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Happy Jack

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    BMW X3 2. 0D Auto
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  1. My Mercedes E Class does the same. Quite weird and not always 100% effective
  2. Folding campers and trailer tents - Having had a few and looked at many in the past I always felt that Conway / Pennine were always just a little bit better quality then the other brands. Of course this is just an opinion Our Conway Crusader was like new when it was sold at 12 years old and it got plenty of use
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Yes would have to be an Auto and KX3 was the spec I was looking at.
  10. What age is the KX1 and are you happy with it?
  11. 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
  12. 2016 or newer Kia Sorento - good and bad comments and real life fuel economy anyone?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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