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Questions from June 2009
Here, in Solihull, the local Council members are great fans of speed humps. My observation of local roads, so afflicted, is that drivers no longer slow...
Recently I received a tax disc renewal reminder for my Mercedes 2.5TD from DVLA stating £185 for one year. Because DVLA is encouraging online renewal...
I know now is not a good time to buy a Japanese car (due to the Exchange Rate) and Honda dealers claim they can't discount the Jazz by more than £500,...
After much soul searching and having ogled one for years I am struggling to find a Mazda MX-5 with automatic transmission. I believe you can get an imported...
I recently bought a 2006 BMW 525d Touring with sport seats. Am I alone in finding these seats fairly uncomfortable? The backrest is totally without shoulder...
I purchased a Ford Mondeo Titanium X TDCI 140 5 door hatchback on May 02 2008 and to date am very pleased with it. I took it into my local Ford main agent...
I keep seeing information boards on motorways saying: ‘Think Bike!’ or even ‘Think once, think twice, think bike’. Do you know what it means or what we...
I’m looking for a car for my elderly parents who have difficulty getting into low seats. They only want a small car but high seats. Which would you recommend?
I think that the speed bumps mentioned by you correspondent from Congelton must have been on a road with a speed restriction, I guess the expensive bumps...
I use your website a lot as a reliable source of background information on new cars. I am thinking of changing from my current Porsche 996 Carrera to something...
After your comments early last year I bought a 3-year-old VW Phaeton V10 LWB with 40K miles on it. It has been a good car so far having done 15K miles...
Our daughter is a 21-year-old student in Manchester. She passed her test 2 years ago and also carried out and passed the advanced motorway driving test...
I currently drive a new Mazda 6 estate auto (petrol). Nice car but limited mid-range torque. Mazda has recently introduced a new range of turbodiesel engines...
I think the government car scrappage scheme has got serious failings. I am sure there will be many cases where someone who only does 5,000 miles a year...
I have just found out the FIAT 500 is available under the scrappage scheme, making a basic Pop version £6,300. I understand you have the Lounge spec. I...
Thank you for your recent answer about DPF problems with my 56 reg Zafira Design CDTi (150). I have decided to sell it. Your website comments regarding...
You may not remember but last year I wrote to you concerning a PCN from Lambeth Parking concerning an alleged Moving Traffic Offence in Lambeth of Driving...
I have owned my car over twenty years. I made it SORN in 2008 when the MoT ran out and after it was 'hot wired' and had the lock and dashboard damaged....
Tags: sorn mot owning
I thought that your readers may find this interesting: I currently run a Peugeot 206 1.4 HDI turbodiesel. My motoring mainly consists of a 36-mile round-trip...
We are considering formally rejecting my wife's December registration new Corsa Design 1.4 Auto. We have tried to get a resolution to a gearbox problem...
Our current family car is an Audi A3 Sportback. As we recently moved house this has provided good service for lugging various parcels around and also taking...
On 23-05-08 I purchased a 2005 BMW 320D SE Auto from a BMW main dealer. It was sold to me under the BMW Premium Selection Approved Car scheme. With it...
I am currently looking to buy a Civic CR-X due to being a Honda fanatic. After browsing the usual places (Autotrader, eBay, etc.) I came across a reasonable...
I'm looking to move on my 05 Volvo V70, 93,000 miles, and have received a couple of valuations from two internet-based firms. One firm, bestcarbuyer.co.uk,...
I would like to buy a Hyundai i10 1.2 Classic, which is advertised at £6,795 in red. I have spoken to my local dealer and this is the price if I part exchange...
I have a 2006/56 Mercedes CLK280. The rear Pirelli P Zero Rosso 255/35 ZR 18 94Y tyres needed replacing at 11,000 miles and the replacement pair have managed...
I was looking to buy a new Mazda6 estate and visited local dealer. On the windscreen was an "on the road price" which was about £1,000 less than list....
Just to say that I agree with you about diesels. Because diesel is a by-product of distillation its supply is likely to be constrained and hence its price...
I have just been watching the Gadget Show on Channel 5 testing In Car Entertainment systems. All three of the ones tested, mounted in the dash, so that...
Why can one not take delivery of a demo model car until it is 3 months old? I have just agreed a part-exchange for a car registered 31st March 2009 but...
My car is a FIAT Panda Dynamic Multijet 1300cc diesel, 2005. Just today I've received a letter from FIAT where they strongly recommend me to change the...
I live in Portugal and have a 1997 Mercedes C180 Classic estate, petrol 1,800cc. It's done around 350,000km and the Mercedes dealership had fitted a new...
I have a 2005 VW Passat Trendline TDi PD 130 saloon that has done 81,000 miles and I am thinking of changing it. My problem is to find a suitable replacement....
I have a BMW 123d and am looking at ways to further decrease my fuel consumption as I drive approx 100 miles per day, mainly all motorway sat on cruise...
I had a prang on the ice back in January this year. The fault was mine, since the other vehicle, an Audi, was stationary at the time of impact and it was...
There is a very quick, and often effective way of reporting potholes, dangerous "traffic calming features" etc. Just enter the details into the website...
In the course of an old fogey's refresher driving lesson, a year ago, the Instructor explained the benefits of driving at the optimum rpm – not something...
Tags: owning engine
I am thinking about replacing my CR-V diesel 2006 32,000 mileage. I don't need 4-wheel drive, although it is nice to have. I need a car capable of returning...
A number of your readers have been advised over the last couple of years to switch to 16" wheels in order to improve the ride quality over that achieved...
Regarding speed cushions, you recently stated, "if your local authority installed bumps higher than 100mm you have grounds to sue for the damage.” The...
A friend bought a 2003 Agila with 24k miles. There is a whine in 5th gear unless the car is coasting. The salesman said "it is a town car and 5th gear...
I recently purchased a Mercedes 1995 SL500 Cat D due to front bumper cosmetic damage, I have presented my car at an approved body repairer in Kettering...
I bought a Toyota Avensis in August last year, which was first registered in September 2006 and now with only 20,000 miles on the clock. Ever since my...
I have a Vectra 1.9TDCi registered in June 2006 with 71,205 on the clock. Last Monday, whilst driving home, the temperature shot up and the engine started...
I currently own a 1996 Golf GTI 16v with 100,000 miles on the clock. The car is great, pretty much bomb proof and a great mix of comfort and speed. The...
What should I buy? I need enough room for a pair of oars and outboard engine. Good fuel economy. Ability to tow 2 laser dinghies. Lowish road tax. Cruise...
In my opinion, it is motorists who choose to drive over privately owned grass verges, thereby obliging owners to make good the damage they cause, who are...
You extol the virtues of the i10, i20 and i30 regularly in your column. I bought a new Honda Jazz in 2007 after reading your comments on it but I would...
My car was stolen from outside my house. The community police visited and asked me twice if I wanted victim support (no thank you). I spoke to the police...
I've driven manual shift cars all of my driving life, more than 30 years so far. I'm 52. I'm thinking about exchanging my mid-sized manual for two cars,...
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Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £9,304.93

Total cost of credit £1,804.93

£155.08

60 monthly payments

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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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