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Practical Caravan Car Reviews 1 week 2 days ago #468550

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Just read a Ford Kuga review on Practical Caravan web site.one comment said the car "struggled in the lane changing test"What does this mean -
1.it wouldn'tchange lanes
2.It was too slow changing lanes
3.It was unstable when changing lanes

Or what
Not describing the "struggle" seems to be a serious ommission
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Practical Caravan Car Reviews 1 week 2 days ago #468553

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No complaints about mine . It goes where i want it to no prob .
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Practical Caravan Car Reviews 1 week 2 days ago #468556

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Without finding the detail review, I know there was a towing review on the Kuga where the car wasn't handling well, but this was put down to the car being fitted with Winter tyres, when the test temperature was way above the upper limit of the tyres...

I agree with Craigyoung the Kuga is an excellent tow car, also IMHO performs way better than the "3 star" reviews it tends to get in motor mags...
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Practical Caravan Car Reviews 1 week 2 days ago #468565

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bertieboy1 wrote:
Just read a Ford Kuga review on Practical Caravan web site.one comment said the car "struggled in the lane changing test"What does this mean -
1.it wouldn'tchange lanes
2.It was too slow changing lanes
3.It was unstable when changing lanes

Or what
Not describing the "struggle" seems to be a serious ommission

There's two replies one from myself and one from Guzzilazz , both who own kugas and are pulling quite a weight to behind them with no complaints .
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Practical Caravan Car Reviews 1 week 1 day ago #468570

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Guzzilazz wrote:
Without finding the detail review, I know there was a towing review on the Kuga where the car wasn't handling well, but this was put down to the car being fitted with Winter tyres, when the test temperature was way above the upper limit of the tyres...

I agree with Craigyoung the Kuga is an excellent tow car, also IMHO performs way better than the "3 star" reviews it tends to get in motor mags...

Who on earth would put a test car through the lane change test, which is quite a severe manoeuvre with inappropriate tyres; then criticise its performance.
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Practical Caravan Car Reviews 1 week 1 day ago #468572

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otherclive wrote:
Guzzilazz wrote:
Without finding the detail review, I know there was a towing review on the Kuga where the car wasn't handling well, but this was put down to the car being fitted with Winter tyres, when the test temperature was way above the upper limit of the tyres...

I agree with Craigyoung the Kuga is an excellent tow car, also IMHO performs way better than the "3 star" reviews it tends to get in motor mags...

Who on earth would put a test car through the lane change test, which is quite a severe manoeuvre with inappropriate tyres; then criticise its performance.

Because it is a "real world" type of test that replicates what could happen to any of us.

It does sometimes get quite warm during winter.
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Practical Caravan Car Reviews 1 week 1 day ago #468574

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Dodger524 wrote:
otherclive wrote:
Guzzilazz wrote:
Without finding the detail review, I know there was a towing review on the Kuga where the car wasn't handling well, but this was put down to the car being fitted with Winter tyres, when the test temperature was way above the upper limit of the tyres...

I agree with Craigyoung the Kuga is an excellent tow car, also IMHO performs way better than the "3 star" reviews it tends to get in motor mags...

Who on earth would put a test car through the lane change test, which is quite a severe manoeuvre with inappropriate tyres; then criticise its performance.

Because it is a "real world" type of test that replicates what could happen to any of us.

It does sometimes get quite warm during winter.

But winter tyres are a very small minority usage in UK other than possibly Scotland and York Moorland farmers and midwives etc.
So the test was unrepresentative of the vast majority of users. Either way we drive to Poland a couple of years back and was surprised at the number of cars fitted with winter tyres in the heat of summer. Presumably they keep them on all year around.
It’s more likely a new Kuga came with All Season tyres as OEM fit as many makers are now doing this. And the reviewer was a bit lax in the definition. If this were the case it would be more worrying.
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Practical Caravan Car Reviews 1 week 1 day ago #468618

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Hello Craigyoung,
I also have a Kuga and have no problems towing,in fact I'm quite happy with it.Your post and Guzzilazz's doesn't answer the question.
The post was a comment on the review for being too vague and not saying what the "problem" was
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Practical Caravan Car Reviews 1 week 1 day ago #468620

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I think the description, if accurate, says quite clearly what problems the tester encountered. If you see the videos of the lane change test it is quite challenging. In the annual Club tests the caravan will not have ATC working either. Have a look at the videos and you will see how different cars compare. Whether you agree or not is a moot point, but unless anyone has had to carry out a sudden lane change then they really aren’t in a position to compare their towing experience with a testers experience.
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Practical Caravan Car Reviews 1 week 1 day ago #468628

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otherclive wrote:
I think the description, if accurate, says quite clearly what problems the tester encountered. If you see the videos of the lane change test it is quite challenging. In the annual Club tests the caravan will not have ATC working either. Have a look at the videos and you will see how different cars compare. Whether you agree or not is a moot point, but unless anyone has had to carry out a sudden lane change then they really aren’t in a position to compare their towing experience with a testers experience.

OC, I am with on everything you have said. BUT, on a trip to the wilderness, Hutton Le Hole, Yorkshire, my friend and myself were travelling along a dual carrigeway, about 30 mph, and a muppet crossed left in front of him , he swerved left and missed the car. The caravan followed fantastically, Talking point of the night on pitch.

We were not driving Daft or anything.
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