Installed these in about an hour and a half on my '00 Maxima. Really impressed by how sturdy they feel. Yakima really did their homework. The rubber pads between the tower and my car should do a decent job of keeping dirt and scratches away.
5 stars not because they're the perfect rack system, but because they work incredibly well on a car not designed for a rack. Obviously roof rails are better, but if you're rocking the naked roof, these should do the job :)