what soft roader?

Submitted: Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 12:29
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hi all,
just new to all this,does anyone have advise on buying 4x4 soft roaders, ie; nissan xtrail ,tucson, tribute, ect, for short trips none of the real rough stuff. also what would be the best for towing 15ft van , and most economical?
thanks in advance
scotie
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Reply By: Louie the fly - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 13:25

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 13:25
I have an Adventra for towing my 22 foot boat (also have a 4 runner). Great car, loads of power, comfy leather interior, etc. etc. Oh, did you want good economy? 16L/100km when towing, 14 when not.

The Volvo XC70 (I think) was the best of what we test drove when we were buying but $$$ prevented us buying it. I heard on here the other day, and have also heard from a guy that owns one, Xtrail is a good car but heavy on juice when towing.
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 13:44

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 13:44
"have also heard from a guy that owns one, Xtrail is a good car but heavy on juice when towing."

He was towing the equivalent of a 15' van as well LOL
The new model X Trail may be a bit better though

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 15:09

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 15:09
Look at the towing capacities, and you'll probably end up with an Xtrail (2000kgs).

We have 2 in the family, and they get 8.2 to 8.6 l/100k on the highway running Premium. I haven't towed with ours.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 17:25

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 17:25
Try 16/100 when towing a 750kg trailer with Xtrail ST auto....lol I must add that it was into a headwind.

On average towing it returned 12.5/100.

Normal driving at cruising speed returns 9/100 on a good day.
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 17:28

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 17:28
Mate of mine got an xtrail and we went over to Straddie and his car did everything mine did and some places it went better than mine. I was very impressed with the xtrail

Can't comment on the towing
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Reply By: scotie - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 21:10

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 21:10
Thanks for feedback, x trail guys, its very good ,would like to hear from anyone else, good or bad info, all welcome .Also hyundi santa fe diesel or petrol would be great, Thanks again all
Scotie, [ I live on the gold coast]
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