Re: Hitch choices
I bought a Class II from U-Haul (Draw-Tite) for $140 and installed it myself. Don't know what they would charge to install one. The newer ('98 up?) CVs have a lower recommended max tow rating of only 2000 lbs. I had a bad experience trying to tow a TT of about 1600 lbs....the tranny would keep hunting up and down between 2nd. and 3rd. at the slightest hill driving 60 MPH. I have the 2.73:1 rear-end, so you might be OK with a lower geared car.
The hitch is pretty well out of sight...the receiver barely peeks out below the bumper cover (I will add a pic later).
'00 CV - 136K