the fittings for the rails arrived .. I was able to use my existing bars (the $700 priced out probably includes bars). I was able to transfer the locks from my previous fittings.
Prices here are Cdn (Ottawa Autoracks)
Thule Podium Foot Pack
1 249.99 H 249.99
Thule Fit Kit/Podium Fit Kit
1 129.99 H 129.99
all my existing attachments obviously work (bike racks, canoe racks, cargo box).
Install is super-easy and looks pretty darn solid .. now I can carry stuff on on roof!