Those of you who have owned this car for a while and live in hot climates, does the cover give sufficient shade? I feel like the perforation won't allow for any escape from the sun/heat, whereas other cars have a solid shade. Plan on buying in sept. and doing my research now.
The perforation on my MY2018's shade isn't quite as "perforated" as ones manufacturers use for side mirrors and rear windshields. They are a bit more opaque, although at high noon, you can tell where the sun is if you look up the closed shade.
I don't think it ever felt insufficient when you want it closed.
Lets too much sun in during summer time for my tastes...I bought these shades here at Amazon and they fit just about perfect side to side (a little short front to back on the front) and work great to add that extra layer of sun/heat block.
My headliner is the beige one, yes. My assumption is that the fabric mesh density is the same, regardless of the color. In that sense, I expect the same amount of light passing through the gap between the fabric mesh.
Fabric color affects the absorption and reflection of heat, but I'm not sure how significant it is in practical terms.
Live in south Florida, have black headliner , much hotter than expected. I have to wear a hat with the sunshade open( I am bald and feel my head cooking). No problems in my other vehicles with sunroofs and shades.
On another note- 6 months in and having major issues with car and Volvo USA will not honor warranty - still way within warranty period. This is my first and last Volvo. Back to Mercedes
My car has remained very cool when driving around in a KS summer. I have the lighter headliner. I do pre-condition the car at home before driving off and remote start it for about 5 minutes before leaving work, so this helps greatly.