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Old 10 October 2005, 09:45   #11
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But for a rwd car it would have to be a BMW or a Mercedes, are there any other manufacturers in this segment with RWD? We had a 330d touring which was excellent but expenisve to buy, and then theres the image.... It towed a 1500kg trailer sailer no problem.

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Try Jaguar - 4.2 V8 supercharged will do very nicely. And lately they have been scoring more on quality and reliability than Merc or BMW!!!
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Try Jaguar - 4.2 V8 supercharged will do very nicely. And lately they have been scoring more on quality and reliability than Merc or BMW!!!
Codders I think you’ve missed the point towing is all about torque that is why my 70hp dumper pulls the P22 up the slip better than my 130 Passat
Equally that is why (with the help of gears) under powered Land Rovers can pull so much

So my advice is get a dumper cheaper and more reliable than a Jaguar Des
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Old 10 October 2005, 10:16   #13
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Well I love my D3, tows no problem, gets up any slip, wafts along the motorway, very quiet & smooth
& it has not gone wrong yet!
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Well I love my D3, tows no problem, gets up any slip, wafts along the motorway, very quiet & smooth
& it has not gone wrong yet!
One of the best LR's to date I think.
How do you find the electronic handbrake on the slip way? A friend of mine has one and finds it very difficult to control.

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One of the best LR's to date I think.
How do you find the electronic handbrake on the slip way? A friend of mine has one and finds it very difficult to control.

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I have the auto which is soooo easy, just put it in to drive & put you foot down on the accelerator & away she goes! The hand brake is released automatically, the same with the manual!
Or if you want you can release it by putting your foot on the brake & pushing down the hand brake lever!
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Mine's a manual and the handbrake only engages automatically not releases, it just needs a bit of balancing as you pull away but once you've got it, you've got it!
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Codders I think you’ve missed the point towing is all about torque that is why my 70hp dumper pulls the P22 up the slip better than my 130 Passat
Equally that is why (with the help of gears) under powered Land Rovers can pull so much

So my advice is get a dumper cheaper and more reliable than a Jaguar Des
I think not - 4,2 V8 supercharged engines are not exacty lacking in the torque dept - not as low down as your dumper though I grant you!!!

And it's NOT just diesels - look at something like a Scamell Explorer with it's straight 8 petrol engine - outpulls all the modern stuff at low speeds.

Awesome offroad as well......
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I use a volvo T5, FWD yes but no prblems so far due to the weight of the car. Plus you can still out accelerate most other traffic even with the rib on the back!
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Thanks all.
Going to have a go in the derv CRV the weekend, it's more like a tall estate car than a 4x4 , will do some more digging around this week and look at some of the cars that some of you have. Could ask for a demo at the slip
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