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Old 24 August 2016, 07:02   #21
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Yep, We had one a few years ago definitely the best tow car I drove. Also had a disco and found the trailer meandered more due to the Discos height and wallowing ride.

Now have an Amarok and get the best of all worlds. Ideal for towing and loads of space to chcuck all that wet gear etc. Only downside is very thirsty when towing. (17MPG)
Bugger I get 18-19 pushing the 3.2 Auto Ranger 21-22 towing like Miss Daisy
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Old 24 August 2016, 07:31   #22
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Old 24 August 2016, 07:35   #23
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Bugger I get 18-19 pushing the 3.2 Auto Ranger 21-22 towing like Miss Daisy

Your driving like Miss Daisy is one thing, dressing like her is just weird. :-/
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With the impending doom of our Navara, which is 9 years old, always kept covered and only hit 60k recently (and never dunked) we're looking at the new Amarok, when available. the Nav is falling apart and has had extensive welding in the last 2 years. The new Amarok are all V6 Tdi's with the top spec pushing 220hp and a tow limit of 3.5te. Way overkill for my little boat but we have other reasons for a pickup.

Incidentally, the 2014 A6 2.0 tdi also makes a very good tow vehicle.

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Old 24 August 2016, 08:21   #25
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Does anyone know of a better tow car?
Better in what respect? , my Defender TD5 or Petrol RR both have loads of power and have towed from Uk to germany a few times without an issue , seem good to me and cheap to run.

The TD5 has never had a single issue , the RR had a flat battery in the winter once.

RR will tow 3,500kg the defender has been known to tow 6 tons!
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Your driving like Miss Daisy is one thing, dressing like her is just weird. :-/
We'll not be having a family room with Des this year then
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Old 24 August 2016, 12:14   #27
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What?! How can you say anything good about a modern truck that returns 17mpg towing? That is unacceptable. The Disco height meander sounds like twaddle. Whatever caused that particular trailer to snake, I very much doubt that it was the height differential between a Taureg and a Disco. How old was the Disco?

The Disco meander is a common issue & most of the time you can blame it on the geometry of the Panhard rod rear link system, up & down movement of the suspension causes subtle left to right movement in the body = wobble. Made worse with poor loading, modified springs, worn shocks etc. However as standard when new sitting in the back of one its noticeable to passengers.

This applies to MK 1.2.3 with the solid axles of course
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If you can handle £500 a month on repair bills, like lots of toys that don't work when you need them and have no particular need to get to you destination. there's only one way to travel (between workshop visits).......Mercedes ML320. Never, never, never ,never again!!!!!
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Need a bit of grunt after dropping the boat off and going to the shops to get the spiced rum
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What's with the rear bumper? That's not standard is it?
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