Should a MINI Cooper have a Sunroof?

31 12 2008

While it seems like a popular option to many owners of a BMW MINI Cooper, the real question is if the negatives are worth the positives?   Sunroofs in cars seem to get very popular as with all government control on safety, it became more difficult to build actual convertibles. A Sunroof in a MINI Cooper can make for a very open and airy feel in a small car. But for the same reasons some people love the sunroof, other hate the leaking wind noise even when closed and most often many people find the bright sunlight a real nuisance!

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Sunroof shade from Mini ManiaA convenient way to reduce the sun’s glare through the sunroof! This is a ‘must have’ for the sun belt region and for anyone with sensitivities to the sun. It also helps to reduce heat on any hot summer days.
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Comes complete with:
(1) Sun Shade for the front sunroof
(1) Sun Shade for the rear sunroof
(1) Carrying case

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3 responses

3 01 2009
Al James

I have a sunroof on my `06 Cooper S because it came with it. I’ve opened it only a few times, but have no complaints as it seals good with no leaks or wind noise. Having one or not goes back to having the right to choose… whatever spins your wheels.

6 01 2009
Brian Hibbert

I love the sunroof. I love to open it in summer and the airy feel in the cabin is great. I have the dual glass roof in my 03 MCS.

Although I have to say, in California, all that glass really can superheat the car in the summer. So I tend to look for shady parking!

6 01 2009
Mini Cooper Lover

Thanks for the tip – what I especially like is that it is UV resistant and reduces heat in the car.

For me, the sun roof has always been an essential addition, and I have never had any issues with leaks or wind noise.

Would definitely be good to have the option to put a sturdy shade over it though.

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