Long story short, my SUV is broken and I can't afford to fix it for a while (needs new transmission). I want to use my wifes car (VW Jetta) to transport bikes so I can still ride this summer.

Anyone out there have any familiarity with trunk racks capable of handling DH bikes?

I know the Thule 9003 might be my only possibility. Has anyone tried the Thule 9003 for carrying big tube - 35ish pound bikes?