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Old 01-25-2016, 01:47 PM   #1
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Does Anyone Tow A Toyota Scion

Thanks for all the messages on the Soul, not being able to tow(automatic)

We are now looking at the Toyota Scion, has anyone towed the Automatic, 4 wheels down on this one? Again we appreciate any information. Thanks
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Per Edmunds.com:
"It all has to do with transmission lubrication," says Dave Lee, a product training and education specialist at Toyota Motor Sales. Lee is an avid off-roader and outdoorsman.

No Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicle with an automatic transmission is suitable for dinghy towing, Lee says. And the company's manual transmission vehicles aren't all designed the same. Some require continuous operation of a pump inside the transmission to keep the moving parts lubricated, and those can't be towed four-down.
So, it would appear that no Toyota or Toyota family product with an automatic transmission can be towed 4-down. Dr. Google and Mr. Web are your friends.
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Perhaps you've already discovered this, but if not: Motorhome Magazine publishes an annual roundup of "all" cars and truck suitable for towing four-down. Here's a link to their Web page. The guides are by year, so you need to download the guide that covers the year of vehicle you're interested in buying.

As you may have discovered from reading other posts, the place to start with any particular model is to download and read the owner's manual. If it says "no, you can't tow four-down," then you have the option of towing it in a way they approve or picking another vehicle.

Note: People have managed to tow vehicles that are not approved by the manufacturer for towing. If you go that route, make sure your eyes are open as to what risks you might be incurring.
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Thanks again for information, seems that so many different models out there that a lot of dealers are saying yes they are towable. Have been looking at the Remco site and trying to check to see if they are towable, they are showing the Scion with pump for automatic if the right transmission. so confusing for finding something comfortable that doesn't sit so low that we have to fall in and roll out, yet light enough for us to tow, which the Fit was for us. Just have to keep looking, too bad the Suzuki is not made anymore!
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So you have, or had a Fit? And if you do/did, why does/did it not meet your needs? I ask because we tow ours.
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It is looking like we may have to get the Fit, we just didn't find it as comfortable as we like because of it sitting lower than we like. We are spoiled I guess because we use to have a 40' Holiday Rambler and towed our Jeep Liberty. Sold it a few years back, got the itch to go again and wanted to do it smaller. Bought a Suzuki Sidekick only took it out once and it caught on fire on way home, so that is why the hunt is on again. It was the right size and comfortable.
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According to Remco the Scion with standard transmission can be towed 4 down.

6 speed is kinda fun to drive.
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Found our Tow Vehicle!

Thank you again for all the information! This site proves to be a great resource of information for all of us.

We have found our Tow Vehicle. It is a 2010 Chevrolet HHR, Automatic, and came with Tow equipment installed, so now we are ready to hook up to our Lazy Daze and travel to see the great USA.:greetings10
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Thank you again for all the information! This site proves to be a great resource of information for all of us.

We have found our Tow Vehicle. It is a 2010 Chevrolet HHR, Automatic, and came with Tow equipment installed, so now we are ready to hook up to our Lazy Daze and travel to see the great USA.:greetings10
Glad to hear you found a toad. What kind of braking system is installed?
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It has the ROADMASTER INVISI BRAKE system.
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