I have done a ton of reading on the subject of car mounted bike racks. Just about everyone agrees that hitch mounted racks are better than trunk mounted racks. The problem is that by the time you add a trailer hitch to your car and buy the rack you have over $500 invested. I barely have more than that invested in both of my bikes.
The trunk mount racks can be picked up for $100. So of course I have decided to spend the bucks on going with the hitch method. But before I do, I was interested in hearing from anyone that uses a "good" trunk mount. Are they really that awful?
Also my bike's are Trek so they have to have that bar thingy to allow the wheels to he horizontal when transported. The Trek top bar is not horizontal to the ground when the tires are on the ground.