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The best "compromise" tow vehicle?

http://www.mbusa.com/models/main.do?modelCode=E320BTEC

GREAT gas mileage (27/37), nearly 100 ft/lbs more torque than my Tundra, easy to park, and PIMP!

Drawback, not nearly as much room, and you'd have to tow a lightweight trailer since it appears that you can only get a Class I hitch.

Benz+Kendon FTW?

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Net torque400 lb-ft @ 1,600 - 2,400 rpm

wow!!

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Net torque400 lb-ft @ 1,600 - 2,400 rpm

wow!!
Wow indeed, especially out of a Luxury sedan. Gotta love diesel!

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big numbers at low low rpm, man that is nice.

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I'll take a brand new truck for the towing and a 350Z for the fun factor and pay about the same amount. Not a big fan of Mercedes. They nickel and dime you for everything they put on their cars, but I'm a hillbilly so I have different tastes.

Nice car nonetheless.
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I'll take a brand new truck for the towing and a 350Z for the fun factor and pay about the same amount. Not a big fan of Mercedes. They nickel and dime you for everything they put on their cars, but I'm a hillbilly so I have different tastes.

Nice car nonetheless.
That why its a 'compromise' tow vehicle, you know, for those that only want one cage and have to compromise between hauling and livability.

I love the hauling convenience of my Tundra, not having to deal w/ a trailer, tons of room and power. I just hate the way it sucks gas, and parking could be easier, especially here where everything is kinda tight. At the moment its my only cage.

I'd never get a Z. I have a G35 (same motor and such) that has been at the dealer with some sort of major motor issue for 3 months and they refuse to fix. I have to sue the fucking bastards and I'm never getting another Nissan/Infiniti again!

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It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.....

Very nice indeed.

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thats a lotta coin for..
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That why its a 'compromise' tow vehicle, you know, for those that only want one cage and have to compromise between hauling and livability.

I love the hauling convenience of my Tundra, not having to deal w/ a trailer, tons of room and power. I just hate the way it sucks gas, and parking could be easier, especially here where everything is kinda tight. At the moment its my only cage.

I'd never get a Z. I have a G35 (same motor and such) that has been at the dealer with some sort of major motor issue for 3 months and they refuse to fix. I have to sue the fucking bastards and I'm never getting another Nissan/Infiniti again!
Just remember why you got the Tundra and that will answer you question on why you should not get this car.
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Just remember why you got the Tundra and that will answer you question on why you should not get this car.
I'm not getting one, just half-ass not serious musing about what a good all-rounder would be.

I'm keeping my Tundra.

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$10 says Rob buys the Benz........................
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Ha ha ha. He posted "Best" and "compromise" ha ha.

Then he linked it to a car! Now thats funny......

Try an SUV. It will all depend on what you intend to tow.

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$10 says Rob buys the Benz........................
The thought crossed my mind But my Tundra kicks ass. All it needs now is Sirius and maybe a stereo system upgrade it's all good.

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Ha ha ha. He posted "Best" and "compromise" ha ha.

Then he linked it to a car! Now thats funny......

Try an SUV. It will all depend on what you intend to tow.
a sedan with more torque than 90% of the trucks out there! Including my pimp ass Tundra.


maybe I should be in the drunk thread....

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What about a TRD supercharger? Should give a huge increase in torque for that sports car feel.
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What about a TRD supercharger? Should give a huge increase in torque for that sports car feel.
I looked into one, and I couldn't find one for the Tundra, only the Taco.

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