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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/2/2005 3:11:33 PM EDT
can your cars tow anything? I ask this after reading an old Motor Trend Review for the 2000 Outback.

I am not interested in buying(not anytime soon) but I just wanted to know.

What say the ARFCOMMERS with Subies?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:03:38 PM EDT
bueller?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:16:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 4:25:59 PM EDT by DaddyDett]
I have an 01 Forester.
Yes they can.
From the Subaru web site, Forester accessories page:
"
2006 FORESTER 2.5 X

Trailer Hitch $230

Heavy-duty-rated at 200 lbs. tongue weight, 2,000 lbs. towing capacity for A/T, and 2,400 lbs. for M/T (ball not included: trailer brakes may be needed). "

The 3 ltr. H-6 engine varies.

2005 OUTBACK 3.0 R L.L.BEAN EDITION WAGON

Trailer Hitch $300

Heavy-duty rated at 200 lbs. tongue weight, 2,700 lbs. towing capacity (H-4 engine) and 3,000 lbs. towing capacity (H-6 engine). Trailer brakes may be needed. Ball not included.

Subaru
DaddyDett
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:27:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DaddyDett:
I have an 01 Forester.
Yes they can.
From the Subaru web site, Forester accessories page:
"
2006 FORESTER 2.5 X

Trailer Hitch $230

Heavy-duty-rated at 200 lbs. tongue weight, 2,000 lbs. towing capacity for A/T, and 2,400 lbs. for M/T (ball not included: trailer brakes may be needed). "

DaddyDett


Thanks DD, but does the Outback/Legacy tow? I assume the WRX/Impreza couldn't tow anything.

My g/f's dad used to have a Forester. I liked it, and I still like it. It's a nice wagon-ish car in an SUV package, except I don't like the 03 remake, they made them look like ass.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 5:03:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By DaddyDett:
I have an 01 Forester.
Yes they can.
From the Subaru web site, Forester accessories page:
"
2006 FORESTER 2.5 X

Trailer Hitch $230

Heavy-duty-rated at 200 lbs. tongue weight, 2,000 lbs. towing capacity for A/T, and 2,400 lbs. for M/T (ball not included: trailer brakes may be needed). "

DaddyDett


Thanks DD, but does the Outback/Legacy tow? I assume the WRX/Impreza couldn't tow anything.

My g/f's dad used to have a Forester. I liked it, and I still like it. It's a nice wagon-ish car in an SUV package, except I don't like the 03 remake, they made them look like ass.



I honestly wouldn't put anything on the rear of my 97 Outback. While the engine is strong at low speeds, I just don't feel it has the power to tow or pull anything over 1,000Lbs. without problems.

Why I have a F150; no need to put that extra pressure on my car if I dont' need to.

Only car I would have considered towing with would be my former Mercury Grand Marquis. V8 engine had plenty of power (when it ran....).
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 5:09:08 PM EDT
Actually, I just bought a '97 Outback with the 2.5, and the owner's manual says it has a towing cap of 2000 lbs. Noticed that the other day when I was looking up how much oil it took.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:09:27 AM EDT
I don't know about the base Impreza but the WRX can tow something like 1500 pounds. Don't quote me on the exact pound # but it can tow. I'll grab my manual soon.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:15:41 AM EDT
This may sound incredibly silly, but until a while ago, I thought Subie's were Australian built(because they used to run ads with Paul Hogan from the "Crocodile Dundee films").
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:22:47 AM EDT
Nearly any car can tow "something".....

There are better tools for the job.

I think the WRX Impreza is rated for jet ski and trailer at least......whatever that is.....

I have seen several WRX wagons pulling this off with what appears to be minimal "ass drag"---maybe they got stiffer springs
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:25:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SHIVAN:
Nearly any car can tow "something".....

There are better tools for the job.

I think the WRX Impreza is rated for jet ski and trailer at least......whatever that is.....

I have seen several WRX wagons pulling this off with what appears to be minimal "ass drag"---maybe they got stiffer springs


You don't know what a jet ski is?



My best definition is it is a very quick 1-4 person watercraft. I think of it as a "baby" speedboat.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:27:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:
You don't know what a jet ski is?

images.google.com/images?q=tbn:b7Flv3lxQyIJ:www.watercraftworld.co.nz/images/kawaJT1100-F2_big2002.jpg

My best definition is it is a very quick 1-4 person watercraft. I think of it as a "baby" speedboat.



Uh, yeah...

What does the jet ski and trailer weigh? That has been the heaviest thing I've seen a WRX Impreza tow.

Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:46:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SHIVAN:

Originally Posted By deej86:
You don't know what a jet ski is?

images.google.com/images?q=tbn:b7Flv3lxQyIJ:www.watercraftworld.co.nz/images/kawaJT1100-F2_big2002.jpg

My best definition is it is a very quick 1-4 person watercraft. I think of it as a "baby" speedboat.



Uh, yeah...

What does the jet ski and trailer weigh? That has been the heaviest thing I've seen a WRX Impreza tow.



I couldn't tell you. Maybe 1000 lb.
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