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Towing with Volvo S60

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15 Apr 2007 @ 21:17:31 pm
Mike
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Hello

I am considering towing with a Volvo S60 (2.5T Auto).  Does anyone have experience of using a Volco as a tow vehicle.  The options that we are considering are a Palma or a Classique.  The Classique would be very close to the weight limit.

Mike

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02 Jun 2007 @ 15:45:32 pm
Marius
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Hi, Mike! Did you eventually purchase the Volvo? I'm interested in knowing as I find my S60 T5 Geartronic an absolute marvel, solo or towing. My fuel consumption at 100kph.solo is between 5.8lt./100km - 6.5lt./100km depending on terrain and towing a Regal 13.8lt/100km. If you wish to know anything pertaining to this car, you can call me at 083-4535949 after hours. Regards! Marius
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04 Jun 2007 @ 14:00:34 pm
Terina
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Hi Mike, Hope whatever caravan you are towing works, just enjoy your camping to the fullest, and live everyday as if its your last. Greetings, Terina
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09 Jun 2007 @ 16:04:30 pm
Surfer01
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I used to tow with a 2003 Volvo S80 D5 auto but eventually dumped it as it was great on tarred roads but if positioning a caravan ona grass site was totally useless due to the front wheel drive. As the caravan pushed down on the towball it lifted the front ever so slightly but enough to cause the front wheels to spin on grass especially if th grass was wet. Broke my heart to sell it but as we caravan right through the year even in the winter with snow and sleet we needed a 4 x 4 and bought a second hand 1997 Toyota Hi Lux Surf 3 lite auto. Our caravan is a twin axle weighing at 1650 kgs fuly loaded. I would imagine that the same problem would apply to the S60.
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