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    2 questions

    Does the Outback meet your towing spec and, if so

    Do Subaru put a speed restriction when towing (particularly over 2T) ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cripesamighty View Post
    Speaking of CVTís, are they a good choice for towing? Some CVTís have been problematic in the past with towing (ie taking off uphill or with a heavy load) but I donít know about newer models.
    Towing will only be required a couple of times a year for short distances so not too worried about that. Which car?


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    Quote Originally Posted by pop058 View Post
    2 questions

    Does the Outback meet your towing spec and, if so

    Do Subaru put a speed restriction when towing (particularly over 2T) ?
    Yes - 2000kg braked trailer capacity with 200kg ball weight.

    No idea on the second question - again with the amount of towing it will do, Iím not concerned about that. Just need the 2000kg rating or else I canít borrow trailers - and whatís on them - from work when/if needed. Which car?


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    Which car?

    Quote Originally Posted by grey_ghost View Post
    With the Subaru - make sure that you drive it, if I'm not mistaken it's a CVT transmission? I have driven a few CVT's and disliked them all - not saying that the Subaru isn't nice, maybe I just copped a few crappy CVTs.

    VW Tiguan? Depending on model, with brakes tows between 1800kg - 2500kg.
    Have yet to test drive the new model - will let you know. The folks old Maxima had a CVT and yeah, itís different...

    As for a Tiguan - see first post... Which car?


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    You havent mentioned them in your exclusions, and I know its a dirty word around here but the Jeep Cherokee might fit your bill. 3.2 V6 (no diesel unfortunately) and 2.2T towing in the limited for under $50k

    I have a friend with an older one who hasnt had any issue as far as i know, and another who has had a couple of grand cherokees and loves them but we've all heard the horror stories.

    Anyway im not neceasarily recommending it but it is an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Selectable 4WD while not preferable is an option - and I hadnít considered one of these - will check them out. Thanks. Which car?
    bullet proof reliability, 6 year/150,000 k warranty, one badge has leather, 3.0 turbo diesel. 6 speed auto. Definitely worth a look.
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    DON"T get an X-Trail!
    I don't know what they tow but are pretty poor.
    We have 4 as our hire fleet, OK to drive but constant build quality problems & every time we need a part they have to phone Japan?
    Also bloody low to he ground.
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    Toyota Kluger, Mitsi Pajero Sport, Mitsi Outlander?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco-tastic View Post
    You havent mentioned them in your exclusions, and I know its a dirty word around here but the Jeep Cherokee.....
    Somebody please ban this guy

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    Wizard

    Kia have great warranty and you'll definitely use it. They'll do anything they can to deter you from bringing it in and they'll charge you $180 an hour if they find something isn't under warranty. You can get a replacement car but you'll have to book it in and pick it up and drop it off in business hours

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