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Old 12 May 2013, 05:00   #11
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Landies best for towing than any car.
Then I suggest you try towing with a V10 5 litre VW Touareg with air suspension, that does of course depend on your definition of "Best" but it meets mine!
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Old 12 May 2013, 05:06   #12
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Years ago, (18+) we'd been diving to the Farnes & were on our way back on a wet Sunday evening. The traffic had been stop start all the way down the A1 from Newcastle, we were approaching Ferrybridge & the traffic stopped again. As we set off, I'd just got into second & doing about 15mph & the brake lights came on in front. I braked & nothing happened, the Disco (200tdi) brakes locked up as did the boat trailer brakes, but we carried on sliding on the wet road. We slid into the Astra in front, the rear window of the Astra blew out, slid up my bonnet & landed in the boat, the rear bench seat of the Astra was shoved into the back of the front seats & the rear wheels folded under, the boot was non existent, write off. We had a cracked headlight & drove home. The police did a full investigation & NFA was taken. Ask me which car I was glad to be in
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Then I suggest you try towing with a V10 5 litre VW Touareg with air suspension, that does of course depend on your definition of "Best" but it meets mine!
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I have to admit, I'd use a Chelsea Tractor for towing if I didn't need a proper 4x4 to get the boats in/out of storage.

I love my 3 litre Surf and it's a better beast than a Landy (more room, better ground clearance, handles better, better on fuel) but it's still a bit agricultural. I just can't bring myself to buy something newer that'll get abused the way the Surf gets.
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Old 12 May 2013, 07:25   #14
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I have to admit, I'd use a Chelsea Tractor for towing if I didn't need a proper 4x4.
A Disco 3/4 is both. Fit a set of AT tyres and you have a proper 4x4 with comfort.
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Old 13 May 2013, 03:15   #15
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I have to admit, I'd use a Chelsea Tractor for towing if I didn't need a proper 4x4 to get the boats in/out of storage.

I love my 3 litre Surf and it's a better beast than a Landy (more room, better ground clearance, handles better, better on fuel) but it's still a bit agricultural. I just can't bring myself to buy something newer that'll get abused the way the Surf gets.
Having had a fair bit of experience towing long distance I can safely say that the Touareg beats the hell out of anything else, it even has high/low and a decent turning circle, the only thing restricting it is tyres to cope with mud, it even has a diff lock in low ratio so slipways aren't a problem either. The best bit is the air suspension which makes hitching and unhitching easy and it keeps it out of the water when launching.

Mine has done nearly 100,000 miles, tows like a dream and isn't as bad as you think on fuel, having said that I don't fill it full of rusty old jerry cans!
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the Touareg beats the hell out of anything else
It's a hell if a machine, for sure. Do you think it's looks undersell it at all?
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It's a hell if a machine, for sure. Do you think it's looks undersell it at all?
I agree you wouldn't realise it's potential by looking at it but with all of the features of the V10 it's a very capable vehicle, sadly only the V10 has the air suspension .........
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A Disco 3/4 is both. Fit a set of AT tyres and you have a proper 4x4 with comfort.
Think I'll pass on that one. Lovely cars, but the 3 hour job to change a headlight bulb puts me off a bit.

Not being able to change a bulb on the side of the road on a 4x4 is a bit of a joke.
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Think I'll pass on that one. Lovely cars, but the 3 hour job to change a headlight bulb puts me off a bit.

Not being able to change a bulb on the side of the road on a 4x4 is a bit of a joke.

Don't know what your on about No's it's a 5 minute job needing no tools
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My wifes Megane needs the inner wing off to change a bulb, who designs these things ??
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