The base of my antenna was cracked and falling apart. The material on the tip was also missing entirely. In addition, it became less rigid and would actually rub against the spoiler when I opened my hatch.
So this is my third part purchased from a guy in California parting out his Sportcross. Yes, there are new aftermarket ones for the car on Amazon and such. But many reviews said it doesn’t thread all the way down to the base when fully tightened. That would drive me nuts.
But one minor thing fixed. Productive year this far!