Thanks JOE72, I will definitely take them into considertion since its holiday season again cheersHi
I realise you asked this a while ago but I am a newbie and have had roof bars and a box on a 1.6 tdci.
I got the cross bars and box from the roof box company, I've used them a few times over the years and would recommend them highly.
The car never struggled with a full box, four passengers and boot loaded to the max. The only slight issue was you need to tallish people to get the box on.
I currently have Atera bars and a Farad box, never had a problem with either of them. I've also got Thule bike racks for the roof but need to use an old reebok step to get the bikes on and off!
Hope this helps