I have this mounted to my 2001 Subaru Outback and it looks good and works great. I carry all kinds of odd things such as Crab pots, coolers, wood, ladders (across the top bars) and can easily withstand two large people standing in it. I've had it for over a year and it looks just like the day I bought it. However I did throw a coat of wax on it before I mounted it. It's also approved to go through car wash's too. I talked to the Brown Bear car wash manager and he said that many of the other flimsy or awkward baskets are not allowed to go through their machines because they can get hung up or yanked off the car but the MOAB met his approval.