Maybe try reducing the towing weight....
Ok so what good reliable 4x4 and not look like a chav
Cool thanks all. You have been great as always
Like I said before, towing capacity not the same as stability... 85% rule is never factored into towing capacity figures. You do not want a trailer and two horses over turning on the motorway. Or any road for that matter.
Kia Sorrento is only 2500kgs.
Ford F250 - for towing and any other heavy-duty business.
Ford F150 Lighting - for shits n giggles
Nissan pathfinders/navarras are one of the most reliable trucks on the road.
Well, that being the case, I dread to think how poor the other makes are. Our works Navarra spends most of its time in the garage. Same goes for the ones at other sites according to our fleet manager.
freelander can legally only take slightly over a tonne - although i watched a fella pass me towing a disco 1(just over 2 tonne) on a transporter trailer with one .... was a scary looking manuver.
Freelander 2 tows 2 tonnes braked
oooft if anything its older 300tdi you want not a tdci ... puma engines awful and the box isnt much better
Depends whether you're after a tractor, or a more modern fuel efficient and far more torquey engine. Having driven a 300, TD5 and Puma, I'm glad it's the Puma they now make
Low down grunt is not the td5 strong point
Even worse as ours is an early one with very poor anti stall
On the plus side it has to be the least depreciating car I've ever had and
Been very impressed with the stability of the 110 for towing
I actually meant to put navaras are the most unreliable trucks on the road
Our company bought about six, two of which self destructed, the rest have been nowt but trouble.
Most Jap stuff doesn't go beyond 3t.
Replace enough bits and you'll eventually have a reliable LR, although if you're not too far down the line just trade for another and hope that aint a lemon too. Early TD5 had really bad throttle response too, crap for pulling out juncctions loaded.
110 far better tow than 90, especially if it has heavy duty springs.
I run a 130 at work, TD5 was fine, replaced with 2.4TDCI, different but still good + decent heater. Spends plenty of time towing around wood, diggers, tractors, implements and up to its sills in muck.
Got a new hi-lux at work, piece of crap couldn't pull the skin off custard and the caddy van is better in a wet grassy field.
andyl - get a twin axle rather than a triple if you need to manouvere in tight spaces, triples scrub and twist badly in small yards, IWT do most things to 3.5t.
Lol I'm a fair way down the " on going rebuild" path
Maybe an engine conversion is the answer
International 2.8 seems to get good press
Google is a curse somthimes , look enough and you am alway find complaints about things
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