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Happy Jack

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    BMW X3 2. 0D Auto
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    Sterling Eccles Quartz

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  1. Happy Jack

    Kia Sorento or BMW X3

    Had a 2. 0 diesel auto BMW X3. Great car all round. Great tow car. Towed a 1550 kg Sterling no problems. Very stable. Much better than my current Mercedes E class estate as a tow car. Would agree with the 27-30mpg. Didn't have any problems in 4 years and 60K+ miles. Funnily enough I might be looking at a Sorento next
  2. Happy Jack

    Kia Sorento

    It might be out of my price range - I will be a poor pensioner by the the time I come to buy my it! . I am a big Audi fan though my wife still has my 10 plate ex company A6 Avant. Still a great car I quite fancied the Sorento because of the 7 year warranty. Hopefully I will get the E class on the cheap . ... though I doubt it I have to say always liked the Touareg but BIK killed it as a company car so never really considered it that much
  3. Happy Jack

    Kia Sorento

    Thanks all looking like it won't fit width wise in the Sorento any how. Not that is a deal breaker Have to look at the Touarag anyway
  4. Happy Jack

    Kia Sorento

    Interesting I was always under the impression the boot was on the small size last time I looked - I will go and have a look. Unfortunately the cage doesn't come out of the car that easily but I reckon if it fits the bottom of the boot it will fit for height. What sort of MPG do you get with your VW? Touaregs are good value for money at the moment with the new model released
  5. Happy Jack

    Kia Sorento

    Yes I want to see if the dog cage from my E-class will fit so no passengers in the second row but I still want the seats in place but pushed up to give me maximum room. My dog cage is 1067mm x 1067mm. The height won't be an issue I would love a Touareg like you have but the boot is too small
  6. Happy Jack

    Kia Sorento

    Could anyone who has the new model do me a huge favour? I need some dimensions of the boot This is with the 3rd row of seats folded flat Minimum width and maximum length with the second row of seats pushed forward as far as they can go. Much appreciated if someone could
  7. Happy Jack

    Kia Sorento

    Yes would have to be an Auto and KX3 was the spec I was looking at.
  8. Happy Jack

    Kia Sorento

    What age is the KX1 and are you happy with it?
  9. Happy Jack

    Kia Sorento

    Yes I have but the boot isn't big enough . .. on paper anyway I am probably going to retire in May so do I buy my company E class Estate which will be just a year old or buy a similar age Kia - think the Merc will be more expensive for servicing but cheaper on fuel but I like the 7 year Kia warranty
  10. Happy Jack

    Kia Sorento

    2016 or newer Kia Sorento - good and bad comments and real life fuel economy anyone?
  11. Happy Jack

    Is gas worth it.

    Horses for courses really. I have been away 70 days this and never used a hook up. On the few occasions they were available it would have been more cost effective to use gas (Safefill) and solar. Last year was about the same and the year before we did use EHU for 4 days but didn't have much with that as it was a commercial site and it was the package for caravans.
  12. Happy Jack

    Mercedes E class

    2018 220D E Class SE Estate 4matic. Lovely car. Quick, smooth and very economical but I would say on balance the BMW X3 was a better tow car. The Merc is a bit twitchy on the motorway when being overtaken by wagons. Nothing dramatic but the BMW I felt was a bit more stable and I felt more confident in it, This may be due to the longer overhang and softer suspension Plenty of pulling power though. Factory fitted electronically retractable tow bar all fully wired.
  13. Happy Jack

    dometic fridge light

    You can just push in the door switch which turns the light on and off on our fridge. There have been quite a few well documented problems of fridges alarming due to condensation getting in the the interior light circuit board and the fridge lights not going fully off. This the causes the fridge to alarm as if the door is open. We have had this a few times.
  14. Happy Jack

    Bmw Factory Fit Tow Hitch And Electrics

    My 2018 Mercedes E class was the same. Fully wire no issues BMW X3 4 years ago didn't fully wire the tow bar and it was very expensive for the dealer to do it on the BMW retracting tow bar
  15. We are in the same position. 1600 kg van up a very steep drive. We have to make sure the jockey wheel will fit in the slots on the sleeve and wind it right down to the floor as far as we can to stop the van from bottoming out. Powrtouch Evolution has no problem in getting the van up the drive