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Old 13 November 2016, 18:09   #1
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Small SUV tow car company car

So I will be getting a company car soon

Want to keep BIK down so real 4x4 is out, looking at Mazda CX-3, Volvo V40 XC, or similar.... £25k max and under 120g CO2, want something with a bit of go (1.5d in Mazda seems weedy compared to my current 1.9cdti 150bhp Astra) the D3 Volvo would be my choice but pushes my budget.

Mostly it will be me only, weekends me + SWMBO... Sometimes with trailer (600kg unbraked) Occasionally 4 adults and a Labrador....... So needs decent boot and rear seats.

Really want an XC60 or maybe a cx-5 ( cx-5 might be an option) but pushes budget too far and adds a chunk of BIK
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CX3 is small, Volvo V40 dated, XC60 way over budget

Before I even got to the bottom of your post I was thinking a CX5. It meets all your requirements (SE-L Nav - 25k, 119g, 150bhp)

The only other one I'd probably consider as a smaller/cheaper option is a Honda HRV
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I would need some discount on a CX-5 but not silly like xc60

V40 incredible on tax at 99 or 105g D2 smack on budget need to investigate exactly what I'm allowed if it has to be brand new etc if not a few more options

Trying to avoid an A3 sportback (if only I had another £10k budget lol!)

Yeti I know is a good car but I'm not keen
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need to investigate exactly what I'm allowed if it has to be brand new etc if not a few more options
If your focus is on how much you're going to be taxed (apologies if you're already be aware) the calculation is based on list price not purchase price

If you're investigating what the company will allow, have you looked in to the option of an allowance rather than a car? Most companies do this in my experience, and unless you do mega mileage it often works out better
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Re towing I believe that any car 1.6 and above will tow 600 kg with ease. The problem is not with the towing it is with the recovery on a slipway. The trailer set up will be come very important in such suitations.

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What about the Seat Ateca? It seems to be well thought of in car reviews.
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Octavia estate 4x4, get the 2.0D. 150 bhp so not slow and decent on fuel, also no problem on slipways.
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BIK is very low, around £650has to be the hybrid though.
Decent sized car and if you can charge it at home and work and dont do more that 20miles each way for a daily commute you'll get decent economy.
On the motorway you'll get 20 to the gallon if you are lucky.
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Re towing I believe that any car 1.6 and above will tow 600 kg with ease. The problem is not with the towing it is with the recovery on a slipway. The trailer set up will be come very important in such suitations.

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Long rope, one end secured on the towball & the other on the trailer hitch. Keep the car on the level & use the rope to pull the trailer & boat up the slip.
On one slip I use that's the harbourmaster's preferred method - using one of their ropes - as there have been issues with cars attempting recovery being stuck on the slip due to its gradient. Smell of burning clutch isn't pleasant & if it's wet wheelspin is the problem.
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