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Old 11-04-2013, 09:16 AM   #15
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Lightest - Smart Car, Chevy Spark, Toyota Yaris, Toyota Echo, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio

If you want lightweight and an automatic transmission, the previously mentioned Chevy Sonic is nice. I drove one as a free loaner when I was at Blue Ox for their fit program on my 2012 Hyundai Accent SE.

Easiest - one that involves only putting it in neutral, turning the key one click to release the steering wheel without turning on anything to draw down the battery, in addition to a function of the available towing equipment

Best - a four down towable car that fits your expected service and function requirements with acceptable weight, and readily towed.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:00 PM   #17
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don't know the best, but do know the one works - look down on my signature. even don't need to pull fuses, just follow 3 steps (start engine, shift to D, after 1 minute shift to N. run 3 minutes, turn key to stop engine and leave key there), go...
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don't know the best, but do know the one works - look down on my signature. even don't need to pull fuses, just follow 3 steps (start engine, shift to D, after 1 minute shift to N. run 3 minutes, turn key to stop engine and leave key there), go...
:-) cool!

Wrangler. Start. Transfer case in N. Turn off, trans in P, key out. GO! That is all.
Oh, except later.....OFF-ROAD!!!!
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:26 PM   #19
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I've been flat towing a Honda Element for over a year with no problems, no picky setup, and the car itself is incredibly useful and comfortable for daily use. The only difficulty from your perspective may be that manufacturing was discontinued after 2011, so they're only available used.

Whatever car you decide on, install a charge line so you can be confident that your toad battery will stay alive without having to play games with pulling fuses or flipping switches.

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The only Honda's towable four down after the 2004 model year were the Fit and CR-V. We went all through that with Honda's legal dept and the OR and CA AG's offices. Finally got Honda to pay for the towing gear we bought but only because we got it in writing in Dec 2004 from Honda on Honda letterhead. Some '05 Pilot's owners manuals did say they were towable but Honda legal says they were misprints.
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I agree with JFXG. We have a 2009 Element and it is a great toad. Have many thousands of towing miles on it. Same running gear as the CRV, so forget what Honda says, just follow the CRV towing instructions and no problems.
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Though it's not a "car", I'm real happy with my 1992 GMC Sonoma 4WD peekup. Hook it up, put the tranny in park, selector lever in neutral and head out.





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Though it's not a "car", I'm real happy with my 1992 GMC Sonoma 4WD peekup. Hook it up, put the tranny in park, selector lever in neutral and head out.
Not a car. Got that. :-)


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If it were a small SUV (GMC "Jimmy"), I guess it still wouldn't qualify. Actually, since I don't ride the Intruder any more, I'm thinking about trading the Sonoma off for a Jimmy. Also, the 2002 Olds "Bravada" has caught my eye. 4 cylinders, 4.2L and 270 hp! Heated seats, too.

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try this site out Store : Remco
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This is does not appear to be very helpful.

They don't even list the most popular cars that are flat manufactured ready to be flat towed....

I guess they have very limited availability and manufacturing capabilities.
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:-) cool!

Wrangler. Start. Transfer case in N. Turn off, trans in P, key out. GO! That is all.
Oh, except later.....OFF-ROAD!!!!
lol, yours' cooler... you won
oh, except... yours rocks your butts off, mine massage me gentle ...
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We tow a Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. Has every option and is nice to have all those comforts when you drive it. Ours is an inexpensive 2000 model and has been great.
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Same running gear as the CRV, so forget what Honda says, just follow the CRV towing instructions and no problems.
Which of course voids your power train warranty on newer Honda's and yes, the service dept's do look for the brackets and wiring.
But, it does seem that Honda relied on their "bean counters" to come up with the new towing info rather than what actually works.
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