Yes, the price IS steep. That's why I drove my Slingshot through two hot Georgia summers before adding this roof. It wasn't time wasted. I was looking and researching all of the options available, from the Polaris Slingshade on down. I even waited until over 350 of us gathered at Maggie Valley a couple of months ago, so I could see them all in person and talk with their owners. What I learned was that usually, no matter which roof that fellow Slingshotters chose, they liked it, a LOT! That was good news. Oh, I met one or two owners who first bought X and then Y, but my impression was they weren't all that unhappy with X, they just wanted something else. I also spent that time leading up to my buying the Stinger saving up for a roof. I'm a musician, and sometimes make extra money aside from my normal income. That went into my Roof Fund, and in less than two years, I had what I needed for the Stinger. My son and I installed it, and it only took a couple of hours or so - nothing complicated or requiring unusual tools.
I hadn't mentioned this here, but this might be the right time. My Stinger came with a "puncture wound" type of crack in the translucent roof panel on the passenger side. Might have happened in transit, though I could see no sign of damage to it's package. (The various pieces had come in 3-4 boxes, each of which was extremely well packaged and protected.) In any case, after a little hiccough in communications, I received a replacement panel at no charge. It was a quick, easy install. Both Slingshot Only and Twist Dynamics handled this issue very well, and I appreciate it greatly. I'm still having a minor issue with the driver's side latch - doesn't always want to release easily - but I'm working on it. Not about to send it back for that.
I even added a small LED light bar that attached to the front of the center post. I don't use it all the time, but the other night it helped me spot a deer standing the road on a small, winding highway.
Love this roof! For me, it was the best option.