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    Towing with Mazda Protege 5

    Im looking to trade my 03 civic in and get a used Mazda Protege 5. Has any one towed a pwc with one? I have about a 1:30min drive to the cottage. I was going toget a suv but i really like the gas milage of my civic and dont want to lose it but need something to tow my ski.


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    your worried about fuel economy pulling a trailer for 1:30 minutes or 1 hour and 30 min? I think that you could be able to pull skis with it but Id be a little worried if you have steep ramps around you...you might not be able to get traction up the ramp..my .02

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    Where is your cottage?

    The Honda probably has the least amount of horsepower out there and if you are getting away with towing with it now, any other car shouldn't be a problem.

    You might want to step up to a Mazda 3. I think they would have a little more HP , good gas mileage and a better resale value when you come to sell.

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    There are several good threads in the Towing and Trailers forums discussing small car towing.

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    I'd be towing it 1hr 30min. Won't be using at the ramp. My folk tow it there every weekend for me so I don't use the civic. Just want the option so my folks don't have to tow it all the time. And I've read the tow section just wonder if anyone tows with car.

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    I used to tow my 1994 SPX and GTS with my 2001 Nissan NX 2000. It towed fine but got stuck on the beach occassionally. Most recently, I have towed with a 2000 Nissan Maxima(222hp) with no issues.

    I would be looking for a car with a minimum of 140 hp to tow the 1000lbs you are going to be pulling.

    Back in the early-mid 90's there was a guy that had a brand new Seadoo every year that he towed around with his Hyundai Pony. I guess we know what his priorities were.

    Can't you just leave your ski up at the cottage to avoid the hauling it every weekend.

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    Towing 1000lbs is probably not going to hurt your car. Im sure that even with a 4cyl its probably rated around 1500 lbs although I cannot confirm. You should consult an owners manual for more info.

    Just dont drive it like a savage.

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    i used to tow with a 06 ford focus. it pulled good it got me up the ramp every time. i just tow with jeep now. http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthre...=60165&page=15 first post on page. #141

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