Our Daihatsu Hijet toad is dying, what about a Corsa?

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  1. Ivys

    Ivys Read Only Funster

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    Hi folks

    Our Daihatsu Hijet needs too much attention to get it through MOT and I was wondering about towing a Corsa. I see several people do tow them. I don't want to spend too much money at this stage - just want a reliable runabout that has PAS and can be towed easily. I have a Towtal frame (which is rusting horribly).

    I like the idea of a Corsa because they are so simple and robust and spares are locally available (unlike a Hijet import). They can also seat five at a squeeze. Can anyone comment please?

    Also, does anyone know the weights of the different Corsa models and for that matter most of the small vehicles.

    thanks
    Rog
     
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    Does anyone have experience towing a Suzuki Jimny?

    Rog
     
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    Have towed Corsa,s on A frame for 5 years. Now on second one, left first one in gear,car didn't like traveling in first at 50. :Rofl1:Good tow vehicle make sure you have power steering.
    Biggest problem with Corsa is the turning circle is crap. :thumb:
     
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    i tow a '97 corsa 1.4. 860kg unladen....1140kg max weight

    tows like a dream but no power steering.....doesnt seem to make a lot of difference as the wheels bearly turn on corners anyway, unless you turn left into sideroads, and no noticable tyre wear.

    never seen a jimny being towed but as long as its not in 4wd it shouldnt be a problem.

    i had a suzuki sj410 , same chassis and running gear i beleive, for purely off roading which i towed unbraked:Blush:. just make sure the manual front hub locks were off and away it goes.
     
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