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Old 01-02-2014, 12:56 PM   #57
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Here you go. A Mercedes 190SL wouldn't be a great choice as a tow vehicle but it did make for a great photo!
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:56 PM   #58
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That is a current generation Ford Taurus.
Can anyone tell what size trailer that is?
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Old 01-02-2014, 01:04 PM   #59
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Can anyone tell what size trailer that is?
According to Steve, who took the picture, a 30' International.
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We are reopening this thread after removing argumentative materials. This isn't the place to argue semantics, theories, or pontificate about the virtues of empirical data. The OP asked for examples of TV/TT combinations is use by our membership relative to small(er) TV’s and we owe him the benefit of appropriately worded and toned replies.

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Old 01-03-2014, 02:22 PM   #62
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Thanks Kevin. I really was hoping to see photos and hear about the experiences of those who actually tow with smaller vehicles. Like the Jetta, Golf , Chrysler 300, others etc. Yeah that Taurus is interesting,,,too
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:40 PM   #63
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Does anyone here know what years VW was afflicted with the flywheel problems?
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:29 PM   #64
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Have you seen any reference to flywheel problems with the DSG transmission. Supposodly the computer corrects the problem. Also the 5 speed had a much taller first gear ratio which required much more judisious use of the clutch than the current 6 speed. At them moment our 2010 Jetta has 70,000 miles on it with a substantial amount of that towing with no issues.

Here is a picture of it at Alumapoluza a 3 years ago. The other picture is our 2006 Jetta (we put 90,000 miles on it) with a 24 Argosy next to a Saturn Aura with a 25 FB.

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Thanks, so it looks like 2010 and later are clear of that issue...gtk
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Another Jetta question- how is the 2.5L Gasser? Automatic most likely.
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So far we have not done a 2.5 but I think the diesel is the way to go.
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Thanks again. I appreciate it
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Another Jetta question- how is the 2.5L Gasser? Automatic most likely.
The 2.5L base engine VW has been using for several years now has been disappointing all around. I don't know about towing specifically, but its specific performance is pretty low and its fuel economy is nothing to get excited about either. VW is in the midst of ditching it throughout the model range in the US as models get refreshed.
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Didn't VW also ditch that crummy twist beam rear axle suspension they put on the Jetta when they cheapened the model in 2010, returning to independent rear suspension in 2014? I haven't seen the new 2014 but read something about it.
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