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Re: [Fot] Towing

To: Larry Young <>
Subject: Re: [Fot] Towing
From: Andre Rousseau <>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:53:44 -0500
When we brought my Italian Red-Head home this summer we towed with my
Friend's Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 3L diesel.

Awesome vehicle to tow with. It was 4AM and I was racing towards New
York and very comfortable. Quiet ride too.

Would love something like that, but like Bill said too big for my
better half. And $$$$ used they are still well over 20K.

I would love a truck, but can't see myself driving a F150 to work either.

Maybe a Ford Escape. I looked at the VW's, but 40-50K for a diesel
Tourage... Again more then I want to spend specially on the account
that they will rust away over time here.

I'm sure all the pieces will sort themselves out in time.


On 28 January 2010 16:21, Larry Young <> wrote:
> I'm a firm believer in diesel technology.  After all, its thermodynamically
> more efficient and now very clean.  Unfortunately, only the Europeans have
> embraced it.  There are now four choices without going to a big 3/4 ton or
> larger pickup -  Mercedes, BMW, Audi and VW.  I like the BMW engine, but
> towing appears to be an afterthought.  The others have 3.0L V6 engines with
> about 400 ft-lb of torque.  Of course, they are all a bit more expensive
> than what Tony is after.
> Larry
> Bill Babcock wrote:
>> I suspect we're going to replace it with a Mercedes ML350 Bluetec Diesel
>> unless some american car manufacturer comes out with something with
>> similar
>> specs. 7200 pound towing capacity, 25 MPG and Diane likes driving it.
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