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Old 30 October 2012, 07:10   #21
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I had an xc90 and agree its very good for what it is but the space is limited. Four kids including a six three rower of a sixteen year old son who has shoulders like an ox!

Definitely need more space in the next car
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Old 30 October 2012, 07:13   #22
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I just bought a jeep grand Cherokee diesel, great price, 550 Nm torque and tows my zodiac hurricane really well. It's worth a look!
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Old 30 October 2012, 07:18   #23
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Go with a LR, Toyota or Volvo. All great cars, you just have to decide which one suits you. Also the Nissan pathfinder is well priced but bit cramped in back, still worth a look. Also is a freelancer to small? Because its worth a look
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Go with a LR, Toyota or Volvo. All great cars, you just have to decide which one suits you. Also the Nissan pathfinder is well priced but bit cramped in back, still worth a look. Also is a freelancer to small? Because its worth a look
Unfortunately the volvo towing capacity is really poor compared with the rest. As an outside choice, what about the vw toureg? I'm not sure if it will tow the full 3500 though.
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Old 30 October 2012, 09:28   #25
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Yes.
Love the ouster but need seven seats for sure. Could leave the wife behind and drive a five litre. Sounds fun!
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Old 30 October 2012, 17:51   #26
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Also is the bmw x5 a nono? It's got more grunt than anyone would need, is massive and very good looking. It is a 4x4 and from my experience will deal with day to day life perfectly. Sure it won't take you up a steep mud ridden mountain but I've seen it work well in the snow and it will be a great tow car. Although everyone will hate you!
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Old 30 October 2012, 18:20   #27
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The D4 engine is awesome goes as fast as you dare hardly ever drops out of top gear
But the gearbox drops out.......I know when one goes tits-up it doesn't mean they all do but my friend's gearbox packed up after 22k replaced under warranty then two weeks later engine seized..........hadn't had a chance to rust yet (yeah right!!)
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Old 30 October 2012, 18:23   #28
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Go for the merc of you want comfort. The build quality of mercs has rocketed, back to the real old days I quality. It's a discerning choice with real class. BMW if you want to drive like a car and look good. Though if you're off roading or going in the desert then fine, a wallowy Toyota as per UN. Friends with D4s love them, but both they and RR sports seem to always get electrical problems and are in and out of dealers once a few years old.
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Old 30 October 2012, 18:24   #29
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The caravan club have a useful breakdown of quite a few vehicles for towing and it appears to be up to date. Is more car than 4x4 orientated.

Search - The Camping and Caravanning Club
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"The caravan club have a useful breakdown of quite a few vehicles for towing and it appears to be up to date." Rokraider

Total misquote however I believe Land Rover have a useful breakdown of (more than ) quite a few vehicles.
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