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userInjebreck99
Posted: 21 July 2009 8:47 PM
Subject: New Towcar
 
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I have a1998 Nissan Terrano 2.7TD that I tow my Bessacar Cameo 495 with, but I feel that all the torque from this engine is too high up the rev range, compared to my earlier Terrano, I am thinking of replacing it with a Nissan X-Trail DCI,(136bhp) model of about 2004 onwards, but am reluctant to commit in case the X-Trail does not tow well either.
I want an engine with the power and torque lower down the rev range, but am concerned that the X-trail is only a 2.2 engine, any comments appreciated.
userTONYB
Posted: 1 August 2009 9:33 PM
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HI. I HAVE A BESSACARR 495. YOU NEED AT LEAST 160bhp. YOU WILL BE ALRIGHT ON THE FLAT BUT A SLIGHT INCLINE COULD CAUSE PROBLEM'S FOR TAKE OFF. I TOW WITH A VOLVO V70 D5 . 30+MPG.
REGARD'S TONYB

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userInjebreck99
Posted: 2 August 2009 6:33 PM
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Many thanks.
userTONYB
Posted: 3 August 2009 8:14 PM
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HI . I HAVE A 495 WHICH I TOW WITH VOLVO V70 D5. YOU AT LEAST NEED165bhp..ROLLING SUPERB BUT A TIGHT STANDING TAKEOF IS A BIT TIGHT. 30 +mpg.
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userChrisK5
Posted: 8 January 2010 1:48 PM
Subject: RE: New Towcar
 
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Have a look at the Nissan Pathfinder. We just sold ours which i towed a Cameo 625GL with, never had any problems, superb tow car and it has the advantages of a high and low ratio gear box which is a great help on wet grassy slopes etc. Stich below 60 and you will get 30mpg,
usersamnjan
Posted: 8 May 2011 6:18 PM
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We went to Germany last year, & met a couple in Luxembourg that told us that to enter German towns & cities that you have to have a fuel emissions pass in your windscreen.
They come in 3 colours red, yellow & green.
In the towns they have zone restrictions
Red pass only to the out skirts
Yellow a bit closer to the centre
Green entry to the centre
We slipped over the border to a local tuv garage to have the cars checked out for fuel emissions.
His brand new Pathfinder 2.5 was given a yellow pass. Fearing the worst my Terracan 2.9 was given a green pass.
So much for Nissan's fuel emissions
userPeteH
Posted: 19 September 2012 8:33 PM
Subject: RE: New Towcar
 
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Hi

Obvious answer, Give Germany a miss!!!.

Pete
userjam151
Posted: 13 November 2012 11:21 PM
Subject: RE: New Towcar
 
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2005 mitsubishi shogun sport 2.5td, you will get around the same mpg whether towing or not its also very comfy for long drives only problem is it might be the same power/torque as the 1 your wanting to change but on the plus side it will pull a van on and off slippy grass & mud
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