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Insignia 2.0cdti auto as tow car
« on: 13 June 2018, 22:16:55 »

As above does anybody tow a caravan with a 2.0cdti ,are they up to the job?
Asking as swmbo is considering buying 1
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Re: Insignia 2.0cdti auto as tow car
« Reply #1 on: 13 June 2018, 22:17:50 »

Buy the 4x4 version :y
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Re: Insignia 2.0cdti auto as tow car
« Reply #2 on: 13 June 2018, 22:20:36 »

She is limited to what she can buy in the price range she has.
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Re: Insignia 2.0cdti auto as tow car
« Reply #3 on: 13 June 2018, 22:30:50 »

She is limited to what she can buy in the price range she has.
The 4x4 is a rare beast...

That said... There's a 60 plate 2.0 cdti se 4x4 sports tourer on Autotrader for £3,390...manual though, but it's a good starter for 10 :y
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Re: Insignia 2.0cdti auto as tow car
« Reply #4 on: 13 June 2018, 22:34:43 »

Hell there's even a plod spec vxr for £3,995 :o

Should find summat in budget :y
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Re: Insignia 2.0cdti auto as tow car
« Reply #5 on: 14 June 2018, 00:28:45 »

It would pull it well enough, I have the 2.0 CDTi in the mum bus. Itís mid range punch is considerable, fully loaded up the bus still pulls 40-80mph easily.

To put into context the 2.0 CDTi has considerably more torque than 3.2 V6 Omega  :y
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Re: Insignia 2.0cdti auto as tow car
« Reply #6 on: 14 June 2018, 05:50:02 »

Depends on the size of the caravan, I towed with one for about 5 years with no problems.
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Re: Insignia 2.0cdti auto as tow car
« Reply #7 on: 20 June 2018, 21:12:56 »

We got finance sorted out and are getting a 2.0 cdti auto sri 158bhp
Just need to get towbar fitted before august bank holiday.
Caravan is 1250kg max weight,and will be ok for when we upgrade that.
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Re: Insignia 2.0cdti auto as tow car
« Reply #8 on: 20 June 2018, 21:54:15 »

Oh dear  :-\

Check that the finance company are happy re tow bar before you sign... It isn't yours until it's paid for.
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Re: Insignia 2.0cdti auto as tow car
« Reply #9 on: 20 June 2018, 22:10:06 »

Why not tow with your 4wd?  ???

Disco 1/2 IIRC?  :-\
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Re: Insignia 2.0cdti auto as tow car
« Reply #10 on: 21 June 2018, 18:48:19 »

Still tow with the disco,but swmbo will be over 3.5t towing limit,as disco is lifted and roof rack fitted i cant park in carparks with height restrictions.
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Re: Insignia 2.0cdti auto as tow car
« Reply #11 on: 21 June 2018, 18:53:09 »

Oh dear  :-\

Check that the finance company are happy re tow bar before you sign... It isn't yours until it's paid for.

If a borrow money from a bank & I buy a car with it, I consider the car to be mine & I owe the bank £?? ??
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Re: Insignia 2.0cdti auto as tow car
« Reply #12 on: 21 June 2018, 18:55:07 »

Oh dear  :-\

Check that the finance company are happy re tow bar before you sign... It isn't yours until it's paid for.

If a borrow money from a bank & I buy a car with it, I consider the car to be mine & I owe the bank £?? ??
There's an assumption...

And actually more stupid than borrowing against the car. Got both T shirts in XXXL :-[
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Re: Insignia 2.0cdti auto as tow car
« Reply #13 on: 21 June 2018, 19:17:57 »

Oh dear  :-\

Check that the finance company are happy re tow bar before you sign... It isn't yours until it's paid for.

If a borrow money from a bank & I buy a car with it, I consider the car to be mine & I owe the bank £?? ??
There's an assumption...

And actually more stupid than borrowing against the car. Got both T shirts in XXXL :-[

I've never borrowed against a car  but have borrowed to buy them.  ;)
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Re: Insignia 2.0cdti auto as tow car
« Reply #14 on: 21 June 2018, 19:24:56 »

I don't learn much, but the last three yerrs have taught me quite bluntly, that if you need to finance something in order to get it, then you are too broke to buy it.

Not having access to credit of any sort only serves to reinforce the point.

The only reasonable exception is to buy a primary residence as that should be done using as large a deposit as possible and no more than a 15 year term. Which should be alot easier if you haven't financed the crap out of everything  ;)
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