Thule is Subaholics first choice.
Have you ever been driving down the road and see one of those Thule shells on top of a car and you think to yourself… why? The answer is obvious, people desire more room for their stuff. Think of a couple of common things that you travel with that would be better on top of your roof. How about camping equipment, tents, chairs, shovels and pales, scuba diving equipment, hunting and fishing gear, suitcases, duffel bags, backpacks, pillows and blankets, pet gear and cages, golf clubs, an inflatable boat and oars…. guess we could go on and on and on about what you could put on top of you car.
I got first hand experience of Thule M624. It was easy to setup and pleasant to operate. A smooth surface and cool aerodynamics protects your cargo from the wind, the elements and bugs. It offers ample storage for most people even though this considered smaller of the cargo carriers. It offers a 16 inch ceiling and and sturdy materials that have a streamline profile that won’t interfere much with the car’s gas performance. Offering a smaller footprint than some of the Thule larger carriers but very functional for most people’s needs. What you should consider when selecting a cargo carrier, is to make sure that it fits your needs. Sometimes big is not necessarily better.
Making up our second choice would be Yakima. Yakima offers sleeker designs for those who are more concerned about looks or function.