I put this on my 2005 4 door honda civic with the goal of carrying up to 3whitewater kayaks (40 lbs each).
Pros: Whispbars are very quiet, they look good.
Cons: Hard to install: although it is easy to slid the towers "in" (making the length of bar between the towers shorter) it is very hard to slide the towers "out". To do so required removing a spring and blocking the grooves on the bar with tape.
The clips shifted around with 120lb load and scratched the car. My old q-towers didn't do this.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend