Pano roof...i said don't..

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stu9
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Pano roof...i said don't..

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A mate's about to get a C4 coupe (vts probably) with this and there's a bloody big crack in it i said they're over a grand to replace if they can't be repaired and i think quite heavy compared to a metal one. I read a bit on them and they get a mixed write up, i wouldn't bother with them but that's me. Has anybody here got or had one what did or do you think.

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I had one a few years ago and the roof was cracked. I got it replaced by my insurance as glass breakage for 50 quid excess. The glass comes bonded into a melal frame which gets bolted and bonded into the car. I loved the class roof, i would have another with no thought. Must have been 5 or 6 years ago citroen wanted £1350 for the roof supplied, fitting extra. I would think insurance companies would write off a c4 now rather than pay near 2 grand to fix one. Its possible you mat get one from a breaker, or just cover it with a vinyl wrap. The roof will still have enough strength.

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Pano roofs are horrible. Mates Picasso has one. No good at keeping the heat out in summer.

My Berlingo has 6 smaller windows in the roof. I found they worked best in the South of France recently with tinfoil taped over them to reflect the heat out!

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The c4vts has interior blinds to close them off and make it virtually indistinguishable from a solid roof.

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I have the C4 VTS with a pan roof and I like it so much that when it got written off and I couldn't find another one to replace it with, (even though it had over 180000 miles at the time) I had it repaired. There was one on ebay with only 38000 miles for £2000 recently. I was tempted and I don't think it sold. I have seen one on ebay with a cracked roof recently, but I'd wait for one not broken if it ws me.

I did try to buy Davie's old car, but the owner wouldn't sell t to me.

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I noticed on my car insurance renewal that pano roof is excluded from the windscreen cover, so presumably a claim would hit your NCD. Other insurers may differ of course. Buying one pre-cracked seems a bit of a risk.

They are particularly good in gloomy winter weather, but even with blind pulled there is some greenhouse effect on a hot summer day.

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Got one on my 307. It certainly makes it light on gloomier days, but yes, allows the heat in on a hot day. I don't think I would seek one out, but neither would it put me off buying a car. I also think my insurance excludes the roof from the glass repair part, so a full claim required.