We had been wanting a rack that would not interfere with the opening of our Honda Civic's trunk lid when we wanted to get camping gear/supplies out of the trunk. This was perfect. Although we have only put two bikes on this 3-bike system, it works great for this. I think it would really be a tight squeeze putting a third bike on. But, I'm sure it could be done. The Draw-tite hitch I had put on works like a charm too. (An independent dealer put this on for us.) THE ONE THING I WISH I HAD BEEN TOLD WAS ABOUT THE NEED FOR A CROSS BAR FOR MY WIFE'S BIKE. I had to quickly buy this from a local bike store in order to put her bike on the Saris rack. That was an additional $35. One other thing, I bought the rack through Rack-Attack. They had to ship it from Saris. We were to leave on a car trip and needed it by a Friday. Saris accommodated our need and we got the rack on Thursday. I love the fact that the rack has a life-time guarantee also. It's is solid and with the 1 1/4 hitch there is minimal play. I am pleased! Oh, one other thing, be prepared for you gas mileage to drop with the wind resistance caused by the bikes....at least on my Civic.