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Old 07-14-2005, 08:20 PM   #1
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Last week my mother bought an '05 QuadCoupe however the trunk lid bike rack she had on her old car doesn't mount correctly on her QuadCoupe because of the spoiler. How many of you have installed a hitch mount bike rack for your ION's? How much did it cost all together? Her birthday is in a few weeks and I'm thinking of getting that for her. Thanks.

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Old 07-14-2005, 09:16 PM   #2
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I bought and installed a hitch and a bike rack on my ion sedan.
The hitch cost me 200$ (cdn) and the bike rack 150 $ (cdn). But, you can find some cheaper bike rack, mine was a more expensive because I have to carry downhill bikes.
You can find racks for less than 100$

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Old 07-15-2005, 05:27 AM   #3
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I purchased the hitch for about $100. I decided to let saturn install it (charged me two hours of time but took almost all day). I was the first Ion to have one installed at my dealer. I used them anyway because I dont trust myself drilling into my car. I also purchased a bottle of rustoleum to paint the hitch with to help prevent rust (planned on repainting once a year). Then, before I got to buy the rack, I traded it for the Vue

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Old 07-15-2005, 02:41 PM   #4
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hitchmart- $127 with free shipping. A friend and I put it on ourselves in 1.5 hours using a lift. First time doing it- having more hands would have been nice. Bringing the bolts through the frame was a little tricky, but everything went on without much drama.

I got a rack off ebay that holds 4 bikes for 100 plus shipping. Like this one- allen 440R

I have had trunk racks and this is much easier day to dayt and more solid. Spending close to 300 might seem like alot, but the roof rack plus everything you need to carry more than one bike was going to be even more when I was looking- plusI don't have to lift muddy mountain bikes on top of my freshly washed car

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Hey Guys, thanks for your advice. Now to get my brother and father to split the cost

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