gpsman wrote:Statistically speaking fewer than 1 in 1000 owners will actually use the roof rack. So, it makes sense not to have it on the LT. I think the car looks cleaner, sleeker, sexier, and more aerodynamic without them as well.
So my questions to you are:
Is this really your one and only car?
Do you go skiing, snowboarding, or surfing more than a few times a year?
Would you really use it more than a few times a year?
Unless you answer yes to the above, you are correct, it is not a good purchase to pay extra for the roof rack.
For a few times a year it makes more sense to drive another car, rent another car, or just rent your skis after you get to your destination.
Just to offer another perspective...
I have a Yakima after-market roof rack for my car. With the Q-Towers, it is easy to add or remove it and it seems solid enough. For the occasional route, this is another option. I only put the rack on the car when I need it (twice a year - Christmas and Summer vacations). It is a great way to expand the utility of your car without the need to own/rent another car (in my case, it would mean renting during peak travel times).
I would prefer the rails built into the Premier, but I'm not willing to spend the extra money over an LT when I could just use an aftermarket solution.