We recently purchased a 2000 Bounder Diesel 39z and are looking to buy a car coming off lease to be our toad. The three vehicles we are considering (all 2012 year) are Jeep, Chevy Malibu, or Subaru. We'd like good MPG when driving around town, which isn't a feature of the Jeep from what I can tell but that might be offset by better ease of towing. We'd like to hear from folks who have towed any of these vehicles four-down. Have you had any problems with setting it up to tow, the towing procedures when traveling, or any transmission or battery issues? What kind of mileage do you get when driving it? Is there anything you love or hate about it that it might help us to know before we decide?
If you could describe your towing procedure, that would be very helpful. We would like to avoid buying a car that will require a complicated procedure before or during towing, and from what I have read in the forums so far, the owners manual doesn't always accurately explain how it's done!