I have used a Yakima roof rack since 1990. Started using the Q-Tower in 1994 when I bought a gutterless car. This model is a big improvement over the old model. However, the whole Yakima system with the round bars can cause accessory clips to twist. Thule may be a better bet-although I haven't tried it. One way to stop the twisting is to cut a bike inner tube up and put rubber strips under each accessory clip.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend