I intentionally left them off the order when I bought my car in '77. I never missed them, and this was for a daily driver in the Puget Sound area. I think the cars look so much sleeker without them. Oh, I got a lap-full of water once in awhile, but I was willing to put up with that. I had a technique for getting in. If there was water on the roof I would run my fingertips back and forth on the top a couple times to trigger most of the water to run off- then open the door. Also I believe the car was quieter at speed without that flow disrupter on the A pillar.