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Old 03-04-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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Options to tow automatic VW beetle

Have a 2008 New Beetle that is an automatic and I need to be able to tow it. It seems like a tow dolly is my only choice but I thought I should ask and confirm if that is true.


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Have a 2008 New Beetle that is an automatic and I need to be able to tow it. It seems like a tow dolly is my only choice but I thought I should ask and confirm if that is true.

Yes, very true. Dolly or trailer with all four off the ground. We've researched this extensively as were just about ready to buy a Jetta several years ago and plan for a Golf as our next toad. We have contacted Volkswagen of America and they have confirmed that only their FWD (front wheel drive) with manual transmission vehicles can be flat towed 4-down.


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Also, getting a dolly for a car as light as the Beetle will be far cheaper than modifying it for 4-down. I priced doing it for my 03 Kia Sedona, as it's too heavy to dolly-tow. Overall, for transmission lube system, base-plates, tow brackets and tow bar plus an auxiliary brake system, it added up to almost $3500.
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