Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 22:38:02 GMT
From: "Walt Kienzle" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-6x photo

"Pooh Bear" <> wrote in message > Actually, I can't imagine that a Saab wouldn't rise to the task. My former > Vauxhall 2.0 litre Cavalier(s) was voted a great towing vehicle and I > don't see > anything that would prevent a Saab from fulfilling the same role. > It appears to be a matter of scale. If a 2.0 litre Vauxhall Cavalier is anything like the 2.4 litre Chevrolet Cavalier sold in the US, you would theoretically need 4 cars in tandem to legally tow the 19 foot boat mentioned by the previous poster (assuming the boat weighs around 4,000 lbs.). You see, the Cavalier, all Saabs, and all other passenger cars sold in the US, AFAK, are certified to use the most basic, light duty "Class 1" trailer hitch, which is limited to around 1000 lbs. towing capacity. That assumes the model is equipped and certified to perform any towing at all. 2.2 litre Cavaliers are not certified for any towing duty. (Information based on a 2001 Cavalier sales brochure I happen to have handy. The Chevrolet Cavalier is now a discontinued model.) The next range for towing is "Class 2" which supports up to 5,000 lbs. I am not aware of any passenger car currently sold in the US (or the past 20 years) that is capable of legally accommodating a Class 2 or Class 3 (10,000 lbs.) trailer hitch. A truck (pickup or SUV) is required for such applications. Walt Kienzle 1991 9000T

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