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Old 04-27-2019, 10:51 PM   #1
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2013 Chevy Spark

I'm looking at a 2013 Spark with manual transmission to tow, I plan on using my Blu Ox tow bar. Anyone have any experience towing one of these neat little cars, if so anything I should know good or bad before purchasing.
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Chevy came out with an update. You will need to disconnect the battery when towing the Spark.
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I spent about a week on a business trip driving a Spark rental car in 2013 (maybe 2014), it was a cute little car, real seating for 4, just way short on power for the urban sprawl around a major city. All driving was foot on the floor on the accelerator just to get up to speed without being ran over, 0-60 was get a running start going down the on ramp to the freeway and just barely hit 55 at the bottom of the long ramp (I had 16 mile round trip commute each day back and forth to the hotel which included 5 miles on an interstate).
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I tow a 2018, it tows great, I do have disconnect the battery but only takes a second. I put the disconnect on the positive side being it's easier to get to
I find it has plenty of power for driving in town or on the highway, it gets great mpg. The big plus is the curb weight of only 2300#. I use the blue ox system, easy to install and works great. I would buy it.
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I tow a 2018, it tows great, I do have disconnect the battery but only takes a second. I put the disconnect on the positive side being it's easier to get to
I find it has plenty of power for driving in town or on the highway, it gets great mpg. The big plus is the curb weight of only 2300#. I use the blue ox system, easy to install and works great. I would buy it.

I drove it yesterday and was pleasantly surprised at how it drove and handled plus it was roomy inside. Do you have to leave the ignition on and unhook the battery cable, were you able to install the baseplate yourself?
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Search 2017 Chevy Spark on irv2 as I have posted here on the spark. You can install base plate as it is easy. Check E-trailer as they have a video on how to do it. It is a very nice toad and mine has plenty of power for what it is. I would imagine that all models years about the same just you must use standard transmission. Good Luck.
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I drove it yesterday and was pleasantly surprised at how it drove and handled plus it was roomy inside. Do you have to leave the ignition on and unhook the battery cable, were you able to install the baseplate yourself?
No take the key out, make sure you don't have locking steering, I'm almost a 100% sure you don't, no drilling for the base plate, but will need to cut the grill out for the adapter to the bar. I didn't do it myself, when I bought it new from the dealer they Saud they would install it. I just had buy it from etrailer. Your going to need the light kit also, the plug and safety cable, good part being so light your not required to have aux breaking. The whole set up cost me like 1600.00. It's so easy to tow and easy to connect and disconnect. I say Go for it. You won't be sorry
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We have a 2014 Chevy Spark with a manual transmission. We also use the brake buddy. It is a fun, reliable, low cost car to tow. No issues. They say you must leave the key in the accessory mode so as to not lock the steering but what I have done is run the engine while I check all connections, release the brake (not forget this, it is easy to do) and then turn off the key and leave it in place. The steering will not lock unless you pull the key out. I make sure all the rear lights are working and am good to go. The nice thing is we bought the Spark with very low miles a couple years ago for only around $7,200.00
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