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Old 06-08-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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Hey everyone I currently own two miatas and I am liking them for DD duties less and less. My commute is about 30 miles round trip, with no curves, just straight highway. I travel out of town a lot as well and having dealt with the lack of space for the last 5 years, I am wanting to get something bigger. I have been looking into WRX's and they seem to fit the bill for what I want. Torque for passing on the highway, 25 mpg if you relax on the highway, and I like the wagon for how much room they have. I am also wanting to get into motorcycles (never ridden even once) and so checking around the internet has shown me that people tow a good bit of stuff with their WRX's. I think a good combo would be a DD WRX and then a motorcycle for fun. I could also tow the bike around pretty easily, it seems. Anybody do anything similar?
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My DD is an '07 Forester XT Sport - more or less a WRX wagon with more interior space and ground clearance. I tow a small 4x8 trailer frequently for everything from trips to the dump to hauling lumber, dirt and bark mulch.

I'd have no qualms about throwing a bike or two behind it.
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I was told at a subaru dealer that, though it's not published, they recommend a max of 3000lbs for a manual fxt or a manual lgt. If you buy auto or the n/a version, I was told not to exceed factory ratings.

I was told that the most on an impreza (any version) should be ~2000lbs.

All that is for the previous gen lgt, fxt and impreza.
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Thought about towing my Miata up to Vlads yesterday with the WRX, but no tow hitch and I am not installing one.
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One of my coworkers tows his offroad motorcycles on trailer regularly - I do recall seeing two strapped at times. He did it on his bug eye and still does on his newer STi.
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I found this http://www.abiketow.com/ which is even more compact and much lighter than a regular trailer. Anybody have any thoughts on it?
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My DD is an '07 Forester XT Sport - more or less a WRX wagon with more interior space and ground clearance. I tow a small 4x8 trailer frequently for everything from trips to the dump to hauling lumber, dirt and bark mulch.

I'd have no qualms about throwing a bike or two behind it.
What trailer hitch are you using?
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I used to tow my MX-5 race car with an MY06 Forester XT. The hitch (Hayman Reece) was rated to 1.8 tonne.
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Thought about towing my Miata up to Vlads yesterday with the WRX, but no tow hitch and I am not installing one.
I'm sure it would have easily done it too.
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