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Towd Recommendation?
We are looking at reducing our redundant car fleet by selling our older 06 Wrangler (towd) and DW's sporty sedan so we would have a towable daily driver. First thought was a newer (2014-2017) Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee or Grand Cherokee, are there...

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David, be aware that the jeep Cherokee(don't know about grand Cherokee) does have some transmission problems,
We like our jeep Cherokee but had to have transmission replaced  fortunately it was still under warranty.  When we questioned the service...

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  • hdff
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Out toad is the DW's daily driver, she loves it. It's a 2015 Jeep Wrangler unlimited(4 door). Ready and easy to pull as you know. She also has a sporty caddy but it stays parked most of the time. Plus the Jeep gives me the option to "play" it we...

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We tow a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, 4 cyl automatic with Active Drive 2 which it must be to flat tow since 2016.  We added the electric steering wiring harness in 2017. We tow it and it is a daily driver.  We have towed it 40,000 miles and driven it...

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2005 RAV4 Manual W/240K Toyota reliable, great AC, 2990 lbs, goes off road like a mountain goat. Unfortunately, the last year of the U.S. manual transmission. Only downside is that they are never cheap used.

Pierce

  • kb0zke
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Do you want/need the towed to do anything other than be a general daily driver? If so, that should drive your choice. If not, take a look at the Lincoln MKT or MKX. I believe someone has an X for sale now in the Classifieds. We've had our T for a...

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If this is going to be a primary vehicle (daily driver), I would start with one of the "towable" lists which include curb weight numbers, narrow it down to those which you would consider (both from a weight perspective for towing and as if towing...

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We are towing an '06 Jeep Liberty Renegade which weighs as much as a newer Ford f150 (alum. body), so be sure to check the weight of anything you buy.
I really regret having sold my Suzuki Sidekick some years ago and have been looking for another...

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  • oldguy
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I have a 98 Sidekick sport and my wife has a 2003 Tracker which could could be a tow vehicle too. Up here the Sidekicks are going
up in price.

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We easily tow a fully loaded Grand Cherokee 5,000+ lb Jeep. Best auto we have ever owned. Coach engine is not taxed.

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06 Honda Element...awesome towed with lots of room...

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I have a 98 Sidekick sport and my wife has a 2003 Tracker which could could be a tow vehicle too. Up here the Sidekicks are going
up in price.
I've noticed.  Let me know when you want to part...

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Had a Grand Vitara........nightmare when a timing chain tensioner needed to be replaced....did the work and dumped it...ughhh

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We added the electric steering wiring harness in 2017.

Roger,
Did you convert to electric steering?

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The harness is needed to prevent a speed wobble when the Jeep is towed on all four wheels, required for certain model years

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The new Ford Bronco with the smaller engine and manual transmission.

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We use our everyday car a 2014 Equinox with all four on the ground. Not very heavy, room for 4 people, room for additional storage, great gas mileage and with over 145,000 miles runs great.

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My 2018 JL Wrangler is my daily driver and I sure like it. 

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We have had Jeep wranglers 06, 12, 17 every day ride plus a bunch of off road. Just about as easy to set up and pull as you can get.

  • Ed W
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Yes, we have our 2017 Lincoln MKX for sale. It tows well, easy to put in Tow Mode with a few selections on the settings screen via the buttons on the steering wheel. It is a very comfortable car. I want to get a half ton pickup. Deb is not so...

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Roger,
Did you convert to electric steering?
No the 2014 Jeep,Cherokee has electric power steering.  The wiring harness leaves it powered while towing so that when going over rough terrain...

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I have a 98 Sidekick sport and my wife has a 2003 Tracker which could could be a tow vehicle too. Up here the Sidekicks are going
up in price.

My current towd is a '95 Sidekick convertible two...

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