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The problem is that they have to make the windows large enough to allow for the tilt-up from the rear. Which makes the side windows saggy while in place.

I'd rather it not lift up - and have the fit and finish look appropriate. #unpopularopinion
Agreed! I’d rather not have the clam shell opening, not sure what I’d use that for anyway. The wrinkled back half just isn’t a good look. I’d even spend the money on the Bestop fastback if it fully retracted and stacked at the tail gate. I knew what I was getting into with the stock softtop but I freely admit that I thought there would be another option.
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Besttop, probably one of the best companies for soft top production have done many a test on the cold weather issues with soft tops and have disapproved many of the beliefs that soft tops aren’t good for cold weather environments...
I’ve had soft tops in the winter. They hold heat fine, problem is the fog up easier than glass with no way to defrost them and you can’t scrape snow and ice off of them. If you are ok with the assumption that there will be days you cannot see out of them then you will be fine
 

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The problem is that they have to make the windows large enough to allow for the tilt-up from the rear. Which makes the side windows saggy while in place.

I'd rather it not lift up - and have the fit and finish look appropriate. #unpopularopinion
Sometimes you just have to speak the opinion that people don't want to hear.
 

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Agreed! I’d rather not have the clam shell opening, not sure what I’d use that for anyway. The wrinkled back half just isn’t a good look. I’d even spend the money on the Bestop fastback if it fully retracted and stacked at the tail gate. I knew what I was getting into with the stock softtop but I freely admit that I thought there would be another option.
If the besttop fast back was an option I would have switched
 

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I get the feeling the fit and finish of the soft top will evolve. This isn’t a tough nut to crack, plenty of good fitting soft top vehicles out there.
While I'm getting the MIC on my Bronco I have to agree. I have 2 drop tops in my garage now, and have owned one for years. I have seen them evolve. From my first, a 1965 Chebby Impala, to the '18 Mustang and '19 GM plastic car I own now, the difference is like night and day. The materials, and fit/finish are the spot on. Both have liners inside that help with the road noise, and help insulate the cars. A little disclaimer here. I live in North Carolina. During our winters it can get down into the 20's, but that certainly isn't 20 below like the northern states. I wouldn't go by what the pre-production models look like in making my decision if I was ordering a soft top today.
 
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