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Hi every one, took the van out for only the 2nd time over the week end. Our Peugeot seemed to struggle a bit, was considering a Mondeo as these are supposed to be good towers only trouble is theres loads of mondeo models out there, which one do we pick I like the look of the new Titanium. Thanks in advance

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Well the Mondeo will be a bit heavier, and have a higher noseweight limit, but if you are struggling for power you wont find much difference as they are essentially the same engines.

If you use `whattowcar` they give them both identical ratings.

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At a quick glance your Pug 407 should be more than capable to tow your van. Your car has the same engine and transmission as my C5 which copes extremely well. Before making a change I would check that all is well first. Brakes not binding on both car and van; tyre pressures correct and that the engine is breathing correctly.

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I've towed 1500kg with 130/140bhp 2. 0TDi's and while there is enough power and torque to make a good towcar it's not really comfortable or effortless I agree.

 

If you do go for the Mondeo there is a choice of two engines with far more go than your 2. 0 Deisel.

 

The 2. 2 TDCi has 175bhp and a massive 295lbft, that's as much torque as a 2. 8 CRD Jeep Cherokee.

 

Then there's the 2. 5T Petrol with 220bhp and 236lbft. The torque looks lower but don't be fooled, maximum torque is available anywhere from 1500rpm right to 5000rpm and not just at one peak. The gearing is lower than the diesel as well which means more torque at the wheels. It's an awesome tow car and has won many Towcar awards. If you can afford the fuel it's a great solo drive as well.

 

As for handling and stability the Mk4 Mondeo is miles in front of the 407.

 

Cheers

Lee

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Sorry to appear thick! :rolleyes: but is the new mondys mk4s, theres so many & what tow car dont have the new ones listed I'm trying to persued OH into getting the new mondeo but need to convince him that its good for towing

Swift Challenger 560 (2007) with Reich Motor Mover & Ford Mondeo 2. 2 Titanium X TDCI (08 ) with Sports pack

A lovely Husband & 3 lively Yorkshire Terriers!!

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we have a 04 plate 2. 0l TDCi and a vectra 2. 0L TDi

 

 

and i can honestly say that the mondeo kicks the vectra's ass is way way by far much more powerfull than any other 2. 0L Diesel i have ever driven

 

just my opinion

 

i also searched through forum threads after buying ours and have yet to come across them being slated

 

mondeo all the way

 

 

 

Gary

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Sorry to appear thick! :rolleyes: but is the new mondys mk4s, theres so many & what tow car dont have the new ones listed I'm trying to persued OH into getting the new mondeo but need to convince him that its good for towing

 

Yep, the new bigger Mondeo is the Mk4.

 

Cheers

Lee

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Thanks everyone, just have to find one now, they seem to be like rocking horse s*** at the moment, theres never any around when yer want one!! :unsure:

Swift Challenger 560 (2007) with Reich Motor Mover & Ford Mondeo 2. 2 Titanium X TDCI (08 ) with Sports pack

A lovely Husband & 3 lively Yorkshire Terriers!!

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Thanks everyone, just have to find one now, they seem to be like rocking horse s*** at the moment, theres never any around when yer want one!! :unsure:

 

Try Motorpoint, they have 85 reg 2. 0 Estates from £12800 up, £16599 if you want the 2. 2 Titanium X

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Thanks everyone for your replys. Think I've convinced OH into getting the 2litre TDCI Titanium Ive looked all over the net to ry & find out the towing weight ( I think is 1800kg ) & the nose weight of 75kg but Im not sure

Swift Challenger 560 (2007) with Reich Motor Mover & Ford Mondeo 2. 2 Titanium X TDCI (08 ) with Sports pack

A lovely Husband & 3 lively Yorkshire Terriers!!

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Thanks everyone for your replys. Think I've convinced OH into getting the 2litre TDCI Titanium Ive looked all over the net to ry & find out the towing weight ( I think is 1800kg ) & the nose weight of 75kg but Im not sure

Have a look at http://www. config. ford. co. uk/fordconnectio. ..yywmodelspc. htm for the weights and the like. It does not specify the max towing weight but it is likely to be the 1800kg as you say. However, I would be very reluctant to tow such a weight with it as the kerbweight of the Titanium estate is only 1611 kg so the 85% figure is 1370kg, but having said that I tow a 1450kg hymer Nova 470 with a 1496kg mondeo Mk3 TDCi and it is a superb towcar at those weights. The new mondeo won the overall towcar of the year from the CC in 2007 with the 2. 5 petrol and the 2. 0 TDCi came out top in it's group of the same competition.

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Have a look at http://www. config. ford. co. uk/fordconnectio. ..yywmodelspc. htm for the weights and the like. It does not specify the max towing weight but it is likely to be the 1800kg as you say. However, I would be very reluctant to tow such a weight with it as the kerbweight of the Titanium estate is only 1611 kg so the 85% figure is 1370kg, but having said that I tow a 1450kg hymer Nova 470 with a 1496kg mondeo Mk3 TDCi and it is a superb towcar at those weights. The new mondeo won the overall towcar of the year from the CC in 2007 with the 2. 5 petrol and the 2. 0 TDCi came out top in it's group of the same competition.

 

I have nothing but praise for mine, even my wife loves it - it only took her a year to get used to parking in reverse after we got rid of her Escort. :rolleyes:

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Thanks everyone for your replys. Think I've convinced OH into getting the 2litre TDCI Titanium Ive looked all over the net to ry & find out the towing weight ( I think is 1800kg ) & the nose weight of 75kg but Im not sure

 

The 2. 0TDCi will have similar performance to your 407. If if you're not happy with the 407's performance then you should be looking at the 2. 2 diesel or 2. 5 petrol.

 

Cheers

Lee

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