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Old 10-28-2010, 01:11 PM   #41
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could you imagine the outrage if you towed your miata with an M5?

i'll bet it would do a good job too.

i think the answer for you is a '90's diesel truck. cheap. decent gas mileage when towing, and the rest of the time it stays parked. if you don't mind super-ghetto you can get old uhaul box trucks for like $1000.
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How bout a VW Jetta wagon Diesel, not sure what they can tow but gotta be more than a gas engine

Rents got a 2010, dual clutch, glass roof, GPS, very nice car for 30k
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How bout a VW Jetta wagon Diesel, not sure what they can tow but gotta be more than a gas engine
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:31 PM   #44
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Why would there be a outrage
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:41 PM   #46
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I have my doubts that the Europeans are pulling their race cars on a trailer with a sedan like a 3 series BMW.
Over the past couple of days here in Germany, I've seen a large number of rather ordinary sedans & estates (wagons) pulling all sorts of things. Horseboxes, caravans, trailers w/ 4 motorcycles on them, a double-decker containing about a dozen sheep, etc. I'm actually a bit surprised by the number of "small" cars that have permanently-installed trailer hitches on 'em.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:45 PM   #47
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We have a guy here towing his low-milegae E92 M3 racecar with an X5. I'm not a BMW fan by any means, but that looks pretty badass when arriving at the track.
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I wish I could find x5 forum that didnt suck haha.
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Diesel truck would be overkill. Gasoline engine 1500s can pull considerably more than you think. I regularly pulled a 69 Firebird Convertible on a dual axle trailer with my old 96 Z71 and it was the 5.0 not the 5.7. It was actuall very well behaved pulling to firebird.

Ive also pulled a full size chevy suburban with an 03 dodge 4.7, i was very surprised it pulled it without much hasle.

And the 05 Dodge with the Hemi and 3.92s well its pulled dang near everything.

My vote goes to a late 90s Chevy 1500 with the 5.7, my 96 was my favorite truck, cheap as hell to maintain and very reliable.
Possible a mid to late 90s dodge ive had good luck with those to.
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Diesel truck would be overkill. Gasoline engine 1500s can pull considerably more than you think
please don't dismiss the diesel truck so fast. i can understand a little bias against if a person is already familiar with gasoline motors, but both make viable tow vehicles.

i am towing my 2000lb 18' trailer / 2300lb miata with a '96 nissan pathfinder (3.3liter v6). it works fine, but gas mileage in the low teens gets old. a diesel would be twice that mileage for an open trailer.
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Over the past couple of days here in Germany, I've seen a large number of rather ordinary sedans & estates (wagons) pulling all sorts of things. Horseboxes, caravans, trailers w/ 4 motorcycles on them, a double-decker containing about a dozen sheep, etc. I'm actually a bit surprised by the number of "small" cars that have permanently-installed trailer hitches on 'em.
I stand corrected.

Edit: I do pull a trailer or have employees pull trailers (usually multiple trailers) every day. Because of that experience, I would not have anything other than a capable tow vehicle that was designed to tow stuff.....safely and reliably.
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My first vehicle was a 91 Silverado 1500 with the 5.7. You could damn near pull a house and not feel it behind you. Some days I wish I had it back.
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Maybe I will get one of those tire hitch things and when my lease is up get a wrx or something fun haha.
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Real enclosed race car trailer $4700
http://www.equipmentalley.com/main/l...rk-TH85/603428

Or this really beefy open model for $1800
http://www.equipmentalley.com/main/l...-5HD18R/652100
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I want to rock a ecoboost ford flex now. To bad its close to 40k :(
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"I can race the Porsche and smoke the M3s and Vettes in Time Trials with the tow vehicle (how many people can do that ?)"


http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f71/...car-wrx-23886/
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"I can race the Porsche and smoke the M3s and Vettes in Time Trials with the tow vehicle (how many people can do that ?)"


http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f71/...car-wrx-23886/
Man thats great. I don't think a WRX would like a extra 1800 pounds from a trailer lol
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All you need is a single axel 12" trailer with brakes regardless of what tow vehicle you get.

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All you need is a single axel 12" trailer with brakes regardless of what tow vehicle you get.

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I would feel safer with a dual. It would seem I am not alone

https://www.miataturbo.net/showthrea...ight=dual+axle
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Safer for what? What, a tire will pop and the trailer will spontaneously catch fire and explode. Seriously be a man. Buy an old pickup and a $800 single axel and be done.
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