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So I’m looking at possibly trading my Jeep in for Insight and having a moonroof early in the morning and on nice days is definitely appealing to me personally, but I’m not a huge tech person. More crap to go wrong. Also like extra light when shade is open with window closed. Honda dropped ball by forcing folks to drop 5k more to get moonroof. Not a huge fan of leather living in Texas. Hot as **** in the summer since no cooling seats.

What do you all think about moonroofs, good or bad.
 

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Well, I liked moonroofs. All my 5 or 6 Acuras have had them. BUT, I live in Texas too, and about 4-6 months of the year, (cold, rain, heat) I'm not opening windows or needing hot sun bearing down on me. I'm not as much of a sun worshipper anymore. So I am considering an Insight EX without moonroof to save $4k.


I like leather tho and do not find it that bad with AC. I don't like how clothing sticks to cloth seats no matter what temp. I've always wanted ventilated seats too but only the Touring Accord offers it, and many say Honda's version is weak.


PS_ My moonroof in my 2003 Acura still works.. My passenger window motor broke tho..
 

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Well, I liked moonroofs. All my 5 or 6 Acuras have had them. BUT, I live in Texas too, and about 4-6 months of the year, (cold, rain, heat) I'm not opening windows or needing hot sun bearing down on me. I'm not as much of a sun worshipper anymore. So I am considering an Insight EX without moonroof to save $4k.


I like leather tho and do not find it that bad with AC. I don't like how clothing sticks to cloth seats no matter what temp. I've always wanted ventilated seats too but only the Touring Accord offers it, and many say Honda's version is weak.


PS_ My moonroof in my 2003 Acura still works.. My passenger window motor broke tho..
Valid points. My Jeep cloth seats have been very comfortable to me, never sticking? That’s strange. I’ll look at both for sure. Saving 4K is nice, still think Honda screwed up by not putting moonroof in EX like other models, makes very little sense.
 

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I had it in one of my 4 cars and rarely used it and I live in mild California. The only reason that car had it is because I bought a EX for the LX price.
 

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I had it in one of my 4 cars and rarely used it and I live in mild California. The only reason that car had it is because I bought a EX for the LX price.
This. Same when I got my 15 Civic EX. I live in North Carolina and rarely used my moonroof. I was always paranoid about it leaking like one of my previous cars did. Now I feel more comfortable without one in my Insight EX and like that there is more headroom though I’m only 5’8”.
 

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Thanks guys, I agree with headroom part. I’m 6’2 and have sat in cars with moonroof before and never felt anything off personally. But after reading here regarding Insight, seems it takes up headroom, I’ll be hopefully getting up to dealer to test next week whenever rain finally stops. And yes, thought of leaks sucks! On paper, the EX model sounding best value. I’m still not completely opposed to LX. Seems like here, the Touring and LX are most in stock.
 

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The LX is still a great value and I highly recommend any Insight trim over the new Prius and other hybrids but after owning my EX for a few months it would be tough for me if I had to go to an LX and lose (in no particular order) CarPlay/AndroidAuto, the 60/40 split back seat, LaneWatch, and remote engine start. I can deal without SiriusXM and a non-touchscreen infotainment system if I had to.
 

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I like my sunroof....and I also like running my Jeep top down. Maybe it’s because I live in Minnesota and we only have a few months each year to really enjoy the weather. Another plus for Minnesota is heated seats and remote start.
 

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I like my sunroof....and I also like running my Jeep top down. Maybe it’s because I live in Minnesota and we only have a few months each year to really enjoy the weather. Another plus for Minnesota is heated seats and remote start.
This is what makes me interested in Touring, I enjoy top down in Texas when others complain. Even hot months, I leave before 6 am, so in the morning it’s fantastic. Great thing about moonroof compared to Jeep top is button closes it, Jeep is PIA to put top up alone. I believe I’ll be sitting in both EX and Touring model and comparing. Possibly even LX.
 
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