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Old 16 July 2016, 02:37   #61
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Not what I'd fancy, but I know someone who tows an 18ft Ski Nautique with a Skoda Yeti....swears by it
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Old 16 July 2016, 05:07   #62
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All cars are going that way now which isnt great for towing. However 1500kg limit and atleast a 1200kg boat would make me a little nervous. i was using a 2200kg limit xtrail and towing 2000kg, it wasnt if the clutch and dmf went, it was when!

The age you are looking at i would assume you will be in the 80k range of miles? I would not expect a1.6 clutch to last long towing with those miles, maybe look at prices for a dmf and clutch before you go ahead as that will likely be your biggest potential expense. For reference my xtrail was 650 quid for parts only.

Btw, take your boat to a weight bridge before you buy anything, you may get a surprise and better to find out now.

My boat was nearly 300kg more than i was told and i have NOTHING onboard other than an anchor. It has cost a fortune to put right (new trailer, car and storage fees up)....
Thank you for your points
The 1.6l car is the very latest model but that is not what I am looking at. The 1 in question is an older model and has a 1.9l engine and a towing limit of 2oookg.
The amount of boat towing will be small (only out twice this year so far) and I am looking at the car as a kind of jack-of-all-trades.
I understand your concerns regarding weight . I estimate around 1300 kg but even allowing 1600kg I am within the comfort zone.
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Old 16 July 2016, 05:42   #63
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Not what I'd fancy, but I know someone who tows an 18ft Ski Nautique with a Skoda Yeti....swears by it
For A laugh I was going to buy a suzuki jimny the last time to tow the boat on the slip. 1.3l petrol but it has a high/low range and 4 wheel drive.
My son swore he would never step into it so I had a change of heart!
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Old 16 July 2016, 05:50   #64
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Not what I'd fancy, but I know someone who tows an 18ft Ski Nautique with a Skoda Yeti....swears by it
I kinda like them square and practical dont know the spec though
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Old 16 July 2016, 12:59   #65
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I kinda like them square and practical dont know the spec though
2 litre Passat engine tows 2000Kg
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Old 16 July 2016, 13:28   #66
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2 litre Passat engine tows 2000Kg
Um MPG will be respectful too not to be sneared at for SIB & small rib owners.
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