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No panoramic sunroof option?

Genesiswonderer

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Okay, so I currently own a 2011 Hyundai Genesis 4.6 sedan. I have highly considered upgrading to a G80. I know I sound weird, but is there a way to get the ultimate g80 WITHOUT a panoramic sunroof? I know I sound crazy, but I'm not a fan of panoramic sunroofs as I am afraid of them spontaneously breaking and I don't think Hyundai/Kia/Genesis use laminated glass on their sunroofs. I do like traditional sunroofs though. So is there a way I can custom order a G80 ultimate without a panoramic sunroof?
 

EdP

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Okay, so I currently own a 2011 Hyundai Genesis 4.6 sedan. I have highly considered upgrading to a G80. I know I sound weird, but is there a way to get the ultimate g80 WITHOUT a panoramic sunroof? I know I sound crazy, but I'm not a fan of panoramic sunroofs as I am afraid of them spontaneously breaking and I don't think Hyundai/Kia/Genesis use laminated glass on their sunroofs. I do like traditional sunroofs though. So is there a way I can custom order a G80 ultimate without a panoramic sunroof?
Only comes one way.

You can always line it with duct tape in case it breaks
 

Genesiswonderer

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Only comes one way.

You can always line it with duct tape in case it breaks
Thanks. I guess my only option at this point is to get the G90 (which probably wouldn't fit in my garage) or to get the sunroof on the g80 tinted and keep the cover closed and to not drive the g80 through a hail storm.
 

EdP

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Thanks. I guess my only option at this point is to get the G90 (which probably wouldn't fit in my garage) or to get the sunroof on the g80 tinted and keep the cover closed and to not drive the g80 through a hail storm.
Evidently you didn't like my duct tape idea. How about aluminum siding? Piece of paneling left over from the 1960s?

I keep the cover closed in the summer and I never open the glass. I have no idea if it makes a difference but I'm on my third car with no rattles of squeaks. Not going to worry about shatter.
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pmcjr

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My 2017 G80 Base model does not have a sunroof which is why I bought this package. On the 2019 models, go to the Genesis website and compare the packages...Base, Sport, and Ultimate, the Power Tilt and Slide Panoramic Sunroof only appears as a feature on the Ultimate package. At least as far as I can tell. Genesis Website
 

Genesiswonderer

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My 2017 G80 Base model does not have a sunroof which is why I bought this package. On the 2019 models, go to the Genesis website and compare the packages...Base, Sport, and Ultimate, the Power Tilt and Slide Panoramic Sunroof only appears as a feature on the Ultimate package. At least as far as I can tell. Genesis Website
I see. I just want the traditional sunroof over the front passengers and not spanning over the entire car. Example, the G90 has this (but it probably wouldn't fit in my garage) Anyway you can custom order a Genesis?
 

pmcjr

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I see. I just want the traditional sunroof over the front passengers and not spanning over the entire car. Example, the G90 has this (but it probably wouldn't fit in my garage) Anyway you can custom order a Genesis?
OK, I didn't understand that's what you meant. I don't know anything about the G90, but if they have the traditional sunroof, then they have it. I've never heard of being able to special order a G80 with this type of modification. That's a question for your dealer.
 

Mcc

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Dai Uy Ted

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pmckechnie

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The G80 base is the ONLY Genesis with out the sun roof . I wanted the ultimate when I got my 2016 and when I got my 2018. Thought about a G90 but it was the same, they all a glass sunroof.

I was not worried about shattering or noise, I only worried about a roll-over crash. Some times it is not a plesent site.
 

