Prado as tow vehicle

Postby simmo1 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:17 pm

Hey Guys,

Looking at getting a new car, would a prado tow a response without any trouble? I know they say a max of 2.5 tonne braked tow weight, my trailer doesn't have electric brakes.
Any info would be great?

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Re: Prado as tow vehicle

Postby Brentos » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:21 pm

Easy as. We had the 3.4L petrol and was fine have towed both Response and VTX wakesetter
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Re: Prado as tow vehicle

Postby RED » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:45 am

have a new prado i tow a vlx with.
Very disappointing car to drive Monday to Friday. It is noisy and gutless . Toyota should be shot for perserveering with the antique diesels they have. Car wallows on the road and the seats are less tjan supportive. Leather quality isnt great.
On the tow. It is a slow like you would expect a 4 cyl to be. Let me repeat. Jesus it is slow and gutless. Embarrasiing when a old pajero diesel pulls better. I had a couple of turbo diesel teritories, they leave the prado for dead on the pull, the drive and ride. The older 3 litre prado seemed to have more urge. I have driven a few towing various boats, but never owned one. (Melb-mildura is a fair test. )
If you want to overtake, you need patienece(even without boat on)
They seem to stop ok,

Take what ever you are looking at fpr a weekend test .

Yes, it is a work car. Budget wise i didnt want a jeep. And work wouldn’t allow a secondhand 200.
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Re: Prado as tow vehicle

Postby Simba » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:38 pm

looked at the Prado.... super un-impressed with what you get for the $$$ they want for them

buy a 2 or 3 year old 200 series for similar $$ and never look back
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