Thought you guys might have some experience with these so could help with the pro's and con's.
My Daughter got a bigger bike for Christmas and my little boy got a chunky trike thing which both basically fill the QQ+2 boot. Thinking ahead of myself, this years UK holiday is going to be tricky with the boot already full even before my wife shoves all her shite in
Think a bike carrier will be needed before summer so just doing a little research in advance.
Options are -:
OEM Rear Bike Carrier - £230 (obviously doesn't include the price of a towbar)
Thule Rear Bike Carrier - £215 (no need for a towbar)
OEM Roof Mounted Bike Carrier - £90
Obviously cheaper versions of all are available but would likely go for the higher quality brands. At this stage it'll just be my Daughters bike on the rack but will probably end up getting a bike myself too (and ultimately carry more bikes once little man gets older).
Any thoughts?? Does the roof mounted fuck up the mpg/noise significantly. Are the roof mounted ones difficult to use (i.e. lifting bikes up/down). Does the non-towbar rear mounted ones damage the paintwork or affect access to the boot. Any comments welcomed.