Reviewed By Corey C (Bellefontaine, OH) Reviewed for a 2008 Mazda 3 —3/14/2013 2:37 AM
Very easy to install and very very stout i can grab my crossbars and shake my entire car
Reviewed By LJ G (New York, NY) Reviewed for a 2003 Toyota Highlander —8/30/2015 10:43 AM
I consider myself a handy guy. I've assembled IKEA bunk beds, hung blinds, built stairs, cabinets. The Sidekick looked like a piece of cake. However, the instructions are in need of another go-round. Make the pictures bigger, Thule!! Also, to assemble the top piece to the bottom piece you really do need another person to help line up the hinges with the attaching hardware. That or turn yourself into The Rubber Band Man. Once the Sidekick is put together things get a tad easier.
Reviewed By Richard Y (LOMPOC, CA) Reviewed for a 2013 Subaru Forester —8/28/2015 11:37 AM
When I first decided to go this route, I was worried about the noise the bars would make; however, after an easy install and a test road trip along the 101 down to Ventura, I can honestly say that I didn't notice any difference at all - even with the sunroof open! I was originally going to go with a INNO cargo box, but after reading a lot of reviews, I ended up going with the Thule FORCE box instead. The aero bars are standard so you can mix and match which is nice. Very quiet, I recommend.