In Reply to: with Thule or Yakima you can't miss. posted by CFL on May 10, 1999 at 15:00:22:
I wrote about this last week. There is NO Yakima roof mount kit available for 2 door E36s. I have a one year old Yakima rack from my last car which is now useless to me. My new Thule rack is made much better, and as long as I don't mount it on a dirty car, it will never scratch the paint.
Stay away from trunk racks, unless you have a convertible. They rely on straps which always have some play, and the front bike tires can rub the paint on your bumper if you're not careful.