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I am having a hell of a time finding a rack that I can decide on. They either look like crap, look like they will scratch the hell out of my car, or are almost as expensive as my bike.

Who make a good, rack that will not scratch the hell out of my car, hold my bike securely, and not break my bank?
 

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Good luck with that. Not sure how expensive your bike is, but a good setup that will meet your requirements will be roughly $400-500.

You can omit all trunk mounts since they will eventually scratch up your bumper/trunk. A roof rack will scratch up the car as well unless you already have factory crossbars or gutters (which I don't think the TSX have). Your next choice is a hitch rack, which I have on my '05 TSX, but that won't be very cheap either.

My choice/setup:
-Kuat Sherpa ~$390
-Curt MFG hitch ~$125
 

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I found a site that sells bolt on hitches for the TSX. They are decent looking too. They cost about $125, they I guess I would have to buy the bike mounts that attach to the hitch for another $125 and I can be in the $250 neighborhood.

I wish I was able to afford both a car and a truck, but due to my business I have to have a car primarily.
 

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hyrepower said:
I found a site that sells bolt on hitches for the TSX. They are decent looking too. They cost about $125, they I guess I would have to buy the bike mounts that attach to the hitch for another $125 and I can be in the $250 neighborhood.

I wish I was able to afford both a car and a truck, but due to my business I have to have a car primarily.
I installed the hitch on my TSX as well, though it is completely bolt-on, it required me to slightly enlarge a hole in the frame to fit a large washer into it. I do not know if that applies for the newer models.

Look into the Swagman hitch mount, it's a good and cheap platform mount. The reason I like the Sherpa is that it is aluminum (I keep the car under a carport so rust is a problem) and it holds down at the wheel instead of the frame. You will hate any fork mounts if you have disc brakes.
 
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