I think the question was full soft top or safari top.
I think it's bitter, biting cold here in winter and I have a hard top so you can guess which way I lean. Like the man said, it partially depends on where you're from. Being from southern California I never could get behind spending 15 minutes getting dressed just to drive to the store. (But, even for me, a bikini top would be nice on those rare beautiful days here.)
On the other hand, if you've gotten by for 3 years without a full top you have a good idea what you're up against.
I'd be tempted to hold off on the new top and keep my eyes open for a killer deal on a near-new soft top, as long as the safari top holds up. You could have the best of both worlds with some seasonal top changes.
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