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Re: Car to pull horse trailer

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it's like pulling teeth sometimes. Last time I looked Ford and Volvo did a few models, so which might help... and please more than "the black one"
Sometimes I think some people spend all day on here.

Model in Australia was a Ford Falcon (4L 6 cylinder) - not helpful when they don't sell them here. As I said - car with a good engine, good brakes (although most cars have anti-lock breaks now days) and a factory tow pack. This was an option on the Volvo s60s/ v70s..
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Sometimes I think some people spend all day on here.

Model in Australia was a Ford Falcon (4L 6 cylinder) - not helpful when they don't sell them here. As I said - car with a good engine, good brakes (although most cars have anti-lock breaks now days) and a factory tow pack. This was an option on the Volvo s60s/ v70s..
I have never heard of a modern car needing extra weight in the rear when towing. Older cars (pre90s) fitted with an automatic gearbox would often need additional oil coolers fitted (for the gearbox oil) but that is a thing of the past now.

Good engine = something with plenty of low end torque which a 4l 6-cylinder car will have.

Good brakes = something used to braking a heavy weight - a Falcon ED is only 1500kg. A proper SUV is 2000-2700kg.

Almost every new car can be specified with a towbar - usually from around 800-1500chf on a new car. Fitting a towbar (at a dealer) after then can be more expensive (1500-3000chf) - although cheaper options exist. Any car fitted with a towbar will have it marked in the registration document where it will indicate the maximum trailer capacity.

The advice stands: if you are towing regularly you are better advised to go for an SUV (or a van) than a "normal" car.
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Re: Car to pull horse trailer

"For the love of car" - just picked up an Aston Martin DBS and have put it on a trailer.

Can you guess the tow car????

Yep, the Land Rover Discovery!
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