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Old 10-01-2015, 04:52 PM   #1
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Looking for a new Toad...

I need to but a new car very soon my 1998 car is about ready to be retired. I would like something that is small, can be towed flat and towing will not void the factory/manufacturer warranty.

I am trying to find one that is easy. Like not having to disconect battery or remove fuses, or run the car for a bit every hour. Every car i find seem to have those kinda issues.

I would like something that i can just hook up and drive?

Is there a car that fits my needs????
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:09 PM   #2
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We have enjoyed our 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Super easy to setup for towing, no fuses etc.

If you would consider this car you need to make sure you get the correct transmission choice. It is the active drive 2 that you need.
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2005 chevy Colorado is easy we have a reg. cab and it is all push button to get the transfer case in neutral. Hook up and go!!
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It is the active drive 2 that you need.
Thank you. I am looking in to that now. Do you have the 4wd and what trim package?
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Wrangler 2dr or 4dr automatic trans would be my recommendation. 2012 or newer to get the good motor. hope this helps - mark
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Wrangler 2dr or 4dr automatic trans would be my recommendation. 2012 or newer to get the good motor. hope this helps - mark
Thank you I will be looking at Jeeps this weekend.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:49 PM   #7
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Good luck on the hunt Karlak..I love my HHR, 2008 year, tows like it isnt even there, and with a nice Vantech roof rack, it adds a lot of carrying capacity for things that are too big to fit inside and can be outside..

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Chevy-la...ds=hhr+vantech

I can carry a canoe or a couple kayaks on top of it.

It takes a couple seconds to pull the fuse on the easy accessed side panel on the center console...sometimes if Im only going a few hours I just leave it in, and make sure everything is off as far as accessories go...always starts right up.

Its a good car for cruising around towns with 25 mpg and its narrow size it fits anywhere..like a golf cart on steroids!LOL

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I towed a jeep wrangler tj for awhile and it was fine to tow but not a very good every day driver. Rough ride, not much room inside, small gas tank and bad gas mileage. I will never own a wrangler again.
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We tow a Chevrolet Equinox, easy, pull one fuse, place in N, key one click and go.
We have towed a Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Isuzu Amigo, and VW Rabbit all good tow vehicles, all towed 4 down.
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We tow a 2013 Honda CRV. It is sufficient and easy to tow.
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I don't think anything could be easier than a Wrangler. I had a 2009 Rubicon with the soft top and it was rough and loud. My 2011 Sport with a hard top and Goodyear Wrangler tires is quite and much smoother.
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We tow a Chevrolet Equinox, easy, pull one fuse, place in N, key one click and go.

We have towed a Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Isuzu Amigo, and VW Rabbit all good tow vehicles, all towed 4 down.

Can you tell us a little more. I was wanting to get a newer vehicle too real soon with the thought of it becoming a toad. What year and how much does it weigh? Any particular transmission model?


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We tow a Chevrolet Equinox, easy, pull one fuse, place in N, key one click and go.

We have towed a Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Isuzu Amigo, and VW Rabbit all good tow vehicles, all towed 4 down.

How does your equinox rank against the others?


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