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Mazda CX3

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06 Jun 2018 @ 16:08:39 pm
Weskus klong
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Dag aan almal, 

Is daar dalk iemand wat 'n karavaan met 'n Mazda CX3 Dynamic sleep?  Indien wel, watter karavaan. Ek oorweeg dit sterk om die nuwer weergawe van die 2018 Sprite Sprint aan te koop.  Enige kommentaar ivm die karavaan sal ook waardeer word.

Ps: Die Sprint se GVM is 1110kg en die Mazda se Tarra is 1226kg, so ek sien nie 'n probleem hier nie (dit is as ek al die vorige gesprekke reg verstaan).

Groete

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06 Jun 2018 @ 22:34:35 pm
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Die model wat jy na verwys is gelukkig die 2L petrol model.

Hier is iets wat wel van belang is - die diesel kan net 800kg sleep.

"Braked towing capacity is rated at 1,200kg for petrol models but only 800kg for diesels. We did query this as given the unbraked ratings are 680kg and 720kg for petrol and diesel respectively, we wondered if there was a misprint, reasoning that a diesel engine would normally pull more than a petrol, and wondering why the diesel's braked rating only betters the unbraked number by 80kg.

But we're told that it relates to thermal efficiency, which is critical for a diesel to run efficiently. So a larger capacity cooling system that would be required to haul more load would compromise the little diesel's efficiency. So, contrary to the norm, if you need to tow a heavier load, go for the petrol."

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07 Jun 2018 @ 05:41:43 am
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I always new that there was more to the tow rating of a vehicle than just the brute force and the strenght of the chassis.

Now here is a good example why the one vehicle has a lower tow rating contradicting what would be the norm that the diesel should have a better one.

This is very important and probably one of the reasons why the traffic authorities use the tow rating supplied by the manufacturer and enforce it on our roads.

I would think that this is another wake up slap in the face telling us to be carefull of assumptions.

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07 Jun 2018 @ 05:45:43 am
Leon
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Dag aan almal, 

Is daar dalk iemand wat 'n karavaan met 'n Mazda CX3 Dynamic sleep?  Indien wel, watter karavaan. Ek oorweeg dit sterk om die nuwer weergawe van die 2018 Sprite Sprint aan te koop.  Enige kommentaar ivm die karavaan sal ook waardeer word.

Ps: Die Sprint se GVM is 1110kg en die Mazda se Tarra is 1226kg, so ek sien nie 'n probleem hier nie (dit is as ek al die vorige gesprekke reg verstaan).

Groete

Ek sal seker maak op die voertuig ID plaatjie van die voertuig en die vervaardiger wat is die werklike vermoë van die voertuig.  Dit wat Danie geplaas het moet jy net op jou eie voertuig bevestig of dit wel so is.

 

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07 Jun 2018 @ 09:12:01 am
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Danie/Leon, dankie vir die terugvoering.  Sal seker maak wat die ID plaatjie aandui.

Groete

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07 Jun 2018 @ 12:57:21 pm
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Leon ja dit was vir my ook 'n "eye opener" want ons veralgemeen so maklik op grond v d norm. So gaan ons nog baie uitsonderings tegemoet gaan.

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