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Thread: Towing; Downgrade 3.0 to 1.9 Advice Please.

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    Question for you good caravan folk out there. Currently Iím running a í55 reg Signum 3.0CDTi which Iíve had for just over two years now. Only regret with it is I wish Iíd bought an Auto (love lazy driving) as opposed to a manual, ah well. An absolutely brilliant towing car, cannot fault it but Iím considering downgrading in the near future to a Signum 1.9CDTi Auto. Any problems I might need to consider if I were to make this move can anyone tell me please? The 3.0 is expensive to run hence perhaps downgrading to the 1.9. Look forward to some adviceÖthanks.

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    I've had these thoughts recently, but it the car's been reliable then you're taking a massive risk by changing it for something in an attempt to save some money on running costs. All it would take would be one problem with the inlet manifold and there's a 600 quid bill which would wipe out any potential savings...

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    I see your point. Any potential problems with a 3.0 Auto i need to watch out for if i was to go down that road? Also how many gears does the Auto have, my manual has 6.

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    Auto is 6 also I believe, but the same principle applies mate. Unless your'e changing the car for something completely different, you might as well stick with the one you know, that you know the history of and you know will be reliable, even if you have to change gear yourself...

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    Again i see your point. In just over 2 years i've spent approx 500 or 600 quid on my Signum which i suppose isn't too bad really eh?

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    That's not too bad at all. To change cars is going to cost you, plus it's a bit of an unknown where as you know yours for all it's good and bad bits.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    And has been running fine the last 6 months or so...? Were they just service items and tyres etc...?

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    if you want an auto, get the v6 auto.
    the 1.9 automatics are thirsty - almost the same mpg as the v6 auto!
    manual 1.9 is 8-9mpg overall better on fuel than the auto.

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    Heating problems mainly all to do with that freezing cold winter we experienced.

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    Then of course there's the 2.8 V6 Petrol Turbo, now that does look a beast! No doubt though very expensive to run?

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