2 weeks ago I was rear-ended in my Subaru by a very distracted driver. Imagine my terror when I recovered from the whiplash as it dawned on me that my 10 day old Kuat rack was on the back.
Spewing expletives as I pulled over, I prepared myself for an unpleasant confrontation...
The result: SHOCK. KUAT IS THE BEST THING EVER INVENTED!
The offender's bumper had split the plastic knob used to tighten the rack and prevent sway. All things considered this miniscule amount of damage was both shocking, and pleasantly amazing.
If anything....KUAT IS DURABLE.
I contacted the rep to get the part replaced, and had a new one sitting on my porch within 3 days. The replacement took 6 minutes, and as you can see, the rear-ender broke the plastic knob and bent the metal rod that supports the knob and tightens the chassis.
I'm SOLD on Kuat. NEVER going back to Thule or Yakima.
YES. It's expensive. YES. It's heavy.
YES, It's DURABLE. YES. It's smooth operating. YES I LOVE THIS THING SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!
As you can see from my photo, it's pretty remarkable this was the only damage sustained from a rear ending. Kuat had me a new part in 3 days that took less than 10 minutes to install.
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