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Old 11-09-14, 06:11 PM   #1
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Default Fiat Punto 1.2 Petrol Active.

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I've been driving my mums Fiat Punto 1.2 "Active Sport" for the last 9 months, now getting to the stage where I want my own, I looked at another 1.2 Punto "Active" today and what id like to know is does anyone know what is the legal towing weight on these? at I guess under 750Kg?


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Old 11-09-14, 06:23 PM   #2
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To save you the trouble of using Google, I have spent my time doing it for you!

Varies a bit with year, but basically: 400kg unbraked, 1000kg braked.

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Old 11-09-14, 06:28 PM   #3
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both are 2002 cars. everywhere I looked I couldn't make head or tail of it.


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Old 11-09-14, 06:45 PM   #4
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both are 2002 cars. everywhere I looked I couldn't make head or tail of it.


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The best way is to check the VIN plate under the bonnet, or the stamped plate near-by, for the vehicle's permissible weights. These figures are the individual vehicle's maximum legal axle weights and towing capabilities that authorities would check.

Will look similar to:-

1--850
2--1000
1650
2750

(Your numbers will be different.)

Meaning :-

1 Max loading for front axle 850kgs
2 Max loading for second axle 1000kgs
1650 is max gross weight (Mass) of vehicle. ie front axle + rear axle weights.
2750 is the maximum train weight. ie gross vehicle (not to exceed 1650) + trailer weight.
Therefore gross mass for trailer is 2750 - 1650 = 1100kg.

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Old 11-09-14, 06:57 PM   #5
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Looking at my licence, that would be a B&Q/ Halfords Trailer with one engine and no Root Chopper .


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Old 12-09-14, 11:53 AM   #6
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It looks like I better to my B&E test this winter.


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It looks like I better to my B&E test this winter.


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When did you pass your Driving test? Depending on when you passed, will have an impact on what weight vehicle & trailer you can drive/tow.

With regards to towing capacity of the vehicle, as Dave has said the Gross train weight will be on the VIN plate. However most vehicles specify as weight for a braked & a weight for un-braked trailers. This info can be found in the V5 registration document for your vehicle.
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Old 26-09-14, 08:29 PM   #8
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It was passed in January this year.


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Although the Punto is serving me well as a little run around, I have been thinking of upgrading to possibly a Peugeot 307 or a Passat. Don't know much about them though. suppose the VW be there better car.


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Old 27-06-15, 09:51 PM   #10
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Best get on some car sites and read the reviews then Ollie - what I do know is a family member has been running a Passat for about 15 years and it has given very little trouble.

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