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Buy a better bike with the money that you saved.

The Yakima LittleJoe is a compact and affordable way to haul three bicycles. LittleJoe sticks to your car's backside with a six strap system for a rock solid fit. Soft rubber pads protect new paint and keep your car looking good. The bike holding arms are vinyl coated for years of ding free use.

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4 5

Good starter rack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great first bike rack! I set it up on my 03 Impala, even though the manual says it doesn't fit on that model year, and it has been perfect for me. I usually only haul one mountain bike around. Set-up and installation were easy, and the instructions were pretty straight forward.

Unfortunately, it doesn't feature any locking straps to secure the bike onto the rack, but they included an extra strap and that works fine in combination with a bike lock (I've had a couple bikes stolen, no need to just keep it on there).

3 5

Not too bad...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This rack isn't too bad...if you have smaller bikes. We had this set up on our 2010 Subaru Impreza with two bikes on it, each weighing about 30lbs, and the rack bounced quite a bit on the back of the car. It seemed like with every dip we drove over you could hear the rack pop the trunk in and back out again...probably not too good for the paint.

It doesn't come with a very good way to secure the bikes to the rack. It gives you a few small straps but these took longer than I would have liked to hook our bikes up.

If you have smaller/lighter bikes, this rack will most likely serve it's purpose. Just don't plan on any long roadtrips.

will this fit a 2011 BMW 5 series. ...

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will this fit a 2011 BMW 5 series. Pamela

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This fit guide from Yakima is a great resource. http://infolookup.yakima.com/

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Most likely, my 03 Impala wasn't on the fit list but it works just fine.

Is there any way this will fit on a 2000...

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Is there any way this will fit on a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire?

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No, you will need to get a strap rack that has arms that move independently where the bikes rest. On this rack the only parts that move at the piece that actually touch the car. You will need to look at either the King Joe or Quickback models from Yakima. There are not any strap racks at that price that will work well for your car. You will need to spend at least $150.

4 5

does the trick

if you're looking to get a couple bikes from point a to b without spending a bunch of money this does the trick. Only thing I would change is making it compatible to adding stability cradles if an owner wanted to.

3 5

Trunk Rack

After using a trunk rack for several months I started to see a good amount of trunk damage even though I was very careful in removal/installation. If you're going to be driving any kind of long distance then I'd reccommend a roof or a hitch system. They're more expensive, but will do less damage to your car and bikes

Does this bike rack fit a lexus es350?

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Does this bike rack fit a lexus es350?

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Hey there, no I don't think so... you need to get the KingJoe or Quickback...

Does this rack work on a hatchback? It was...

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Does this rack work on a hatchback? It was recommended to me by a guy who has it on a Subaru Forester. I have a Mazda 3.

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yea it would. it comes with glass mount straps and a list of how to set it up for your car model.

Anyone know if this rack can go on a Mazda...

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Anyone know if this rack can go on a Mazda Protege 5 hatchback? The rack I had for a car with a trunk does not fit on the Protege hatchback. Any suggestions?

I have a general question about rear mount...

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I have a general question about rear mount bike racks - can they be easily installed and removed? Or once installed they have to be on your car. I need a rack that I can quickly install if I plan on taking my bike on a trip. I don't often do it, but situations have come up.

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Yes, they basically have a couple of clips that pop on and off with the additional of a couple of straps. I'd say about 1 or 2 minutes at most.

Will this bike rack fit on a Honda Odessey...

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Will this bike rack fit on a Honda Odessey van 2004?

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No, this is not compatible with the 2004 Odyssey.

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I have a 2005 toyota corolla s with a...

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I have a 2005 toyota corolla s with a spoiler Will this rack fit this car

Will this rack fit on a 2002 Saturn SL1?

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Will this rack fit on a 2002 Saturn SL1?

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Check Yakima's website (www.yakima.com) for specific fit info for your vehicle. Their vehicle fit guide is excellent.

5 5

Perfectly suited

This is the same model my parents used growing up to transport us and our bikes on camping trips, and it holds up just as well as I remember. I have an odd-shaped bike and this rack makes it transportable without buying a separate attachment such as a straight bar (although I might invest in one in the future as they make it easier to load the bike). I have already made several short trips and one long and had no problems. Enjoy!

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Would this rack work with a hatch back on...

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Would this rack work with a hatch back on a Toyota Prius?

2 5

Not So Much

The money you save by getting this cheaper rack will catch up to you over time with collapses and damage done to bikes. Save for a while and get one with bike stabilizers-it will pay for itself over and over.

Does this include the Glass Hatch Hooks...

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Does this include the Glass Hatch Hooks as indicated on the Yakima website, or do those need to be purchased separately?

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These do INCLUDE glass hatch hooks for glass trunk or gate mounts.

What are the differences between the Little...

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What are the differences between the Little Joe 3 and the Super Joe 3?

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The Super Joe has "Yakima Stable Cradles" in conjunction with the six strap system which hold the bikes in place.

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Will this fit on a mercedes C230 Kompressor-not...

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Will this fit on a mercedes C230 Kompressor-not sedan but the hatchback model.

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