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Will the Volkswagen Golf Mk6 tow bar fit the Mk7?
Filed under towing - Asked by Joe Flynne (Carlow) - Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:07
Can I transfer a tow bar from a 2001 BMW 316 to a 2008 Volvo S40?
Filed under towing - Asked by Bart O Farrell (Mitchelstown) - Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:08
Will a Nissan X-Trail pull a horse trailer/horse box double, and are the brakes good enough for this trailer too?
Filed under towing - Asked by Bernice Mc Kenna (Dublin ) - Sun, 16 Feb 2014 16:40
I am looking for the best economical new car for towing a 1,000kg caravan. Can you please advise if a 1.6-litre car would do?
Filed under towing - Asked by Eric Kinlan (Dublin) - Thu, 30 May 2013 13:06
Should I buy a Citroen Berlingo (or similar) or put a towbar onto my 2000 Focus? I need something to carry lots of trees/logs for firewood. Is it a waste of money putting a towbar on my 13-year old Focus 1.6 petrol saloon and purchasing a trailer or would a three-seat van be better value and more economical? I have two small kids so I need something to carry them and all their gear also (for school runs etc.). Or would some sort of pick-up or SUV suit me better? Motor tax, fuel economy etc. are all factors to consider, thanks
Filed under towing - Asked by K C (Cork) - Fri, 10 May 2013 17:01
What to replace my 2000 Ford Focus 1.6 petrol saloon with? It's starting to rattle a bit and it's only doing 35mpg plus high tax for an old car. I recently purchased a stove and need a lot of timber to supply it. I have been loading up the boot of my Focus with timber logs, which is not ideal (I don't want to pay a few hundred Euro on getting a tow bar fitted as the car isn't worth it). A few bits starting to give trouble - steering linkage, engine missing sometimes, timing belt due, NCT due, four new tyres etc. I only do about 10,000km a year, live in the country (rough roads, potholes etc), two young kids. I was thinking about a 4x4 SUV or pick-up to cover both transporting kids around and for the timber work, or should I look for a more economical car with a towbar? I want to come up a few years (maybe stretch to 2008 for low tax).
Sorry it's a bit longwinded but any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks
Filed under towing - Asked by K C (Cork) - Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:55
I want to buy a 2005 Toyota RAV4 4x4 2.0 D-4D (for lower tax). Are they underpowered with this engine? I need it to tow a large caravan. What do you thunk of these cars? I was also thinking of a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe, but I have heard they can give terrible expensive clutch/flywheel trouble.
With regard to the RAV4, because they are permanent four-wheel drive (as opposed to part-time in the Santa Fe) would they be more expensive on tyres, tracking, suspension, etc?
Filed under towing - Asked by Patrick Ryan (Tipperary) - Sun, 12 Feb 2012 18:03
I am looking for a secondhand car that would be good for occasional towing of boats/trailers (up to 1,030kg), but not horrible on fuel for driving to work. I have a fairly low budget of about €8,000, but I also have a 2002 Opel Corsa for a possible trade in.
Filed under towing - Asked by Laura Mulhair (Dublin) - Thu, 26 May 2011 19:09
What cars or SUVs are in the lower tax bands and can pull a horse box with two horses inside?
Filed under towing - Asked by Steve Royston (Listowel) - Thu, 14 Apr 2011 20:51
I have inherited a small farm and I am thinking of buying a car or jeep to pull a trailer, spending about €12,000. What would you recommend?
Filed under towing - Asked by Alfie Barrett (Ballinasloe) - Mon, 10 May 2010 22:26