Looking to get a bike rack for my 1994 Acura Integra GSR 3-door. My wife and I are going on a beach vacation in August and I'm planning to take my bike with me. I'd love to have it on a rack outside the car, but if I can't get one by then I can still throw it in the back of the car with one or both wheels removed. I think we can still fit our luggage in there, I'm planning to pack super light. But it is a 9-hour drive...
I can't really afford to spend $400-$600+ on a Yakima rack at this time, probably not until sometime next year at the earliest. I was thinking a trunk rack might be good as it could be transferred between my Integra hatchback and my wife's Corolla sedan. Are these ones for around $60 on eBay really just terrible?
I saw some old posts on Honda-Tech.com saying the trunk racks can damage the metal fascia piece situated below my car's tail lights, but I was thinking I might be able to brace it in some way, or otherwise spread the load out across the metal.
Suggestions? I may end up just carrying the bike inside the car anyway as I've already spend too much money this year on this bike.