I have this and love it. Yes, you lose a small amount of openness due to the middle bar, but you get a hard top look, that you can quickly remove AND bring with you. And even with a soft top, getting in and out is usually tough, at least for a passenger who is not used to it. This helps tremendously!!! Lastly, when I got mine (bought the car new and had HRM install) it was either $3K or $4K (just do not recall which) PLUS $1K for paint and install, so a total of $4K-$5K. Oh, and if you need replacement pistons/shocks for it, after much searching, I found a source! PM me if needed.