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I've been bugging the wife for a smaller 'toad' - the vehicle we tow behind our Winnebago motorhome. We've been towing a Chevy Colorado 4x4 pickup for the past six years, and while it's a great vehicle, it tips the scales at about 4500lbs when loaded up for a trip. The RV can tow it, but it's a lot of weight, so we crawl up passes at 40-45, and if it's windy or a lot of semi-trucks passing, it wags the coach all over making driving a big chore. After about 300 miles on the road I'm ready to pull off for the day.

The new Spark is really cute, drives like a champ with the 5-speed Stick, AC is ice cold, plenty of room for the two of us, and hopefully a dog or two, and our two ebikes on a rack at the back. I've ordered a hitch and a rack, a towing baseplate from ETrailer. I have a Blue-Ox tow bar and a BrakeBuddy brake unit. Can't wait. 2250lbs is a literally TON less than the pickup!!

Going in for window tint in couple of days, and it needs a set of alloy wheels. Wife really likes it, she'll drive it instead of the pickup for her personal around-town car.

GM Financial had zero-interest financing - how can you beat that? Got a couple of grand off the price too. I guess they're begging for customers during this pandemic.

 

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I've been bugging the wife for a smaller 'toad' - the vehicle we tow behind our Winnebago motorhome. We've been towing a Chevy Colorado 4x4 pickup for the past six years, and while it's a great vehicle, it tips the scales at about 4500lbs when loaded up for a trip. The RV can tow it, but it's a lot of weight, so we crawl up passes at 40-45, and if it's windy or a lot of semi-trucks passing, it wags the coach all over making driving a big chore. After about 300 miles on the road I'm ready to pull off for the day.

The new Spark is really cute, drives like a champ with the 5-speed Stick, AC is ice cold, plenty of room for the two of us, and hopefully a dog or two, and our two ebikes on a rack at the back. I've ordered a hitch and a rack, a towing baseplate from ETrailer. I have a Blue-Ox tow bar and a BrakeBuddy brake unit. Can't wait. 2250lbs is a literally TON less than the pickup!!

Going in for window tint in couple of days, and it needs a set of alloy wheels. Wife really likes it, she'll drive it instead of the pickup for her personal around-town car.

GM Financial had zero-interest financing - how can you beat that? Got a couple of grand off the price too. I guess they're begging for customers during this pandemic.

I pull the same exact car (and color) behind my FR3. Absolutely perfect tow vehicle. Never know it's back there and the 5 speed is a blast to drive!
 

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Excellent. We’re at almost a year, 2500 miles.
the car is just fantastic. We were lucky - got it for a steal-deal right before ‘carmaggedon’.
 

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I've been bugging the wife for a smaller 'toad' - the vehicle we tow behind our Winnebago motorhome. We've been towing a Chevy Colorado 4x4 pickup for the past six years, and while it's a great vehicle, it tips the scales at about 4500lbs when loaded up for a trip. The RV can tow it, but it's a lot of weight, so we crawl up passes at 40-45, and if it's windy or a lot of semi-trucks passing, it wags the coach all over making driving a big chore. After about 300 miles on the road I'm ready to pull off for the day.

The new Spark is really cute, drives like a champ with the 5-speed Stick, AC is ice cold, plenty of room for the two of us, and hopefully a dog or two, and our two ebikes on a rack at the back. I've ordered a hitch and a rack, a towing baseplate from ETrailer. I have a Blue-Ox tow bar and a BrakeBuddy brake unit. Can't wait. 2250lbs is a literally TON less than the pickup!!

Going in for window tint in couple of days, and it needs a set of alloy wheels. Wife really likes it, she'll drive it instead of the pickup for her personal around-town car.

GM Financial had zero-interest financing - how can you beat that? Got a couple of grand off the price too. I guess they're begging for customers during this pandemic.

Really nice color. Not as bright as Super Red or even Firethorn.
 

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Got a set of these Sport Tuning wheels for it, stock tires. Really improves the looks, need to get a pic of them on the car. Sold the stock wheels and wheel covers on ebay and got about half the cost of the new wheels back. Kept one stock wheel and will get another tire for it for a full size spare. It won't fit in the well, but I can throw it in the back for when we do cross-country traveling with the RV. That way if it gets a flat I won't have to tow it with the donut spare which is REALLY small.

Right after we got the car I took it to work one day, which was a fluke cuz I don't usually drive it. But sitting on the street in front of the office, it got hit by a giant tool box flying off the back of a heavy duty truck - it slid along and hit the back of the spark and smashed it in pretty good. Thankfully the driver stopped and came back, cleaned up his mess of stuff flying everywhere, and provided his insurance. The local chevy dealer has a very good bodyshop - nearly $5K in repair costs - a new tailgate and bumper - inner and outer, and paint match. They did a beautiful job. I was just glad it wasn't my other car...

We just turned over 3K miles. The car has been really good. We have a contrast in cars...this and my regular driver is a Dodge Challenger R/T. LOL
I can get HP and roar, or sip fuel and zippy. :)

 
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