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If the Jaguar XE comes with an optional Glass Roof, would you get it?

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I always loved panoramic roofs aka glass roofs, and had a chance to test drive an XJ with it and I have to say it was a great experience, something I might consider getting for the XE if it is an option. If it is an option, would you get it? Describe below and add your vote to the poll above.

Jaguar XJ Panoramic Glass Roof:

The airy, spacious yet private XJ cabin area is enhanced by the panoramic, heat-reflective tinted glass roof. It extends to the full width of the car and sweeps as far back as the rear seat area, filtering UV rays and flooding the interior with natural light. In addition, the black roof pillars create the impression of a floating roofline, emphasizing the long, low and wide profile of the XJ.

This stunning design was fully imagined before a single physical panel was formed. The XJ was constructed virtually in one of the world’s most advanced vehicle design simulators at the Jaguar Virtual Reality Center. There, every component was modeled in over 43,000 separate 3D simulations, and close to 2.5 million miles were covered on virtual journeys across the world’s most harsh and arduous terrain.
 

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I've always liked panoramic roofs. I think it is great having the extra natural light in the cabin. Cars can be stuffy and cramped but having that extra openness really makes a difference for me. The panoramic roof would sit pretty high on my list of options if it's offered.
 

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I've typically been ok with just a moonroof. Unless the price is right and the view is downright stunning I don't see it being high on my priorities. Pano roofs really bake the cabin as well, even with the shade pulled...
 

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I've typically been ok with just a moonroof. Unless the price is right and the view is downright stunning I don't see it being high on my priorities. Pano roofs really bake the cabin as well, even with the shade pulled...
Have you had the chance to be in a vehicle with a panoramic glass roof? It might be worth trying out.
 

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I've typically been ok with just a moonroof. Unless the price is right and the view is downright stunning I don't see it being high on my priorities. Pano roofs really bake the cabin as well, even with the shade pulled...
It is true that it can make the car very hot, but I think that is only a concern depending on where you live. In Canada the weather isn't deathly hot usually so its not a huge concern to have to deal with some extra heat during the height of the summer.
 

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I don't really know. I had for one winter a Peugeot 307 SW with a glass roof and there was the problem, that the moisture in the car went on the glass roof and been frozen over the night. On the next day, when you drove and the car getting warmer inside, the ice melted and water dropped on your head and on the seats.

Sure that is only a problem when it is really cold outside, but it would be an important point for me to think about.
 

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Do the people who aren't such a big fan of the panoramic roof dislike it because they think its not worth the money, or would you guys still not like the panoramic roof even if it didn't come at an extra cost?
 

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Do the people who aren't such a big fan of the panoramic roof dislike it because they think its not worth the money, or would you guys still not like the panoramic roof even if it didn't come at an extra cost?
i think it's sometimes the experience, some people may not find it to be all that cool as some make it out to be, and likely some others
 

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If its too expensive than I can do without, but I'm willing to pay a pretty penny for the panoramic roof. Hopefully I am able to afford it.
 

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I'd pay a decent amount for it. I wouldn't want to pay more than $3,000. If it is between $2,00 and $3,000 I'd have to give it some though, but lower than that I am perfectly fine with.
 

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^ that's a good amount to pay for it, I'd say at the max that's what you'd pay. When it comes to making monthly payments on a car priced like how this is suggested to... that $2,000 -$3,000 increase for this won't have much of an effect on your wallet.
 

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As much as they are really nice to have, they are very heavy, and effect fuel consumption drasticaly, also insurance companies are now strting to charge extra for them, and the extended windscreens.
 

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Why are insurance companies charging more for them? Do they shatter or something? Never thought about the extra weight, but I'd still want one.
 
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