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Hi PJ, the previous bars on the Espaces we have had have been OK, and rock solid with weight and speed, and like the Scenic and the Espace IV they also ran in a metal channel in the roof.
However, the Espace IV ones appear to be a structural plastic with coloured trim, fixed with ribbed locking clamps that slide in the channel and use friction to keep them in place. I'm sure they wont come out of the channel easily but I'm also sure they will break where the bars join the "foot" support, and this was the area I was most concerned with.
willcarnegie ... can you give more info, where did your bars actually break or did they pull out of the channels?
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Clio2 1.4RT Phase1(VF1BB0S) + Volvo XC90 SE Lux D5 Geartronic