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jazu4ea

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Posted: 08/18/12 05:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The only clue that I have that it was towed was that there is a bra covering the front of the car like I have seen on so many toads. I am taking it for another spin tomorrow and will check it thoroughly. Thanks everybody.

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Posted: 08/18/12 06:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

lol ONLY the ones I'd consider buying keep accurate track of miles while towing.


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If it's a digital odometer I do not think it racks up miles.


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Deal breaker. The car doesn't even have an airbag. Thanks for your input.

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Saturn built an awesome car, so if you find a early 2000 LS or SL model, give it consideration. The DW will not part with our 2001 LS200 with 96K miles.


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How about a 06 Honda CRV, I have never paid attention. I had a 02 Honda CRV previously and did not rack up millage.


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Hondas do not record mileage unless they are being driven.


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It is really quite simple:
If the speedometer/odometer is MECHANICAL (driven by a spinning cable from the output shaft of the transmission), it will record the miles while being towed.
If the speedometer/odometer is ELECTRONIC, and the vehicle is towed with the ignition switch OFF (or the battery disconnected/fuse pulled), towed miles will not be recorded.
When was the last mechanical speedometer installed in cars? A LOONNGG time ago!


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skipnchar wrote:

lol ONLY the ones I'd consider buying keep accurate track of miles while towing.


I tow a 2005 eep Wrangler that does not rack up the miles while being towed. I keep track of all the miles that I tow. Then I know how many miles are actually on the tires, shocks and other components affected by miles, not time.

I would be very suspicious of someone saying the high mileage was a result of towing.

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mowermech wrote:

It is really quite simple:
If the speedometer/odometer is MECHANICAL (driven by a spinning cable from the output shaft of the transmission), it will record the miles while being towed.
If the speedometer/odometer is ELECTRONIC, and the vehicle is towed with the ignition switch OFF (or the battery disconnected/fuse pulled), towed miles will not be recorded.

When was the last mechanical speedometer installed in cars? A LOONNGG time ago!


Yup and I own one as a toad for my MH!
Don't care one bit it racks up miles, it's lightweight, it was cheap, gets insanely good gas mileage and follows behind my MH like a good little car. And every time I pull into a CG someone want to buy it from me!


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