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Auburn Grad - 1999
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Looking for a car rack to go on my 06 jetta. I tried the walmart cheapo and already know that is not going to cut it.

What are some recommendations for me to look at and where is the best place to buy from? I want one that secures to the door jam without using straps. I want it to be removable but somewhat permanent also.
 

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I've used Yakima on all of my vehicles for years now and never had a problem. Agees.com is about the cheapest place I've found to get them.
 

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I have a Thule roof rack on my car for hauling bicycles... works great, no complaints. Never tried Yakima, but Thule and Yakima seem to be the two major brands for that type of rack.

You'll need the appropriate towers for your car, then crossbars long enough for your car's width, then the carriers for whatever type gear you plan to carry: bikes, kayaks, skis, etc.

If your car has any type of rack or rails from the factory, either of those brands should offer the pieces needed to complete the system.
 

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best to just get it from the dealership. Yes its more expensive, but at least you know its the right one. Personally, I would trade that german engineering for a pick up truck. O*D*W
 

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best to just get it from the dealership. Yes its more expensive, but at least you know its the right one. Personally, I would trade that german engineering for a pick up truck. O*D*W
I've already got a truck...see avatar. I want to put racks on my car so I can fish before and after work and still get 45mpgs to and from.
 

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I have a Thule rack system for the Mini Cooper I used to haul my yaks around with and I will vouch for them. If you are interested, I am selling my rack system.
 

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I've already got a truck...see avatar. I want to put racks on my car so I can fish before and after work and still get 45mpgs to and from.

Touche'. I cant argue that one. Lol. I'd still get rid of the VW....
 

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Im not a car guy at all but I drive 70miles round trip everyday. At least it does have a diesel... I do like this jetta though. Drives great and gets stupid mpgs. I got 47.8 a few weeks ago. Avg is between 42-45 depending on how much in town driving I do.

Foulhook you have a PM.
 
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