I'm a huge Yakima fan, and this product is no exception. I had a pair of landing pads (#1) on my old 01 Pathfinder for almost 5 years with no problems. I sold the car a few months ago, pulled off the rack, and sold the pads on eBay for almost what they are worth new!! I had bought them on sale, and actually MADE money off of them in the long run!! They still looked NEW after 5 years of use! Great product!