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Hi, 

I'm looking to get a tow car to pull a van about 1440kg MTPLM. I don't have a massive budget (about 3k) so am looking at about 07-09 models depending on the car. I don't really want a massive car (4x4, suv etc) as I need to use it for day to day life, commuting etc so want to keep it relatively economical. I'm fairly inexperienced but have B+E so ideally the car would be as heavy as possible (bearing in mind not wanting a massive vehicle). Does anyone have any opinions on what might be best? Other than above I'm fairly open minded!

 

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At that weight and given your requirements I'd look at something like Mondeo or Skoda Superb. 

 

Basically, you have a lot of options in the larger family car sector, so go with your favourite / best used buy / best value.

 

Just make sure that along with kerb weight, you look at things like torque, gross vehicle weight and think about whether you want auto or manual.

Edited by svimes

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Some of the replies I had to a post last year might help you. 

I ended up buying a Skoda Superb 4x4 which is getting me 58mpg.

 

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Cant go wrong with a mondeo, great all rounder.

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I am a Mondeo man too, I had 4 since 2003 towing  MPTLM 1597kg. and for you Budget of £3k you are looking at 2011 to 2013

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Mondeo at that price would be the best bet.

 

Good towcar, cheap to run and maintain.

 

Lee

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Look for something that had a good, documented service history. Whatever you buy you want something that's been looke after.

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On 31/07/2019 at 13:11, tom_1989 said:

Cant go wrong with a mondeo, great all rounder.

 

Just don't get an Auto Powershift box!

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On 01/08/2019 at 17:55, UKInfamous said:

 

Just don't get an Auto Powershift box!

 

Whats wrong with the Mondeos auto power shift box? Does it make for poor towing?

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25 minutes ago, LeadFarmer said:

 

Whats wrong with the Mondeos auto power shift box? Does it make for poor towing?

 

Ford Powershift DCT transmissions have a very poor reputation - Ford has stopped fitting them and gone back to conventional torque converter type.

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