Someone asked me about my hitch, which prompted me to post a new thread. Technically, towing a trailer with a FWD car is a bad idea. I don't tow anything, nor do I recommend doing it. The reason I have a hitch is to haul my bike around. It's a class one so it's really not made for towing in the first place. I bought a Thule hitch mounted bike rack. The reason I went this route is because I didn't want to destroy my interior by putting my bike inside the xb and I didn't want the aerodynamic drag and clutter of a roof rack. I like the clean look of the xb's roof. I do realize that when I lower my car the hitch may become a problem. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about that, but I am going to explore shortening the distance the hitch hangs down so that it can be hidden behind the bumper. This will require some modification to the bumper as well, but I will worry about that when the time comes.