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Old 26 November 2008, 23:02   #11
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Would a subaru forrester be of any use?? Has anyone on here used one? Permanent all wheel drive and a low ratio box in a normal estate. I'd look to get some M+S tyres on it to help.
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Old 27 November 2008, 19:01   #12
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The Fozzy is a good car, the new ones can tow 2000kgs (acording to the Subaru website for the 2.5xt) if you realy want a forester get a jap import STI but not sure if they have a lesser towing weight or not

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Old 27 November 2008, 19:11   #13
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Hi Graeme,
I'm tempted by a scooby and I think the early ones are rated to 16 or 1700kgs which is fine as the boat only weighs in at just under 1300. The Turbo's dont have a low ration box on them afaik though. The low ratio box is also missing from the new legacy diesel which seems crazy to me! Maybe it can't take the torque of the turbo or new diesel?
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Old 28 November 2008, 15:12   #14
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I might have a commercial Trooper LWB Duty, 5dr but only two seats ..nearing sale on 04 plate if its of any interest..low miles etc. its one of the best tow cars i've used IMO
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Pajero..

Alternatively, my SWB Pajero will be for sale in the next couple of weeks.... 96P, 45,000 miles, 3" lift, 33" mud terrain tyres, snorkel, axle breathers, climate control, locking diff, height adjustable towbar, recent service etc.....

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What are the Mercedes ML series like to tow with? There seem to be a few around the 3000 mark and pre "Expensive" Tax too.
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What are the Mercedes ML series like to tow with? There seem to be a few around the 3000 mark and pre "Expensive" Tax too.
From personal experiance they are very nice to drive.

From what I've heard, they are quite good for towing, but very expensive to repair or get serviced, even by a non franchised dealer if you can't do it yourself. Even then parts are pricey.
I looked at them very closely before swaping my old Shogun in for the newer one a few years ago.
Froim memory, and for my specific use, the M270 lost out to the Shogun on grunt, MPG, space, and spare parts prices.

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For people looking for newer vehicles some of the very best deals are from the main dealers. Look at the prices on stratstones website.

I was at my local LR dealer and they had a mint Range Rover 2003 reg SE model TD6 diesel with full leather and all the toys for under 15k. They are about 60k new - even more shocking it only had 33,000 miles on the clock!!!

They also had a 2006 discovery 3 diesel - again about 30,000 miles for 14,000 - makes buying new seem a bit silly............
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From personal experiance they are very nice to drive.

From what I've heard, they are quite good for towing, but very expensive to repair or get serviced, even by a non franchised dealer if you can't do it yourself. Even then parts are pricey.
I looked at them very closely before swaping my old Shogun in for the newer one a few years ago.
Froim memory, and for my specific use, the M270 lost out to the Shogun on grunt, MPG, space, and spare parts prices.

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I wouldn't have thought and wouldn't have expected MPG was going to be great with a big petrol engine in there. They do look very comfortable however.

I do agree that servicing and repair could be expensive for a lack of aftermarket suppliers. My father used to run an older 280E and we did sometimes have to get spares from the main dealers. Reliability should be better than average however and I bet that most have had an easy life carting the kids around.

Whats the towing capacity for this car?
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Friend of mine bought a RR Vogue HSE fully loaded on a 54 recently, for 22k. Cost new 72K. He bought from a prestige dealer with low miles. The supercharger blew-up within days, the dealer collected it, sent it to a LR main agent, sorted it and returned it.
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