TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Panoramic Roof Sun Shade now in Tesla Store

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by AnOutsider, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11,923
    Shop Tesla Gear Model S Panoramic Roof Sunshades

    No picture yet, but it doesn't say "Coming Soon" and has a price ($150), so I guess it's ready for shipping. I was under the impression we were promised this for free, but I think that may have been GeorgeB, and with him not around anymore, who knows.

    I'd still get it for the winter though, given it actually keeps cool air out too.

    *waits for pics*
     
  2. JohnQ

    JohnQ Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    1,585
    Location:
    Redding, CT
    I expect it's the same design as the lift gate sunshade given that the description indicates two piece.
     
  3. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11,923
    probably right. We'll see. As I said, I'm mostly interested for the colder months.
     
  4. wamochi

    wamochi Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2014
    Messages:
    224
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    interesting. i just paid $120 to add 35% tint to the pano which was sooo worth it. it's made a noticeable impact on the heat i feel on my forehead and head when i drive in the sun (to be fair, i have dark hair). even when the car itself wasn't that hot, there were days my kids in the 2nd row kept saying they were hot and it was because of the pano. the tint also eliminates virtually all the glare. you can literally stare at the full sun through the top now without blinding yourself.

    i had a loaner 85 without pano and immediately noticed how much cooler it felt from above, which is what prompted me to attempt the tint. i wish they had these shades two weeks ago so i could try them, but i don't like that you'd have to keep taking the front shade off if you want to open the roof. it's a pretty large piece of glass and even with available folding, i'm sure it's kind of a pain to put away quickly.

    i still would be interested in checking out these new shades!
     
  5. Electric1

    Electric1 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2012
    Messages:
    181
    Location:
    NJ/Lehigh Valley PA
    IMO I paid for this, as it was advertised for my early (6117) car, I paid for it, I want it, along with my hard drive and I'm going to get if without paying for it again.
     
  6. markb1

    markb1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Messages:
    2,318
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    It was certainly on the features list on the Tesla website for a long time after I got my car. But from the description, this isn't really what I was expecting. I was thinking of sunshade that rolls up and hides under the cross bar cover.
     
  7. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    12,752
    Location:
    Texas
    I ordered one and already have a shipping notice.
     
  8. markb1

    markb1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Messages:
    2,318
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
  9. Alfafoxtrot1

    Alfafoxtrot1 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    166
    Location:
    Chicago
    I did it. The Pano tint is probably 90% effective, but no amount of AC does the job when the sun is bearing down at the wrong angle. I hope this does the trick.
     
  10. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11,923
    Those who ordered, please report back. I'm tempted to order as well, but like some of you, am annoyed at having to pay for something that was supposed to come with the car.
     
  11. AmpedRealtor

    AmpedRealtor Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2013
    Messages:
    4,690
    Location:
    Buckeye, AZ
    Those who ordered their cars when the sunshade was an included feature, why not ask Tesla to send you a free sun shade? It seems like they owe you...
     
  12. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11,923
    I most likely will, but I'd first like to know if it's even worth the effort. There isn't even a picture on the site to go off of.
     
  13. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    12,752
    Location:
    Texas
    My assumption is that they are like the hatch sunshade.
     
  14. markb1

    markb1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Messages:
    2,318
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    That is what it sounds like, from the description. I'll probably pass if that's the case.
     
  15. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5,793
    Location:
    Skaneateles, NY
    I doubt it. I think the existing factory tint on the sunroof is very effective. A sunshade on top of that is pretty worthless.
     
  16. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11,923
    Probably, but as mentioned, I'm more interested in it for the winter. When it's cold out, I always feel an aura of chill up by my head. Curious/hoping the pano shade adds a bit of insulation. Even if it's just enough to kill the feeling of a draft, it might be worth it.
     
  17. AlMc

    AlMc 'Senior Moments' member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    5,378
    Location:
    Delaware
    I just installed mine. Very similar to the hatch shade. I will see if it cuts down heat in the next couple days.
     
  18. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Messages:
    18,235
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Can you take pictures if you have time? They didn't have any on the store site last time I looked. Thanks.
     
  19. AlMc

    AlMc 'Senior Moments' member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    5,378
    Location:
    Delaware
    I tried tonight but with my average lighting in the garage they did not come out well. I will try tomorrow in the daylight. If you have the mesh hatch sun shade it is identical to it. These came folded up in a bag and popped out with NO creases. Installed easily. The hatch one had a crease in it for several days before flattening completely.
     
  20. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11,923
    Thanks for that info. Also awaiting pics
     

Share This Page