Nice, but expected better
Reviewed By Jay P (Alexandria, VA) Reviewed for a
—11/15/2007 10:03 PM
I got one for my Saturn SKY. The material is nice to the touch. Has a feel (and smell) similar to vinyl, but maybe a softer feel. Very thin, but sturdy. It rolls very compact compared to most other covers I've used or seen; a big plus if you wish to store it in a small trunk. Custom fit is good, with good quality elastic in front and rear. It wraps perfectly. Covers all around only a few inches off the ground. There is nice extra material for the XM/Onstar antenna, and a pre-cut grommeted antenna patch, both precisely matching the parts on the car.
The cover is somewhat water resistant. It holds well against light showers, but a steady rain will penetrate over time. Initial water droplets bead nicely and roll off the fabric. They also "fly off" with a snap of the cover. However, if your car has any place for the fabric to sag, water will pool in the sag. The pool is a testament to the water resistance, but it will eventually seep through. I have also noticed the seams aren't as water resistant as the fabric, so you can get some leakage at the seams even with light showers.
For cars designed without front license plate holder, the custom fit does not take into account a bolt on plate. The Saturn SKY is such a vehicle. The cover still fits fine, but wrapping a soft thin material around a protruding steel plate is not good for cover longevity. I put a microfiber towel across the plate before pulling cover over the plate and it works great.
When first using the new cover, the cover sheds a bit of the manufacturing bits and pieces on your car. They mention this in a troubleshooting section of the instructions. It would be nice if the manufacturer had some way to get that stuff out of the cover before packing and shipping.
As for service, the product was delivered as agreed with everything I ordered. My only complaint is it was rolled upside down, requiring me to flip the entire cover after unrolling it on the car.