Originally Posted by prairie tuber
Why all the itty bitty engines over there?
Fuel prices and nowhere too far to go... It's interesting reading this thread though. Some of the tow vehicles you refer to (RAV, Sorrento?
) would never be considered as tow vehicles here... at least not for anything bigger than a 4M SIB. I see that a number of them are diesels though which would make a difference.
Over here in the Great White North, anyone I know drives a full size truck for towing. My own vehicle is a 5.3 l V8 GMC Yukon. It pulls my Hurricane beautifully, even at 120 kph+ on the major freeways... Pass everything but a gas station as they say! Our fuel is about .80/litre at the moment... about half of what it is in the UK I imagine, if not less than that.
I had a V6 in an Isuzu a couple of trucks ago and after blowing three sets of rings in two summers, I ditched it...