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I have a Y reg Rover 75 2 litre diesel with 81,000 miles. I like the car and want to keep it. I am 77 and only do about 5,000 – 6,000 miles a year with...
At a fuel station, a customer filling with fuel at one pump could give the cashier an alternate pump reading (if he assumed it be less than his own) and...
We bought a new Mk IV Golf in October 1988. At a service in early 2001 at 40,000 miles the VW garage said all 4 discs were worn and wanted lots of money...
I've been looking for an auto diesel estate to use as a family hack and occasional load lugger to the south of France. There are two contenders that are...
I currently drive a company BMW120d that is coming to the end of its lease. To be honest, I have not been that impressed. There has been an element of...
A couple of months ago I made a round trip from Stansted to Croydon and back. I passed over Tower Bridge at 01.00am on the return journey. Shortly after,...
I have read some articles on your website with regard to car warranties and note that you recommend Warranty Direct from whom I have had a quote. I have...
Having read your car-by-car breakdown I think you’re bang on the money about the two cars we currently have. I would appreciate some advice over a new...
My wife purchased a Toyota Yaris T Sport in May 2002 and since then we seem to have had nothing but trouble with the front and rear discs and pads. We...
A nearby town has a bus lane that operates on weekdays between the hours of 7am and 7pm. I often drive through after 7pm and on Sundays. During these off-peak...
I am considering buying a Honda S2000 pre-registered with 50 miles. Looking on Autotrader I see a 2008/58 S2000, 6 delivery miles at £24,989, and then...
I need to insure three cars and a motorbike, to be driven by both my wife and me. You have recommended Primo plc in the past. Do you know of anybody...
My car is fitted with 245/40R18 Goodyear run-flat tyres and the wheels have cracked. They came as a basic BMW option. The car is a 525d with standard suspension....
I presently drive a 12-year-old Vauxhall Corsa Vegas (mine from new), which has yet to reach 26,000 miles on the clock. However I suspect that despite...
I bought 2 year old a Nissan Micra from Nissan last April. It had just had its M2 service. Within a month or so I took it back as the brake warning light...
I have a deadly serious problem with the EPS on my 2003/53 Vauxhall Meriva. The power steering cuts out as I'm driving along. This has happened many times....
I’ve just written off my 2004/54 Ford C-Max with floodwater. I’m waiting for an insurance offer. I found the C-Max good because of excellent mpg, but would...
I currently own a Ford Mondeo 2.5 Ghia X 5-door hatchback (March 04), which I purchased as a Ford Direct Car in Feb 2005. The car was a Ford management...
I've read stories before about McDonald's fining people for taking too long over their meal, but I've just found a new variation. I went to a McDonald's...
Without a doubt switching on dipped lights in poor light conditions is a good safety feature. However it seems more and more people persist in having fog...
You regard speeding fixed penalties as bribes. I see them as alternatives to those who admit the offence to have their case settled without having to go...
I own a year 2000 Volvo V70 Estate, and am having trouble starting. Sometimes the engine will fire and run for about two seconds and then cut out as though...
My ceiling partially fell down and damaged many items. I am still waiting to hear what and if they will pay me out on these items. BUT they are not paying...
A friend came to help us prepare for a big party and went to the local M&S to pick up some pre-ordered food (£200 worth). She unthinkingly parked in their...
I was thinking of changing my 2005/05 Jazz 1.4 SE DSi 5d CVT-7 for the new Jazz. I road tested the new model and agree the performance, ride and steering...
In one of your columns you gave advice to someone who wished to buy a used LH drive car here for use on the Continent. I have friend who needs to do this,...
In the past when older motorists like me hark back and wonder none of the major manufacturers produce a less complex car than is currently on offer with...
The email from BK (Smack, the knife, 21 February 2009) prompted me to relate my experience of the all-too-common supermarket carpark shunt. When another...
I would like to share my recent experience if Alfa Romeo. I had a three-and-a-half year old Alfa 147 1.9 MJET 16V diesel that had done 53,000 miles and...
You may recall I wrote to you having purchased a Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 diesel on the mpg representations made to me. I took the case to court on 8th...
I am the owner of a Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG with a very special registration in Designo Silver. It would appear that a blue MB CL500 is using my registration....
Summer is on the way and I'm toying with the idea of getting a camper van (or something that could double as an occasional live-in vehicle for festivals)....
I have suffered a puncture (screw in tread) in a Bridgestone runflat on my RAV-4 T180. When I bought the car new from Loders at Dorchester I was told that...
My son is just about to take his driving test and I would like to buy him a SAFE, economical, low insurance group first car. I had thought about a Peugeot...
Finally I have received a cheque for the 2.5% reduction of the VAT on my New Honda Jazz, although the figure bears no resemblance to any of the figures...
I have today received via Europcar details of an alleged traffic violation in Italy from the Italian Police from September 2008 Can the Italian authorities...
Several months ago, both my personal cars suffered damage on local roads due to potholes and obstructions (granite boulder / set) in the road. I have since...
I have a 2003 BMW 5 Series. About a year ago I had a warning that the driver's airbag was faulty. My BMW dealer checked and confirmed that the airbag was...
I ordered a new Skoda Superb SE Diesel 170HP DSG from Meadens Skoda, Sway, Hampshire for delivery 1st March 2009. They have offered to give the vehicle...
I live in a small Devon village at the bottom of a very steep hill that remained ungritted during the recent snow. This has persuaded me that a 4x4 would...
I always read your bit in the Telegraph and have now started to think about swapping my Volvo V50 diesel, which I really enjoy driving, though my wife,...
While on holiday recently in Turkey, I noticed that many city traffic lights had an additional signal giving the time in seconds to the next phase change....
Two weeks after buying a new Subaru Legacy I was rear-ended and sustained considerable damage. Norwich Union paid for the repair on behalf of the other...
I had the rear brake pads and discs replaced on my 2007 Vectra. Am I correct in thinking that the discs only get damaged and hence need replacing if the...
I just got my first experience of driving my C-Max 2.0 TDCI Titanium on snow-covered roads. I’ve been driving for 50 years, last 10 in a Volvo V40 and...
My wife's car was due for its MOT. I called the garage that we bought the car from as it had been serviced and MOTd by them since new (52 reg). Normally...
I'm emigrating to Nova Scotia, Canada, and will be looking to buy a cheapish second-hand pick up or SUV. Should I go for North American (V6, V8?) muscle...
In view of the inadequate way in which the UK prepares to combat winter snowfalls on our roads, I think a change of direction is needed, we need to go...
My son and I are desperately in need of some advice and I wondered if you could please help. Two weeks ago, my son bought a used Rover 75 from a local...
I have seen you recommend Warranty Direct in the past and so covered my SAAB 9-3 with one of their Extra Care warranties. This was renewed in October last...
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Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £9,304.93

Total cost of credit £1,804.93

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The Representative APR is 13.2% (fixed) so if you borrow £7,500 over 4 years at a rate of 13.2% p.a (fixed) you will repay £199.21 per month and repay £9562.20 in total.

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