Re: Roof rack or no Roof rack?
I took off the cross bars and just have the side rails for a couple of reasons. First, it's easier to clean the roof, and second I have Thule crossbars that can quickly attach to the side rails for the times I need it. I've had the Thules for over 20 years now and they are still going strong, just had to replace the rain gutter feet with side rail attachments when I moved up from my Cherokee Sport a few moons ago. Thule or Yakima (or whomever) may seem like an expensive up front cost but they carry forward to every new vehicle you get.