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Old 09-14-2007, 09:39 AM   #15
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I bought a jeep wrangler, its pretty light and tows very well. I bought a used tow bar set up and installed it myself which was pretty easy. I did take it in and had it wired for lights.

Its a hartop model, 6cyl, drives well and goes just about anywhere. It tows very easy.

good luck on what you decide to do.
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:13 AM   #16
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Taxman,

I too am looking for a toad. One plus to 4 down is quick disconnect. I was in a position in Yellowstone where we had to make a quick about face. While the cars were stacking up I was thinking how happy I was not to have a toad. A dolly in this situation would have been bad.

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Old 09-15-2007, 05:35 PM   #17
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All,

Thanks for the advice. Will probably go four down.

Lotta research ahead of me, but plenty of time.

Safe travels,

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Old 09-17-2007, 07:36 AM   #18
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Taxman, I didn't read the entire series of replies, so this may be redundant. An older Saturn SL2 is an excellent toad. It's light, fuel efficient and is set for towing. Just put it in neutral and go.
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Taxman:
We love our little Chevy HHR. It's relatively cheap, lots of room, only 3000 pounds and tows four wheels down in neutral with an automatic transmission.
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I highly recommend the Malibu Chevy, easy to tow, hooks up in seconds. Great little runner with ample room and good power to weight ratio. Weight of my Malibu is 3290 w/full tank of gas. Lastly, it is real easy to get in and out of. The older you get the more important this factor becomes.
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RonNBama, Harm & Homer,

Thanks. Your thoughts and comments are duly noted and will be taken into account when the time comes.

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I second the HHR. Lots of room for Lawn chairs ect. Light and fun to drive.
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:20 PM   #23
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I tow a Mazda Miata, 1991, standard transmission, four wheels down. Paid about $2000 for the car and about the normal $1000 for brake buddy, tow bar, etc. Weighs only about 2400 pounds, tows easily, and is a blast to drive. A little low slung for my old bones, but worth the effort.
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