I used Auto Trader to search used Wrangler Sahara's across the country with the options I was looking for. Sky one touch, Selec Tac, Advance Safety Group ect.. I live in Cali. Found my Jeep in New York at a Mercedes Dealership. Clean CarFax and video walk around. Had is shipped across country...
I love being able to go places other people can't! I also like to have the roof open and the doors off! Don't tell the State of California it's legal to drive that way on the freeway! Once they figure it out they will out law it!
Unfortunately Lake Cachuma which is our main water supply here in Santa Barbara didn't gain at all. The northern part of the state received much more.
I have more confidence on the longevity of the roof than you, but time will tell.
I love my SOT. It was one of the main reasons I sold my 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser. Taking the doors off and driving with the SOT open is super fun! I had installed two sun roofs in the FJ,but there is no comparison!
Drove 6 hour trip with speeds up to 100 mph on short bursts. The SOT was closed, and other than some wind noise, which didn't bother me because I had the stereo on, I had no issues. Love this top! Opened it up as soon as I got to my sister's house in Orangvale, CA.
There is no reason it can't last a long time. My Corvette convertible top was much more complicated, and it lasted 13 years until I sold it. Did put a new canvas on, but just because it got dirty. It was tan. I have a black top on my 17 and again have had no problems.
I haven't read anything about there being a change in the SOT for 21. I love mine and have had no problem with it at all. I would strongly recommend getting one. Fun to open the top this time of year, but I am a convertible lover! My other car has a drop top!