My wife wants to be able to take her kayak to the local reservoir. I haven't tried it yet to see how far it would go in (with the back seats down, of course), but it definitely wouldn't go all the way in so the trunk hatch could be closed. Then the question is, would the car drive with the trunk open? I would certainly bungie it down (assuming I can find suitable anchor points), but there's no reason to even try it if it would refuse to go with the truck open, just as it apparently refuses to drive if you lift yourself off the driver's seat. If that doesn't work, then I'll need to get the roof rack -- though I'm unclear whether I can get one for a facelift model; I've heard the company that made them went bankrupt, and there's talk of the "clips" to attach it to the attachment points on the roof (which I have -- sunroof) are not available. Set me straight on that? Thanks much for your informed input.