Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 14:03:43 GMT
From: "KeithG" <noonenopsaml.com>
Subject: Re: Is anyone towing a boat with a 9-5?


I really do not think that the SAAB with fwd would be nearly as good towing a boat as your rwd Volvo. Keep the Volvo as a tow vehicle. Also, I do not know if the auto tranny would be as robust as the unit in the Volvo. $0.02 KeithG "GF" <gforrest2000nopsamo.com> wrote in message news:87f7f527.0107311136.5cad2495nopsaming.google.com... > I see that there is a Class II hitch available for the 9-5 which > implies a towing capacity of up to 3500 pounds. Is anyone actually > using a 9-5 to tow a 3000 pound trailer? > > I am considering a lightly used '99 9-5 SE sedan (4 cylinder turbo, > automatic) to replace my 1990 Volvo 740 Turbo wagon, but one of the > things the rear wheel drive Volvo wagon can do real well is tow my > 3000 pound boat and trailer. The trailer is a single axle with surge > brakes and I would install an auxiliary transmission cooler. > > Any real world experiences are appreciated.

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