P.S. I tow with a '91 Honda Civic Hatchback - 31 mpg and lovin' it.
I would not use that Civic for towing an egg. Check out the fourth paragraph.
[b]A word about tow vehicles
(as requested by many Vintage Trillium
Buying the correct tow vehicle is not as easy as it seems. Everyone you talk to will have a different opinion. After all, everyone loves their own car - that's why they bought it. Here is the best objective advice we can give....
The most important consideration is - safety for yourself and others.
The only way to be assured of that is to go by what the Car Manufacturer says - meaning - as stated in the vehicle's owner's manual..
No car salesman, RV salesman, other owners, previous owners, uncles, or mechanics, etc. can provide an accurate figure of the vehicle's towing capacity. There are far too many variations of engines, transmissions, drive train type, wheel base, HD options, coolers, brakes
, etc. for anyone to have an accurate - on the spot - answer.
If you're buying a used car, be sure to look for the owner's manual.
If you're buying a new car, not only can you look at the owner's manual, but there is usually a chart in the showroom which will give you a quick summary. (You should still look in the owner's manual.)
Finally - and maybe most important - we all know that these days everyone gets sued when there's trouble. You can be the most cautious, best driver, and be involved in a bad accident which is not your fault. Don't get caught with a tow vehicle too light for the trailer. Car manufacturers spend a lot of money on engineering, testing, (and lawyers). Take their tow rating to heart.
Keep the highways safe. Tow with the right rig. And remember, this is one area where bigger is better."