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Old 10-04-2010, 05:24 PM   #1
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Dealer installed sunroof

I am in the hunt for a Camaro! I recently talked to a dealer and he will be doing a trade with another to get it here. However I want a sunroof on my baby, but this car he is trading for does not have one. He told me his dealership has had 6 years of experience installing the sunroof and that the sunroof is not the same sunroof they install at the factory. He says it operates the same as the factory sunroof. The only thing different is the button in the car that operates it is slightly different. Has anybody had a sunroof installed by a dealer on their Camaro? Would it be better for me to wait 8 weeks to get one from the factory or do you believe the sunroof they install at the dealer is perfectly fine?
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
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I heard someone on here got the dealer installed sunroof and it looked like ****...

8 weeks will be worth it compared to that...
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:27 PM   #3
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Get factory... anything goes wrong with Dealer installed they make excuses up the wazoo to not fix it.
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I almost didn't vote because you didn't have HELL NO as one of the choices.
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:31 PM   #5
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Get a factory roof, aftermarket roofs suck and will lower the value of your car
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:31 PM   #6
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GM highly recommends NOT to cut into the structural integrity of the car....just because a third party vendor has a sunroof, and someone has a sawzall, doesn't make it right. Any issues in the car caused by the sunroof install will not be covered under your warranty.
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:31 PM   #7
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Do not cut a hole in your roof!!!!!! if you want a sunroof find a car with one from the factory.
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If you were me... What would you do? I have three choices.

1) get the car with the dealer installed sunroof
2) wait 8 weeks or more for the factory installed sunroof
3) pay an additional fee for the dealer to find the EXACT car in the country WITH a factory installed sunroof and have it shipped here on the truck. Meaning.. Would the additional fee be worth it rather than having to wait for a factory made car
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:32 PM   #9
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The rooflines are totally different.
The design for structural integrity, is not the same.

The Camaro without a sunroof is a reverse mohawk,
where the sunroof has a smooth top.

Make the wait, and get it the way it was designed.
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get a factory roof cause ive heard that the dealership can really screw it up
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:35 PM   #11
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Thank you so much guys! You are so helpful. I have one last option/question.. IF the dealer found a car with a factory installed sunroof.. Would you pay the travel fee to have them ship it to you on a truck or would you rather wait and get it from the factory?!
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wait and get it from the factory

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Thank you so much guys! You are so helpful. I have one last option/question.. IF the dealer found a car with a factory installed sunroof.. Would you pay the travel fee to have them ship it to you on a truck or would you rather wait and get it from the factory?!
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if they want to sell the car make them pay all the fees.
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:36 PM   #15
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Just wait and get a factory sunroof. There is a reason GM has two different roof designs for the Camaro. One works with the sunroof, one doesn't.

With (notice the entire roof is flat):




Without (notice the reverse mohawk depression in the middle):
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There are SO many 2010 Camaros on the dealer lots here...Is it an '11 you're looking for? Wait for the car YOU want!
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Thank you so much guys! You are so helpful. I have one last option/question.. IF the dealer found a car with a factory installed sunroof.. Would you pay the travel fee to have them ship it to you on a truck or would you rather wait and get it from the factory?!
I think that's one for you to decide

It's a sick, and stupid fun car... are you willing to pay the extra premium to have it 7 weeks sooner?

How much is the shipping anyways?
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Depending on where the car is located the fee shouldn't be more than $250.00 to truck it in, but I have had Mustangs swapped from dealers and they usually send some older retired person to get the car so no worries on someone beating the snot out of it.

I would say just have them do a swap, if the dealer is less than 50 miles away... if it is a 100 miles or more truck it in.
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I would make them pay for it, and sell it to you for GM preferred pricing! they're all over the place!
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:51 PM   #20
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I have a good friend that had a sun roof added, he hasn't had any problems.


It shouldn't problem if the shop knows what they are doing.
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I have personally seen one with an aftermarket roof and it looked like a total hack-job. It doesnt fit right and reminds me of those old crappy ones they used to throw in the cavaliers and sunfires to make them a "sunchaser special edition"!!!! Believe me, once you saw it you would be second guessing your decision until you sold it........which would also be an issue......depending on how bad it looks, it may affect future value!
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They are calling me back any minute about the shipping price because I asked them a question about the GFX too. The reason it's a little difficult to find is because I want a 2011 2LT IOM with IO interior, auto tranny, sunroof, and RS PKG.. From what I have been told.. It's a difficult car to find on a lot with those options.. Apparently the dealer found an EXACT match more than 500 miles away from where I live. He also stated they charge by the mile to get the car here. I am having to share a car with my mom as of right now because my old car died on me.. So waiting 8+ weeks for the factory may not be my best option.. Plus if a dealer can find a EXACT match of the car I want.. Why not pay the fee for the shipping? Only thing different is it won't have the plastic wrapping on it and it may have a couple miles more than a factory ordered car would have.

CamaroScotty... Do you believe I have a good chance of having them pay the shipping fee to get it here?! If so. If you were me.. What advice would you give me so that I can get this car without having to pay a crazy shipping fee? I came up with an excuse that GM already adds a $850 fee for delivery.. Would that work or do you have a better suggestion?!
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Dont do it........The roof in a non factory sunroof car is not designed or will work properly with an aftermarket roof. It is really not worth the aggravation it will cause. Just my 2 cents.
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DO NOT DO IT.
I almost made this mistake.
The camaro has a support beam down the center, also the reverse bump down the middle will make it so that the moonroof will not be flush.

DONT DO IT DONT DO IT DONT DO IT
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