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Old 20 Nov 2006, 08:56 (Ref:1770427)   #16
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There are a couple of much over looked Chevy Blazer late models on eBay at the moment one on Autogas. I have to say (STig) I have had Range Rovers and I don't like, everytime you look at the pigs something falls off and it eventually although being only 12 years old and the body looked great failed the MoT for being riddled with rust, I would never touch one ever again. My V6 Blazer does 170miles on 24 of Autogas towing the absolutely brilliant wheels under Tri-Axle Brian James trailer (man what a piece of kit that is) with a heavy Chevy on the back. It is superbly comfortable as a road runnerabout and very practical for lugging gear around with over 6ft area in the back with seats down also makes a nice hotel for the night and does over 200 miles on 24 tank ful of Autogas without trailer and is honestly the best tow vehicle I have ever owned. Yes the trim level is this and that agreed and the build quality is not German or indeed Japanese but the V6 will pull from 500rpm in 5th gear and they are very good value and for under 4k for an Autogas converted 2001 model with under 50,000 on the clock you cannot go wrong.

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Old 20 Nov 2006, 12:22 (Ref:1770628)   #17
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Zt 260 - I use one: quiet, comfy for long journeys and the V8 will pull anything. Max towing weight is high as well.

Not too bad on gas if you stick to the 60mph tow limit (well, for a V8!)
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Old 20 Nov 2006, 12:59 (Ref:1770648)   #18
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What is it? all that came up when I googled it was a 'Bush Bog' mower.
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Old 20 Nov 2006, 13:03 (Ref:1770651)   #19
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The ZT260 was a MG ZT, but RWD and a Ford V8 in the front.
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The ZT260 was a MG ZT, but RWD and a Ford V8 in the front.
IS an MG, and one of the most likely to appreciate longer-term due rarity and quality (unless the oil runs out)
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Old 20 Nov 2006, 13:11 (Ref:1770655)   #21
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Old 20 Nov 2006, 13:15 (Ref:1770657)   #22
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Must admit I was looking to change to a Disco but on reflection I think the Jeep grand Cherokee CRD would be a good choice. 3.5 t capacity (braked) and space and comfort.

Another choice would be the Nissan Pathfinder.
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Old 20 Nov 2006, 13:22 (Ref:1770660)   #23
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The trouble with the new Disco is that it weighs 3 tons which when combined with a trailer could set you into a whole new realm of rules and regs.
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Hmm,

Good point Tim.
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Old 20 Nov 2006, 15:02 (Ref:1770728)   #25
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A friend of bought a new disco when they first came out,I think he think,s of it as a bad move! Its had more faults than a bad tennis player.
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All have done an excellent job for us over the years
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Old 20 Nov 2006, 15:50 (Ref:1770756)   #27
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I just stick with my 93 Tdi Disco, it does it's job and doesn't let me down.
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I'm leaning away from big 4x4s.

I live now in the middle of York just outside the city walls and this has to be an everyday car as well as tow car, personally the Blazer, Merc ML, R-Rover Disco etc are OTT for everything except towing on road, they might be good off road, but I don't have the need or opportunity, I sold the farm more than a decade ago, and I wouldn't go back!

So I think it boils down to;

Audi Allroad, A6 quattro (do they do one?) or Avant quattro, Volvo S6 AWD (do they do one?) or V7 AWD.

The Audi has already been well reccomended but is at the top of my price range, for a 3 year old 50,000 mile car, has anyone used any of the others for towing?
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Old 20 Nov 2006, 17:48 (Ref:1770825)   #29
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The tri axle Brian James like the one I have shown below is or was the only one in its class capably of legally transporting the new Disco.

What about a Vauxhall Monaro, bet that would tow well :-)

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What about a Vauxhall Monaro, bet that would tow well :-)
The Auto ones can tow Ok, the manuals are only rated to 1200kg (in Aust) The big problem with them is the design of the rear suspension being unsuited to heavy loads, and chewing up tyres very quickly. My commodore wagon, which runs the same engine/drivetrain/suspension configuration wore a brand new set of rear tyres through to the belts in less than 500k's, towing my Impreza on a properly balanced trailer.
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