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Old 06-28-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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Towing a 1999 Subaru outback

A friend of mine wants to use a 1999 Subaru outback standard shift as a toad. I'm sure you can use one as long as you tow it with the trans in neutral and the switch in the accessory position so the steering will not lock. Does the odometer still accumulate miles? Is this a good one to tow. Thanks in advance for your answers. Steve

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Subaru standard transmission autos make great toads. The odometer doesn't register miles unless engine is on.


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Old 06-29-2013, 12:49 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by BFlinn181 View Post
Subaru standard transmission autos make great toads. The odometer doesn't register miles unless engine is on.
Actually I towed one until I bought the 2013 model
You tow it with the ignition between locked and accessories. So basically turn the key enough to unlock the steering.
I used a beaks buddy and the rest of the set up was blue ox.
The original owner towed it for 70000 miles.
When I traded it last year it had 170000 on the odometer. So the running gear had done 240000 miles - great car.
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