Check out Yakima (http://www.yakima.com/home.html). The site allows you to build your system by putting in your car info and then recommends the appropiate components that are right for your vehicle. The site also takes in account for the hatch opening.
The roof carriers have a nice mounting system that's pretty adjustable. The brackets slide back and forth on the carrier so you can move the carrier forward or backward on the rack quite a bit. Very nice system.
Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don't fail us now!
I used to laugh at people with these - but no longer!
My boss calls it my "mother In Law's Chair" - I take it on/off as needed. It can be dome with one person and it fits the OEM Subaru roof bars.
Downunder we do it - umop apisdn
Current - 2007 Lexus RX350 (the dogmobile)
Current - 1998 E46 BMW 328i
Current - MY08 Subaru Outback 2.5i (Pearl White)
Current (Classic) - 1973 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Series I (Primrose)
Former - 1998 Subaru Legacy Lancaster (JDM Outback)
Former - MY05 Subaru Outback 3.0R 5A/T (OB #4)
Former - MY03 Subaru Outback H6 VDC Limited "Old Red" - Gone but not forgotten!
thanks for the info on the Yakima platinum pro 16S. Good to hear that someone at Yakima also has a Subaru that fits it perfectly. I think I'll look into the Yakima 16S (not platinum pro) which reduces the price by $$ but also maintains the same length.