That is funny!polaris said:We have one on our Honda Accord. Makes a big difference in the wind and noise. Bonus... The wife's hair does not get all messed up.
20 years ago when cruising down the freeway in my 78 Celica, I crossed paths with a swarm of bees migrating across the freeway. A ton of them got sucked in through the sunroof. Even with the little pop-up air dam, they still got sucked in. I wish I had the big deflector then! Needless to say, it took me a half an hour to get all those guys out of the back of the car. The state patrol trooper who stopped also had quite the laugh.
The last time we test-drove a Forester with a moonroof, we found it as, if not more, noisy at highway speeds than opening the windows. This was a real turn off and we decided that the moonroof would not be one of our priorities. But this report is more good news. (We would be particularly interested in being able to open the roof just a couple of inches for top ventilation, without the sun shining in, as Boca Yid noted.)jsr said:Just added the moonroof air deflector and took off the roof rack cross bars. Enormous difference! Can now hear music, books on tape, etc., on the highway with the moonroof open...
Well, I wouldn't want it open in heavy rain any more than I'd want the windows open (some people drive around with the windows open in heavy rain though, and I'm sure that can't be particularly good for the area behind the windows!)Well, yes & no.
No, it doesn't do anything for wind noise or rain use (since the sunroof goes down & back, you would end up with water pouring in from the roof liner).
Yes, it allows you to keep the sunroof open a bit on those brutally sunny days.
Ugly? I'm not sure. Certainly not pretty, but it grows on you.