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Glass roof

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Christopher Chan, Mar 31, 2016.

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  1. Christopher Chan

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    Love the glass roof ! But given that amount of glass, I wonder if there's a way to close it up like you have with a standard sunroof / moonroof. On super hot and sunny days, all that glass can get pretty uncomfortable.
     
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    I sat in one a Model X today after put down my reservation. The sun was pretty high up in the sky and it feels very comfortable. The view is just stunning. The big windshield of Model X is the best feature I love, more than the falcon wing doors. And I think Model 3 will have similar glass like that one.
     
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    I was also wondering if the glass roof was standard or would be an option... haven't had a chance to watch the video yet (I'm at work) - did all the vehicles on stage have it?
     
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    Yes. So I think it would be standard.
     
  5. Christopher Chan

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    Check out this Periscope video of a test drive (from another thread). Even though it's dark, you can see the huge glass roof very clearly.
     
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    What if you crack your windshield sounds like an expensive replacement. Cali highways are a sure prescription for a chip...
     
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  7. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    I hope it's an option, not standard. It goes down to -35 degrees here in winter, and an entirely glass roof would be bitterly cold.
     
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  8. Christopher Chan

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    Hopefully Tesla is using some super duper Gorilla glass :)
     
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    I don't even want to think what the replacement cost would be. I would guess at least $1,000.
     
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  10. favo

    favo Model P3D+ ordered

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    It appears the front and rear windshields and roof are three separate pieces of glass.

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    I was reading on reddit that the anti-UV coating on the glass really cuts down the heat coming through the roof. But of course, that doesn't help the chipping concern.
     
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    I recall Bjorn insulated his pano roof on the S. If the glass is standard, maybe as part of the cold weather package option, Tesla could include a Bjorn inspired insulation insert....
     
  13. Lokolo

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    I really really don't like that glass roof 

    I'll put down my deposit when I get to work but if I can't choose not to have glass roof I will likely cancel :(
     
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    GoTslaGo Learning Member

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    I'm guessing that the glass roof will be an option. The big front window (from the X) may be standard. I recall that the 3 is supposed to have multiple configurations and options, hence the wider range of price points. I'm partial to solid roofs too.
     
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  15. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    I don't think the glass over the back seats will be optional. Looks pretty hard to "design it out". I guess if you want a solid roof, get a Model S...

    I strongly suspect anyone who gets a Model 3 should get the "no deductible for glass" option on their insurance! Same for any Model X owners!
     
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  16. Lokolo

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    Want to give me the money to buy one then? What a stupid response.
     
  17. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    Hey, I didn't make the design decisions. I prefer solid roofs myself.
     
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  18. Future3Driver

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    Yes, I am disappointed with the glass roof design also.
     
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    In one of the drive videos I believe the Tesla staffer said there are three roof options - metal, or fixed glass, or retractable glass (panoramic sunroof).
     
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    I have always wished the S had a non opening pano roof option. We love the extra headroom and the look, but never really open the pano roof. Solid glass would be quieter I'd think.
     

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