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Old 30 November 2016, 05:44   #1
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L200 - Tow Vehicle

Looking at getting a new tow vehicle, had a go in an L200 last week and it seemed pretty good. Just wondering if anyone has first had experience of using them for towing, pros / cons etc.

I know they are not a VW Amarock, which seems to be at the top of every ones list at present and on the comfort front I can see why, L200 seats and ride somewhat harder. But you pays the money for the VW etc.

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Looking at getting a new tow vehicle, had a go in an L200 last week and it seemed pretty good. Just wondering if anyone has first had experience of using them for towing, pros / cons etc.
No experience with the L200, although that mechanically they take a lot of beating. Another budget alternative worth considering is the Isuzu D-max.
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I got the Barbarian model in July to replace my beloved Terrano 3ltr. So far I am happy with it and it tows very well and also more economical than the Terrano. Just be aware that the L200 is classed as a light goods vehicle so you have to take out van insurance which is no problem but technically speed restrictions apply such as 50mph on a 60mph duel carriageway 😕
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That does look smart. Unfortunately black seems to be out of fashion now with Mitsubishi as its all chrome,


Did you go for the manual or auto box?

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If your buying new, look at the new navara np300, great truck 5 year warranty, 3.5 ton towing capacity tows great and the refinement and ride is loads better ! I'm on my 4th navara now and never had any problems.
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That does look smart. Unfortunately black seems to be out of fashion now with Mitsubishi as its all chrome,


Did you go for the manual or auto box?


Manual.
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If your buying new, look at the new navara np300, great truck 5 year warranty, 3.5 ton towing capacity tows great and the refinement and ride is loads better ! I'm on my 4th navara now and never had any problems.
Not sure about the new models but the later models chassis have been snapping in half. Not good

http://www.europe4x4mag.com/2016/03/...check-chassis/
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We borrowed an Izuzu and it was a pretty tidy machine.

It's built to a price and for that I thought you got good value for money.

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