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Old 06-27-2019, 08:41 PM   #1
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Toad four down

Hello, I’m looking at toads and found a 2002 Saturn SL2 automatic transmission. I’ve found mixed answers on if I can flat tow this car. Anyone know longevity of these cars? Also looking for a cheaper but safe flat tow set up, any help would be great! I’ve been looking at Chevy: Cobalts, Cavilers, Sonics and Ford Focus as toads. Thank you all.

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Old 06-27-2019, 11:24 PM   #2
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The Saturn lineup were well known for 4 down towing. The SL2 can be towed 4 down.

To tow a 2002 Saturn SL2, pull one 30 amp fuse, leave key in accessory position, and car in neutral. Pulling the fuse prevents mileage on the odometer. Car will not start with fuse pulled.

As far as equipment, a blue ox set up is probably the best. Only tabs will be permanently attached to the car.

Hope that helps,


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Old 06-28-2019, 11:25 AM   #3
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The Honda CRV up through 2014 can be towed 4-down. We love our 2013!
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Originally Posted by MSHappyCampers View Post
The Honda CRV up through 2014 can be towed 4-down. We love our 2013!
Here, Here. We love our 2014 Honda CR-V. Out of curiosity, I measured the tread depth on the tires to see if tire wear is affected by towing. Good news was that it is not. We bought our CR-V as a Certified Preowned and found out that the previous owner had it set up for flat-towing. (Dealer didn't even know). Saved some $ since Blue Ox baseplate and aux. brake light wiring was already done.
Tom & Kathy & our Goldendoodle, Sandy
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2014 Honda CR-V FWD, Blue-Ox Baseplate, Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:07 AM   #5
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Towable as is according to Remco.

Nice car, used to own one. However it is made of plastic and will melt when near a fire.

Saw a picture of one that was next to a burning building and all that was left was the metal framework.
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