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Old 08-13-2008, 11:21 AM   #1
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Well sunroof question answered (PIC)



Well I found this on another site and to my knowledge this is the first pic with the sunroof open. There was debate as to how it was to open. I'm pretty bummed by this and think it looks pretty cheap when a sunroof opens over a roof. I don't know why GM insists on doing this. I understand the shape of the roof has something to do with it but there has to be another way. It seems like the sunroof only opens halfway when it's over the roof like in the GTP's. Ah well still better than the reverse mohawk IMO.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:23 AM   #2
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The one interesting element here is the addition of a wind deflector. I have a Grand Prix GTP with a sunroof and it is noisy as all get out.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:25 AM   #3
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Ugh. Hopefully someone will figure out how to take the thing off and stick it in the trunk. That looks ugly and looks like it would be pretty fragile.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:45 AM   #4
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I bet they would loose some head room by trying to get it to retract into the roof. I'm already worried about fitting in to it at 6'6", I didn't fit in the Challenger very well and that is supposed to have an inch or so more head room than the Camaro.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:59 AM   #5
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Ah well still better than the reverse mohawk IMO.
THAT IS BLASPHEMY!!

The reverse mohawk is sweet!!
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:03 PM   #6
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I bet they would loose some head room by trying to get it to retract into the roof. I'm already worried about fitting in to it at 6'6", I didn't fit in the Challenger very well and that is supposed to have an inch or so more head room than the Camaro.
I hear you. I am 6'7" and that is one of my concerns also.

I don't want to look like I am laying down while driving this car.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:09 PM   #7
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If this is indeed how it turns out there won't be a sunroof on mine.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:26 PM   #9
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If this is indeed how it turns out there won't be a sunroof on mine.
Oh heck, you can't see what it looks like while you are driving anyway!
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:29 PM   #10
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I like it myself. If it slid into the roof like a more common sunroof it would be a much smaller opening.

I want the opening as large as possible myself.

I believe that's called a 'Spoiler Style' sunroof.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:30 PM   #11
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:43 PM   #12
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Well I found this on another site and to my knowledge this is the first pic with the sunroof open. There was debate as to how it was to open. I'm pretty bummed by this and think it looks pretty cheap when a sunroof opens over a roof. I don't know why GM insists on doing this. I understand the shape of the roof has something to do with it but there has to be another way. It seems like the sunroof only opens halfway when it's over the roof like in the GTP's. Ah well still better than the reverse mohawk IMO.
WOW, nice find! I have to say that I agree with you a little, but having not seen one in person yet, I'm going to reserve judgement. I love my T-tops and the sunroof on the wifey's Jetta, however, I think I'm still sticking with the 'hawk

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Ugh. Hopefully someone will figure out how to take the thing off and stick it in the trunk. That looks ugly and looks like it would be pretty fragile.
I wonder that too. It would seem it would be subjected to a lot of beating from the wind and whatnot. Who knows though? I'm sure GM is considering and testing all these details and we ultimately won't find a real objective fault with the design. I think they want to get everything right on this car.

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I bet they would loose some head room by trying to get it to retract into the roof. I'm already worried about fitting in to it at 6'6", I didn't fit in the Challenger very well and that is supposed to have an inch or so more head room than the Camaro.
That makes total sense.

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THAT IS BLASPHEMY!!

The reverse mohawk is sweet!!


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I like it myself. If it slid into the roof like a more common sunroof it would be a much smaller opening.

I want the opening as large as possible myself.

I believe that's called a 'Spoiler Style' sunroof.
That's a good point too. I would prefer as big an opening as I could have. The mechanisms for sunroofs are too small so maybe orienting it in this mannor is a efficient as they could make it. If so, kudos
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:00 PM   #13
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:04 PM   #14
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reverse mohawk = better
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:32 PM   #15
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I could live with it. I'd probably have it closed 90% of time anyhow and just have the shade pulled back to let the light in or watch the rain fall while I'm sitting in traffic.

What I really want to know is who do you have to know at GM to get your hands on the one-off red RS just to advertise your raffle? And who do I contact to buy a ticket (seriously)?
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:13 PM   #16
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Well I was debating between the sunroof and the standard reverse mohawk and these pics have settled it for me: reverse mohawk it is.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:19 PM   #17
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that does look very cheap indeed. It doesnt matter to me anyways, I was never going to get a camaro with a sunroof anyways.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:19 PM   #18
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I bet they would loose some head room by trying to get it to retract into the roof. I'm already worried about fitting in to it at 6'6", I didn't fit in the Challenger very well and that is supposed to have an inch or so more head room than the Camaro.

You are exactly right - -we could put a sliding sunroof on the Camaro that slides into the roof -- BUT -- you would lose a considerable amount of headroom (bad for those of us over 6 feet tall -- ) -- OR -- raise the roof which completely ruins the look of the car. (trust me - we tried it.....)
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:34 PM   #19
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I'll have to test drive both a hard top and a sunroof.will want to hear the noise with it open and closed.see how it looks from the inside.then i'll make my decision.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:40 PM   #20
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:47 PM   #21
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Lil off topic here.. and i know ill probably get yelled at for saying this...but...

I really really love the door handles.. I like them a lot better than concept.. anyone else agree?
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:05 PM   #22
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I am a fan of the sunroof that slides into the roof and not this type of one. Reason being I am rarely going to have it open during the summer in vegas with the sun beating down, so I usually have it open during night driving, and i like to have a big opening to stick my hand up into and what not. I can't tell how big the opening is on this one so I will reserve judgment for later. I also completely understand, being a tall guy, that it was needed to be built this way to make the headroom. I also assume its an automatic?

p.s. door handles do look good =)
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:09 PM   #23
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Um isnt the bigger picture , is where do I buy a raffle ticket for the car or how did they get a completed car to give away?
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:40 PM   #25
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Man, I'm torn. I kind of like the look with the lid being on the outside. Can't really explain why, I just do. On the other hand, I would think that the amount of wind force pressing down on it over time would eventually cause some issues. But I'm certainly not a car designer so for all I know the aerodynamics of the car cancel that out. I wasn't planning on getting the sunroof anyway so I guess this doesn't affect me much, but I thought I'd throw in my two pennies anyway.

There are door handles?
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