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Old 09-02-2010, 08:55 PM
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...I have towed with my VW TOERAG open aluminium trailer (electric brake/manual override) and race cobra and it was PERFECT.. But not everyone has that budget...
Spooky, and I would argue nor do you need that kind of budget.

This is a hell of a lot of 4WD for the money

Ours is similar spec with the TD5 and it's great with a horse float.

Of course I'd love a RR Sport or toe rag or Q7 or Cayenne or...

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I like that. Thats a good buy!
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:10 AM
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I've got the same rig. Mines an 03 model diesel 7 seater but an Auto. I've got 170,000 on mine and it's still going strong. The land Rover has some pretty fancy active suspension and braking systems. Tows like a champ and daily drives pretty well too. There are some pretty neat videos on you tube of their safety features for towing. I really like mine although I don't like recommending them to others since the last person I recommended one to had a few issues with the one they bought.

I always thought this was pretty impressive. Note the near 3 ton LR defender on the trailer.



They've improved the systems in the Disco 3 and 4



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Old 09-03-2010, 03:37 AM
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I have heard many bad stories about the reliability of Land Rovers. Have you guys not had any troubles?
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There's a lot to do with the trailer....most aren't designed to do what they are supposed to do.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:38 PM
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If you're referring to me Mike... we had some issues (thankfully) under warranty with the oil cooler housing but that wouldn't stop me buying one again. Just stay away from the specialist workshops, they charge double the price on parts. I buy all the serviceable items off eBay or from the UK and pay for the labour when the work is beyond my means.
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:21 AM
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Well its all done. Today i went out and had a look at a couple before doing a deal with a private seller.

I ended up buying a 2008 Outlander VR with 30,000kms. Its the V6 model tow bar and roof rack cross bars included and has new car warranty for another 3 years. I got it for $23,500 and the guy threw in the baby seat also .

Towing capacity is 1600kgs braked so i will head everyones warnings and just pay for a tow truck when i actually need to move the cobra around. The V6 should be good to have though for other towing applications and driving on the highway.

Coming home i saw a late 90s forester towing a car trailer with an old toyota hilux on the back. Now thats scary! It was one of those Hilux's that they lower and put chrome wheels on to pretend its like a chevy pickup.

Thanks for the input everyone. Thanks OZCOBRA for the Outlander tip. So far i am impressed with the features and the way it drives.
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Coming home i saw a late 90s forester towing a car trailer with an old toyota hilux on the back. Now thats scary! It was one of those Hilux's that they lower and put chrome wheels on to pretend its like a chevy pickup.
A few weeks ago a local p-nut Trailered an XC falcon behind a Toyota Hi-ace van... both vehicles ended up on their roof. His reason for putting such a large load behind a breadbox. The XC was out of rego so he was taking it to the RTA for a rego inspection. ???. Saw him last week in the bent van pulling the same car trailer. I pulled over and let a few vehicles get between him and me.
Makes you wonder what these people think.
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