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Old 06-24-2014
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Default Smart Toad

I can't decide if this a great idea or a terrible idea, but I'd love to see somebody on WOG try it
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Pete Haggins has one set up to tow.
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If memory serves, the curb weight on one is about 1600 lbs (plus or minus).

You'd have to put one heck of a frame to hold up to the stresses on the back. It shouldn't be impossible to do on a bird (that thing that is being used in the picture is another story). Advisable? Well, that's another story.

I think I'd just as soon tow it.
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At 1600 lbs. My towed could handle a toad.
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I have a diesel Smart toad, they were not sold in the USA. It weighs about 1700 lbs.
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Base Smart 1830# published. My Fiat 500 Pop surprisingly heavy at 2363#. Max weight capacity of popular Hydralift is 1000# so even a base Razor would be over weight for it. Smart is not factory authorized 4 down tow but manual Fiat is and it has a rear seat or good sized package shelf with rear seats folded, kinda
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Yep, Fiat a better choice and I think the Spark even better just based on price. I paid $13000 out the door for a Spark (manual transmission) and I just plain LIKE the car. I like the Fiat as well maybe better but they're considerably more expensive and a little smaller (I believe)

I drove a Smart car and I did not like the transmission in that car.

I've got a hydralift and I like it a lot. It's rated to carry BIG motorcycles like Wings and such. I sure wouldn't exceed the 1000lb rating. I think my 500 lb bikes are plenty on that device. My opinion base on no science just seems like a Wing would be too much.
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Adding an 1800# car plus the weight of the support structure off the rear of any coach has to put the rear axel overweight. I imagine it gets pretty light up front as well. Looking at the rear axel placement in many of the coaches with an 8 to 10 foot (or greater) overhang and those tiny tires, it would be insane.
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For the last year or so I have been towing a 2013 Honda Fit. Under 3000 # and easy to tow. I have the base model and I also use it for my daily driver. It can carry more "stuff" than Carolyn's Honda CR-V and it is very pleasant to drive. There is no 2014 model Fit and the 2015 won't be approved for towing because of the CV transmission. I love this one.
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I towed a 2008 Honda Fit and my wife drove the car for her daily driver. We really liked the car. When if came time to buy another toad she had a Chrysler 300 which she really likes and I decided to just buy a car to use almost exclusively as a toad. The Spark is about 5K cheaper then the Fit. So I bought the Spark and I'll tell you other then it being a little smaller then the Fit I like it just as well. In fact I drive the Spark as my daily driver many days.

The Sonic car is another that I would consider. All nice cars. I've always been a foreign car guy but of late I've been buying GM cars and I've been very satisfied. Not saying that I wouldn't have been just as happy with a Ford or a Honda or maybe a Toyota but it's mighty convenient to be able to deal "just down the street"

I assume the Fit and others will still be available with a manual transmission.
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