I'm in a similar position to the OP, I have a beetle (new shape) and don't want to put a roof rack on, what do you guys thing of those clamp on the back type racks? Any good? anything to watch out for?
Don't carry back seat passengers. Put the back seats down in your hatchback, take wheels off bikes and put inside.
I had a rear rack for a time and didn't get on with it. Admittedly it was a Halfdros cheapie. Was more hassle to fit onto the car than my preferred method as above! And you don't get all the road crud sprayed over your bike when it rains.
At the moment, that's what I am doing, but it is a PITA. I can just about get the bike in the beetle with the seats down, but if I wanted to take the wife and her bike as well there would be no chance.
Hadn't thought about all the road crud.