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I am the proud owner of two VF Commodores. I love the cars and really devastated that their run is coming to an end. So now thinking what
will replace them with. hate SUVs, 4WDs pick-ups. I want a sedan but I have be able to pull 1900kg trailer and
can’t find any current that do that. VW’s Passat and the Skoda Superb will pull
weight their maximum tow ball is 90kg, well below 190kg I need. Is there anything else out that you can think of
will do the job for me? Maybe Holden re-engineer
new Insignia to job. And why Europeans have such low tow ball limits anyway? Alan Ward You’re caught between a rock and a very hard place. Most Commodore buyers are gravitating to SUVs and/or pick-ups for towing. The Europeans tend not to tow the types of loads we do — caravans and trailers are smaller help negotiate their narrow back roads. Your options seriously restricted if you want a conventional passenger car. Redistributing the load can help with tow ball weight you’re towing caravan; it’s boat then there isn’t much wriggle room.
Subaru Liberty 3.6R, from $42,740 The all-wheel drive sedan with an 1800kg towing capacity and 180kg tow ball weight is just under what you need but absolutely the best of the current crop. Liberty comes a safety suite Commodore can’t match. The downside is there’s less room in rear. Performance is comparable to the six-cylinder Commodore, though claimed combined fuel
Toyota Fortuner, from $47,990 The Fortuner is a compromise but it one you’ll likely have to deal with in the near future. The styling more high-riding wagon than Prado-styled SUV. With optional automatic fitted it can tow 2800kg (3000kg manual) so it shouldn’t have much of an issue
with your load. Being a diesel, the fuel consumption is 7.8L/100km and Toyota’s capped price servicing as competitive pricing.
Get a current Commodore. If you’re happy with the VFs in the drive, there’s no good reason to swap over to another brand. Enjoy lack of compromise while you can.