Towed cars........whats best

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  1. Andy

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    Appologies if this has thread has already been started,......but, thinking about towing a small car behind Hymer via braked a-frame, thinking Smart car (there's only two of us + dog) BUT, anyone have comments/ advice etc on poss alternatives..........??

    Cheers

    Andy
     
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    Toyota IQ. They are better quality than the Smart, have 4 seats, reliable, nicer to drive , quieter to drive.
     
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    I have a Kia Picanto and find it ideal. This is also my daily vehicle so need 4 doors.
     
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    Toyota Aygo... 4 door .. 4 seats... Manual... (y)
     
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    We have a Seat Mii Sport. The same car is also known as a VW Up or a Skoda Citigo.
     
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    Fiat Panda, 4 seats and enough room to put my wife's wheelchair in. 2 small dogs on back seat.
     
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    Fiat 500, we had Smarts in the past., but the dog didn't like it as he had to sit/lie over the engine cover.
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    We tow a VW Polo on a trailer - but usually only take it if we are going to Cornwall.
     
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    Looking at a Fiat Panda and Towbars to Towcars. Van already booked with Watlings for the Towbar
     
  10. duffie

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    got a nice little smart car for sale in classified and on ebay if its any good to you
    duffie
     
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    I tow a Seicento Schumacher, don't know its there.

    BUT!

    please read the current threads and info regarding using braked A frames. I would hate any one to go into the cost of fitting tow bar, A frame plus bits only to find that the whole thing may be made illegal next year. Once you are aware of the possible and I emphasise possible outcomes, then you can make your own decision.
     
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    No experience with towing,but an opinion !
    Buy a fifth wheeler or a big caravan,if you want to tow something it may as well be a spacious accommodation unit .That way you can live the life of luxury and still get around in a decent sized comfortable vehicle that has space and a decent load capacity.
    A motorhome for me means freedom and the chance to stop where and when I want ,if you have a trailer and car, or tow this freedom is very much restricted .
    Would just like to add I'm not an expert ,this is just an opinion!





    Vlad
     
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    Before this thread descends into a debate on A-frame legality, I can recommend the Renault 5 as a good toad......

    It works well towed by this caravan, for instance!!!

     
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    Ah that's ok Vlad, I guess if everytime I went out I'd need to think about needing transport; with the car, which wouldn't always be needed, in my case, (also use a trailer to transport living history props about, at times).
    Horses for courses, I guess..........:)
     
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    Must admit, followed a Mh with an IQ Toyota, and another with a chev Matiz on tow, in convoy earlier today; Both looked the kinda size I'm after............

    Price, etc will decide

    Did see your ad, Duffie
     
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    Had a smart car and a fiat 500 sport the fiat in mho is the best 4 seats good mpg better than the smart
     
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    Still recommend a Kia Picanto - 4 doors and a/c with a lovely gearbox: my perfect little run around.
     
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    A bit picky, but if you want to tow, why not buy a caravan ?
    Phil
     
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    Also check out a thread called Herpetology, that I started some time ago on the same subject; I got some good and helpful responses.
     
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    We have towed a Honda Jazz behind our Dethleffs Advantage all year, its been easy to tow and it gives a lot more room and safety than a smart when in use.
     
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