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    1000+ Posts tekkie's Avatar
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    406 or not to 406

    I am beginning to look a tractor wink
    Something to tow my Swifty around to and from the racetrack and doubling up as a daily driver. Hopefully something not older than 1~2 yrs old. Family considerations not important.

    406 kind of is my 1st reaction. What else would be able to tow about 1200kgs worth of trailer and car safely?
    If 406 is the V6 or the 2L the way to go?

    opinions please deal

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    pffft forget petrol!

    For towing, Diesel!!! HDi
    Effortless torque, and all the luxury of a flash French "Taxi"

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    I can just see it now wink

    Derek.

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    Budding Architect ???? pugrambo's Avatar
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    for towing i'd go the HDi diesel

    250nm of torque peeking at 4000rpm and pretty much flat from just above idle
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    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

    1 x '99 406SV 5spd wagon, time to burn more fuel

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    lol,

    when I said "daily driver" I meant enjoyable to drive when not towing. wink

    What about other makes/models?
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    With THAT much torque, trust me, the 406 diesels would be enjoyable on roads like we were on today.

    Derek

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    Don't write off the 406 HDi until you have driven one. I test drove one last month and it was fine. Didn't sound like a tractor, drove like a normal car and you get the benefit of the fuel economy. I noticed that you can chip upgrade them and get an extra 20kws to get it up to 100kw if you want more speed.
    My advice...take one for a spin.
    I also looked at a Volvo S40, and the S40-T4, the Liberty RX and the Mazda 6. I'm still planning on looking at the Audi A4 (used) and Honda Accord Euro. But at this stage the HDi is top of my list(although the Mazda was good).
    There is a law against doing more than 100kmh...there's no law on how fast you get to 100kmh!!!

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    i agree
    i keep my old man going by telling him i'm too young for an oil burner but in reality the HDi power plants are phenominal things
    they may only have 80kw but the torque figure isn't something to sneeze at

    take one for a test drive and see what you think

    a local business person i know in town here took one for a drive the other week and came back with a big smile on his face
    he couldn't believe it was a diesel
    even if he did end up buying a new rover instead
    3 x '78 604 SL

    1 x '98 306 GTi6

    1 x secret project

    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

    1 x '99 406SV 5spd wagon, time to burn more fuel

    1 x 1994 605 SV3.0


    WTD long range fuel tank for 605

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    Anyway, that HDi is nothing special - it's old news!

    The new one has 100kW and 340Nm and will be starring in quite a few models and will be hitting the road quite soon (well, elsewhere)

    Makes 82kW seem rather paltry

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