? Bicycle Rack for 2003 Vue ?

Discussion in 'Saturn VUE' started by Vue Don, Jun 19, 2004.

  1. Vue Don

    Vue Don Guest

    I need to purchase a bicycle rack for my 2003 Vue. I would rather
    have a rack that hangs off of the rear hatch than the dealer style that
    would require me to lift the bikes above the roof of the Vue. Can
    anyone recommend a hatch type bike rack for the Vue?
    Vue Don, Jun 19, 2004
  2. Vue Don

    Local Guest

    I know it is not what you are asking for, but....

    If I had a new VUE, I would put a trailer hitch on it and use that type
    of bike carrier so it is not resting on the back of my very nice VUE.
    Local, Jun 19, 2004
  3. Vue Don

    flatline Guest

    A trailer hitch and rack arrangement will work on the Vue. I estimate
    the total to be around $350 ( a bit pricey) but it's nice to have a
    hitch on the car for, say, occasional U-haul rentals.
    On the other hand, bike racks which meet the requirement to hang off
    the rear hatch are Thule models 961 and 962. The 961 can carry 2
    bikes and the 962 can carry 3.
    I paid about $105 for the 962 last year and I'm happy with it.
    Thule's documentation does not cover the settings to mount it on the
    Vue, but I emailed them and they sent the settings to me.
    You should rest the bottom of the rack on the rear bumper instead of
    against the hatch.

    flatline, Jun 21, 2004
  4. Vue Don

    marx404 Guest

    Performance Bicycle sells many types of racks. My fav is the trailer hitch
    rack though as it pivots down to allow you to attach/detach the bike and it
    prevents the paint from being scratched. Your local bicycle shop should also
    carry these. Will require you to install a trailer hitch.

    marx404, Jun 28, 2004
  5. Vue Don

    Brigitte J. Guest

    I bought mine at "Play it Again". They are a resaler of sports equipment.
    You can get good equipment at good prices. I got mine for $15.00.

    Brigitte J., Jun 28, 2004
  6. I have been looking at Hollywood bicycle racks...
    I only need one for very infrequent use, so quick
    mounting and demounting is a requirement. I also
    do not want to spend hundreds of dollars. At
    $64.95 for a two bike rack (I will at most carry
    one bike), I am strongly considering the Hollywood
    Pinball Hobbyist, Jun 29, 2004
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