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Old 08-27-2008, 07:30 AM   #15
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Don't know if you bought a DP or gasser, but when you say "used, fuel efficient, no mods for towing," etc., I've got the one for you. I don't have a large towing capacity on my Pace, so I needed something light, FWD for traction (4WDs are too heavy) and still fairly comfortable.

Enter: Saturn SL2 4-door. Ours is a 1999 5-spd (auto tranny tows 4 down also,) weighs less than 2,400 lbs., rear seat backs fold down for carrying skis, etc., 27-29 mpg IN TOWN, 38 highway. Perfect toad, and because our is older, it was less than $3,000! You wouldn't want to take a long trip with four adults in it, but it's great for two, and fine for the occasional guests to head out to the restaurant with you.

Avoid the single OHC "SC" models, which do not have the SL goodies, including the 2OHC - big dilfference.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:45 AM   #16
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I don't know if you made a decision yet, but here is a link to help you search:
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I picked up a Saturn Vue, 2007, with 31000 miles for under 15K. It's the I-4 and I have not towed it yet. Waiting for tow bar (towdemco.com).

Good luck.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:15 PM   #17
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I tow a 2003 Pontiac grand Am 4dr V-6 2700 lbs and 3 fuses to pull. My Tradewinds doesn't even know it's there. We're looking at the 2007-08 honda crv, 3400 lbs. maybe
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Wayne M - If the Vue is a constant velocity transmission, you canNOT flat tow it. I know in 06 the I4 Vue could not be flat towed.
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