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Old 07-23-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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The annual wake-up call for the "weight police"

Saturday's UK Daily Telegraph Motoring section released the latest "Best Tow Vehicles" list for 2012. It really give US TT users foor for thought.

I've converted the Kg ratings into pounds, and it's interesting that, this year, all the cars chosen are sold in the US.

For TTs under 3000 pounds, they rate the VW Golf diesel as the best. For TT's between 3000# and 3400#, they chose the VW Passat. Between 3400 and 3800 pounds, they selected the VW Tiguan and for 3800 t0 4000 pounds, the Land Rover Discovery.

For 4000# "and above" they chose the Jaguar XF, and also gave it the "best overall" rating. So everyone, go out and spend $80K on a Jag to tow your TT! Yeah, sure!

It reminds me of a Rolls Royce story. Back in the 1960's, someone in California was headed to Nevada towing a 22' TT behind an R-R Silver Shadow. They were intercepted by the California R-R dealer's service department who offered to tow their TT to wherever they wanted to go then and at any time in the future because "Rolls-Royces should not be demeaned by towing a travel trailer".

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Old 07-30-2012, 04:27 PM   #2
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Actually a Jag XF in England starts at about 40K USD. I do not know if I would spent $10 per pound... let see.... I only spent about $4.63 per pound.
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