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Ideal diesel MPV towcar for my Storm
My Elddis has an ex-works weight of ~ 1280kg and max auth weight of 1600kg
which I'm sure we get close to with awning and all the bikes/clutter
associated with 3 kids.
I did my homework before I got the van last year and played really safe with
a KIA Sedona because it weighed 2.2tons and had bags of lazy low end torque
( 144bhp 2.9 CRDi ).
Towing is now 2nd nature to me , but I'd like to consider getting a better
MPV that had the optimum power & weight combo to handle my van ( or similer
twin axles with ALKO stabiliser hitches )
Based on the infamous 85% rule should I be looking for something around
~1850kg kerb weight?
I'm considering cheap high mileage 3yr old fleet cars and as an example
there are plenty of ~130hp ~2.0 diesel Galaxy and Pug 807 clones that all
weigh approx ~1750 kg and have legal tow capacities of 1850kg.
My Sedona is very unrefined and not particularly economical but its a good
towcar.My aim is to have a lighter MPV for better annual economy but don't
want to have an unsafe or insuffiencient powered rig
Anyone here with a 2.0TDI Galaxy / Alhambra ( 130hp) or 2.2HDI 807 or C8 (
136hp) who can comment on towing a big twin axle ?
An other recommendations for 7 seat diesel MPVs?