Can you recommend a small, versatile, economic car to tow a small trailer?

I am recently retired and despair of finding a car that is basic enough for me. My priorities are versatility for carrying loads, safety, economy, and the ability to tow a small trailer. Gadgets and comfort are irrelevant. Past cars have been 2CVs, Ladas, Land Rovers and Polos. I don't need cup holders, a/c, heated seats, etc. I am wondering if a small pick-up might be the answer - something like the old Golf pick-up. Is there anything that might fit the bill?

Asked on 2 November 2010 by DH, Bakewell

Answered by Honest John
The smallest is the Proton Jumbuck, if you can still get one. There have been no RHD imports of the Dacia Logan pick-up yet (see here: or of the small FIAT pick-ups you sometimes see in mainland Europe.

Next up, the Mitsubishi L200 which, with the shorter load bed, is the smallest 'full size' pick up. Your best bet is probably a utility car, such as a Citroen Berlingo Multispace, Peugeot Partner or Renault Kangoo, or the smaller Citroen Nemo, FIAT Qubo or Peugeot Bipper.
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