My girlfriend and I just purchased 2 Mainstream Jazz 9' kayaks and are now trying to figure out the best way to transport them. I drive a 2006 Chevy Colbalt 2-door and she drives a 2003 Ford Focus 4-door (with a pesky antennae that sticks up in the front middle).
A gentleman that we ran into while buying them swore by the Malone Stax Pro2 (http://maloneautoracks.com/folding-stacker-style-kayak-carriers.php
), but I have my doubts it will work on her car.
Also, we are now faced with getting seats for these kayaks, as sitting in them is incredibly uncomfortable.
Overall, the goal is to try to do this as inexpensively as possible, but in the end, I'm appreciate any help and input I could get. I am completely new to this.