I'm going with the Thule crossbars for the factory rails. The Honda crossbars may "look" better/sleeker but the Thules will attach/detach quicker and easier and support many more accessories since they are flat and can be wider than the Honda crossbars that are limited to the distance between the rails.
Plus..I already have a lot of Thule attachments.
Just be carfull to not exceed the rated loads of the factory installed Ody rails.
[This message has been edited by adobeman (edited 03-30-2001).]
Do you mind telling me where/how much did you buy your Thule cross bars? I've been calling around and have quotes from $350 - $500. If I want the box, the price is at the $500 range. I just need something to haul a couple of pieces of luggage on to Florida.