Suspicious tow ratings
Here's a quote from this a.m. newspaper: "Automakers can virtually make up the towing capacity they claim for their trucks and cars, rendering a key performance statistic all but meaningless. That may be about to change."
The story went on to describe how the major auto makers are working to create a standard test for the towing capacity they advertise to attract buyers.
The subject reminds me of two pickup reviews by the same magazine in separate issues. The two brands of truck were essentially identical, similar engine, transmission, rear end, number of rear spring leafs etc. However, there were hundreds of pounds of difference in advertised towing capacity.
The story concluded that the new rule could be in place by the end of this year.
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