Originally Posted by bmerritt
From previous posts, I have unfortunately found out that towing my wife's Miata with automatic transmission is not the way to go. In order to keep her in a convertible, I was thinking about selling the miata and buying a used wrangler. Still need to have automatic transmission, I am assuming with the wrangler that will not be a problem. Also what am I looking at spending to get up and going down the road.
if your dw really loves her miata,
borrow or rent (from u haul) a tow dolly and see how your miata tows with the rear wheels on the dolly. (the front wheels on the ground). you will have to lock the steering wheel mechanically with something like a steering wheel to brake pedal anti theft lock.
for your exploratory tow, use a stout rope. do not use the installed steering wheel lock.
if you hit a pothole it may break the lock.
the front tires will probably wear a little more than normal, but imho the miata will tow well. i have seen others towing this way, usually rear wheel drive pickup trucks on dollys. use magnetic base tow lights from u haul.
the cheap lights from harbor freight are junk.
i am located in vancouver, wa. if i can help with you with my stehl dolly, pm me.
my stehl dolly, new, with electric brakes, brake controller and tow lights cost me <$1500.