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    Default Have you towed with your v6?

    hi,just after some advice with my car, i currently have a 2004 signum 3.2 v6 auto/tip.

    im thinking of towing a caravan with it and was wondering if anyone has towed with a signum v6 and what its like? any problems etc?

    iv never towed with an auto before and wondered what peoples thoughts were,

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    Can't offer 'personal experience' advice, but using manually changing gear will be a little more sympathetic than 'shove it in D, let it sort itself out'. You might need to be a bit more involved with gearchanges in anticipation of conditions than you would if not towing, if you are to make smooth progress.

    Selecting a lower gear and having a few more revs will help keep the transmission temperatures down, rather than letting it labour in a high gear.

    Might be worth getting the transmission oil changed if it's anything approaching due...

    Plenty of power and torque, so the engine should be absolutely up to the job!

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    My dad towed with his auto 3.2 siggy and it was spot on that was in d don't think you would need tiptronic because the gear box adapts to the type of driving you are doing

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    just give the box a oil change first and all will be fine
    nice engine the 3.2 lots of torque
    the only down side to my old one was it would drink like a fish but dam did it Sound Good

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    not towed with my vectra c 3.2 yet but towed loads of caravans with the vectra b 2.5 v6 you shouldnt have any problems the only thing we did find was forgetting you have a 5 birth caravan on the back on the motorway speed creaps up very easy

    also i thought autos are better at towing i might be wrong but im sure thats what i got told a few year ago by a caravan shop

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    great stuff, thanks for the input guys. best go and get a tow bar then. would like to get one thats detachable then i dont have the big ugly lump stuck on the back.

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