You still have to latch it on the top of the car.
Originally Posted by Vortec4800
Maybe I don't understand - but isn't the point of the lift mount so that you don't have to put the bikes on the roof yourself?
This poster, http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=676151, said that if one is 5"7" tall that the bicycle rack is slightly too tall for the bicycle lift operation on a X3.
My wife and I went to the Chicago Auto Show this afternoon and confirmed as much. We considered changing our X3 order to 3 Series Sport Wagon, which we saw there also, and the 3 Series GT, which starts production July 1. We stayed with the X3. I ordered two of the following footstools so wifey and her best friend can load bicycles on the roof of the X3.
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