I have about a 20-year old Rhodes trunk rack that is on its last legs. I need to replace it with something else for my 20 year old Toyota Tercel that I hope to have for another 5 years of so (only has about 95,000 miles). The technology for racks is making me a bit bonkers -- trunk racks, roof racks, and hitch racks. All have their own set of variations in design and price.
My main concern is for weekend rides where I unfortunately use the car to drive about an hour to get up into the quiet rural mountain and hilly roads. I do have a fairly expensive road bike and tend to be religious about carpooling which corresponds generally to one other person who also owns a fairly expensive road bike. I do not care if the car gets dinged up, but I do care if this happens to the bikes and would hope that whatever I purchase for a rack can be transferred to my next car.
Thanks in advance for any feedback.