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firstly, do you think a 1.4 mk4 golf would be able to pull a car transporter with a very light car one it easy enough? any have any experience of pulling stuff with them?

and with genuine vw towbar, will i have to cut a piece out of the rear bumper?
 

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I really don't think the 1.4 in the Golf would be strong enough to pull a Car trailer, let alone a car transporter with a car on it. That's what the TDIs are best for. The clutch wouldn't be up to it at all

The swan-neck tow-bar which most VW garages supply doesn't require the bumper to be cut
 

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Swan neck bar might required underside of rear valance to be cut, small, and not very noticeable.

1.4 towing car = bad idea.
 

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Remember, pulling is only part of the job, stopping is the other part. I'd be wary of the effectiveness of the standard brakes on a small car pulling another car, especially one which would exceed the weight of the Golf. It's not recommended to pull anything weighing more than 85% of the pulling car.
 
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