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Need a good daily that can also tow. Some advice please.

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Hi fellas.

 

 

I have a budget of 10k for a daily driver but as I will be de-registering the 180 this year, I would like the car in question to be able to have good towing capabilities. I have a few that came to mind on the list down below, but what should I look for in a tow car? Also I don't think i would be towing it all that much, maybe a few times a year.

 

 

Cars in questions:

 

 

Holden Commodore wagon.

Ford Falcon sedan.

Honda Accord V6

 

 

 

Thanks in advance.

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vt wagons are cheap as and we have never had a problem towing with one

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I use a commodore I would forget the honda fwds are not good for towing

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Falcon wagon or ute. Should get you a bf model.

Leaf suspension feels better towing

 

Thanks Bling. Didn't know that about the leaf spring, hence always good to ask :)

 

 

vt wagons are cheap as and we have never had a problem towing with one

 

 

Was thinking of the VY or even the VE as some are quite cheap now.

 

I use a commodore I would forget the honda fwds are not good for towing

 

 

Reason for the Honda is mainly the engine, they never seems to break.

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Only problem with the later model commodores are the station wagon and the sedan are the same car so you dont have the extra space in the back

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I currently tow with a vy ss it is ok but I think the leaf spring rear in the falcon would better.

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Falcon wagon on gas.

 

I've tried both IRS and live axle Commodores as towcars. IRS was a bit dicey.

 

Rule out all FWDs. In fact, rule out any car that isn't a Commodore or a Falcon. You need the towing capacity.

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Whent from vt commodore wagon to bf2 xr6 turbo ute

Ute is massively ahead with way more power and the 6 speed means it uses comparable fuel dues to not having to rev the shit out of a 4 speed auto v6

 

Can easily get a na ute for less than 10 or turbo sedan

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Towing capacity on the Honda is 1500kg, I'd cross that off the list.

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Thanks all. Probably end up with a either Ford, but see how they feel once I test drive em.

 

Cheers :D

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They feel like boats.

 

But, they can legally tow a laiden car trailer.

Edited by Bloke

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