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Quote: Originally posted by Tentz on 14/5/2013
Typical car salesman, telling customers they can tow at 120%. No interest in safety, don't even ask if their licence allows them to drive it, just gimme yer money........
So you cannot wait to get your hands on one ehh, I bet it will be the 4x4 version just in case you get stuck on the wrong type of grass
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Looks like the heaviest version weighs just 1292kg + fuel and driver I guess, so at 85% your looking at towing a van with a MPTLM of around 1100kgs. Unless I'm missing something?
The current Skoda range has a lot going for it and the new Octavia looks like a really nice car, but I wouldn't want to tow 1600kgs with it, sounds like a recipe for disaster. I've no idea why manufacturers provide these meaningless tow weights?
I sell cars for a living (albeit to fleet customers) and if ever anyone asks for a tow bar I always find out what they are planning to tow and do my best to advise. The amount of people who think they can safely rely on the stated max towing weight is scary.
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The towing weight is the max weight towable. The 85% guide is for towing caravans, never heard of this 85% guide being law though, the way some people are going on about it.
I see a lot of people towing cars on trailers, even boats, a tow car can pull other things, not just caravans!
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Quote: Originally posted by LlaniDavis on 14/5/2013
1292kg is the UNLADEN weight, not the Kerb weight!!
The outgoing range all have kerbweights around 1250 - 1350kg so Audicab is right from what I can see. Take the quoted unladen weights, add driver and fuel and the kerbweights are still nowhere near 1500 or 1600 kg.