Reviewed By Joseph B (Charlotte, NC) Reviewed for a
—1/16/2012 6:46 AM
Looked at Thule and Yukima racks as I was familiar with these brands. After reading a lot of webpages/reviews, I went with the Inno rack for my Mazda5 for about 1/2 the price of the Thule/Yakima.
Installation was fairly easy. Total time took about an hour (this was my first time installing a car rack). I like that the Inno comes standard with locks for the rack (you pay extra with some other brands). I also like that you can remove the rack but leave the bolts on the auto (comes with black covers for the bolts). This will make taking them on/off easy. They look good on, but with the decrease in gas mileage from having the empty rack on and the wind noise, I'd rather leave it off until I need it.
The prior reviews I read were correct on the Mazda5, there is significant wind noise while the empty rack is on the car. I did not purchase a Fairing, but may do so in the future depending on whether the noise is reduced with a soft cargo bag on the rack.
Ordering through Auto Anything was very easy. I found the best price I could find online, received my shipment within a week, and everything was packaged well and correctly.