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What vehicle for a toad?


Jim/Alona

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I have been away from the forum for a couple of years now and about to fulltime again so I need a refresher please?

 

We currently have a 2003 Saturn Vue AWD that can't be towed 4-down so we need another vehcile, I know most Saturns can be however, what other vehicles can be towed with 4down and no modifications? <_<

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The Ford Fiesta can be towed flat BUT DON'T BUY A FIESTA!!

The car new is nice but within 25K miles they all have transmission problems. Ford is extending the transmission warranty out to 150,000 miles but it will never be a slick shifting as it was when new.

I have a 2012 and it's had major transmission work already and seems like it needs more.

Ford are doing a good job covering up the problems.

I know several Fiesta owners with the same problems and I isn't caused by towing them.

We rented one that had never been towed, it was a 2014 had 20K miles and rattled, lurched and hesitated like ours did at the same mileage before they replaced the clutches and oil seals.

Just saying.

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Based on what you currently have, I would recommend a 2014 or older Honda CR-V. Very similar to the Saturn Vue and easily towed. Be aware though, when Honda went to the CVT in 2015 they lost the ability to be flat towed.

I agree with the CRV. Very easy to get ready to go but make sure you attach a diode or something to keep it (the battery) charged while going down the road. We have an RVI brake and it uses a compressor to operate the brake when necessary. Good Luck.

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I agree with the CRV. Very easy to get ready to go but make sure you attach a diode or something to keep it (the battery) charged while going down the road. We have an RVI brake and it uses a compressor to operate the brake when necessary. Good Luck.

 

Chuck is right. We have a 2014 CRV and Jim installed a battery bypass switch.

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A Jeep can't be beat for lots of added fun on the 4x4 or siteseeing trails. We had a Jeep Liberty and thoroughly enjoyed it and still do...it has 175,000 miles on it. I believe the last one made was around 2014. It was replaced by the more costlier Jeep Cherokee (different from the Grand Cherokee).

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