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View Poll Results: Which Package Option For You? Pano Moonroof or Adaptive Front LED Headlights? Why?
Panoramic Moonroof 12 31.58%
Adaptive Front LED Headlight System 25 65.79%
Neither 1 2.63%
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I am enjoying the panoramic moonroof which I have now in my hybrid and am keeping my car but I just want to know how many of you think I made the right decision getting the panoramic moonroof.
Why do you care if we think you made the right decision?
If we tell you that we think you made the wrong decision, what will you do with that information?

Just enjoy your car!
I don't have the pano roof, but I sat in a RAV that did and I think it's pretty neat.
Personally, I would have gone with the adaptive headlights and regular sunroof/moonroof...but I live in the middle of nowhere and have to drive back roads to get anywhere so the adaptive headlights would be much more sensible for me.
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I live where the streets are on a grid and there are street lights in most places. It is mostly flat here. If I travel up north there are more curves, hills and less street lights but I only travel up north maybe 6- 8 times a year at most. Is it worth having the adaptive headlights or would I get more out of having the panoramic moonroof in your opinion? I am enjoying the panoramic moonroof which I have now in my hybrid and am keeping my car but I just want to know how many of you think I made the right decision getting the panoramic moonroof.
I picked the panoramic sunroof. I'm in Phoenix. I hope to have my lights switched out to the swivel headlights to have my cake, and eat it too.
I called Toyota dealers and they said they can’t add the adaptive headlights to a car without it. I wanted to do that too!
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The pano roof sucks. Only half the panel opens anyway. The pano in my old Subaru opened all the way. Felt like a convertible. I hardly use the sunroof too. Maybe 8 total times in the past 10 years, always when cruising the beach freeways. I need to go to the beach more. I live 20 mins away lol
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I called Toyota dealers and they said they canít add the adaptive headlights to a car without it. I wanted to do that too!
They won't tell you it can be done, but it is all standard parts. I'm sure there is a way.
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Get the moonroof. Very expensive / impossible to add later.


Need more light? Better visibility? - Add an LED lightbar (that is my plan anyway).

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Get the moonroof. Very expensive / impossible to add later.


Need more light? Better visibility? - Add an LED lightbar (that is my plan anyway).
I agree. I'm planning on the pano.
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Get the moonroof. Very expensive / impossible to add later.


Need more light? Better visibility? - Add an LED lightbar (that is my plan anyway).

Is there one you recommend?
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You know, I was really tempted by the pano roof, but I decided to do a search and found this:
https://westvirginia.legalexaminer.c...ejection-risk/


In many states, front passengers must wear seatbelts by law. Back passengers (adults) have the option. After losing someone close to me who was (unbelted) ejected through the back glass of a popular model sedan in an accident, I'm thinking I should stay with a standard moonroof. It looks like some progress is being made for pano roof airbags to prevent such an occurrence, so I'm going to save this feature for 2025.


I'll grant you the chance of ejection is small, but I want to be sure this is at least a consideration for others who are on the fence.
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Is there one you recommend?

Depends on your budget really. And mostly for this case, more expensive is better (mainly better quality LED crystals).


My top choice brands are (no particular order): KC's, PIAA, JW Speakers and Rigid Industries.
I prefer a Euor / Driving beam pattern. A Flood pattern will throw out a lot of light. But it will blind you when driving at highway speeds. A Spot pattern is great for fast driving. But doesn't give you a lot of lighting up close. A good combo-bar (Spot - Euro / Driving) would probably work well if you get a long enough bar.


I always trigger the new Driving Lights with the HighBeam Lights. No need for adding an additional switch. And, this makes up the difference when you loose the OEM Fogs (when the highbeams are on).


https://www.quadratec.com/categories...led-light-bars

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Get the moonroof. Very expensive / impossible to add later.


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Isn’t it illegal to drive on the roads with a light bar?
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