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Howdy Chevrolet People.

I've just part exed my S-Max for a 10 month old Orlando VCDi 163 LT Auto.
Got to wait till the weekend to pick it up.

I need a big powerful beast to tow a 1300 Kg Caravan, i hope the Orlando is up to it.

My only slight worry is how much value the Orlando has lost in it's first 10 months of life?

Hopefully its depreciation will slow down a bit.



Cheers



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Just trying to post a photo not sure if it worked or not?
Still a bit undecided as to weather the Orlando is an Ugly duckling or a beautiful swan?

Getting a bit exicted now only got to wait til sunday
 

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hi nev..
welcome to chevy land..

i hope you didnt pay more than £12500 for it!!!!


looks good, and hopefully it will do exactly what you require from it.
 

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Think I'm getting the hang of it now, it's about 30 years since i've driven an Auto.
Bought an Auto because some caravanning friends recommended them,
also the Caravan Club sing the praises of towing with an Auto.
Had a Towbar fitted to the Orlando this week,
we're supposed to be taking the caravan out for a drag next week ( depending on the weather )
Should see how well the Chevy copes fully laden.
I'm getting to like driving it now.. there's something sort of opulent about driving an Auto.
Thou i have to remember to tuck my left foot out of the way.
The best thing so far about owning a Chevy Orlando is it's rarety, i haven't seen another one on the road yet!
 

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I found the same with the Captiva huge losses within the first couple of years, but if your going keep it a while it all evens out.
Great news for us though is picking up a bargain.
 

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Welcome to the forum, and Orlando ownership!

Does yours have the Exec Pack? If so, it's identical to mine!

Which towbar did you have fitted? We've got a caravan, so need to look at getting one fitted for the spring.
 

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andyjones_98 said:
Welcome to the forum, and Orlando ownership!

Does yours have the Exec Pack? If so, it's identical to mine!

Which towbar did you have fitted? We've got a caravan, so need to look at getting one fitted for the spring.
Hi Andy...no Exec pack on mine.
Had a Thule Swan neck type towbar fitted, the swan neck type always seem a bit cheaper if you've got Alko anti snake device fitted to caravan.

Still haven't towed the caravan yet, the last trip got cancelled due to flooding.

Supposed to be taking it out this weekend so we'll see how the Orlando preforms.

Happy New Year Chevrolet Owners



 

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The Caravan has finally been for an outing.
The Orlando seemed to cope no problem.

Trouble with buying a Tow Car is you never know what it's going to be like untill

you actually attach your Caravan to it!

This is my third car to tow this van in 2 years, hopefully i'll be happy now.
 
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