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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #15 on: 11 September 2018, 12:47:42 »

Yup, I've heard good things.

A guy in my team recently bought a 2015 E220d saloon (last of the old shape). Performance in that combination is adequate, but its a nice place to sit.  :y

If I were splurging 25k on a car, it'd be hard to look past an s-class. Appeals to me far more than an XJ/A8 or similar.

I like the fact that the XJ looks unique whereas the German opposition all look a bit 'samey'.
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #16 on: 11 September 2018, 14:39:27 »


I like the fact that the XJ looks unique whereas the German opposition all look a bit 'samey'.

I agree, the s-class looks like someone bought an inflatable c-class and then blew it up rather too much. Its the interior I like, IMO far ahead of the competition in terms of visual appeal and "specialness". TBH I'm not that fussed about exterior looks, as long as its not visually offensive, for me its the inside that matters :).
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #17 on: 11 September 2018, 16:54:23 »

The S Class is a nice place to sit. Its a bit of a lacklustre drive though, if you enjoy your driving.  But it can crunch miles.
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #18 on: 11 September 2018, 22:58:43 »

My insignia does without towing 44mpg on a run and 26 mpg round town or 22 mpg if i really boot it!!!!. Its a 2.0 160 ecoflex tourer
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #19 on: 11 September 2018, 23:28:20 »

My insignia does without towing 44mpg on a run and 26 mpg round town or 22 mpg if i really boot it!!!!. Its a 2.0 160 ecoflex tourer
My 160 4x4 estate managed 35mpg everywhere... was a manual though :-\
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #20 on: 16 September 2018, 22:16:58 »

I thought it worth ressurecting this as we collected our burger van today.  ::)

130 mile trip in the 1.2T dsg yeti at an average mpg of.... 25.9.  ;D

Admittedly, that was a rather hilly route and the little thing performed very acceptably. Although the smell of dsg clutch backing it onto the drive was alarming.  :o

 I'm planning on a maximum of one more run onto the drive and that's it. Thankfully we aren't keeping the yeti or I really would be worried about the clutch life.
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #21 on: 17 September 2018, 00:21:22 »

On which planet did you think it would be a good idea to tow anything with a 1.2 powered shed :o

Especially one with a chocolate drivetrain...  ::)
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #22 on: 17 September 2018, 01:13:00 »

Jimmy might have a little pikey palace.  :P  :)

Size isn't everything you know....  ::)                                                                                              Apparently!  :D  ;D
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #23 on: 17 September 2018, 08:56:11 »

On which planet did you think it would be a good idea to tow anything with a 1.2 powered shed :o

Especially one with a chocolate drivetrain...  ::)
The burger van is a (temporary) necessity.

MTPLM of the pikey shed is 1158kg (MIRO 1025)and the yeti will apparently do 1200kg per the manual and that seems about right.  GTW is not exceeded and nor is the sandal Knitter's 85% "rule", although I am close.

So the numbers all work but I agree it's a very poor choice as a tow car. The van will be doing about another 75-100 miles max and it will then become the welfare block for our build.


After that I will probably break it up and sell some bits and burn the rest. 1500 well spent IMO  :y
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #24 on: 17 September 2018, 13:23:04 »

The 85% rule is a bit of a nonsense... A 40 tonne artic will typically have a 26t payload... That's nearly 3 times the weight of the tractor unit ::)

Apparently my trolley will tow almost it's own weight... but then it has a proper gearbox.

Jimbob should take note though... There won't be anything in the service history to say that someone hasn't spent three years of weekends dragging the kitchen sink up hill and down dale :-X
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #25 on: 17 September 2018, 13:31:59 »

On which planet did you think it would be a good idea to tow anything with a 1.2 powered shed :o

Especially one with a chocolate drivetrain...  ::)
The burger van is a (temporary) necessity.

MTPLM of the pikey shed is 1158kg (MIRO 1025)and the yeti will apparently do 1200kg per the manual and that seems about right.  GTW is not exceeded and nor is the sandal Knitter's 85% "rule", although I am close.

So the numbers all work but I agree it's a very poor choice as a tow car. The van will be doing about another 75-100 miles max and it will then become the welfare block for our build.


After that I will probably break it up and sell some bits and burn the rest. 1500 well spent IMO  :y
Sounds like we should all be invited to that.
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #26 on: 17 September 2018, 13:37:16 »

it will then become the welfare block for our build.

Jeez, what's wrong with having the builders crap in the woods like the rest of u.. er.. I mean..
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #27 on: 17 September 2018, 15:45:08 »

Yup, world's gone mad!  ;D

I've actually revised my prediction. I won't scrap/ set fire to the chassis, as that probably won't go well  ::).

I'll cut it down for use in taking stuff to the tip :).

DG, it's the same logic with the bigger 4x4's, defenders and the like. I regularly see people hauling various thibgs- boats, plant etc that's well in excess of the vehicle's weight. No one bats an eye and as far as I can tell, the world doesn't end!
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #28 on: 17 September 2018, 18:48:44 »

The 85% rule is a bit of a nonsense...  ...

it is only a guide ....  ;)
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Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« Reply #29 on: 17 September 2018, 19:16:38 »

Basically, you can tow what you like and drive as fast as you like, because there's no one to stop you.
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