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Old 09-10-2011, 09:14 AM   #1
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Car to tow

I'm looking for the smallest, easiest car to tow. Any ideas?
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:26 AM   #2
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How about a small trailer and a two seater e car. Oh sorry you said car. Stick with a Jeep.
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Jeep Wrangler. Chevy HHR and Honda CR-V probably round out the most popular---all fine tows 4 down. All pretty domestic, passenger room, groceries, kids, pets, etc;

Small--is relative.

New. used? I saw a thread with a guy towing, and very pleased, with an older Subaru Sidekick---very small very light (they may be disposable as well). Probably weighed 900 pounds.

If it has a standard trans pretty much take your pick (read the manual-- but)----Miata?

4 down hook up is easy as it gets IMHO. Reccomend what you get can be 4 down.
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If it has a standard trans pretty much take your pick (read the manual-- but)----Miata?
Not always true, manual transmissions are lubed by splash from the turning gears or a splash plate, if the splash is from the input shaft it will only be lubed when the engine is running. Thankfully most are lubed from the output splash, but not all.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:13 PM   #7
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A second on the Honda Fit. Plenty of room, 38 to 43 mpg and not much weight to tow.



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Old 09-10-2011, 08:50 PM   #8
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Go by way of Jeep. that is my vote.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:53 PM   #9
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Smart car lots of room for 2 if you are under 6' 6"s can put a lot behind the seats and it has the lowest insurance costs because of the out standing safety built into it. When we tow it we do not even know it is back there. I have Roadmaster baseplate. Turn key on move gear shifter to N, turn key back to Assc as far counter clock wise as it will go and you are ready to go. It is a manual automatic so you never have to shift just like an automatic. Our has heated leather seats, climate control, 6 cd changer power windows, power door locks, 10,000 miles between oil changes etc. The speedo adds no miles while towing. And if you want a convertible you can get one for under $20,000. They have been around for about 15 years and in Canada you can get a diesel which gives over 60 mpg. Ours is gas and we are getting just over 40 mpg, of course it gets less when it has to push the MH.
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First, my vote is a Jeep Wrangler. The easiest by far to set up for towing and it will take you on many adventures other vehicles dare not attempt.

That said, the smallest I've seen used as a toad is the Smart car, and I've seen a number of them.
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IMHO, the CRV is hard to beat, light, reliable, blessed by Honda to be towed four down, economical, roomy, four doors, and a good run around car at your destination.
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I like the idea of the Jeep
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IMHO, the CRV is hard to beat, light, reliable, blessed by Honda to be towed four down, economical, roomy, four doors, and a good run around car at your destination.
PLUS it's available in AWD, letting you do some 2 tracking if you want! After a lifetime of PU's and larger cars, fun to drive too. Kind of a sporty feel to it...
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How about vehicles for 4 people (2 adults, 1 Super tall teen, and another going to be tall!
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