Looking for advice on a family car that also can tow a rib without burning the clutch...
Having now a Opel Zafira Tourer 7 seat Diesel( manual). Otherwise a very good and economical car, but the concrete ramp i use for my Rib is too step for it(1st gear too fast). It so and so usable but the clutch don't like it, and the SR 5.4 is absolute maximum, no room for uppgrading.
Now about to change the car but to what? Need occasionally the extra seats(7).
Don't actually need 4wd but guess that will be automatically included anyway.
Thinking about 2015 X-trail(but no reduction gear), 2015 Outlander(no reduction gear, 2000 kg tow limit) or possible a SsangYong Rexton(reduction yes, but kind of old fashion car otherwise).
Outlander is the max on the price tag. Never owned a automatic geared car but understood that they can handle the towing better, what do You say? Would automatic work better for my application than the same car with manual gear?
Thanks for comments
fun on a boat is inversely proportional to size...sort of anyway