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Old 05-20-2016, 01:26 PM   #11
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Mini cooper for a toad

We have a 2016 Forester MBS and are looking for a toad. We want to tow all 4 down. We would like to get a mini cooper. Does anyone have some thoughts about what year is best. I know that would have to be a manual transmission.
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Old 05-20-2016, 02:56 PM   #12
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We have a 2016 Forester MBS and are looking for a toad. We want to tow all 4 down. We would like to get a mini cooper. Does anyone have some thoughts about what year is best. I know that would have to be a manual transmission.
Dunno 'bout the mini.....

But there are MANY vehicles with automatic transmissions that can be towed all four down.

Various of the states have differing laws requiring auxiliary braking systems when being towed.

But........

Rav-4, CRV, and (my favorite) the Tracker.....are under all the weight limits, allowing you to tow WITHOUT aux braking.

...check around....
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Old 05-20-2016, 07:20 PM   #13
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Went to buy a mini convertible to tow and was told all warrantees voided if we flat towed, wanted a convertible so only choice was a 2 door Jeep Wrangler
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Fiat makes the 500c Cabrio which is a bit of a convertible.

The manual trans version is fully towable on all fours.
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No way my yellow labs going to fit in a fiat and wife wanted an auto, easier to deal with in traffic and when crawling up a rock face in Moab
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No way my yellow labs going to fit in a fiat and wife wanted an auto, easier to deal with in traffic and when crawling up a rock face in Moab
Most automatic Chevy Malibu's, Cruse's are flat towable, but not all. I love the Smart for towing (pre 2016). The trans is manual, but drives and works like an auto. No clutch pedal to worry about. Not much room for a yellow lab, but could work with dog behind the seats.
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