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Old 04 August 2015, 13:20   #11
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What pulling weight...? Are you looking new or 2nd hand? How flashy?

I'm about to test drive a Ssangyong Korando can pull 2T. 46mpg (EU Test data). Not the highest spec on market but not 2 bad... Highly rated as a tow car in the metal tent community...
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Old 04 August 2015, 13:49   #12
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If it's cheap and cheerful you want and something to do the Job a Nissan Terrano takes some beating.
Towed me and the loaded RC 6.8 the lenghth of the country 3 times......and cost it less than my friend paid for a service on his Four yr old Range Rover!
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What pulling weight...? Are you looking new or 2nd hand? How flashy?

I'm about to test drive a Ssangyong Korando can pull 2T. 46mpg (EU Test data). Not the highest spec on market but not 2 bad... Highly rated as a tow car in the metal tent community...
Repair and breakdown support in France is important so Ssangtyong although good has a fairly small dealer network.
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If it's cheap and cheerful you want and something to do the Job a Nissan Terrano takes some beating.
Towed me and the loaded RC 6.8 the lenghth of the country 3 times......and cost it less than my friend paid for a service on his Four yr old Range Rover!
I don't doubt the cost of a RRS service particularly with a main dealer. They are not cheap to run but are a hell of a vehicle 'if' running without issues.
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Repair and breakdown support in France is important so Ssangtyong although good has a fairly small dealer network.
In that case you need to look at French Cars ;-) the French don't know anyone other than CitreonPeugeotRenault make cars...!

I've broken down once properly (limp home mode) with a car in the last 13 years (260,000miles). Couple of times I've had engine management lights but no limp and twice I limped but engine off and on fixed it temporary till I got a wiring harness fault fixed. Prior to that with much older cars (also petrol incidentally) I broke a fair few times. I'm not expecting my next car to be any worse. 300 miles in UK is a day trip for me.

With good breakdown cover I've never been concerned. Haven't had the 'pleasure' of European Breakdown though...
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XC70

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XC90 if you need more space.

Have had both and either towed the 6.5m fine as well as being great everyday cars.
Not fast though!
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Stick with the RRS is my advice. Had one for three years and apart from one suspension issue, quickly fixed and not too expensive, it did everything asked of it. The benefit of having such a high tow weight means loading and weight distribution is never really an issue.
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Stick with the RRS is my advice. Had one for three years and apart from one suspension issue, quickly fixed and not too expensive, it did everything asked of it. The benefit of having such a high tow weight means loading and weight distribution is never really an issue.
Difficult to argue - thanks
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Stick with the RRS is my advice. Had one for three years and apart from one suspension issue, quickly fixed and not too expensive, it did everything asked of it. The benefit of having such a high tow weight means loading and weight distribution is never really an issue.
The ranger has a 3.5t trailer limit and 245kg nose weight
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X-Trail would probably tick all your boxes.

Mine's great for towing and day to day use and get 39 mpg not towing, 28 with the boat behind at 60mph.
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