roofs especially whether they have a habit of developing leaks as the car ages.

 

I'm not particularly wanting a sunroof but otherwise one of the cars ticks pretty well all of the boxes.

 

Information appreciated. 





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  #2307338 28-Aug-2019 14:52
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IME its usually rust that causes leaks around sunroofs - so long as theres no rust and the rubber seals are not perished, should be ok.

 

 





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  #2307339 28-Aug-2019 14:52
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Have owned multiple cars with sunroof. Never ever had a leak.

 
 
 
 


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  #2307340 28-Aug-2019 14:53
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What kind of car is it?


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  #2307343 28-Aug-2019 15:02
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dacraka:

 

What kind of car is it?

 

 

ZB Commodore 





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  #2307344 28-Aug-2019 15:04
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Everything leaks.

Oh cars, Japanese better. Dodgy euros have been known to leak. So can jap but less likely for some reason.




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  #2307349 28-Aug-2019 15:09
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Technofreak:

 

dacraka:

 

What kind of car is it?

 

 

ZB Commodore 

 

 

Dont think you'll have an issue





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  #2307369 28-Aug-2019 15:23
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Technofreak:

 

dacraka:

 

What kind of car is it?

 

 

ZB Commodore 

 

 

Sunroof likely to be fine. Resale however ... ?

 

I think the ZB is a really nice looking car, but Holden aren't selling many cars at the moment and their reputation has taken significant hammering over recent years (the two may be related). There was even recent rumour that GM may have even be looking for buyers for 'Holden' (although Holden deny this). Personally, I would be wary about investing into the Holden brand at this point in time (unless I got a really good upfront discount).


 
 
 
 


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I had one in my Mazda3 and never had a problem with it but the car was less than 4 years old when I upgraded it, so I'm not sure how well they age in older vehicles.

 

My CX5 doesn't have a sunroof and I don't miss it. In the Mazda3 I kept the blind shut most of the time for fear of getting sunburnt.


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dafman:

Technofreak:


dacraka:


What kind of car is it?



ZB Commodore 



Sunroof likely to be fine. Resale however ... ?


I think the ZB is a really nice looking car, but Holden aren't selling many cars at the moment and their reputation has taken significant hammering over recent years (the two may be related). There was even recent rumour that GM may have even be looking for buyers for 'Holden' (although Holden deny this). Personally, I would be wary about investing into the Holden brand at this point in time (unless I got a really good upfront discount).



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I was a bit like you, worried because of previous experiences with older cars...

 

I have had a couple in the last 10 years with sunroofs (All new cars), and never had a problem.

 

My current car is a Holden Acadia, my last car an SSV Redline (2015). Neither cars have had any problems.

 

I think they build them a bit differently they they used to. I love having a sunroof that will open up...

 

 

 

So don't have any concerns, I'm sure it will be fine.


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  #2307450 28-Aug-2019 18:54
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gehenna: Have owned multiple cars with sunroof. Never ever had a leak.

 

Me too


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Sunroof will be fine, will be the least of your worries as a Holden owner ;-)

 

Unless you are like me and folically challenged (i.e. bald as a badger).  Sunroofs are NOT a bald mans friend.  





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dafman:

 

Sunroof likely to be fine. Resale however ... ?

 

I think the ZB is a really nice looking car, but Holden aren't selling many cars at the moment and their reputation has taken significant hammering over recent years (the two may be related). There was even recent rumour that GM may have even be looking for buyers for 'Holden' (although Holden deny this). Personally, I would be wary about investing into the Holden brand at this point in time (unless I got a really good upfront discount).

 

 

In case you didn't read my first post. I don't buy for resale value. By the time I'm ready to sell, the car is worth next to nothing due age and Km.

 

I'm not sure where you got the reputation issue from. It's certainly not been my experience with the Commodores we have owned. All the recent model Commodores are certainly well regarded.

 

Sure Holden has struggled in Australia with the ZB. That has nothing to do with how good the car is, it's all to do with that fact it's not built in Australia. The sales in New Zealand have been significantly better than in Oz. Pretty well every review rates the ZB as being noticeably better than the old VF it replaced and VF was regarded as the best of the Australian Commodores. The number of cars being sold (especially in the medium to large category) is down for all marques, as SUV's and Utes have become very popular.

 

I want something that isn't Japanese, or Korean and has reasonable performance and handling at an affordable price. The ZB fits the bill and has had good reviews, even by the Aussie motoring writers. The Yanks like the Buick variant of the Commodore.

 

 

 

 





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guyl:

 

I was a bit like you, worried because of previous experiences with older cars...

 

I have had a couple in the last 10 years with sunroofs (All new cars), and never had a problem.

 

My current car is a Holden Acadia, my last car an SSV Redline (2015). Neither cars have had any problems.

 

I think they build them a bit differently they they used to. I love having a sunroof that will open up...

 

 

 

So don't have any concerns, I'm sure it will be fine.

 

 

Thanks.

 

But of a change from an SSV Redline to an Acadia. !!!!!





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  #2307537 28-Aug-2019 21:41
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I have a panoramic sunroof in my current car. No leaks and I love it, even when closed having all of that glass real estate above you really brightens the interior cabin up and makes it feel more roomy than the size would make you think. Akin to putting a sky light into a dark kitchen.


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