Originally Posted by thecampingcat
What would you say would be the ideal toad just for road use for two people all 4 down..if you were going to buy vehicle for that purpose
Lots of things to think about.
1. Do you have room to keep an extra vehicle around your house that you may only use as a toad or will it have to serve as a daily driver for other use?
2. If an extra vehicle just for towing are you willing to pay the annual insurance and other fixed costs, just for a vehicle for that purpose.
3. Lighter tows easier
4. How easily can it be towed without major modifications?
In our family lifestyle, I need a pickup and my wife insists on a comfortable car. Neither of those make for good toads. IMO, if a vehicle I'm going to use only as a toad is going to take up the last space in my garage, it's going to have to be economical and cute and sexy and light, and fun to drive, etc... etc... Wrangler's are good, but not all that fuel efficient. And I have trouble justifying that for use as a toad only, as it may not get used for much else. Am seriously considering the Fiat 500C (convertible), but have been in that "considering" mode for several years and yet to pull the trigger. Right now I pull a Toyota Tacoma size pickup, 4,100# and that's ok, but I would like something smaller and lighter.