Originally Posted by Corvito
so when i buy a jeep, it would be better money wise to just buy the hardtop version and buy the soft top on my own later on?
Well, of course it is better all around to have both tops. Take the hardtop off in summer, on in winter, etc.
Just as a thought: Why not just get a bikini top and try it out one summer before you invest in a full soft top? That would give you the on/off experience (you might not want the hassle) and give it to you for very few dollars since you wouldn't need the full frame.