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What car do you tow with

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Post by mike on Fri 15 Jul 2011, 2:50 pm

Cazz wrote:
bideford wrote:I'm going to tow it with this:

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1989 VW T25 Autohomes Kamper

Guess I'll be at the front of a long queue!!

We will also tow with this, a 1.6TD, it was all smoke and no poke until last month. What's 60mph, lol.

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You think you have problems we had a 1.6 td with no turbo affraid it managed a holiday in Northumberland but i dont think it was happy Laughing
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Post by Cazz on Fri 15 Jul 2011, 2:57 pm

Mike, Ouch. We've experienced lack of turbo a few years ago, it had desintigrated. Last month we had new injectors, wow what a difference, but it is still a golf engine in heavy body.

Do you still have yours?
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Post by mike on Fri 15 Jul 2011, 3:12 pm

Cazz wrote:Mike, Ouch. We've experienced lack of turbo a few years ago, it had desintigrated. Last month we had new injectors, wow what a difference, but it is still a golf engine in heavy body.

Do you still have yours?

No unfortunately not,i have had 3 in total the 1.6,a 1.8 but the best was a 2.1 fuel injected, a rocket on wheels Laughing
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Post by Keith on Wed 03 Aug 2011, 10:18 am

As previously mentioned I've been towning our 6 with a Focus 1.8, well now I've sorted out the diff on my Volvo we will be using that again. It's a proper tow car the old 940 estate it likes a drink though being an automatic but we don't mind.
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Post by mike on Wed 03 Aug 2011, 10:53 am

Keith wrote:As previously mentioned I've been towning our 6 with a Focus 1.8, well now I've sorted out the diff on my Volvo we will be using that again. It's a proper tow car the old 940 estate it likes a drink though being an automatic but we don't mind.

If you get behind a punto towing a 6 1 blast of the horn and 3 flashes and i will slow down so you can get past lol!
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Post by Cazz on Wed 10 Aug 2011, 9:27 pm

We are going to tow our Dandy with this. Very Happy

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Post by Helen on Wed 10 Aug 2011, 9:28 pm

What car do you tow with - Page 2 184121345 The Dandy matches the car perfectly Cazz, looks really good together What car do you tow with - Page 2 2197500976
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Post by Cazz on Wed 10 Aug 2011, 9:35 pm

Why has it cut the back of the picture off? I usually resize on photobucket but it takes an age on my dongle, so I tried on the reply button, what have I not done?

Helen, we are stuck in the 60's What car do you tow with - Page 2 184121345
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Post by jenstar on Wed 10 Aug 2011, 9:42 pm

We have a Citroen Picasso 2.0 diesel, its a great car! You can take all the back seats out and its like a van, its so large you could sleep in the back! So......if the lads play up guess where we shall put em!!!!! Twisted Evil
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Post by Nick on Wed 10 Aug 2011, 10:24 pm

that's a cool car Cazz what model is it cos i know nothing about old VW's
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Post by Cazz on Wed 10 Aug 2011, 10:32 pm

Hi Nick, it is a VW Type 3 'notchback' VW made three models of the Type 3, squareback - estate, notchback - saloon, fastback - with a sloping back, more sportier looking.

Our car was restored in 2000 by the previous owner to concourse condition using only original and NOS (new old stock) parts. We are very lucky to have a car like this, but that's a story in itself. Very Happy
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Post by Nick on Wed 10 Aug 2011, 10:34 pm

so a notch back is a bit like a coupe then.Does it have a aircooled engine Smile
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Post by Cazz on Wed 10 Aug 2011, 10:42 pm

Yep, it has a flat four air cooled engine, of course in the rear giving a boot at the front and one above the engine at the rear. It makes people confused at the supermarket Very Happy

This car still runs drum brakes all round and 6 volt, it is exactly as it left the factory in 1964, but it now has seat belts fitted. The underneath is as shiny as the top. Cool
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Post by Nick on Wed 10 Aug 2011, 10:48 pm

so is the chassis and engine basically the same as the beetle?It is a nice looking car i think i have seen the estate version in years gone by.
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Post by Cazz on Wed 10 Aug 2011, 10:57 pm

It is basically the same idea, but a bit different, they are more refined with better suspension - better engine etc, making it a superior drive, also there is more room, it's faster, but was expensive back in the day so they weren't as popuar. So of course today there are less about than the Beetle.

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Post by bigdaddyvoyager on Thu 18 Aug 2011, 7:19 pm

hi folks,

Tow with a Fiat Panda 1.3 - super little tow car even with two up and a fair bit of kit in the cold.

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Post by Keith on Fri 09 Sep 2011, 2:23 pm

We changed our car this week from one big old barge to another, sold the 940 auto estate and bought a 1999 mercedes C200. To be honest fuel costs are not something I take into consideration when buying a car, and some nice luxury barges can be had for not a lot of money, hence a history (apart from the focus) of V8s, V6s and straight 6 engines.

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Post by muzzy on Fri 09 Sep 2011, 3:48 pm

just got a new car so still have to fit a towbar new towing car will be a seat altea XL previous to that a Vauxhall vectra 2.2dti
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Post by mike on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 12:14 pm

New year bump,not a good phrase affraid for a thread about cars.
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Post by Nick on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 7:54 pm

i should update our tow car its no longer a Colt Diesel but a 2008 Fabia 1.9 TDI estate,well although we need a towbar fitting 1ST Smile
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Post by naedoot on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 8:04 pm

mine will eventually be a citroen C4 5door 1.6hdi

should be ok

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Post by slipstream on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 11:10 pm

Skoda Fabia 1.9 TDI estate & a 1985 Dandy 4/5.

Small car, small camper...

Super quick & 50mpg towing!

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Post by Krist0n on Fri 03 Feb 2012, 4:42 am

Not tried ours yet, but Zafira 1.8 petrol, Semi auto, towing a Destiny. The power wont be a problem, but the semi auto gearbox, as mentioned on another thread, may be a nuisance. Fuel WITHOUT towing and driving like a fairy (If they ever drove) is 30-35mpg, so towing isn't going to economical.
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Post by naedoot on Fri 03 Feb 2012, 6:59 am

Krist0n wrote:Not tried ours yet, but Zafira 1.8 petrol, Semi auto, towing a Destiny. The power wont be a problem, but the semi auto gearbox, as mentioned on another thread, may be a nuisance. Fuel WITHOUT towing and driving like a fairy (If they ever drove) is 30-35mpg, so towing isn't going to economical.

I got rid of our zafira and bought the C4 as the running costs were killing me - mpg was mince, road taz was a fortune and cost to replace tyres was even worse.

glad i got the c4 cheaper to run and is a great wee car
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Post by fearful wizard on Fri 03 Feb 2012, 9:45 am

Skoda Roomster 1.4 deasel when we start camping this year.

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