The Bad for VW Golf Sportwagen
Review by Rick Posted on May 27, 2018This is a solid rack! Quirky fit on 2016 VW Golf Sportwagen. Here is what I have encountered:
1. Difficulty tightening the top straps-the bottom of the rack rests in a very small section on the hatch, if you tighten the bottom too much you will pull the rack down below the area it needs to r...read moreests.
2. I left the rack on the back of the car-it rained and leaked into the car. It appears that having the top straps thread through the hatch opens a gap in the weather sealing making a gap for water to leak into the rear.
3. The security strap cannot be used-it's too big to fit through the top of the hatch.
4. Cannot open hatch with rack on the car. Which doesn't seem like it would be an issue, but when you thread the straps through the top and open the hatch the straps shift and you could do damage to your car.
I'm considering returning the rack. I've had Yakima hitch racks on previous cars and like the build quality, it's why I tried this one and wanted to put it through a good test.