Originally Posted by dlinsalata
[Edit: Scratch my other question. Better one.]
W-o-w. I just checked the prices for Yakima racks (I have a '13 Impreza Sport Limited), and I was blown away by the prices. Then I checked the OEM prices, and I saw that Aero bars are only $200, while the round bars are $340!
Can anyone help me understand why I should pay so much more for the round bars?
Or, for that matter, why I should go for Yakima or Thule instead of OEM? Is it just because OEM bars don't lock?
Thats the only difference I can see to be honest. If you go to subarugeniuneparts.com you can have the bars for as little as 150 I think. The yakima option is nice for its versatility and ability to lock...is it worth it, well thats another discussion altogether. I would go with the OEM option.