V6 need some revs to get the best out of them on the b roads but don't think you'll have any worries towing with one at all....
Yeah a 2.4 may be nicer in the pocket and a little more relaxed to tow with but then the V6 is a lovely lump and don't think you'd regret it...
Plus v6's are cheap to buy. I had a 155 v6 and went from Scotland to far west of Ireland taking it easy all the way and got something like 46mpg sitting at 50-60 most of the way and 70 on mway. ok not the same engine but shows they can put in good figures when carefull.
why have a V6 if your going to drive like an old lady?
fair point mate.
i am a big fan of the jtd's as you know, but.........
there's just something about the smooth and quiet running of the V6 that is appealing.
i'm saying i would mostly drive like miss daisy because to be honest that's about all you can do on my 10 mile commute to boston every day. used to rush in and out of the trafic with stuff like my 145 20VT and there is no point in such a small, congested journey. you get to town and then look behind and the cars you raced past 5 miles back are 5 cars behind you
but having the power there when needed wouldn't go amiss, especially without the black clouds behind you (did i really say that out loud ) from the derv motor.
All I can tell you Kev is... Yes they will tow with no trouble what so ever... My father in law owns a V6 manual with a towbar for his 18ft long twin wheel touring caravan (eldis something!)... It's bloody heavy to push, I know that!
He takes it up the west coast of Scotland every year so goes over either the A66 or the A68, both roads have lots of inclines and he never has an issue, even cruising in sixth gear. Just got off the phone from him and he reckons he got around 25 mpg on his last run up there as he was rarely out of 5th/6th and a steady 55-65mph max.
You will love the effortless wafting along, but it also has the "poke a lion with a stick and watch it roar and snarl" when you need it