Originally Posted by dubrus
That is what I mean.
I know, and I was just being a little flippant.
I used to tow with a 2001 A4 2.5 TDI quattro avant. At 175,000 miles and 10 years of ownership, it is practically worthless. I paid £300 or so for insurance, and another £260 road-tax on account of it's old-school emissions. It was a great tow-car and hauled my 750kg unbraked trailer with ease. My main car is now a koda Fabia 1.6 TDI for the daily work commute.
I've just changed to an A4 Allroad 2.0 TDI quattro to tow, so the old girl will ultimately be going, but I'm still keeping the koda, as it's just £20 road-tax, relatively low insurance and will return 55mpg all day long.
It's all swings and round-abouts. What choice do you have? Upgrade to a nearly-new 4x4 and take the hit on road tax, insurance and running costs, and use a smaller more fuel efficient car for the daily commute, or just buy one vehicle to do everything.
The government will probably unveil a new diesel stealth tax in the next few months - so we're all goosed anyway if you drive an oil burner.