Well, I will jump out there and let you all know that Helen and I bought one. :eek
We did not get to use it on the way home but we did take it for a short test drive before we bought it and it did what she/we wanted it to do.
Whenever we would drive around at anything over 40 mph our hats would start to come off, if you turned your head, tilted your head back some or a big truck would go by.
Helen was NOT looking for something that would keep her hair in place.
"You don't buy a convertible if you want that"-just something to keep you from getting that feeling of being pushed around.
You did not have to put your hand on top of your hat if you went over 40 MPH.
I noticed that the air was not buffing my ears as much.
It was also a little bit easer to hear what she was saying when we were talking.
We drove up the freeway a few miles and went up to about 75 MPH and it acted the same.
When we turned around and started back I stopped and removed the screen just so we could make sure what we thought was happening was happening.
I had bought one of the "wind baffles" before and I can say this one works much better because there is air coming thru it. The wind baffle tried to stop all the air from coming into the car but a lot of it would then ride up and over the top of it and hit you in the back of the head - giving the pushing sensation.
This would also make it move around a lot making the lights from cars or the sun behind dance around.
This one is easer to store and you cannot scratch it. It also comes with a nice zip up case.
The top of the netting has a 1/4" hem in it and when you look back it may be in your line of sight. If you sit down in your seat or maybe up a little it is not that big a deal BUT if they could REMOVE the hem that would help a lot.
Better yet if they would make the netting 3/4" - 1" higher PLUS remove the hem that would be great. This would also help keep more air from coming back into the car and would move the hem out of sight for almost all people.
They have the word "Cadillac" printed on one side but need to ADD the word "XLR" on the other side. I am sure they only did this so they would not have to make two different ones - one for the "V" and another for just "XLR's".
It is too much I think but it did what we wanted better then anything else that is out there. Just our two cents worth!!
Plus as "Standby" says if you want the first one you will always pay more. Maybe in a year or so it will be $400.00 and work better...
In the next few months we will try it out some more but "have to go back to work now" and will report back with more news.
All in all I think I would give it an "8"...