Reviewed By Nathan G (Fayetteville, NC) Reviewed for a 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander —1/11/2016 7:28 AM
First - I Love AutoAnything. I always get incredible customer service reps, and I always get a good product, delivered quickly. They have my business for life. Second - Received the Thule Sonic right before a long road trip from NC to IL and back. Couldn't have been happier to have it. Although it feels somewhat flimsy when it is open, it is very sturdy when shut. The grips that hold the box down have built-in tension break, so you don't have to wonder if it's too loose/tight. Once secured it absolutely will not move or slide. We purchased the Medium, and had plenty of space inside. My only concern is that the closing mechanisms don't always line up exactly (probably due to cargo, etc), so a few times I had to work at getting the latch points to line up correctly in order for the lock to engage. If the lock doesn't engage you can't get your key out! Also - in an effort to protect the case during shipping, Thule places 'stick-on' foam padding all around the edges of the cargo box, which is a good thing for the most part. Problem is that if your shipper stores the box on its side, those foam pad will put pressure on the case. Outcome - the left side of our case (around the lock) is slightly bent inward, leaving a slight openeing between the lid at the base. We did get a little water in the case during a hard rain...I'm assuming because of this gap. This wasn't a product defect, rather an outcome of bad shipping probably. That said - once secured to your roof, you'll barely be able to tell it's there, as it has almost no noticeable noise while driving. We had to take our garage door opener off the visor in fear that we'd forget it was up there! Again - phenomenal product, and phenomenal company.