Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: United Kingdom
I used a rear mounted carrier once and hated it with a passion, with every bump it felt like another scratch, or even an indent on the bootlid. Even if it was n't causing damage (it did though in my case) it sounded like it was, making the whole driving experience unpleasant.
I use roof mount cycle carriers on roof bars now. You don't even know they are there. Are you sure its not worth another look?