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#1

A simple question for simple minds. What’s the difference between a sun roof and a moon roof? Does the former only work in daylight while the later only function at night.


#2

I think that “moonroof” is a Ford invented name.


#3

Yes, you’ve got it. One is for letting in sunlight and the other is for letting in moonlight.


#4

There’s no clear definition. The terms are used interchangably.

Generally, I consider one that opens to be a sunroof and one that does not to be a moonroof. Others will surely disagree.


#5

Yes, Ford/Lincoln/Mercury “moonroofs” both tilt up and slide open.


#6

I’ve always refered to a sunroof as being a glass panel on the roof that was opened manually and operated with a hinge so the glass could be tilted to allow ventilation. Or the glass panel could be removed leaving the opening. And a moonroof as a glass/metal panel that was operated by an electric motor that slid back under the rear section of the roof.

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#7

Why do you lable people responding to your question as having “simple minds”?


#8

My Accord has a moonroof that both lifts up and slides to open. It’s just whatever the manufacturer wants to call it.


#9

Yeh, I wondered about that myself.

I reckon that’s why I didn’t respond.


#10

Different words evoke different feelings by people. It’s marketers trying to get into peoples wallets by getting into thier heads. A different word can make something simple seem romantic or intelligent thus people will more likely buy the product.

A simple question for simple minds…I assume you meant an easy question to be easily answered.