|Rack for convertible?||lampshade|
Jan 16, 2003 7:46 AM
|Has anyone here ever added a reciever hitch onto a car? I have the opportunity to purchase a convertible (Saab 9-3) at a great price. The only thing that I am concerned about is, where do the bikes go? I would prefer not to use a trunk mount rack for protection of both bike and car. How much would putting a reciever on the Saab cost and where could I get it done? Is it even possible? Any other ideas from convertible owners?|
|re: Rack for convertible?||Mike-Wisc|
Jan 16, 2003 8:05 AM
|I've had receiver hitches on several different cars.
Reese doesn't seem to list one for the Saab:
Draw-Tite at least lists the Saab, even though their selector page looks a lot like the Reese page...
Looks like they have one for a 2002 9-3, but I don't know what year car you have. But it does look like you're in business though as far as getting a hitch goes.
|re: Rack for convertible?||swimbikerun75|
Jan 16, 2003 11:36 AM
|My sister went to U-Haul to get a hitch put on her '99 Eclipse Convertable. They had to do some customization to make it work, but it did work. I think around $125, plus the rack. In her case, because of the rear spoiler, it was the only option.|
Jan 16, 2003 1:55 PM
|How does your sister like her Eclipse? I may sound nosy, but I work in the plant where those are built and I'm curious how happy people are with my work.|
Jan 16, 2003 3:26 PM
looks like you can get the draw-tite hitch for $89. I think shipping is around $15.
I got a hitch from them for my 2002 WRX a couple of months ago. If you are a moderately proficient wrencher (and have an assortment of sockets, etc.) it is a straightforward job. Took me about 45 minutes plus a little obligatory swearing.