I've had my car for a few weeks, and had the rope down a few times (it's barely spring here). I just ran out to get some beer this afternoon and it was nice and sunny so I wanted the top down. Took me about 45 seconds to drop, enjoy my beer run and another 45 seconds to close it up. After a few practices I'm simply finding it no big deal. Not all will agree with me but that how I feel.