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Towing with a Toyota Auris 1.6 petrol ?
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userpkc
Posted: 3 April 2012 9:48 AM
Subject: Towing with a Toyota Auris 1.6 petrol ?
 
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Anybody tow a small van with the Auris? I'm not expecting miracles, but would like a alternative to the motorhome now and then.
Thanks in anticipation.
userTracker
Posted: 3 April 2012 10:25 AM
Subject: RE: Towing with a Toyota Auris 1.6 petrol ?
 


I like the Auris as a car - a bit bland but easy to drive and to live with.

Having driven a 1.6 manual - most seem to be auto? - a few years back one had to give it welly to make decent progress as it appeared to be a high revving low torque engine which is not ideal for towing as you might be forced to use lower gears to keep the revs up.

Depends how far and how often you want to go I guess?

Edited by Tracker 2012-04-03 10:25 AM
userRayjsj
Posted: 4 April 2012 10:58 PM
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Perhaps an Eriba, but not much else, I have towed with a Carina estate, that was a 2 litre Auto, and a 1997 Rav4 4 door manual, again with a 2 litre engine. Both were excellent Towcars, by far the best being the 'older style' Rav4. But an Auris with a 1.6 will be no 'Ball of fire' in the towing stakes, and it's relatively light weight will limit the vans you will be able to tow.
I now have a Yaris, and a Motohome. Pity Toyota don't do a Motorhome Chassis as I would have one 'like a shot'. Ray

Edited by Rayjsj 2012-04-04 11:00 PM
userpkc
Posted: 5 April 2012 5:01 PM
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Thanks very much for your input guys, I guess I was hoping for someone to post that they towed with the Auris and it was better than I suspected, and this would convince SWMBO to let me stick a tow bar on her shopping trolley.
Your posts sadly confirm what I already thought.
Unfortunately this means you are now both off my Christmas card list.
(I can get really childish when refused new toys)
userTracker
Posted: 5 April 2012 5:16 PM
Subject: RE: Towing with a Toyota Auris 1.6 petrol ?
 


pkc - 2012-04-05 5:01 PM
Your posts sadly confirm what I already thought.
Unfortunately this means you are now both off my Christmas card list.
(I can get really childish when refused new toys)


Not at all - if SWMBO wants a caravan this is your excuse to get her a nice 2.2 diesel RAV4 shopping trolley - but best get a pre 2010 model as the newer ones have that wretched DPF scourge.
userRayjsj
Posted: 8 April 2012 3:12 PM
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Tracker - 2012-04-05 5:16 PM

pkc - 2012-04-05 5:01 PM
Your posts sadly confirm what I already thought.
Unfortunately this means you are now both off my Christmas card list.
(I can get really childish when refused new toys)


Not at all - if SWMBO wants a caravan this is your excuse to get her a nice 2.2 diesel RAV4 shopping trolley - but best get a pre 2010 model as the newer ones have that wretched DPF scourge.


Totally agree with tracker, also the latest Rav4's don't have a spare wheel, on a 4x4 I find that crazy. and where better to mount it than on the back door ? where it gives you added 'rear impact' protection.

1997 Toyota Rav4, The most reliable car i have owned in over 50 years of driving. Ray
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