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Hello All

Newbie here, Am new to Forums and was advise to visit by a friend who has an MG, because I am thinking of buying a Rover 75 Connoissuer SE 2ltr Diesel.

I have a plane 1.6 Golf but recently purchased a small 2 berth caravan and wondered if anyone knows whether they are good for towing ? Have been looking at a Ford Focus C-Max 2ltr Diesel, but for less money you get a lot of advantages and a more comfortable car. I dont want to get a 4x4 as not keen on them.

Any thoughts, have seen some for £8999 - 04 Plate/54 Plate is this the kind of price I should be expecting.

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jazzy j
 

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If your going to be towing then I would suggest the diesel Rover 75. Not fantasticly fast but loads of low down torque and wont struggle towing uphill.
 

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def the diesel and get a tuning box fitted, will make towing much easier and driving without a caravan much more fun
 

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I've driven Rover 75s since early 2001. For a long distance luxury cruising car, you really can't beat them. The Connoisseur model is definately the one to go for: it really does feel something special, and you really can't match it for the money.

There are two 'flavours' of diesel - the 2.0 litre CDT and the 2.0 litre CDTi.

The difference with the 'i' is about 12bhp - giving you 129bhp instead of 117. It is possible to upgrade from the 117bhp version with an officially available rechip, so if you get the lower powered version and then wish to upgrade, you can.

The Rover 75 is a good towing vehicle. I've not towed a caravan, but I have towed a trailer with one, and they are a great car to use. I believe that the 75 also came top in tests with a few caravan magazine a couple of years back and was voted 'Towing Car of the Year' somewhere around 2003.

£8999 is a fantastic price for a diesel Connoisseur SE model - bite the salesman's hand off! Well, don't, but you know what I mean. You're getting a lot of car for your money.
 

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75 with the CDT is a very good towing car. A number of owners club members use their car to tow and are very happy. As said above Diesel with Rover Ron's box is even better.

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Yup what singles the 75 out as being good is the 100kg noseweight, and in Turbodiesel form can tow up to 1600kg with a braked trailer.

As Mike Boxwell said, it came top in several Caravan Magazines.

A friend of mine changed from a Vauxhall Omega 2.5i V6 Automatic to a 75 Tourer 2.0 CDT Conn SE Manual and he says that it tows the caravan amazingly. Much much better than the Omega ever did.
 

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I seem to remember the 75 winning an award of 'towcar of the year' from a specialist motor magazine to do with towing. Connoisseur is the one to go for as it shows the 75 in its best light.

Edit: just read Mikes comment!
 

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I would plump for the diesel with Auto box if I was a serious caravan tower.
There seem to be some amazingly good deals out there.

MM
 

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You just cannot compare the Rover you are looking at with a Focus C-Max. The Rover is so refined, quiet, upmarket and so well equipped the Focus pales into insignificance.

Drive them both. You will pick only one.
 

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Go for a top spec model (sat nav if you can get it) and you won't go far wrong. You have the BMW diesel under the hood and the interior trim is 1st class.

You know it makes sense!
 

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Keith Alexander said:
All depends on how strong your left leg is, clutches on the 75 diesel are extremely heavy to operate as a result my wife won't drive our car at all
Dont let this put you Off I am 73 years old and my pins are not as strong as they used to be, but I have no trouble wiht my clutch pedal and have towed many miles with my 2.0CDTI Connoisseur SE towing a Bailey Indiana.

Go for it You wont regeet it
 

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One of the reasons I swapped to an auto was due to the heavy clutch especially compared with my wifes A3. Howver an auto CDTi is not economical especially for towing....
 
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