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Old 03-27-2010, 12:39 PM   #1
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Smallest, least expensive, practical toad?

Other than the smart car, what is the least expensive, smallest, easily towed, four wheel down, toad car? For our purposes we don't need an large fancy toad. Something simple with using a Brake Buddy or comparable brake system and few to no modifications. Joe

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Old 03-27-2010, 02:40 PM   #2
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I have a 2010 Honda (Fit), it tows well and had a reasonable price. Designed to tow on all fours.

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Old 03-27-2010, 03:57 PM   #3
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i purchased a 2010 wrangler for that purpose
about 22000 good resale value made it a better choice cost wise than most others,and of course im originaly from detroit so i wanted an american car
just liven life in east tn or where ever our
2011 georgetown ,2012 explorer and 02 tbird take us
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:02 PM   #4
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Thumbs up VW

any of the VW's with Stickshift... an older Beetle is perfect..., or any of the GOLF's
We are on our 23 rd VW...

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Old 03-27-2010, 04:16 PM   #5
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We towed a Scion xA 4-down for nearly five years --- no problems whatsoever! The comparable current car is the xD model. Must have a manual transmission.

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Any Subaru with a MT, we really like out Outback
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:01 PM   #7
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Chevy HHR towable four down , auto trans, weighs 3200lbs.
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:11 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by dajudge View Post
Chevy HHR towable four down , auto trans, weighs 3200lbs.
I second this. It's lightweight, get's 32 mpg, plenty of storage space and the SS has a turbo!
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Old 03-27-2010, 07:13 PM   #9
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Another vote for the HHR. Get a recent used one and you can get a great deal. Only thing we don't like is that it is a bit hard to see out of. At Yellowstone, there is just more to see tnah you can see out the windows.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:07 PM   #10
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Another vote for the HHR -- any transmission works, just put it in neutral, key in first position and away you go. Towed our 15,000 miles so far with no problems.

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Old 04-01-2010, 09:16 PM   #11
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A Mini Cooper! Small enough to be economical, large enough to seat 4 (I am 6' and 260#) comfortable and fun to drive.....some states do not require an extra brake because of the low weight...supercharged (Cooper S) six speed...fun to drive...used ones are not that expensive...I put a sign on the back...I'm pushing as hard as I can.
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My 1967 MG was cheep when I bought it I tow it 4 down and it is fun to drive.
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After several replys from nice people on this board we went out and got a nice used 01 Honda Accord. You can pull it all 4 wheels down with no after market anything. Even got all the items needed to hook up the car to the coach used from people on the board!! Saved a bunch $$$. NO additional brakes needed (but we have a pusher with air brakes). No problems and it works just fine. Good luck
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That's great. I understood the only Honda that was towable 4 down was the CRV. Just curious...how did you determine you didn't need any
auxiliary braking? My mh has air brakes and I don't think that has anything to do with the toad needing brakes. In Texas the brake requirement
is based on weight of the towed vehicle. 3000# and up must have a braking system.

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Toads: 08 Jeep Wrangler Sport; 11 Chevy Malibu
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