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Panoramic sunroof

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Kipernicus, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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  3. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Some amazing things are happening in the glass industry. I'm sure this will be an area of rapid evolution in the car industry in the next decade.
     
  4. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    Something for Model S 2.0 ?
     
  5. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    While at the Santana Row store, I asked what the car's interior roof would be like without the pano roof. The rep didn't know -- as far as he (or I) could recall, every Model S so far has had the pano roof!

    The current interior has lots of vertical where the glass is, of course, and that will necessarily be lower by at least a few millimeters with the solid roof and headliner. But, the pano roof also requires thick channels along the right and left edge of the ceiling, which presumably won't be there. The part of the ceiling I really want to see without the pano roof is the area just behind the pano roof. Currently, there's a large ridge there, into which my head bumped as I sat upright in the rear. If that bump isn't there in the non-pano version, there will be more usable headroom without the pano roof.
     
  6. NeoDoc

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    I had a 2006 Saleen with panoramic roof > what a mistake - despite after market sunscreening > mucho caliente when parked outside for any period of time! Hated to drive it in the summer in southern California.
     
  7. WhiteKnight

    WhiteKnight _____ P85 #549 _____ Sig Red / Sig White

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    I am 6'4" so the headroom is something I'm obsessed about and I think that you are absolutely right. Without the sunroof there will be more headroom at all 4 seats. My head bumped into the thick channels along the right and left but I thought maybe I could adjust the seat better given more time (this was on 10/1).
     
  8. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I keep going back and forth on the panoramic roof. I guess I'll have to sit in it first to make a decision. I hope they offer test drives of both versions prior to this summer. If people have to lock in options 3 months prior to delivery, that would mean early Signature owners have to make a decision sometime in May.
     
  9. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Another think about the Pano roof is that you get a lot more wind noise in the cabin. At least this is my experience with other cars sunroofs. A lot of my friends ride bicycles (I do too) and have roof racks on their roofs (I do too). They produce a LOT of wind noise, especially with a mountain bike on the roof. With a standard roof it normally isn't too bad, you just turn up the radio a bit. But with sunroofs you get noise that is really hard to cover up.

    Granted this car will be way more aerodynamic than the VWs, Mazda 3s and Subarus that dominate the bicycle scene in Georgia. And well you probably won't keep a roof rack on top. But you do get more wind noise through the glass, and extra seals. I used to be all about sunroofs, now I am mostly opposed. Opening up the roof isn't even close to a convertable. And really opening all 4 windows does more for me.

    That and growing up in Florida has greatly warped my car decision making process. I basically think 'What will make my car LESS efficient at being a solar oven?' whenever I look at a car. I know that the Tesla will pre-AC itself. I live in Georgia where about 5-7 months of the year having a warm car is something I like.
     
  10. aviators99

    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    I would definitely NOT get the pano roof, if I had a choice. But I want factory satellite radio.
     
  11. rlawson4

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    That's my issue. I listen to satellite radio news and talk programs all day right now. However, I have zero interest in a sun roof. I have one now and have never opened it. Is there a solution to this?
     
  12. Mycroft

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    Solution 1: Buy an aftermarket Sat radio.
    Solution 2: Use Internet streaming Sat radio.
    Solution 3: Buy the pano roof anyway.
    Solution 4: Buy a different car
     
  13. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Activate SiriusXM's Internet Radio for your smartphone and bluetooth-stream or USB-tether to your Model S's audio system.

    Paying $1,500 for a pano roof (that you'd hate) just for the sake of satellite radio is at best odd :smile:
     
  14. rlawson4

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    #1. can you play the after market satellite radio through the built in stereo?
    #2 I will check to see if I can get my news programs online
    #3 Seems like a waste if #1 of #2 works
    #4. No way. I am getting the car. I can live without CNBC
     
  15. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    And, oh, if Tesla allows it (unless they insist on folks ponying up for the pano roof just for Sat radio), SiriusXM might come up with an (Internet streaming) app for the Model S touchscreen console itself - this'd serve the purpose too if you end up subscribing to Tesla's connectivity package.

    I like the freedom of the smartphone (assuming you have one) option better in any case...
     
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    We don't know for sure if there's going to be an Aux-in jack on the car stereo, but it would be odd if there isn't one. Of course it's odd that they put the antenna of the Sat radio in the pano roof, but there you go.

    Some bad reviews of the XM iPhone app. Hopefully they'll have the kinks worked out before you get your car.
     
  17. AnOutsider

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    If the S supports A2DP you don't need an AUX in
     
  18. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Alternatives are bluetooth-streaming (practically guaranteed to be there - even a $25K Honda has it these days) and/or USB-tethering (iPhone adapters and such - have been available from car manufacturers since iPhones have been around).
     
  19. AnOutsider

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    To be fair, plugging an iPhone in via USB will get you access to the onboard music from the iPod player, but wouldn't get you audio from any other apps.
     
  20. rlawson4

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    Also, I checked the Sirius/Xm app and fox news is not on there.
     

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