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Old 10-15-2006, 06:16 PM
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New Tow Vehicle

I need to get a new car to tow my boat, can't keep borrowing my dad's. Looking to get some suggestions and opinions on different cars and how they do towing. I dont want to get something that will struggle towing like my dads 4Runner.
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:37 PM
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I love the looks of the new Tahoes. You didn't mention your price range, new or used, etc.
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:40 PM
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Looking to spend around 30k have to stay under 40k, want to go new but I will go used. I just looked at a used Tahoe 2001 66k miles no hitch and no transmission cooler dealer was asking 18 for it.
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:55 PM
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Tahoes
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These would be my preferences. That tohoe sounds a little high but the milage looks good.
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Stay away from used 1/2 ton Chevy's. 8.5" 10 bolt C-Clip rear ends are not good! Look at a used Toyota Tundra. V-8 good drivetrain and bomb-proof. If you want a used SUV the Toyota Sequoia is also a great buy. Stay away from any used Ford.

If you want new, the Nissan Armada/Titan, Toyota Tundra/Sequoia, any of the Dodge line, the choice is endless...

Happy hunting!
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:27 PM
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I need to get a new car to tow my boat, can't keep borrowing my dad's. Looking to get some suggestions and opinions on different cars and how they do towing. I dont want to get something that will struggle towing like my dads 4Runner.
I think any 1/2 ton-based truck/SUV will do fine, but do make sure it has a towing package (transmission cooler, class III/IV hitch, and a round 7-wire connector socket).

I'd be partial to a new GM vehicle for its 5 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty and flex-fuel capability.
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