Pano' Roof - Why ?

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Kev wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 2:22 pm Has anyone mentioned Fuse 15 yet?
Bugger! I don't think the thread can recover from Fuse 15 being mentioned!

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What's fuse 15? ;)

My first thought when I saw that melted F-Type was that it must be one of the early MY14 F-Types that went up in flames in Germany and other places. And it is one of those. :shock: Completely off topic but that's why I, to be brutally honest, usually advise against buying a car with an AJ126 produced before mid 2014 in it.
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WShudds wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 12:33 pm
IvoDC wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 9:03 am But not to neglect. The pano roof adds extra weight :D :D :D
Couple more points worth mentioning is the long term reliability of pano roofs which are known for developing leaks due to sealants failing with all the vibration and twisting that a beloved F-type chassis endures unless it's a garage queen.

Another one could be the classic status further down the line. If we think the F-type is a future classic, I am yet to see a classic car with a pano roof as it's not generally appreciated from a car design perspective which takes into consideration the exterior design first and foremost.
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DaddyDarren wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 3:59 pm
WShudds wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 12:33 pm
IvoDC wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 9:03 am But not to neglect. The pano roof adds extra weight :D :D :D
Couple more points worth mentioning is the long term reliability of pano roofs which are known for developing leaks due to sealants failing with all the vibration and twisting that a beloved F-type chassis endures unless it's a garage queen.

Another one could be the classic status further down the line. If we think the F-type is a future classic, I am yet to see a classic car with a pano roof as it's not generally appreciated from a car design perspective which takes into consideration the exterior design first and foremost.
You’ve missed cars with a Pan Roof are susceptible to spontaneous combustion 🙄
Thank you! Read that back, I've set the record straight now.
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I think at the end of the day we all bought our cars because we liked them with or without Pano roof.

What else can we argue over - how about assisted parking, mine has it but I have never used it :lol:

or the lane assist that has you fighting with the steering wheel :shock:
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Round or flat bottomed steering wheel...?
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Let's get really serious - V6 or V8? :lol:
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WShudds wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 12:33 pm Couple more points worth mentioning is the long term reliability of pano roofs which are known for developing leaks due to sealants failing with all the vibration and twisting that a beloved F-type chassis endures ...
Really? I've not seen any posts about that - by whom is it known? The convertible was praised for its stiffness, and then the coupe came along ....
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It wasn't a thing for me when I was looking, but I like having it now - sliding it open to reveal the sky after engine start is a ritual I enjoy.
I can see that externally it could detract from some lighter colour schemes, but with darker ones like the BRG you mostly see sky reflection anyway. It had never occurred to me before.

Somebody mentioned Fuse 15 but I think we got away with it.
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