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We testdrove an Element for the second time yesterday. This time we had our 2yo in his car seat in the back and I sat back there with him. The sun was right on top of us and very uncomfortable. I have heard awful things about the screen that Honda sells so we wouldn't want to buy that. Has anyone else found this to be an issue? You need to wear sunscreen if you sit in the back or you'll burn! What about tinting it very dark? Anyone done that? Anyone know the cost for that?

There are a few other little problems but it seems like a great vehicle and we will probably buy one after we figure out a way to get rid of our 2000 F150 (the dealer only wants to give us 15K and we paid close to 30K)
 

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Bttmama,

I have the sun screen that Honda sells. While it is not the best looking thing in the world, it is not that bad. I have it, and leave it on my E's sun roof all the time.

It does shade out the sun quite a bit. I hope that helps.
 

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One of the reasons that I wanted an E with the sunroof, is that they are considerably lighter inside than the E's without the sunroof. This weekend, I found it quite enjoyable to sit inside the parked E in the back seat while waiting out a rainshower. I just sat back there and read a book, in total comfort. I couldn't have done that as easily without the light coming in from the sunroof. I also liked reclining in the back seat and just looking up and out. The sunroof makes the back seat a place to just hang out. That may not be important to most folks, but I like it. In fact, I like the sunroof better in the back, than in other similar vehicles that have it up front. The tinting on the windows in the E is dark enough, that without the sunroof, the back would really be pretty dreary.

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The E is undoubtedly lighter in the back with a sunroof than without, and I also think it makes a nicer place to hang out.

I asked the rear-seat passenger in my E this weekend what he thought of the sunroof back there since it was hot and sunny - he said that the sun wasn't a problem and that with the sunroof popped open the back had far better ventilation than with it closed.
 

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You could try making your own sunshade cover by cutting out a cardboard to fit and attaching 2 or more plastic sucstion cups. :D
 
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