Test drove a 4wd ex today and was very impressed: handling, power, comfort exceeded expectations. The E inside and out is an extraordinarily well-designed/engineered vehicle-- the result of somebody thinking way out of the typical automotive box (pun intended). I have several questions: I understand the load limit for the E is 675 lbs. Is this correct? What does that figure actually mean--is that the recommended maximum load into an otherwise empty vehicle? in addition to or including driver and passengers? or something else? We make many long distance trips and have always used a waterproof, soft rooftop carrier (Hurricane) that we tethered to a rack (not supported by the rack but anchored within its frame). The loaded carrier usually weighs about 75 pounds. Does anyone have an idea if this would be problem for the E, given the lack of side pillars. Would the roof itself support such a load?