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    Moon roof or no moon roof?

    Hi folks.  I am finalizing a Cayenne order and would like your advice about the moonroof option.  I do not want the panoramic roof, but the moonroof (as opposed to no roof opening at all) seems worthwhile from both a fresh air and resale viewpoint.  What do you advise?  Thanks in advance.

    Also, I plan to pick up the car in Leipzig in April on tourist delivery.  I have been reading about Porsche slowing production in Zuffenhausen.  Any word on Leipzig delays?


    Re: Moon roof or no moon roof?

    Hi Wonderbar,

    What is your reasoning not to go for the panoramic roof? Personally I think the panoramic roof is brillant and transforms the car even when closed. It's lovely to open the roof in the morning and drive with the wind passing by. Have a look at the picture I posted yesterday as I have the panoramic roof fully open. 

    With respect to take delivery of the car, an absolute must in my opinion. Although I couldn't pick my CTT08 up (Porsche doesn't have a 'deal' like that for cars in the middle east) I still went along and had a tour of the Leipzig facilities as well as a two day driving program. Fantastic week and I learnt a lot about driving the CTT especially the blistering fast turbo. I am thinking about going back to leipzig early spring to take more driver training. Next is Dubai were PCO have hired the autodrome track for a day and have invited Porsche driver training people. Should be a brilliant day.

    I haven't heard anything about slowing down the production of the cayenne.

    Cheers,

    Mark


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    2008 Cayenne Turbo 2007 BMW X5 4.8is (sold) 2007 Landcruiser Prado 1997 Wrangler TJ 1957 LR

    Re: Moon roof or no moon roof?

    Thanks Mark, for all this good information.  I will reconsider the pano roof, but it seems an expensive option that I will not use often.  I had a sunroof on my last 997 Carrera S, and my 996TT, and opened it very rarely. 

    A few questions--does the pano roof open well back over the rear seats?  Do rear passengers enjoy it? 

    Thanks...


    Re: Moon roof or no moon roof?

    Just get the standard moon roof...

    Re: Moon roof or no moon roof?

    I think the moon roof is a must, they are just cool.

    Re: Moon roof or no moon roof?

    Wonderbar:

    Thanks Mark, for all this good information.  I will reconsider the pano roof, but it seems an expensive option that I will not use often.  I had a sunroof on my last 997 Carrera S, and my 996TT, and opened it very rarely. 

    A few questions--does the pano roof open well back over the rear seats?  Do rear passengers enjoy it? 

    Thanks...

    Our kids enjoy the panoramic roof a lot, closed or opened. Unfortunately it really makes a difference only when it is very warm outside and you can open it.

    So if you're living in a region with a lot of sun and you enjoy driving with the top open, the panoramic roof is a must and highly enjoyable. Otherwise, the simple sunroof will do the job just fine. Because of the resale value, I wouldn't order a car without any sunroof, this could be a dealbreaker under certain situations.

            


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, Cayenne Turbo S, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW

    Re: Moon roof or no moon roof?

    RC:
    Wonderbar:

    Thanks Mark, for all this good information.  I will reconsider the pano roof, but it seems an expensive option that I will not use often.  I had a sunroof on my last 997 Carrera S, and my 996TT, and opened it very rarely. 

    A few questions--does the pano roof open well back over the rear seats?  Do rear passengers enjoy it? 

    Thanks...

    Our kids enjoy the panoramic roof a lot, closed or opened. Unfortunately it really makes a difference only when it is very warm outside and you can open it.

    So if you're living in a region with a lot of sun and you enjoy driving with the top open, the panoramic roof is a must and highly enjoyable. Otherwise, the simple sunroof will do the job just fine. Because of the resale value, I wouldn't order a car without any sunroof, this could be a dealbreaker under certain situations.

            


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, Cayenne Turbo S, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW

    Hi Wonderbar,

    I agree with RC as my 4 (almost 5) year old loves the panoramic sunroof as he can spot the planes in the sky (giving me an earful in the process, hi hi). Indeed it is depending a bit on the weather where you are as I hardly open my moon in the summer as it is just too hot over here. Currently (winter in Oman) I have the panoramic sunroof open almost all the time and we love it. 

    Referring to 'how far the panoramic roof opens' although it is a three panel roof, the first two only open fully (basically slide over the third one) but still the opening slot is massive and gives a nice feel of being with nature (so to speak) 

    Another nice thing is that the panoramic roof comes with a 'see through' shutter panel, this blocks the sun light with closed but still allows a bit of light to get through, so the moon roof closed is still a nice feature. Indeed quite pricy but still worthwhile IMO. Remember that if you are in hot climates the panoramic sun roof doesn't come with Porsches heat reflective glass (rather strange I would say) it is basically safety glass and in warm/hot climates will help heating up your car rather quickly. Although my CTT08 had already Porsches double glazing I also had my whole car 'V-Kooled' (reflective film to radiate heat on the inside of the glass), hence the moon roof was done as well. Putting the reflective film on the glass helps a great deal, definitely recommendable, also it helps keeping your car cool on the school run (delays the heat building up). My wife’s Landcruiser doesn't have it and I clearly notice the difference, any ideas how I can convince wifie to have her car 'V kooled' as well (smile)

    Apologies for the delay, just back from a nice weekend in the new Atlantis Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, great experience!!!

    Cheers,

    Mark 
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    2008 Cayenne Turbo 2007 BMW X5 4.8is (sold) 2007 Landcruiser Prado 1997 Wrangler TJ 1957 LR


     
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