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Old 10 August 2009, 06:22   #11
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Try Brink.

They make most of the OEM towbars.

When I put mine on a BMW five seres, Brink were half the price of the BMW part, an identical.
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Thanks for all your replys. A standard fit towbar with single electrics is about £300 fitted.

However the negotiations didn't happen as expected as the dealer couldn't lay his hands on all of the service history and as this was a high miler at 170000 with 90000 miles of outstanding history, I decided that there where too many risks in purchasing this one.

I've suddenly gone all technophobe ( spelling ) and decided the Audi is too complicated if it goes wrong.

I've test driven a 3.1 TDI Vauxhall Monterey this evening and am well impressed. This I believe is an Isuzu Tooper and will make an excellent replacment for the Kia. It even has a towbar
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good luck with the monty,you might need it
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high miler at 170000 with 90000 miles of outstanding history, I decided that there where too many risks in purchasing this one.

I've suddenly gone all technophobe ( spelling ) and decided the Audi is too complicated if it goes wrong.
170000 is quite a lot, think you are right on this call, there is a lot of kit to go wrong on a high millage quattro, I am currently looking for an auto box for my one, hens teath. But I will admit that it was no fault of Audi as to why I am needing a new box....

I am also thinking of a low-er tec sloution to transport. no not a pony and trap.
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OK to draw this to a close, I now have sitting on my driveway a Monterey (trooper) 3.1TDI. Was such a bargain and hopefully last me a good number of years.
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OK to draw this to a close, I now have sitting on my driveway a Monterey (trooper) 3.1TDI. Was such a bargain and hopefully last me a good number of years.
Glad to hear you got your car of choice.

In case anyone is still considering an Audi Quattro as a tow vehicle. I have a 2001 B5 model (1995-2001), A4 2.5 TDi Avant Quattro Sport (slightly lower and stiffer suspension). It has a Witter towbar which was already fitted when I bought the car. No cut in the bumper required. The V6 diesel pulls like a train on any gradient. Personally I opt for a manual version, but I can see the attraction of an auto-box. These cars will routinely do 200k miles with regular timing belt changes every 80k. Transmission and rear diff are sealed for life units, however can be drained and refilled with correct specification oil. Special tools required.
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Transmission and rear diff are sealed for life units, .
Equals sealed for death.
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Now i'll try and be helpful.

Just sold my 2000/X Audi S4 Avant - twin turbo.

I fitted (had fitted) a Westfalia removeable towbar. This is OE for the Audi. It needed a small cut out in the bottom of the bumper which you can't see unless you get under the car. the electric socket flips up out of sight as well.

About £300 fitted by a specialist in Hungerford last year.
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