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I would like some advice on what car to buy. I have £2000 to spend on ideally a reliable MPV but I would also like it to be good at towing for up to 1.3 tonnes. What would you recommend?
I currently own a Nissan X-Trail diesel. I use it as a tow car, but due to a change of caravan and increased weight - up to 1510kg - I need a new car with more pulling power. I am considering a used...
I am looking to buy an economical 4x4 that needs to be able to tow 2000kg, but also double up as my commuting vehicle - I do around 50 miles a day for work. I have around £10,000-£12,000 to spend. What...
We are looking for a used car to tow a horse box long distances. The vehicle must be capable of pulling 2000kg plus. We have a budget of around £5000 and have been looking at the Kia Sorento 2.5 diesel...
I have a 2009 Nissan X-Trail with a six-speed automatic gearbox. The vehicle has covered 38,000 miles and tows a caravan in the summer. Last week the vehicle made a strange thud noise. Once was whilst...
My step-son is considering buying a new Fiat Panda Cross. Would it be suitable to be fitted with a tow-bar to tow a small sheep transporter? The trailer would probably only be required to transport...
We have a Ford Focus 2013 TDCi with an 'Econetic' badge on the rear. Our owner's manual states that Econetic is not approved for trailer towing. Our V5 gives a maximum towing weight of 1200kg. We have...
I currently drive a 2013 2.0 petrol manual AWD Honda CR-V. My short commute dictates a petrol engine. It's both thirsty (35mpg) and underpowered when towing our camping trailer with a boot full of kit...
I am thinking of buying a car to pull an Ifor trailer, which has up to two horses it. My idea was to go for the Skoda Yeti. However, I am unsure of its towing capacity. Some directions or ideas would...
I am looking to buy a second hand car on a budget of up to about £5000 with the primary purpose of pulling a horse trailer. Looking for something that can take 2000+kg but can also be used on a day-to-day...