So I ordered an antenna from antenna X... its not what was on the picture... its a completely different shape... which I wouldn't mind... however the 2 pieces that attach to eachother don't match up... the one piece has notches on it and the other piece is flat so theres gaps between the notches as seen in the pics...
when I asked them "why are there notches on this piece if it doesnt lock into anything?" via e-mail they said "thats how it is made"
I have one too and, while I noticed it was different, I didn't think much of it.
Actually, I thought it was a better design to allow for the antenna to be "rotated" on its base for better aesthetics (it seemed to 'click' as I rotated it).
Mine had a natural curve that I was able to rotate to follow the rake of the windshield. The base seemed to allow for that adjustment.
I think I might like that better (or I'm trying to validate my decision) than the completely vertical antenna (no disrespect to others who have that version). It makes it almost disappear... to me, at least.
Mine looks the same as that, but im not too worried about it for $15. the only issue i have is the lack of reception on some channels when in a parkin garage or outside of the city which wasnt an issue before, but the size is well worth it in my opinion, especially since i stream pandora from my phone most of the time