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Old Mar 3rd, 2018, 19:48   #4
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Last Online: May 25th, 2019 06:34
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: stoke-on-trent

I had a 03 plate v70 176k on the clock manual 163bhp remap 193bhp pulling 1400kg van. Pulled the caravan a treat a little moor twitchy then the big Isuzu Trooper we used, but the engine on the Volvo was far better. Flew up hills and good fuel economy too. The only problem I started to have was the DMF started to show signs of been on the way out. I would not worry to much about having a towbar fitted already mine did plus could be simply pulling a trailer esp if the ball paint has not been scrubbed by the alko hitch. Just go for the lowest mileage you can afford and you should be fine for loads of trouble free Holidays. I would stick with manual on the P2's despite the DMF problems after many miles driven with caravan. It was more likely down to the high miles the car had done and the P2 auto's gave more trouble. Now got the newer shape XC just hope it's half as good, still went with manual but understand the newer auto's are better if serviced properly.
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