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Old 01 April 2013, 09:40   #1
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ok , so what vehicle could pull this sensibly, i know big 4x4 would pull with ease, but looking at economy etc
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ok , so what vehicle could pull this sensibly, i know big 4x4 would pull with ease, but looking at economy etc
Diesel passat, A4, Vectra or any family hatch or estate.
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Indeed, decent hatch would do - Golf etc. Better off with an auto so you don't burn the clutch out, plus much easier driving.
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and engine size i am guessing would be around 1.9 / 2.0 suitable turbo'd of course.
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and engine size i am guessing would be around 1.9 / 2.0 suitable turbo'd of course.
VAG 1.9TDi is pretty bulletproof but as Tim says auto may be a good idea.
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Pulled my old 5.4 with a 1.9 TD passat. Only issue was a blown turbo at 130k. Otherwise perfect car to tow a searider if you're using a good quality slipway. But that'd be pretty much the same for all front wheel drive cars
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Pulled my old 5.4 with a 1.9 TD passat. Only issue was a blown turbo at 130k. Otherwise perfect car to tow a searider if you're using a good quality slipway. But that'd be pretty much the same for all front wheel drive cars
Mine was pretty faultless as well to be honest. I did a bearing in the gearbox at 90k but it didn't stop it. Just made it noisey.
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I pull mine with a Peugeot 5008 diesel (1.5l turbo) . Very economical and manages the SR 5.4 ok on the road, but on the slipway I would be in trouble with anything heavier(can smell the cluth)....so would definitely recommend a car with bigger engine.
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Diesel passat, A4, Vectra or any family hatch or estate.
Passat 4Motion or A4/A6 quattro would be ideal. Only down side with family hatch/estate is rear suspension coil springs tend to go after 3 years.
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