I'm in the process of purchasing an '05 Mini vert. The top is showing signs of wear in two places. In my years on Miata ownership I had experiences with replacing the top myself. What is the general consensus among Mini owners? DIY? Farm it out? The Miata top was a manual top and was relatively simple to do with minimal assistance but the Mini top looks to be a bit more difficult. I did check the Robbins website and they called for 7 hours I believe. The Miata was calling for 6.5 so it seems like the amount of labor involved is similar. The top won't need replacement right now, but I'm just planning for the future.