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idlemind

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I thought that I was the only one that didn't particularly care for the panoramic sunroof. I prefer the traditional sunroof also. For me it's about the aesthetics. When the pano is open it sits on top of the car which IMO looks a little gaudy, and the fact that I have a roof that doesn't match the color of the rest of the car is not to my liking either. With the traditional sunroof, when you want to open it, it slides in between the roof and the headliner. That to me has a much cleaner look, and the roof of the car now matches the rest of the car color. Now for those with a black car, that part is not noticeable.
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drumdudeguy

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That's why I bought the 2018 G80 BASE model. Very rare to find a luxury car where you can opt out on the sunroof (since I never open one). And I avoided different size wheels/tires (staggered) on front and back as well. I love the car and saved a lot on the few options I didn't get. I still have all the electronic safety bells and whistles (lane keep assist, etc) that were important to me.
 

pmcjr

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That's why I bought the 2018 G80 BASE model. Very rare to find a luxury car where you can opt out on the sunroof (since I never open one). And I avoided different size wheels/tires (staggered) on front and back as well. I love the car and saved a lot on the few options I didn't get. I still have all the electronic safety bells and whistles (lane keep assist, etc) that were important to me.
drumdudeguy...I'm with you. We made a good decision. Out Base models have all need...IMO
 

Genesiswonderer

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I think the difference is that the G80 has the panoramic sunroof while the G90 has the standard (smaller) size sunroof. I think the smaller size is less likely to cause problems.
Yes, thats exactly what I want on the g80 ultimate, the smaller size sunroof.
 

Genesiswonderer

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I thought that I was the only one that didn't particularly care for the panoramic sunroof. I prefer the traditional sunroof also. For me it's about the aesthetics. When the pano is open it sits on top of the car which IMO looks a little gaudy, and the fact that I have a roof that doesn't match the color of the rest of the car is not to my liking either. With the traditional sunroof, when you want to open it, it slides in between the roof and the headliner. That to me has a much cleaner look, and the roof of the car now matches the rest of the car color. Now for those with a black car, that part is not noticeable.
I though I was the only one too. I like the traditional sunroofs though, just not the panoramic ones spanning all of the roof.
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EdP

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I though I was the only one too. I like the traditional sunroofs though, just not the panoramic ones spanning all of the roof.
As a driver, I rarely look out the roof. It is nice for passengers if you are travelling in an area with tall buildings to see, or hills and mountains.

I opened mine the first day I bought the car to see if it worked, has not been open since. I have it because it comes that way but I'd not pay extra if it was an option.
 

Genesiswonderer

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As a driver, I rarely look out the roof. It is nice for passengers if you are travelling in an area with tall buildings to see, or hills and mountains.

I opened mine the first day I bought the car to see if it worked, has not been open since. I have it because it comes that way but I'd not pay extra if it was an option.
Also, I live in texas, so it's miserably hot, so if I have a full panoramic, I have to keep it closed or else it will get way too hot. Also I'm sure some heat still penetrates the thin cover.
 

Starflyer

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Genesis is not a hand made car. You have to stick to what is on the menu. No substitutions, please.
The real problem here is that Genesis is a LOW volume production car. To open the production line up to deleting/adding this and that would be very costly.

According to the NY Times, 40% of ALL cars/truck in 2017 had sun roofs. Subtract the lower priced cars and I'm guessing 80-90% of luxury cars have them.

According to Consumer Reports, one sun roof blows out ONCE a month somewhere in the US. Pretty long odds of it ever happening.

In my view, the only benefit to a sun roof is that it provides more light. I've had my G80 for about 18 months now and I think I've only opened it a couple of times. Makes too much noise when the car is moving IMHO.
 

Don88

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The real problem here is that Genesis is a LOW volume production car. To open the production line up to deleting/adding this and that would be very costly.

According to the NY Times, 40% of ALL cars/truck in 2017 had sun roofs. Subtract the lower priced cars and I'm guessing 80-90% of luxury cars have them.

According to Consumer Reports, one sun roof blows out ONCE a month somewhere in the US. Pretty long odds of it ever happening.

In my view, the only benefit to a sun roof is that it provides more light. I've had my G80 for about 18 months now and I think I've only opened it a couple of times. Makes too much noise when the car is moving IMHO.
About the only time I open my roof is when I do a 10 minute stop at a store for an item and have "Buddy" (8 lb Yorkie) with me in hot weather. We are living in 80 - 90 degree weather these August days here in southern Washington State.
 
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