I am thinking of changing my car,at the moment I have got skoda octavia 1.9TDI Auto,my caravan is abbey 417 vogue 1998,miro 1100kg mtplm 1350kg, I know that it,s slightly high 95% but I have been driving for 30 years,peugot 3008 1.6hdi active egc auto 5dr but I have heard that the rear suspension goes when there is any weight on it,or the citroen 4 1.6HDi egs auto both 1500 or 1540 max towing weight braked.What do you think.Steve
Location: Royal Forest of Dean Gloucestershire Joined: 17/10/2007
Posts: 1758 Site Reviews:0 Gallery Images:3
I don't have the weights for 2010 any longer but I've had a look at another website which gives the same weights as stated above. I think you need to double check the weights as the figures I have from Peugeot say the caravan is too heavy for the 3008.
I have heard that the rear suspension on the 3008 is a bit soft and so far I haven't seen one on a camp site towing a caravan so haven't been able to ask anybody about their personal experience of the car.
I don't have the Citroen brochure any more so I can't give the figures for the C4.
The C4 saloon is too small unless you mean C4 Picasso which will be ok depending on model, go for 2litre diesel, 3008 will also tow it depending on model so check handbook, 1500kg max tow on some. 90% match though for your caravan & I'd go for the 2litre diesel version, that weight of caravan is a bit much for 1.6diesel.
Outfit: CitroŽn C4 Picasso Location: North Bedfordshire Joined: 23/1/2005
Posts: 1016 Site Reviews:0 Gallery Images:0
Hi Steve, I would steer clear of the 3008 its far to light for towing anything of size, and as has been said already the rear suspension is soft. If I put a months shopping in the boot the front wheels can loose traction. Sixth gear will be no no, fuel consumption will be on the high side, if I push mine with four in mpg drops to 35ish or even lower. I would try a C4 Picasso more room and heavier also has a bigger footprint. My 3008 is 2011 115bhp nice car to drive don't get me wrong great on the motorway not a lot of room in the rear seats head up display is brilliant, my wife's C3 Picasso has more room. As they say the choose is yours.
------------- "common sence is not so common"...Voltaire
Outfit: Sterling Europa 460 NT Location: North Yorkshire Joined: 13/5/2005
Posts: 5574 Site Reviews:0 Tent Reviews:2 Gallery Images:3
we had a 61 plate 3008 and we towed our 2 berth (1250MTLPM) caravan with it and it towed ok, the back is soft so we put some spring assistors on but it didn't make much difference. The engine was also very tinny sounding and the turbo lag was horrendous at times. We have just changed to a Vauxhall Zafira Tourer 2.0 and it's so much better. We no longer have the caravan but I'd be happy to tow with the Tourer
------------- -x- Diane -x-
May 13 - Cala Gogo, St Cyprien (didn't go, hubby too ill to travel)
May 14 Ranc Davaine
August 14 Les Sablons
August 13 - Camping Playa Brava, Pals
Go for a Octavia 2.0TDi CR, far better engine, smooth power with plenty of torque and fuel efficient. The estate 4x4 has a mass in service of 1,495kg with a tow limit of 1,600kg.
I would be happy to tow your van, 1,350kg at 90% with mine. Stay with Skoda; there is also the Scout or the Yeti to consider.