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Old 03-08-2016, 10:21 AM   #1
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Advice on flat towing a Honda Fit

We have a 2014 Class C Sunseeker and want to flat tow a car behind us. Does anyone have any experience with a Honda Fit? We are looking at a preowned Fit (2010, 211 or 212) and the manual says it can be towed. Is automatic or manual transmission preferred? Thanks.

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Old 03-15-2016, 10:42 PM   #2
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Afawley, we flat-towed a 2010 Honda Fit Sport until late last year, when we replaced it with a 2013 CRV. We needed higher clearance and AWD, hence the change. The 2010 towed beautifully - had many "toad" miles on it. If you opt for automatic, just be sure to get a model year when Honda still said in the manual that the car can be flat towed. Ours was automatic with the Sport "manual" (i.e., controlled) shift option. We followed Honda's instructions on running up the tranny before towing and never had one spot of trouble. Plus, the 2010 doesn't have a lot of can't-turn'em-off accessories, so we could tow all day without having to remove the accessories fuse. With the CRV you either remove the fuse, stop every 3-4 hours to run the car for a while, or arrive at the end of the day with a flat battery in the toad. The Fit's a fine car, great to drive and pretty safe for its size. One bit of free advice - get a really good tow setup and brake unit for whatever car you decide to tow. A little more bucks up front pay off over time in terms of reduced tow problems and freedom from worry. By the way, the Fit sold in two days when we got the CRV. Best of luck!

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Old 03-17-2016, 06:27 PM   #3
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Something I should have added - After towing the Fit for a few hours, we found that when we unhooked and drove it, the sttering would be a little jerky for a few miles. Our RV-savvy garage manager said this was because the power steering got "fooled" by the tow and had to reorient itself. No lasting issues with this - PS was fine after 5 miles or less. The newer CRV does not display this behavior.
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