I'm getting a jeep wrangler (new, either 2011 or 2012) and I need to know which is better to get, hard top or soft top. Obviously I'm a newbie so I want opinions from those with experience. Since I'm a college student, it will be parked outside year round, in an area that can have unpredictable winters and hot summers. Getting to my college take 4 1/2 hrs in different seasons so I will need that top to be on (how noisy is it, really?). Also I hear the hard top is difficult to take off alone, also I'm short so that doesn't help (only 5 ft tall). I know as soon as the heat hits I want my top down and I don't mind going out during snow storms to brush off snow but I need opinions please! I've been wanting this car forever and plan on keeping it a long time so I want to make a wise decision!