Originally Posted by lymphomaniac
I'm guessing that nobody has tried these types of racks then? I was kind of hoping that these would be a viable option for transporting bicycles, given that I'm really not a big fan of using roof racks.
In my experiance the trunk mounted racks are a total pain in the butt. Too many straps and too much pressure on the rear door or trunk, and usualy things like badging take some abuse, not to mention that you lose access to the rear hatch.
I took delivery of my '13 impreza last night and already have a hitch mounted bike rack from my xterra. I am about to pull the trigger on a hitch but warranty issuse scare me. I feel if the wiring harness isnt installed you might be able to prove that you are not towing anything