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The magnetic sunroof - The latest in totally useless car accessories

By Rigval on 21 Oct 2011

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While browsing online I recently came across this contraption that supposedly adds a dash of style to the roof of any type of car (with a steel roof). I present to you the magnetic sunroof. This has to be at the top of the list of totally useless car accessories, just below the fake rear window wiper and the world famous 'Type-R' sticker.

It comes in roll up form like a carpet. Or like tinting film. You take it out, unfurl it on the roof of your sunroof-less car and wallah! You have an instant sunroof without cutting a hole through the roof of your car. Now why in heaven's sake would anyone want to put something totally useless on one's car? It's not as if this is like a Road Runner cartoon where the road runner can actually run through a black hole painted on by Willy E Coyote. As if you can put your head through or tilt it up to let air in. It is totally useless.

Sometimes people will try to do anything for a quick buck. Sometimes people will think that buying, installing or using such an accessory is actually good, useful, adds style, adds class, adds horsepower or makes the car look like a million dollars.

"A vehicle just looks better with a sunroof" says one of these ads. I have to say that a vehicle looks better with a REAL sunroof. If you readers know of anyone using one of these, please, for the sake of all that's holy tell them to remove the item immediately from the roofs of their cars. I beg of you.

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Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.

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Dwee Oct 21 2011 06:25 PM
Very subjective ... Some people likes the look of it without paying high price to cut a sunroof. When there is demand , there is supply ...
ER-3682 Oct 21 2011 08:17 PM
For nice look,some people cover their roof with carbonfiber sticker,& is whole roof.
GrandCruiser Oct 22 2011 12:06 PM
A man's meat is another man's poison. It's their own money and so they have the rights to do what they want. It's not up to motoring purists and experts to order them what to do with their cars.
Friendstar Oct 22 2011 10:57 PM
I don't see anything very wrong.
U like a civic type r jdm. But there's no sun roof option. But u like the exterior look of a sunroof. Then why not? I dont think u should bash people like that.
Rigval Oct 23 2011 08:09 PM
It wasn't a bashing to anyone in particular...more like a plea..a plea to those who intend to use such a contraption to not use it. :)
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