Reviewed By Michael V (Des Moines, IA) Reviewed for a 2001 Chevy Impala —7/6/2007 7:58 AM
I purchased the 1.25" model to attach to a 2001 Impala, and am very happy with it. Setup was simple an quick, and bikes are held securely. Nice quality and good design. My only complaints I have are minimal, but something you might want to consider before you buy. Since the rack does extend out behind the vehicle, it has the tendency to drag even in small dips if you mount it to a car hitch. My hitch lies underneath and is not flush with the back of my rear bumper, which makes the inside bike very close the car, so I have to use strategic pedal positioning so the bike doesn't scratch my bumper. SUV's probably won't have these issues. The paint also scratches off easily when sliding the ratcheting adjusters up and down and I had to glue the red rubber trigger covers on as both were falling off. All of these complaints are nit-picky though. This is a great rack and overall, i'm happy with my decision, and saved $150 by not buying a Saris or Yakima, etc.