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Old 07-27-2006, 12:15 PM   #11
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Thanks for the explanation Venom. You should work for GM you know a hell of alot more than they do. I had a hidden hitch put on the Grand Prix. For towing the boat rougly a mile to the landing once a weekend wont hurt it. It does just fine.

I didnt want a hitch on the Bonneville anyways, but I was curious as to why it couldn't tow. I saw a Buick Lucerne CSX towing a monster boat and the guy said it was no problem.
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aaa Now... your gonna give me a big head. (And it'* already 2 sizes too large for my body. ) I 'm no mechanial genius and as I finally devote some time to reading some Caddy forums, there'* alot more to digest. It just 35 years of necessitive maintenance blended with time now to research things. I think GM'* ( and the others as well) biggest problem is they hire Customer service reps who are more people orientated than mechanically inclined.

How does the GP tow?
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The Grand Prix tows great. I towed it from the city to the lake and there were no problems (about 50 miles). I just took it really easy and didnt go over 90 kmph (around 45 mph). Left it in 3rd which put the RPM'* around 2000. I was told not to allow it to go into Drive on the highway because then I may have some transmission issues.

If I was towing all the time I would invest in a truck. But I am not getting a gas guzzler for a weekend boat launcher.
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Ya I would agree. I leave my Dodge 3500 in 3rd low while towing my boat (8400 lbs on trailer) Otherwise she'* kicks down into it pretty hard anyway all the time.
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