Know this has been flogged to death already but I'm after a straw poll and some advice please
I'm looking at buying a used Towing Vehicle. It needs to be compatible for the family as well as being tough enough to tow strong. I'll list some of it's requirements below and hopefully somebody can put some input into what my best options are
1) diesel ideally 4x4 to get the big boats off the slip
2) capable of towing from 750kgs-2000kgs
3) comfortable for long distances, motorway etc
4) fairly refined in terms of spec
5) manual or auto - which is best on each model ?
We are looking spending as little as possible based on us being likely to trash it throwing motors in th boot. Were not looking at new or (nearly new) so will be buying with around 100k on the clock.
We have looked at
Disco TD5 (2.5), not convinced it will be nice when not towing
Range Rover P38 (2.5) not convinced it will have the speed to back up the power
Audi Allroad A6 (3L 180bhp) not sure if it will be happy at heavy towing
The one the wife is quite fixed on is the X5 (3.0) with all the refinements such as TV and Sat Nav. Is that a big mistake for towing ?
We have a limited budget for an older car but reasonable for the right spec
Over to you....
Peter ~ Boatsandoutboards4sale ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
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