Considering 2014 tdi420 trendline for towing horses
Hoping some of you can help me decide on whether to buy an Amarok tdi420 Trendline (2014 model)? It's going to be my only vehicle and as such will do regular driving but also needs to tow my horse float (fully loaded would come in at around 2-2.5 tonnes). My real worry is a mountain range, very steep ascent/descent which I sometimes go up to visit friends with horses. I haven't been courageous enough to do this in my 2010 Hilux except with an empty float as it doesn't seem to have the grunt to cope, but maybe I'm just chicken. Also I'm on a seriously lean budget so it has to be value for money and last a really long time.
Has anyone had experience with this Amarok or another 4cyl twin turbo auto similar to it that can advise about how it copes with the fully loaded towing aspect? I am not a brave driver and would never take any chances with the safety of my horses so its got to be up to the job. I'll put the link to the one I'm thinking about below. Would appreciate any help and advice you can give.