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Old 08-28-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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Dodge Caliber

Anyone tow a Dodge Caliber? I've been looking at what vehicle to tow as my Nissan Quest is just too heavy. The info on the Dodge Caliber is that it can be towed 4 wheels down and it's light enough that hooked up, it will be below the GCWR for my Winnebago.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:29 PM   #2
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Have you gotten into one yet? We rented one for a week this summer and although I am not a big (well at least not tall) person, at my age (65) I found it quite difficult to get in and out of. Myself I would be looking at a Suzuki Grand Vitara. We had an 04 XL7 and loved it in fact my son still has it and tows it behind his class C.
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Thank you, that's good to know. I'm 6 feet tall, most of that legs, and I don't fit behind the dash of a lot of the littler cars. I begining to think maybe just use my electric wheelchair as my transportation around the CG, but it's hard to fit my 4 daughters on it.
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Like I said; look at the Suzuki's. Light to tow, easy to get in and out of. If you want used look for an XL7 as they have 3 rows of seating. The newer XL7's are not towable though. I believe the 06 was the last year the XL7 could be towed 4 down but the 4x4 Grand Vitara is still towable.
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Maybe the manual transmission is towable 4 down, but auto is not. I have an 07 auto. I'm mixed on this car. It's tough...it's protected me from 2 accidents, I was run off the road an into a field, and the other was a flying garbage can on the Dan Ryan expressway. Ugh. And not much engine issues at 95K miles. Good commuter car. But it is noisy. And the transmission is a bit weird. Takes some getting used to.
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According to the Motor Home Magazine dinghy towing guide Dinghy Towing and Dinghy Guide
the 2010 Grand Vitara 4X4 with automatic is towable 4 down as I said before the XL7 automatic was only towable through 2006 which is why I don't own one now.
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I read back over my post...just to be clear I was talkin about the Caliber, not the suzuki
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True; but if you don't purchase a Caliber the suzuki was just a suggestion for a light easy to access relatively inexpensive four down toad. No offense taken if you are not interested. I got no horse in this rodeo.
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Oops thought you were the original poster. Gotta lighten up on that cheap wine.
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No need to lighten up, just share! Hehe
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