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Old 03-20-2005, 08:00 PM   #12
lifting iron
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Default Re: Towing a trailer with 2001 SC2?

I have a hitch on my 01 SC2 manual. The trailer is a small 5x8 with wood side rails.

I have towed up to about 1500 lbs. This is very heavy for the car. I took it real easy and not over 40 on back roads. Most of the time when towing I would have about 500-700 lbs. behind the car. The car handles this well in 4th. At speeds in the 50-60 MPH range the wind resistance starts to really pull on the car.

I don't recommend this car for regular towing. Now and then is fine but regular towing will put some stress on the car. I have a mini-van with a hitch now so I don't have to tow with the Saturn much anymore.

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