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I purchased a SE w/ AWD, no pano. When I bought the car, I needed to get into one quick, and the dealer didn’t have an SE w/ that feature. My previous SUV had one and now I find myself always wanting it.

Guess on the bright side, I paid less and have one less thing to fix.

anyone else dealing with buyers remorse on not getting the pano, or other features?

pano owners-how are you liking yours?
 

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I haven't had a sunroof on a (new) car for a long time. (The Corrado had one, but you didn't want to use it that often as they were prone to breaking!)
This is the first time I have actually gone for an SE VW rather than an S. I'm old enough that this might be the last new car I ever buy so I splurged a little. I wanted Sirius XM (not available on the S) and I also decided to get the sunroof.

It is nice. It's not as quiet as others - there is a bit of wind noise with it open - but it is perfectly fine driving at 60mph with it fully open.

I do worry a little about maintenance and repairs. You have to maintain them. Check they're adjusted correctly every so often, lubricate as directed, and check/clean out the drains every year or two, depending on whether it is parked inside or outside, and also your climate. Supposedly they are more apt to clog in drier, dustier climates (like mine).
The wife's Q3 dumped some water on her from the headliner a couple of months ago. It had collected in the channels around the sunroof and when she braked it all went to the front and overflowed. Not too much, but still annoying. Having a black headliner helped - a lighter one may have shown some staining.
I cleaned out the front drains with some weedeater line and checked they drained quickly afterwards. I think there are 2 more rear drains, but I haven't looked for them yet.

My Taos is parked in the garage and sees very low mileage (WFH). I probably won't have any drain issues if I do minimal maintenance. If I was parked outside a lot in a wet climate I may have reconsidered the sunroof.
 

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we love ours. we had a normal sunroof with no issues since 2006 in our jetta. garaged 100% of the nights. the pano roof is really attractive. its quiet when open vs some other ones I've had in the past. I think my sister bought an atlas spot because of it
 

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I have had several European cars with sunroofs. The cars just came with them, I would not have bought them as an option. I opened them once a year in spring to clean the gutters and drains.

I have to agree that they do lighten up the interior in the depths of winter.


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AWD SE here. The sunroof lets in a lot of heat. I live in San Francisco, so it’s nice. Backseat dwellers get great views. In hot climates, like Idaho, where we took it for our first road trip, it seems to magnify heat a bit. Once the sun goes down it is worth having for me, but it wasn’t the “must have” I thought it was before we purchased the Taos.
 

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I haven't had a sunroof on a (new) car for a long time. (The Corrado had one, but you didn't want to use it that often as they were prone to breaking!)
This is the first time I have actually gone for an SE VW rather than an S. I'm old enough that this might be the last new car I ever buy so I splurged a little. I wanted Sirius XM (not available on the S) and I also decided to get the sunroof.

It is nice. It's not as quiet as others - there is a bit of wind noise with it open - but it is perfectly fine driving at 60mph with it fully open.

I do worry a little about maintenance and repairs. You have to maintain them. Check they're adjusted correctly every so often, lubricate as directed, and check/clean out the drains every year or two, depending on whether it is parked inside or outside, and also your climate. Supposedly they are more apt to clog in drier, dustier climates (like mine).
The wife's Q3 dumped some water on her from the headliner a couple of months ago. It had collected in the channels around the sunroof and when she braked it all went to the front and overflowed. Not too much, but still annoying. Having a black headliner helped - a lighter one may have shown some staining.
I cleaned out the front drains with some weedeater line and checked they drained quickly afterwards. I think there are 2 more rear drains, but I haven't looked for them yet.

My Taos is parked in the garage and sees very low mileage (WFH). I probably won't have any drain issues if I do minimal maintenance. If I was parked outside a lot in a wet climate I may have reconsidered the sunroof.
Sounds like the rears are fully clogged. They exit in the wheel well.
 

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I had to really search for my SEL without a sunroof. No regrets at all because I almost never user them and I'm not a fan of the fabric cover that still lets in a lot of light.
One less thing to worry about breaking or maintaining.
 
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