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Old 02-02-2018, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Cleaning CAT VOMIT out of radiators
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... A sun/moonroof!

It's just something I've got to have in any future vehicle, since the last two vehicles I drove had one.

So why would it be 'radical' to have a sunroof in the Philippines? Because nobody else there has one!

Would probably have to import such a car and make sure it passes all local regs(with regards to emissions, night time illuminations, etc).
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:41 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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I'll bet it would be expensive. The expats I know who live in the big population centers around the islands prefer motorcycles and scooters. Cheaper and with the traffic congestion much easier to skirt around the traffic jams. In a rural setting a car or SUV might be the ticket.
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Well you gotta understand that the Philippines is in a tropical climate zone - meaning that it's hot and humid pretty much all year around. So there probably isn't much of a demand for a sunroof in a car - given that much of the year, the vehicle is going to have its windows up and the A/C running.
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Macao
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... A sun/moonroof!

It's just something I've got to have in any future vehicle, since the last two vehicles I drove had one.

So why would it be 'radical' to have a sunroof in the Philippines? Because nobody else there has one!

Would probably have to import such a car and make sure it passes all local regs(with regards to emissions, night time illuminations, etc).
Sounds awful...it's like 80-90 F all year round. People are often looking for a little relief from the sun.

I'm also not a big fan of materialism or showing off materialism. It's fine in a materialistic-culture like the United States, but it just makes a person look like a tool, or be a possible target for thieves when you are in a country like the Philippines where your toys cost more than their lifetime earnings.
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Cleaning CAT VOMIT out of radiators
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Sounds awful...it's like 80-90 F all year round. People are often looking for a little relief from the sun.

I'm also not a big fan of materialism or showing off materialism. It's fine in a materialistic-culture like the United States, but it just makes a person look like a tool, or be a possible target for thieves when you are in a country like the Philippines where your toys cost more than their lifetime earnings.
Uhh, most sunroofs have a shade for the glare problem.

And there's nothing show-off about one for me. It's all about practicality: cool off a hot locked car faster, and the car feels more open with glass on top.
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:59 PM
 
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Between myself and my friends, we have 3 cars with sun/moonroofs in the Philippines. They are indeed available in the Philippines. And after opening it for a few times/few minutes the first week of ownership, none of us open it anymore. Just not suitable for the tropical weather. I only open it at times to help dissipate the heat if parked under the sun for long periods, but not sure how effective it is.

I also have a neighbor who has a convertible. Rather than look cool, it screams mid-life crisis more than anything else... LOL...
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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My wife and I live part of every year in the Philippines, I would never keep the top open in many parts of the Philippines, if I had one on a car, too much pollution and dust on some of the roads, IMO not practical for a good part of the Philippines but possibly useful in some parts, yet too hot most of the time.
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Cleaning CAT VOMIT out of radiators
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Between myself and my friends, we have 3 cars with sun/moonroofs in the Philippines. They are indeed available in the Philippines. And after opening it for a few times/few minutes the first week of ownership, none of us open it anymore. Just not suitable for the tropical weather. I only open it at times to help dissipate the heat if parked under the sun for long periods, but not sure how effective it is.

I also have a neighbor who has a convertible. Rather than look cool, it screams mid-life crisis more than anything else... LOL...
Did you import them?

We plan to live in the Cordillera region north of Manila.

And again: I'm not showing off. It's just something I'm used to having in cars for the last 12 or so years. Once you've had a sunroof, there's no going back LOL!
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:39 AM
 
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Did you import them?

We plan to live in the Cordillera region north of Manila.

And again: I'm not showing off. It's just something I'm used to having in cars for the last 12 or so years. Once you've had a sunroof, there's no going back LOL!
A sunroof will probably be suitable in the cool climate of the Cordilleras. You do not need to import yourself. Just from what I know, there are variants of Ford Everest, Mazda CX-5, Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Golf that have sunroofs from the local dealers.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Manila
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My wife and I live part of every year in the Philippines, I would never keep the top open in many parts of the Philippines, if I had one on a car, too much pollution and dust on some of the roads, IMO not practical for a good part of the Philippines but possibly useful in some parts, yet too hot most of the time.
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