Greetings, First, let me thank those forum members who answered my questions about the Curt hitch in this thread: http://priuschat.com/index.php?showtopic=3...p;hl=curt+hitch I was a bit concerned about chopping up things on my brand-new Prius and was a bit hesitant on getting the Curt, but having seen some of the failures with the 2" Coastal hitch here: http://priuschat.com/index.php?showtopic=9326&st=20 I decided the Curt was the only real choice. Two weeks ago I went to the UHaul at Westbury on Long Island to inquire about the Curt hitch, and unfortunately they were out of stock. They quoted me $167 total, including the hitch, installation and sales tax, and I was sold. I asked them to order it for me, and this past Friday they gave me a call to let me know it was in. I opted to have them do the install because I don't have the necessary tools. Cutting the plastic tray was tough going with a box cutter, so we had to use a sawzall instead. The hitch installed, I got to use it this past Sunday. Photos: - The hitch was very unobstrusive. It's barely visible: [attachmentid=11635] - We followed the Curt instruction sheet on elongating the slot in the plastic tray to the letter, but it still looks rather messy with a big, big gap. I'll think about patching up the big gap some other time: [attachmentid=11636] - Another shot at the unobstrusiveness. :wub: [attachmentid=11637] - Gratuitous shot of my baby. [attachmentid=11638] - My old 3-year-old el-cheapo bike rack. The quick-release is very worn so the bike rack shakes and rattles even though everything is tightened as far as it will go. I will be replacing it with a higher-quality Thule rack in the next few weeks. [attachmentid=11639] - My bike on the rack. It's what I call my AT-ZEV (Advanced Technology Zero-Emissions Vehicle). Heh heh. It's advanced technology because it's a carbon-fiber bike-- Specialized Sirrus LTD. Carbon frame, fork, seatpost, handlebar, cranks. This bike weighs 22 pounds total. Specialized isn't making a carbon-fiber Sirrus anymore so I decided to jump on it earlier this year. B) [attachmentid=11641] - Fully-outfitted. Aftermarket carbon fiber bar-ends (which required aluminum inserts to prevent them from crushing the hollow carbon fiber handlebars when bolt-clamped on) and Cateye cycling computer. [attachmentid=11642] - The Sirrus LTD came with Armadillo tires standard. Puncture-resistant due to its kevlar lining. Almost mandatory for city-riding! [attachmentid=11643] I also have a much-heavier mountain bike (40lbs.), and the Curt hitch had no problems hauling that puppy around. I used to lug my bikes around on my Range Rover, and with the hitch rack installed I can't open the rear gate. No such problems on the Prius! This past weekend I drove my bike on the Prius up to Westchester from Long Island (25 mile drive) for Bike Sunday. Every May, June and September, Westchester closes a stretch of the Bronx River Parkway for cycling use from 10AM - 2PM on Sundays-- Great place to ride! I noticed a drop of about 0.5mpg in my fuel efficiency (from my usual 52.0mpg down to 51.5mpg with the bike rack and my Sirrus LTD carried) . Not too bad. For those of you on Long Island looking for the Curt Hitch, I highly recommend going to the U-Haul in Westbury (on Jericho Turnpike and Brush Hollow Road). They were quick, weren't pushy, and charged me only $25 for the installation. $130 for the hitch, $25 for the labor, and $12 for tax. All in all I'm very happy with the Curt hitch-- I'm sure my Prius and I will have many a great biking trips in the upcoming summers!