Originally posted by XmFoRdFaLcOn not to mention the problem with premature clutch wear when towing with a manual....you'd have to be mad to choose a manual over an Auto for towing purposes.
mmm, well im not mad, and my last car EXEC LS1 was an auto and did a very good job, but i am buying a manual now because i want a manual, just the same as you chose your car, and the running gear and extras it has.
i only tow a trailor about 3 times a year, so i cant see the problem.
As I mentioned earlier, BOTH Holden and Ford quote a 1200 kg maximum for towing with a manual. Check their website or an owners manual to confirm this.
Without any bias here .... there are plenty of reasons why the Falcon is better suited to towing than the Commodore (manual or auto)
a. the two link IRS the Commode uses (as we know) splays inwards at the slightest hint of a load in the rear end whereas the new 5 link Control Blade IRS on Falcon always stays perpindicular to the road for maximum tyre contact.
b. anything beyond 1600 kg on a Commode requires massive modifications including coolers, brake changes, shielding and so on .... and then you've still got the splayed IRS to contend with.
If you are serious about towing .... the only way to go is an auto Falcon.
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