Date Added: Thursday 10 July, 2003
I've had this rack fitted to a Mk1 1.8 for about 2 years now - I leave it fitted all the time, the car is left out all winter and the rack is still looking good with no signs of rusting.
I found fitting was no problem, a bit awkward and tight/snug fit. All parts fitted with no bending as described in previous review.
A nice touch is lugs for luggage straps which helps stop things sliding about (I spent 2 weeks touring Norway with a large Samsonite suitcase on the back with no problems).
One thing to note is that the standard boot springs are not strong enough to keep the boot open with the weight of the rack. I got fed up with banging my head so bought a gas strut lifter which works very well.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]