Had the Kuat NV on our Jeep for 3 MTB seasons. Several components rusted and the plastic parts showed a lot of wear. The front hook on the Kuat was also hard to keep completely free of my front fork crown and created some rubbing occasionally. Lateral adjustment is a pain too. We had a 4 bike rack, and were constantly rearranging bikes to get the bars and saddles to clear, even with dropper posts on all bikes. Sold it and went with a 1UP HD this year. No regrets whatsoever. Easier for my wife to use compared to the finicky hooks on the Kuat and the construction is bullet proof. Also keeps the mounting points far away from the expensive components, only contacting the tires. Lateral adjustment is a breeze and all bikes clear each other no matter what order or arrangement. Just for fun I sat on my bike when it was mounted and the rack had zero flex. It's expensive, but I would 100% buy it all over again if something ever happened to it.