I have a shortbed dually as a daily driver and love it!! Tows the Sonic no problem. Believe it or not the dually spins the rear tires easier than a SRW. Rain, snow, and on the ramp, you have to get 4X4. You won't have any problems on sand, just go easy on the peddle.
P.S. my Ford 6.0 deisel with a 115 hp chip does 14.5 in the 1/4 mile!!!!!