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TOWING A TRAILER

2009 Pontiac Vibe

Engine Performance problem
2009 Pontiac Vibe 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 20,000 miles

We are thinking of buying one of those little " Teardrop" camping trailers. It weighs less than 1000 pounds. Our Pontiac Vibe has the 1.8 liter engine. Would we be asking for trouble to be towing a 1000 pound trailer (and camping gear) around the western US? If it is possible, would a transmission cooler, or larger radiator, or rear suspension modification be advisable?
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Jevenson
November 6, 2010.



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