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Old 12-02-2013, 11:36 AM   #1
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Just for giggles - what's the cheapest vehicle you have ever towed

Just out of giggle curiosity, what is the cheapest (dollar wise) vehicle you have ever towed, that was also a successful toad and in town grocery getter.
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:57 AM   #3
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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About 12 years ago; had a Geo Metro (3 cyl+5 spd)... around 43 MPG.
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We towed a Scion xA for several years, about 35mpg.
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:09 PM   #7
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Chevette. Nice little car. About 35 MPG
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:57 PM   #8
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My wife's scooter ($300) when the controller died.. The only problem with it in this thread is *I* towed it.. That is I was on the other end of the tow rope pulling it, NOT any kind of motor vehicle.

With the motor home,, The current towed, a 1991 Dodge Neon SE, Less than $2,000 for the car.. About 2100 more to make it so I could tow it.
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I THINK what the original posters was asking is not how much mpg but how much $ for the vehicle...

In my case, about $5500 for a street legal golf cart !

but then there was the trailer cost too
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How about a Chevette. worth about $30 at the time.
I'll explain. I had a towing service for 7 years. I once towed a totaled Chevette. back about 1997. total value in scrap weight back then was about $30.
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About 12 years ago; had a Geo Metro (3 cyl+5 spd)... around 43 MPG.
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In the late 70s early 80s I had 2 different used Ford Fiestas. A deer totaled the first one. Gave about $700 each. They towed great, ran good. 4spd, 1.6 Liter, they were quick, turn on a dime and fun to drive Towed behind a 75 25' Tioga
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Well, I can't beat $30, but I used to tow my '89 Civic hatchback. It was my daily commute car and got just over 42 mpg. I bought it for about $1200. After a trip to New Mexico I switched to a higher clearance 4X4..there was just too much I couldn't get to with that little Civic.

By the way, I sold that car to a neighbor who still drives it. It has about 400k miles and my old baseplate still welded on it
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Just out of giggle curiosity, what is the cheapest (dollar wise) vehicle you have ever towed, that was also a successful toad and in town grocery getter.
The cheapest I ever towed was my 55 Ford Custom (cost me 50 bucks) behind my uncles 51 Chevy pickup in 1966. My Ford blew out rod bearings due to a flat drive shaft about every 3000 miles. That time, it rattled too loud in North Minneapolis and my uncle came up with a 2 inch hemp rope to tow me back to South Minneapolis. My date steered the Ford.
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