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Questions from February 2009
I am looking for a replacement for a Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 16V that has a chain cam. Having had two expensive failures of cam belts both with Rover /Honda...
Is it just me or are the new discharge daylight headlights on new cars extremely harsh / bright on the eyes? The 'old' tungsten headlights don't dazzle,...
Intelligent Speed Adaptation. Let me tell you my experience a with cruise control which was switched off. Went into a parking place when the engine suddenly...
I am going away for 5 weeks from mid-February, and will leave my car on a friend's land, but in the open and uncovered, during that time. I plan to leave...
True story: A lady living in rural North Yorkshire had her car stolen from its overnight kerbside parking place, shortly after New Year. A few days later,...
When I took my new Subaru Forester for a test drive I noticed it had zero kilometres on the clock, although it had been brought from another site for me....
The prices of your used cars and 4x4s etc, are unbelievably cheap. I know that petrol is dearer in the UK, but you don’t travel the distances we do. My...
I am due to decide on buying a 2001 Rover 45 IXS 16V, which looks good inside. It has a low mileage of 38,000. This is going to my only family car, and...
I help manage a small independent shop that has been trading for some thirty years it is in a small parade of shops in a larger shopping area. There is...
I have a Golf Mk IV. A warning light telling me that my luggage boot is not closed. Can you advise me on how to rectify this please?
I have a Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 SE 185, purchased in March 2006 and it has now done 74,000 miles. My mileage is largely motorway driving, no off road use,...
I have a Fiat Panda Dynamic and I was wondering how easy or not it would be to change my car from a manual to an automatic and how much roughly it would...
Expect More Speeding Tickets in Weak Economy (from ScienceDaily Jan. 12, 2009. Got a lead foot? Hold on to your wallet. When local revenue falls, traffic...
My wife is considering selling her car through a company that has valued it over the internet. She entered the vehicle registration into the buying company...
An elderly friend has reluctantly decided to cease driving on medical grounds, He is the proud owner of an immaculate, annually serviced 1986D BMW 318i...
I have a SAAB 9-5 Turbo, some 10 years old with 120k on the clock. Recently my hydraulic steering went and now the slave cylinder in the clutch has gone....
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Are some people not making too much of elderly drivers being on the road? Are there any verifiable statistics on the percentage of accidents by each age...
I am aware of some of your comments concerning ‘humps’ in the roads. Our local Council (Brent) has just sent a circular asking residents for their views...
Do you know if there are any New models of crewcab/5 seat pickups due out this year? Surely a facelifted Navara can't be too far away? Also, how do you...
My 2002 BMW 320d (85,000 miles) has just been diagnosed as having two broken rear coil springs. I vaguely remember reading something in your Saturday Telegraph...
My BMW 3-Series is not heating up. Would you have any idea what the problem is?
I currently have a SEAT Cupra R, so enjoy a bit of decent motoring. My parents are 89 and 90 respectively, so the SEAT is a pain for them to get in and...
I just read your recent post about the sterling exchange rate. Quite right. The thing I notice is that despite the obvious intellect of some contributors...
I have been offered £14k for my 2005 BMW 525dM Sport Touring auto, mileage 40k, with leather, media pack, etc. against a 2008 Lexus RX400h with 26k miles...
I wonder if you can help. Today I received what I think is a parking fine for 70 Euros during holiday in France in July 2008 in a hired vehicle, which...
Given the number of 'new' cars sitting in fields, docks, etc., how can a potential new car buyer ensure that they are purchasing a new car as opposed to...
I am considering the purchase of new car and would like to support British workers. Some time ago you published a list of makes and models produced here....
The treatment I am receiving from my local Audi dealer is unbelievable. I noticed that my 2002 Audi A4 TDi sport saloon car was not driving smoothly, and...
A friend of mine told me that the problem I have just experienced in a 2.8 litre Iveco motorhome, is common with diesel engines. We bought the vehicle...
I am looking to upgrade my Skoda Octavia 2.0 petrol auto estate to a more economical car. We mainly use it for town driving and would like to know whether...
My grand-daughter was driving her 2001 VW Polo in the outside lane of the M25 last week when her clutch system failed. Fortunately, with the aid of flashers,...
My hair has gone silver, and my driving these days is mainly short journeys on local roads. However, Christmas saw me undertake several long journeys on...
I have a 15-month-old Skoda Fabia with 4,500 miles on the clock. On a few occasions I have experienced braking problems as if something had got between...
I currently drive a BMW 530d and I love the engine, but not the lack of 'kit' in the car or the lack of grip in poor weather. We live in a rural area of...
My wife took her 2002 RAV-4 for a service, which was uneventful. However, a few days later the engine management light came on, so back it went. The service...
I own a BMW 325 that was first registered in March 2005. It has always been regularly serviced by BMW dealers, has covered 80,000 miles and is not covered...
I have a 1970 Jaguar 420G which has been laid up since 1984. What petrol should I use?
I read the other day that French drivers are so angry at the number of speed cameras that they now contact a website with details of NOIP's, pay a fee...
In your review of the Toyota IQ 1.0 litre you state: "they all qualify for 100% first year capital allowance, so if your company buys one for you it can...
Over the past 4/5 weeks I have noticed a huge difference in the way my 2003 BMW Z4 2.5 handles. The car sits on Bridgestone 255/40 R18 88W runflats on...
I have a 4-year-old 1.9 diesel Vauxhall Vectra that has done 50,000 miles. The other day, the water pump seized causing the timing belt to break in major...
I will shortly be leaving my 9-year-old (but extremely reliable) BMW 520i for 3 weeks at an airport surface carpark and am slightly worried it may not...
I think I have read either in your column or other parts of the motoring press that tyres degrade with age and that as a result not all spare tyres are...
Motorists shouldn't get too enamoured with the recent government pronouncement of “Intelligent Speed Adaptation” GPS speed control for cars. Sponsored...
Just before Christmas, an old boy hit me whilst reversing out of his space at Waitrose. Whilst there was no damage to his vehicle, he has damaged my rear...
I wonder if you can help. I bought a 2006 MX-5 2.0 Mk3 Sport about 6 months ago. I'm very pleased with the car except for its tendency to 'bump steer'...
My daughter owns a 2002 Skoda Fabia Automatic and on the whole is quite pleased with it. Recently, however, the car has let her down on four occasions...
I am an indecisive academic requiring help. In 1994 after months of deliberation and investigation, I bought a brand new VW Passat Diesel Estate and declared...
There are several BMW X5 SE diesels on the dealer network, all pre- registered 58 plate cars with only double-digit mileage. I need a six-seat car to replace...
I have taken my TT twice to an excellent local garage because the footwell carpet keeps getting wet. The second time they replaced a seal where the air...
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