13th Oct 2016, 13:44
Anybody that is wise enough to also own a Softail is enough of a reason for me to serious consider this car. And it tows jet skis. This person isn't into just point A to point B boring transportation with MPG as their only goal. They know how to have fun! Our family is exactly the same. Nice review!
14th Oct 2016, 11:08
I think the towing is the clutch wear cause, not the driver. Pulling an 800 lb Harley Davidson Heritage Softail motorcycle with my Wells Cargo enclosed trailer is something I have also done as well. Up and down hilly terrain. I suspect their brake life is diminished as well. Some cars do not have the heavier duty towing package on them, just a class III hitch put on afterwards. Do bumper to bumper traffic with a clutch vehicle and see if you get the same results.
16th Oct 2016, 12:12
The durability of an automatic may not be any better with the towing taking place. Plus automatics are incredibly boring cars to drive.
17th Oct 2016, 13:27
Actually, if you read the review the author says nothing about towing.
13:44 started all this by posting their comment to this review instead of the "feels fun" review directly above it. The tC in that review was an automatic.
In any case, Toyota recommends against ANY towing with the tC, whether automatic or manual. If someone chooses to ignore that advice and tow something with it, they have no basis for complaint if/when problems arise.