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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Difference between moonroof and sunroof??

okay, i swear there isn't a difference, but when everyone that has seen my MOONROOF in the 3 has called it a sunroof i get annoyed. Oner person said there is a difference.... this might sound like something i should know, or something that doesn't exist. is there a difference??
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Difference between moonroof and sunroof??

Yep. A moonroof is composed of glass with a sliding cloth piece to truly block out light, while a sunroof is an actual piece of the roof that is cut out and sealed against leakage. They work similarly, except a moonroof slides into the top of the car and the sunroof slides over the top of the car. For an example of this, look at Mini Coopers when they open their sunroofs, while our moonroofs slide into the headliner.
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oh, thanks!
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Difference between moonroof and sunroof??

I agree with the moonroof is glass, sunroof is part of the roof claim, but I don't agree with the moonroof goes in to the headliner and a sunroof goes above the roof. My friend has an old Volvo that has a true sunroof. Part of his roof hides in the headliner under the back part of the roof.

Moonroof = glass
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Difference between moonroof and sunroof??

blah blah we could argue this all night. half the "info" sites will say they're the same thing, half won't, whateve.r

One thing is for sure - moon roof started as a Ford marketing term.
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Difference between moonroof and sunroof??

i thought moonroof was the slide/tilt and sunroof was only tilt
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Difference between moonroof and sunroof??

Does it really matter? :P

Personally, i thought they were the same. I thought the in-the-roof or slide-over-the-top was a matter of conserving headspace or not.


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Difference between moonroof and sunroof??

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They work similarly, except a moonroof slides into the top of the car and the sunroof slides over the top of the car.
Well, my Cavalier had a moon roof that slid over the top of the car, not into the roof like the 3 does.

Actually, I don't think there is a difference. Kind of like, is the glass half full, or half empty? You can call it what you like. Either way, you can enjoy the sun OR the moon.

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Difference between moonroof and sunroof??

The real difference is...

When its opened in the day, you see the sun.

When its opened at night, you see the moon.

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Difference between moonroof and sunroof??

True that, they're the same thing. It's just what different manufacturers like to call.
And then, there's skyroof...

Btw, this has been discussed before... http://mazda3forums.com/viewtopic.php?t=3271

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