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      04-15-2011, 05:54 PM   #1
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How are the sunroofs holding up in the new x3?

Anybody have any water issues like the previous generation? Has anyone taken theirs through a car wash or let it sit out in heavy rain? Just curious to see if there are any issues with the new generation.
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      04-15-2011, 06:38 PM   #2
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No problems thus far. Have the 35i now for several months with no leak issues.
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Good to hear. I plan on keeping this vehicle for a long time and wouldn't be a happy camper with water in it.
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      04-15-2011, 08:45 PM   #4
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Done both a few times. No problems.
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No issues with my sunroof leaking.
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I think it's much too early to tell, but sounds positive so far.
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Anybody have any water issues like the previous generation? Has anyone taken theirs through a car wash or let it sit out in heavy rain? Just curious to see if there are any issues with the new generation.
Why bother with the sunroof - In due time they will all start leaking.
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      04-16-2011, 06:39 AM   #8
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Why bother with the sunroof - In due time they will all start leaking.
Because it looks better, the interior feels much more premium and you can't beat the feeling of sunlight in the cabin.
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Because it looks better, the interior feels much more premium and you can't beat the feeling of sunlight in the cabin.
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Because it looks better, the interior feels much more premium and you can't beat the feeling of sunlight in the cabin.
Right! I had one in every vehicle I've ever owned and to this point, none have ever leaked. For me, it is a must have.
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X3 is way too new to have any meaningful data on this. But if you're looking for a level of comfort, this is the same panorama roof that BMW has been putting in vehicles for at least 6 years now, if not more.

We had an E91 with it (2006) that made some noise, but a replaced seal took care of that.
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X3 is way too new to have any meaningful data on this. But if you're looking for a level of comfort, this is the same panorama roof that BMW has been putting in vehicles for at least 6 years now, if not more.
I agree. Some bugs early on with a redesign to resolve some leaking issues.

Mine has been problem free in the worst Florida downpours and we frequently get inches of rain per hour.
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No leaks for me (in any sunrrof in any car for that matter)

Never, ever close the cover as the extra sunlight the roof lets in is fantastic
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Because it looks better, the interior feels much more premium and you can't beat the feeling of sunlight in the cabin.
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I’ve been driving an X3 since they came out in 2004 (2004 and 2010 X3).
The only time I use my sunroof is to let light in to warm the car in the winter, and could have easily done without one. I wanted the other items in the Premium Package and tech package so my 2011 will have one. If I could have gotten the other stuff and deleted the sun roof I would have.

That being said, the sun roof has given me NO problems these past 7 years. I’m not worried about problems with it on the F25.
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I love sunroofs. I use mine mostly in the tilted (vent) position. It aspirates the air out of the cabin and creates a negative pressure that draws fresh air in through the vents. Great for those spring and fall drives!
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