Rated 2 out of 5 by Rackless universal=not likely to fit well on any one car
Once again, I succumbed to the siren call of "universal" fit AND low price.
And, again, I learned that one gets what one pays for. While the pricing was very attractive, the ability of this rack system to adequately and securely attach to modern cars was seriously lacking.
I installed this on an '08 Nissan Versa....which, it turns out, has a sloping drip seam above the door. I had to bend the side clamps on the rack system to even get it to come close to fitting into the drip seam AND I applied double-stick foam tape to try to give it more grip. There is little in the way of applying a side-to-side 'snugging' force #besides the attachment to the lateral bars#. As a result, on first usage with carrying a plastic beginner kayak strapped on the roof rack, the entire kayak+bars+rack+clamps flew off and landed in the roadway.
Bottom line: I would suggest that potential buyers either step up for a vehicle-specific rack system that has been engineered for their particular vehicle OR #if you still need to pinch pennies# pay long and hard attention to both your vehicles roofline + drip seam, as well as the clamping brackets in this package to even begin to assess how well this rack may or may not hold tight on your car. And don't go very fast with a load, either.
Remember: You get what you pay for.
August 4, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rafael1965 Bad Product
Does not serve the purpose for it was purchased. It won't even stay in its place once it's installed. It either becomes loose or the hook pops out of the side of the door. No matter how many adjustments you make to the tension of the belts, it just won't work.
November 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by magdfire Is a great product and easy to install
Great product. Easy to install. Great price.
November 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ATTDNT cheaply built
poorly design and made. The rubber pads are too loose, do not stay on and easily lost.
October 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by ForthrightMatt Unable to secure the bar safely
Despite several attempts, I have been unable to secure the bars to the car safely. After working for an hour to seat the bars so that they would not shift once attached to my car, I gave up and had to cancel the part of the trip with my daughter that was supposed to include our kayak. Unless you can clearly see, on your car, where you will seat the bar support--I cannot recommend this kit. If, on the other hand, you have examined your car PRIOR to buying this kit AND you know EXACTLY where the crossbar supports can be seated securely on the door frames, then this kit could kit could work for you. The key is to examine YOUR door frames to find a secure placement for the device.
August 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by DuracellCassetteAdapter disappointed in this product's failure to live up to its specs
I originally purchased this product for a camping trip. I have a huge bag that can fit a lot of stuff into it, which I planned to mount on top of my roof. The HIGHLAND Multi-Purpose Roof Top Bar Carrier was bought for that very purpose -- so I could mount it onto my Acura SUV rooftop and securely fasten my bag of stuff on top of it.
The issue I had with this Multi-Purpose Bar Carrier was that I simply was unable to mount it and fasten/tighten it to the rooftop with enough tension, so that it would not slip off. I was installing it as per manufacturer's specs and instructions. Every time I would try tightening the belts (to adjust proper tension) on one side of the Bar Carrier, belts would snap off on the opposite side of that Bar Carrier. It was a very frustrating experience! And tension does need to be set properly with those adjustment belts, if one is to be able to mount a 50-100 lbs. cargo on top of that Bar Carrier (as was my case) and not have it slip off during driving. Manufacturer specs are up to 300 lbs.
Also, the rubber feet that were provided, to increase friction between the Bar Carrier and the car rooftop, kept slipping off once I actually placed the weight on top of the Bar Carrier. Under that weight, those little rubber feet squezzed in so much so that they started to slip off.
In the end, I could not properly utilize that Bar Carrier. I ended up strapping my rooftop cargo to my rooftop using heavy industrial type belts that ran through the inside of my SUV, from both sides, diagonally. My cargo bag simply sat on the Bar Carrier, but the bar carrier is not what kept it secure on the rooftop. I could not utilize it for its inended purpose, as it was designed.
All in all, I would strongly recommend against purchasing this product, It was not designed to do what it advertised and is inferior in that sense. Low cost, regardless, it is not worth it. The chances of one's cargo slipping off the rooftop and falling are not worth taking.
August 24, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ckozmo It was effective
I purchased these carriers to move a ladder from my parents house to mine and planned to put them on my pick-up. The carriers worked great but the rubber covers for the feet fall off. Any time that I picked them up, I had to make sure that the feet were there, otherwise I was looking for them.
July 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by bluemoonistasty This product is great if you set it up correctly.
You can set this up by yourself, but I'd recommend another person to help you. To save yourself time, while you're in the same aisle as this roof rack, there are 12' red straps that I think are around $10, for a pair, I'd highly recommend getting those. Next, assemble this roof rack next to your vehicle on the ground. Place the item you'll be moving onto the rack and secure it to each bar criss-cross pattern with duct tape, yes I said duct tape. Then with a friend lift the roof rack and item together and place it on your roof. The metal clips go under the weather strips.. Now, if you're traveling only a few miles, you will not need the red straps, however, if you're going 600 miles like I did, I would highly recommend them. I strapped the roof rack down better to my vehicle than relying solely on the metal clips.
Highway driving? Well, this roof rack is noisy, but there's 2 types of noise it will make. If it sounds like a door is vibrating really loud, a clip has loosened. If it sounds like you're flying a cessna, you're okay. I wouldn't recommend going faster than 65, otherwise you run the risk of losing your cargo.
April 2, 2015