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Re: Boating with an S4
Yes, but the S4 is a different chassis, no? I'll argue (amicably) that the
200 is a different type, significantly different.
But, mail a quote from an S4 manual re: towing and I'll stand corrected.
The issue is that if a car is not designed for such a purpose, it probably
should not be stretched to do it. If it's in the manual for the 200, then
it is obviously within its design parameters. I am always seeing Porsches
and Miatas around here (Pacific NW) with 2x4s (lumber) hanging out their
windows, on their way home from the hardware store. And $25K Preludes
pulling jetskis. This seems silly to me.
But it's agreed, the pickup is not a common continental sight. I guess you
do what you have to.
>From: Orin Eman <email@example.com>
>To: firstname.lastname@example.org (The Stevens)
>Subject: Re: Boating with an S4
>Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 12:31:32 -0700 (PDT)
> > In fact, it probably states in the manual that you shouldn't attempt to
> > with the vehicle.
>Well for the 90 200, there are _two_ pages on towing.
>There isn't that much difference with the S4.
> > One can easily find several small pickups for sale in any given area of
> > country all the time. I could probably go out and buy a dozen right
> > all for under $1000 each. It also very easy to find used F150s of late
> > vintage for under $500--at least here in the NW.
>My Chevy S-10 has a 2000 lb limit. The 200 manual states a 2000 lb limit
>for a braked trailer.
> > Please don't try to tow with a sports car! Would choose an MGB over a
> > U-Haul van when you moved?
>In Europe, where there used to be (still is?) a significant lack of
>guess what gets used for towing. The family sedan of whatever type.
>There are some that would say the 200s at least make great tow cars...
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