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Message posted by jeepster196122/12/2021 at 4:52pm
Outfit:  Bailey unicorn vigo     Location:  Derbyshire
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hi all, does anyone tow wth a insignia country estate,

currently got a 2.0 passat but its a bit light for the van meaning we only take the basic basics, passat is 1600 but the van max weight is 1500.

it tows well and has plenty of power

Message posted by iank0123/12/2021 at 10:08am
Outfit:  Buccaneer Cruiser     Location:  Worcestershire
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Insignia has plenty of power and nice to drive, but I have yet to find that that is really comfortable especially on a long drive. I have never towed with one.

Message posted by keith p23/12/2021 at 10:19am
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This car is top of my list when I renew this coming year. It has very good reviews for towing and secondhand is a bargain buy. The auto box is reliable if not quite as quick to respond as the modern Dual Clutch autos. Change auto box fluid at 60000mls if towing and renew timing belt and water pump at recommended interval.

Message posted by iank0123/12/2021 at 10:29am
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Quote: Originally posted by keith p on 23/12/2021
This car is top of my list when I renew this coming year. It has very good reviews for towing and secondhand is a bargain buy. The auto box is reliable if not quite as quick to respond as the modern Dual Clutch autos. Change auto box fluid at 60000mls if towing and renew timing belt and water pump at recommended interval.



If I remember correctly they Insignia has the torque converter transfer box?

Message posted by cliffbrown25/12/2021 at 7:42am
Outfit:  Ford Kuga AWD & Lunar Clubman SI      Location:  chesterfield
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I had a 64 plate estate the towball limit was only 75Kg dont know about the newer ones. With a 1500Kg caravan I would be looking for a minimum of 100Kg my caravan is 1500 and I tow with a Kuga.

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Message posted by freckles63 via mobile 25/12/2021 at 9:35am
Outfit:  Bailey Pegasus 534 Kuga 2.0 3x tents     Location:  essex
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We had a 12 plate insignia estate 2.0 diesel 158 bhp pulled our Bailey Pegasus MTPLM 1482kg without any problems. Lovely car to drive.

We only part xd for a 2.0 Kuga 177 bhp because the Insignia went into Limp mode when we was towing end of May. Although it finally got us to out destination and home, we didn't feel we could trust it anymore. Mileage was getting high, so sadly it had to go.

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Message posted by OLLIEB via mobile 28/12/2021 at 8:34pm
Outfit:  Vanless     Location:  northwest
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61plate 127k 20l sri tows 1450no prob summer 2021


Message posted by jeepster196130/12/2021 at 11:53am
Outfit:  Bailey unicorn vigo     Location:  Derbyshire
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hi, what kuga do you tow with? our van is a bailey vigo, ive looked at the kugas but they dont seem very heavy when compared to something like an xc60 or a freelander sd4

Message posted by cliffbrown via mobile 30/12/2021 at 2:21pm
Outfit:  Ford Kuga AWD & Lunar Clubman SI      Location:  chesterfield
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It's a 2016 180ps 2L diesel AWD
Max towing limit 2100kg
Kerb weight 1702kg

Message posted by bessie500 via mobile 31/12/2021 at 1:10am
Outfit:  Ford Kuga Coachman Pastiche 575     Location:  Lancashire
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I weighed one a few year’s ago at work


2016 ford Kuga 2wd 2ltr Titanium x with glass roof, no towbar fitted.Kerbweight 1670kgs (no Fuel) add 75kgs for driver = 1745 kgs

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Message posted by cliffbrown via mobile 31/12/2021 at 4:58am
Outfit:  Ford Kuga AWD & Lunar Clubman SI      Location:  chesterfield
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I got numbers off V5

Message posted by cliffbrown via mobile 31/12/2021 at 5:00am
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Also mine is a Titanium with manual box

Message posted by bessie500 via mobile 31/12/2021 at 9:20am
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Cliff I bet if you put it on a weigh bridge it will be heavier than the v5 says.

Bessie

Message posted by TrigGLX03/1/2022 at 1:26pm
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We had a 2015 insignia estate 2.0ltr deisel Auto Sri. it was a lovely car, but could not get it to tow our van in stable condition, tried all sorts, but at 60 mph van would become unstable 50 - 55 mph okay. van was 1300Kgs MTPLM.
But other than that enjoyed owning the vehicle.

chris.


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