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Hi all

 

Needing a new car, not for towing a caravan (figured best to post here as weights similar and so much experience), but a box trailer (750kg) and sometimes a exhibition trailer (1800kg)

 

Also need a large amount of space in the car, Carry lots of equipment quite often.

 

Comfort is fairly high on the list.

 

Have about 22-24K to spend, looking for a 62 onwards.

 

Looking so far at:

 

Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Nav

VW Amarok

 

Anyone got any views on the above?

 

Thanks all

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I'd steer clear of the leaf sprung pick-ups if as you say "comfort is fairly high on the list. ."

 

Not sure about the towing weight issue but personally I'd be looking at comfy, classy estate cars.

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Shame you need to tow 1800kg there are some very good deals on new x-trails at moment you could have got a new one 2200kg tow limit but you be over 85% with 1800kg.

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Hi all

 

Thanks for the replies, all interesting

 

Kirk - currently have a 61 plate xtrail tekna, te exhibition unit is played at 1800kg, but on a weigh ridge came in at 1350kg so well within limits.

 

Just fancy a change but a large boot is also fairly high.

 

0% finance on new xtrail too! And they tick the comfort level but wouldn't be much of a change.

 

May have to go and do some test drives

And cc discount I believe

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The new Rexton W is getting some quite good press for a ssangyong these have a big boot may be worth a test drive.

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I agree :D Come along and have a test drive.

 

http://www. leisureworldmotors. co. uk/

 

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Not a fan of the Rexton, thanks anyway

 

Drove the Amarok today, very very impressed bearing in mind its on leaf springs.

 

 

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Toyota Hi Lux

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Thanks again all, Looked at Hilux but not a massive fan of the look.

Very tempted by a Amarok now.

 

Having another look tomorrow

 

Thanks again

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Amorok a fine vehicle but have you considered trying a D Max (I'm biased I have one.) On leaf springs but, like the Amorok, a suprisingly good ride. Chain cam like the Amorok (HiLux is rubber belt and you need a three litre to get decent power). I was torn between Amorok and D Max, asked Honest John who preferred the Isuzu quoting five year warranty and better gear change. It's a 2. 5 so not as pushed as the VW's 2 litre. Have a test drive.

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Land Cruiser Amazon. Huge boot if you take the rear set of seats out. Go anywhere, pull anything. With that budget you may be looking at older than a 62 plate, but you'l get your money back when you sell on.

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I know you,ll probably think "What the hell is this?" but i,ve had a look at them in the flesh. Its a lot of car for very little money (comparitively speaking). As one local farmer put, he can buy 2 of these for the same money as a Hilux. 6 years warranty and when he,s finished with the 1st one, hes gonna use it as a gate, then buy the 2nd one and hes still got 6 years warranty left. Reckons he cant go wrong.

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Thanks all, after driving a wide range of vehicles, i have decided that within budget there is no improvement on my Xtrail. So it stays for now.

Thanks all :D

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