Best newer car for towing Careel 18?

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Best newer car for towing Careel 18?

Postby Lindsey » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:17 pm

Hi All, my trusty Ford Falcon is getting a bit long in the tooth ( nearly 9 years old) and I’d like something newer, 1-2 years old or maybe even new if dealers are doing good deals before EOFY. As they no longer make Falcons or Commodores I’m at a bit of a loss. There’s only me so don’t really want a big SUV, plus they seem to be pricey for servicing, tyres, parts etc. what is everyone else using/ recommending and any to stay away from?

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Re: Best newer car for towing Careel 18?

Postby Mango » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:58 pm

Hi Lindsey, I'm in exactly the same position as I've had a Commodore with now 140k on the clock which has been great for towing particularly the big trips to QLD and VIC from Sydney for the Marlay and Bay2Bay. Look forward to any advice from the Careel team. Cheers John

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Re: Best newer car for towing Careel 18?

Postby paul trotter » Thu May 07, 2020 9:55 pm

I’d have a look at the diesel Mazda CX-5.

Powerful and good on juice and not a big 4WD.

Luka has one and likes his.

It may be my next car but I do like the look of those short wheel based Prados.

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Re: Best newer car for towing Careel 18?

Postby maxm » Fri May 08, 2020 5:56 pm

I like my 2016 Mitsi Challenger Paul. But yeah... replacing the timing belt at 100K was an expensive exercise. Not looking forward to doing that again.
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Re: Best newer car for towing Careel 18?

Postby Ianfw » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:15 pm

I just bought a one owner 2008 Kia Sorento Diesel.......2.8tonne tow capacity....should tow it no problem.
Already has Towbar, reverse camera, electric brake controller, ( not that I need that) plus a CB radio!

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