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Old 05-07-2014, 03:39 AM   #1
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I have a 2015 Q5 3.0 TDI on order. I originally deleted the pano roof based on what I had read on this forum earlier this year. My salesman prevailed by recently convincing me that any issues that may have existed have been resolved and he has not had any issues in a couple of years now. Has the rattle pretty much been resolved? I wonder if anyone is still experiencing any issues with the pano roof. I would prefer having the roof because of perceived resale value and just the enjoyment of the extra light. However, either way, this is not a deal breaker.
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We have a 2014 TDI w pano roof and have had absolutely no problems. MY wife loves it.
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8/14 build - no issues. Steve
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I would have opted out of it but it doesn't save me money. I'm sure it will also make resale lower.

It's nice to have. It does rattle and squeak at times though.
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I have a 2013 with a pano and absolutely love it, no way would I even consider owning this car without it now that I have had it. I haven't had a single issue or rattle in a little over a year. Of course I don't live where it is always 100+ degrees and humid so it gets used a lot.
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No problems with the pano roof here. The car is a year and a half old this week, but low miles so I'm not sure how it would be if it were a daily driver etc.
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No problems with the pano roof here. The car is a year and a half old this week, but low miles so I'm not sure how it would be if it were a daily driver etc.
No problems here. March 13 build, 3.0T. The car is my daily driver and is used in all kinds of conditions from -25F to +100 over 16k miles in the past year.

The only noise I've heard from the roof was on a very cold night after rain the night before. A creak or 2 from the ice-crusted roof until the car warmed up. Not a peep since.

FWIW, I'd definitely get it again, and I'm normally an opt-out guy on converts, sunroofs, etc.
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2013 that arrived around 3/2013 - already brought in for pano roof creaking noises after this past winter and now it's creaking again a couple months later.

Most likely it's due to temperature changes and freezing temperatures if you leave the car ungaraged - water seeping into the edges, freezing, expanding, etc.

Garage parked the car during the winter at the beginning of 2013. Only after leaving the car ungaraged this most recent winter did it start to creak.

However, based on what I've heard from an automotive editor friend, eventual creaking is unavoidable on most if not all pano roofs regardless of make.
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The first sets had issues with cracking/shattering in extreme cold, but this has been resolved. The worst issues I see come up are some potential rattles/squeaks, and some have gotten the sunroof rails replaced because of it (so there might be some minor defect causing it?). There have been a couple of cover-related complaints that I've seen, I think one about the cover coming out of the track and the other about the cover sagging due to extreme heat.

No issues on my 2014 so far (about 8300mi) that I can attribute to the sunroof, worst I have is some squeaking related to the passenger seat that I'm not sure where exactly it's coming from. We'll see how the heat fares given it's common to hit 110+ in the summer and I've "only" got 50% Pinnacle all around.
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Mine's about a year old--love it, would not have the car without it. Only problems are minor: 1) the mesh pop-up windblocker collects bugs and lint; 2) sometimes you get leaves between the sliding shade and the roof; 3) wouldn't close all the way once, but turned the car off and then back on and worked fine.
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Ordered a 14 in august and I love it.

Would never get a q5 without one.
As a smaller car then I'm used to I
find that it really makes the inside feel
bigger.

It was cold with a lot of snow in Pa and no problems!!!
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Default Thanks everyone for the prompt response.

Our test drive with the Q5 had the pano roof and it makes a considerable difference in the driving experience. I think I will continue on with the order including the roof and go from there. ....Thanks again.
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Jan 2013 build 2013 audi q5 2.0t...

love pano sunroof...it squeaks at times though...

my dealer said it just needs to be lubricated...we will see...

non of my passengers hear it though...i must have super sensitive hearing...
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When I clean the car, I open the sunroof and brush and vacuum the rails while at it. I figure it can't hurt. I also stick a finger in there to see that it feels nice and clean, and slightly greasy. Haven't had any problems with it though. I can imagine if it's used a lot (like here in California where it can be open 8-10 months of the year) sand, dust, dirt, and small debris can collect. Things that tend to be abrasive. So cleaning it out only takes about 20 seconds per side, just have to think of it while cleaning the car in general.
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No issues with ours. It is garage kept at night and it is in a parking garage during the day. My wife never opens it because she says that it is too loud.

I would not dream of having the all black interior without it. I think the extra light coming in helps from making the interior look like a cave.

A see that the 2015 F150 Screw will have a pano roof, and I am looking forward to getting one of my own.
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I would not dream of having the all black interior without it. I think the extra light coming in helps from making the interior look like a cave.
Yeah, I think the pano works great to lighten up the interior. Love the brown seats and black headliner, and with the glass roof it doesn't get too dark. Still cozy, but definitely not cave-like. I tend to leave the cover retracted all the time so the kids can see out if they want. My son would usually complain if I picked him up from daycare and hadn't already retracted the cover.
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Yeah, I think the pano works great to lighten up the interior. Love the brown seats and black headliner, and with the glass roof it doesn't get too dark. Still cozy, but definitely not cave-like. I tend to leave the cover retracted all the time so the kids can see out if they want. My son would usually complain if I picked him up from daycare and hadn't already retracted the cover.
Same comments as others; with a black interior it lightens up and doesn't make it so cave like, at the cost of a little rattling. It's a compromise I am willing to live with.
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I won't know personally until tomorrow, but I've heard that the handling is greatly improved in models without the panoramic sunroof. It figures, though, with a hundred pounds gone from the roof the center of gravity would be significantly lower. My last four vehicles had a sunroof, and they all worked perfectly and never leaked...probably because they were never used. Also, Summers get hotter than holy hell here in Texas and with only that shade, too much heat and light get in IMO.
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We specifically ordered ours without the sun roof (every one the dealer had was fitted with the sun roof). We have a sunroof in our BMW and pretty much never open it and it produces some wind noise so we decided that a bit of extra headroom and less heat in the summer was a plus...and it cost less.
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Didn't want one at first, but the 2014 3.0T S-Line my dealer had in stock had the pano roof, so I figured why not...

Now I'm happy I have it and think I would've regretted not getting it. No problem with it until now.
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