FOUR-DOOR DILEMMA

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use is marginally higher at 9.9L/100km. Not that you’ll see those fig­ures while tow­ing.

Holden Com­modore, from $40,490 Com­modores will keep rolling off the South Aus­tralian pro­duc­tion line un­til Oc­to­ber and every ver­sion other than

base Evoke haul 2100kg with au­to­matic trans­mis­sion. Given your re­quire­ments, buy one — there’s not much else out there in a con­ven­tional pas­sen­ger car shape that will do the job. Then you can wait to see whether Holden hound Opel into im­prov­ing the In­signia’s tow ball weight limit. The price above is for SV6 but you can spend up to $56,750 for a V8 Calais V-Se­ries.

Chrysler 300, from$55,000 Braked tow­ing ca­pac­ity is 1724kg and the down­load the ac­cepted 10 per cent, so 172kg. Lighten trailer — or buy a new one you might just get away with it. You are also re­stricted to the six-cylin­der ver­sion as V8s aren’t rated be­yond 450kg. Power from the 3.6-litre V6 is sim­i­lar Com­modore and claimed thirst 9.7L/100km. It won’t cor­ner well a

but it cruisy ride on the free­ways in­ter­nal space is prodi­gious.

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