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    im looking to get a tow car the sprinter. and i wanted to know what everyone else has.

    also i was looking to get a 4x4 as the tow car (and so i can go 4wd driving) and was looking at the land rover discovery and Jeep cheeroke (spelling) both around 1993-96 models. ive got about $5000 for the car to spend and there both around that price. but all ive read is that both cars are pretty unreliable is this true. or unless someone has an another 4x4 to suggest.

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    not a 4b but my mates calais is the best car for towing. he had a hilux surf turbo diesel but that was no where near as good as his calais. and that is towing a heavy 32 4 door
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    I had a 1993 landrover discovery (v8i), motor was torquey, would easily tow, but the build quality was shithouse, electrics were shit house and the gearboxes are weak as piss, plus they are pretty thirsty..
    Best car I ever towed a car+trailer with was my old mans 2007 turbo diesel navara, it was effortless and I was overtaking people on the highway at 110...
    IMO you would be better off going a nissan patrol, landcruiser or maybe even a hilux...

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    go a landy
    they just keep on going lol
    my dads mates got bogged in a river and completely flooded out
    when we got it out let it dry for an hour then it started first go xD
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    Hey mate,

    i had a 95 landrover discovery tdi , towed my show car all around australia for the autosalon series.
    mate you cant go wrong , great on desiel , comfy seats , and towed with ease
    i towed my first 86 with it too , mate you couldn't even tell that you had a car on the back.

    and there in your price range

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    1954 Chev COE 496CI 700HP

    currently building a C30 tow vehicle with a 454 Big block 800hp air bagged and body dropped, to tow!

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    VX commodore atm, soon could be a VE SS-V ute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ae71neo View Post
    VX commodore atm, soon could be a VE SS-V ute.
    i tow with a VZ ss ute.. its not the greatest... 23l per 100km and the IRS doesnt help with the towing.. my mate uses his VX sedan and it tows way better..

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    i tow my 86 with 6.5l turbo troopie and it loves it. also great for 4x4

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    I tow with a 4Runner (surf) got a 2.8L diesel motor, DTS turbo kit and it goes ok. holds speed. will have to slow for hills tho. Only had it get a little warm once on a fishing trip with the boat on the back 4 guys in the truck with 400Kg's of camp gear and boose. 38deg day with aircon on..

    I use it every day and its served me well. But i'd look at a 100Series next or a D40 Navara.

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