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Old 08-21-2011, 10:14 PM   #1
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Has anyone put in a power sunroof on their 3dr XR? This is my most expensive car I've owned (sadly) and it's the only one that hasn't had a sunroof and I feel deprived. Anyone know the cost?
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:11 AM   #2
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The 3dr can have a sunroof O_o? By that i mean is it aftermarket, or was there some option for it? But I'm intrigued.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:43 AM   #3
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It would definately be aftermarket, as I don't believe there was an option; kind of stupid if you ask me. I think this is also the only Saturn that you can't get a sunroof with the top trim package...My '01 SC2 had one...heck my friends crap SL1 even had a factory one...I just say nonesense
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:52 AM   #4
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there was a post somewhere in this forum by a member who bought one with a moonroof installed. it is an aftermarket unit manufactured by the company that supplies the units to the factory. i am brainfarting on the company's name.
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:08 AM   #5
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i heard that it can not be done due to the fact that on the 3dr in the middle is a cross brace that supports the the car. not sure if its true or not, but thats what i heard. might be a old rumor. let me know as well, would love to put a moonroof in RED.
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I have a sun roof that was on my car as a dealer install. I posted photos and can post them again. (or the link if i can remember.)
here it is..
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:48 PM   #7
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I have a sun roof that was on my car as a dealer install. I posted photos and can post them again. (or the link if i can remember.)
here it is..
http://s809.photobucket.com/albums/zz17/artsanrutas/
That is pretty sweet! Can you upload a further away pic to see how the whole package looks with a sunroof?

I really miss the sunroof I had in my SC2.
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i really miss the sunroof i had in my sc2.
me too!!
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:33 PM   #9
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hell i miss the one i had in my L200. even during the winter i had that thing open. stupid heater worked too dam good, so i had it cracked all the time.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:17 PM   #10
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Sorry for the delay, Big storm I will need to take the photos as I have none on file. It's dark, rainy, and still storming here.
I will take and post asap.. sorry.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:13 PM   #11
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Hey, it's no prob blaisedaddy. We are all busy people, so we understand.
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My dealer had a 3-dr with a roof on the lot when I bought mine. It was a Webasto unit. The sunroof in my 5-dr is made by ArvinMeritor.

Good luck getting a roof installed--I wouldn't be without mine and was half the reason I got the 5-dr in the first place.
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:51 PM   #13
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My dealer had a 3-dr with a roof on the lot when I bought mine. It was a Webasto unit. The sunroof in my 5-dr is made by ArvinMeritor.

Good luck getting a roof installed--I wouldn't be without mine and was half the reason I got the 5-dr in the first place.
I almost bought a blue 3dr with an aftermarket sunroof from a dealer in Indiana. It was a Webasto -- looked pretty good. Lost out because I live in Georgia and couldn't work out the trip there before they sold it. Luckily I found a black 3dr locally (but no sunroof ).
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:07 PM   #14
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me too!!
Same here. I had a beautiful green 2001 SC2 with a sunroof. I don't regret getting the Astra, though. It's a fun car, and a step above the typical hatchback - even without the sunroof.
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:49 PM   #15
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Same here. I had a beautiful green 2001 SC2 with a sunroof. I don't regret getting the Astra, though. It's a fun car, and a step above the typical hatchback - even without the sunroof.
I agree with you about not regretting the Astra purchase. I was just about to drive from NL to texas at the time and my SC2 just wouldn't cut it. Besides not having much space for carying stuff, the cylinder head gasket was going so I was basically just waiting for it to die while I still used it. I originally got it second hand from the dealer (6 months old) as my first car, and it was silver and had all the fittings. Manual, sunroof, mudflaps, turned up spoiler on the trunk, foglamps, and really nice seats that gripped onto you (although this may have been standard). To this day I still haven't seen one exactly the same with all the features. I do miss that car still, but the astra is fun and a little more versatile of a car.
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:46 AM   #16
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My dealer had a 3-dr with a roof on the lot when I bought mine. It was a Webasto unit. The sunroof in my 5-dr is made by ArvinMeritor.

Good luck getting a roof installed--I wouldn't be without mine and was half the reason I got the 5-dr in the first place.
when my wife was test driving our blue 3 door i sat in a 5 door on the showrrom floor with the sunroof. It was tempting to switch - she of course didnt care, and our then 6 year old was going in and out of the 5 door with ease.

As much as I wanted the moonroof, and as much as I miss it having had one in each of my RX7s (except the convertible), the Legend Coupes, and so many other cars, the Denver sun is so hot that the shade would be pulled closed 99% of the time.

However, a moonroof is great in the hot weather to crack open a little bit to let the hot air escape, and to open when you first get into the car. That I miss. I also regret not getting a 5 door every time the little princess falls asleep in the back and I have to shoehorn her out.
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The 3dr can have a sunroof O_o? By that i mean is it aftermarket, or was there some option for it? But I'm intrigued.
It could come with this from the factory:


GM just wouldnt import any with that to you.
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Holy crap! Now that's what I call a windshield!
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I have had aftermarket roofs installed at the time of purchase (they sent the car out to the installer) in my last two Saturns. They are a Webasto Hollandia 300 roof (my current one has programmable buttons) and you can see pics in my gallery of both. I believe the installed cost for my current one was $799.
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just found this on webasto's website
http://www.webastoshowroom.com/08SaturnAstra735.html

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