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Arrow Towing with a Versa?

Any body do any towing with their Versa hatchback?

I'm looking to get a small trailer, say a 4x6 or something, just big enough to put my go cart on, I wouldn't think it would phase the car, but i've been wrong before... any thoughts?
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its been talked about on the forum before but I dont think it would have to much of a problem I wouldnt go much more though.

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Nissan Canada will not sell a hitch for a versa. The mouting of a hitch lowers the rear crash impact rating of the vehicle to a sub-standard level. Not to mention, another 600lbs on the back would make stopping with stock brakes a whole lot of fun.
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Nissan Canada will not sell a hitch for a versa. The mouting of a hitch lowers the rear crash impact rating of the vehicle to a sub-standard level. Not to mention, another 600lbs on the back would make stopping with stock brakes a whole lot of fun.
I keep hearing about peoples brakes not working well... do y'all have problems with that? My brakes are extremely good. Better than at least 95% of cars I've driven, and I work in a shop... I drive a lot of cars.
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we want to get a hitch...haven't done it yet because we don't have anything to tow yet
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we want to get a hitch...haven't done it yet because we don't have anything to tow yet
lol, neither do I. I used to have a Ford Windstar minivan, and my gokart would fit in it, however now i have the versa, and my go cart just sits around collecting rust...
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i wish it would tow our mazda 3 to the track....i don't want to buy something else just to tow our race cars :/
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Nissan Canada will not sell a hitch for a versa. The mouting of a hitch lowers the rear crash impact rating of the vehicle to a sub-standard level. Not to mention, another 600lbs on the back would make stopping with stock brakes a whole lot of fun.
This.

To add to that, the Versa doesn't have weight or power to recover from a situation where the trailer might start to wobble. The trailer/load may be light, but even a 500-600 lb trailer can "wag the dog" so to speak.

Plus, as Jbeau said, it lowers the crash impact rating. Even without a trailer on, if you get rear ended, the impact won't be where its supposed to be, and the car won't protect you like it should.

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This.

To add to that, the Versa doesn't have weight or power to recover from a situation where the trailer might start to wobble. The trailer/load may be light, but even a 500-600 lb trailer can "wag the dog" so to speak.

Plus, as Jbeau said, it lowers the crash impact rating. Even without a trailer on, if you get rear ended, the impact won't be where its supposed to be, and the car won't protect you like it should.
Not to say you're wrong, because im sure you're not... I'm 100% on board with the crash thing, however.

The trailer im talking about weights in at a mere 159lbs with plywood and go cart, we can't be talking more than 200 lbs which is about a third of 500-600lbs you're speaking off. Do you think, aside from the crash testing, that the car could handle this? And I will also say, I will be on the interstate and the speed limit is 60MPH. However interstate isn't a must, the place I go to normally can be accessed via back roads no faster than 45MPH.

Not like im hauling a john boat...

http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...els-90154.html

Shit, even this one work... 70LBS!

http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...res-42708.html

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For safety issues and sacrificing the integrity of your car, you're better off not installing a trailer hitch and lugging a trailer around. Have you thought about renting a small truck from Home Depot? It's like $69 a day from what I read on their website. If you're not using the trailer on a daily basis, then it's probably not cost effective in the long run.
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