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Re: Cast iron weights in Megane CC ?
I'd suspect the weights are there for structural rigidity / weight distribution, as the glass roof won't contribute much to that purpose of reducing body flex and the glass roof would otherwise be raising the centre of gravity.
If it looks like I have a foot in both camps, then I guess I do, but then parts normally have a dual-purpose.
I can assure you, the pressures on cost-cutting and emissions means that manufacturers won't add anything to a car that isn't necessary.
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