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We have a big safety issue here. White Van Man and 4 x 4 Gas Guzzlers do not have a problem, but for the smaller compact cars that this government want...
I know that you consider speed cameras are largely a means to raise extra income, so what is your opinion of bus lane cameras on pointless bus lanes? By...
We purchased a Mercedes S500 in May 2006, which has now done 20,000 miles. It has been regularly serviced by Mercedes Benz Stockport. In May 2009 I was...
Tags: owning
Faced with failure of the ABS unit of my three and a half year old Golf and a £1,500 bill, I followed your advice, reported the matter to VOSA and asked...
It was recently time to trade in our faithful 11 year old Rover. As a regular reader of your column, we replaced it with a 2008 Honda Jazz 1.4 SE that...
I thought I would try Shell V-Power diesel. At a Shell Garage I saw a logo in red with a V-Power sign on it and filled up from the pump showing the red...
I have a 1997P Peugeot 306 1.9TD (facelift model). My water light on the dash is coming on and off. I checked the coolant pod and it was fine on Thursday...
I would be grateful for your advice relating to the purchase of a vehicle under the scrappage scheme. I have yet to collect my new vehicle but the garage...
At the moment my son is running a 2002 Renault Scenic 1.6, which he has had 4 years. It has always been very greedy and underpowered and overall a big...
Further to my e-mail of 27 July 09, detailing problems with the gearbox on my Seat Altea Sport. FIRST bill £1,004 after 35% goodwill from SEAT UK. SECOND...
My Meriva developed the Electric Power Steering fault before the warranty ran out but the Vauxhall garage said they could not find the fault. Now two years...
My wife has a very trusty (and not rusty) RAV-4. She bought it new on a 2001Y plate, and it's now covered 92,000 miles and never missed a beat, it still...
I have a VW 1.4 Twincharger, 2 years old, which has developed a frequent slight hesitation at about 3,500 rpm when accelerating; this may be as it switches...
Where is the new Honda Jazz built? (2008-)
I have an 2004 VW Passat Turbo with 51,000 miles on the clock that is showing an Airbag Fault sign. My local VW dealer's inspection at a cost of £72 identified...
I contacted you a while back about great customer service I received at Toyota when replacing my engine and cat after developing a fault after 5 years...
Do you know if there are any other websites like Car Site and Auto Quake that sell ex-fleet cars you can reserve on-line, as I really like these sorts...
I have a 2007 Laguna BG4TB6, done 20,000 miles, will soon need new tyres for the winter. What would you recommend, with price being a consideration.
In relation to your reply about home breathalysers, your readers should be aware that such kits are prone to false negatives (and false positives for that...
We have a 2.0 TDi SEAT Altea Sport on a 54 plate. We bought this four years ago at 10 months old, registered by SEAT but with only delivery mileage on...
Having had a TVR many years ago, I like the sound of the Nissan 350Z/370Z driving experience, but I¹m not keen on the butch styling ­ and I might regret...
We are looking to replace my partner’s CVT Mini-Cooper possibly with a Fiat 500C Auto. The auto-box fitted would be FIAT’s Dualogic gearbox. Could you...
The ABS on my Sept 05 Volvo S40 1.6D has just failed. My local dealer has contacted Volvo and they offered a 70% discount off the replacement unit but...
I would be pleased to receive any thoughts/comments you have to make about the Seat Leon engines available. My choice appears to be between a 1.4TSi SE...
My husband has given me a budget of approximately £13,500 to buy a new or fairly new used car. This budget includes whatever I can get for my present car,...
I have a 1999 Rover 214 which has just conked out with a head gasket problem, not even having done 50,000 miles. I have been quoted about £800, which...
For the past four years we have been running an Octavia Estate fitted with the 115 bhp diesel and it goes very well. We find it a much more practical...
I wonder if you would suggest a nearly new replacement car for me. I am retired, pushing 70 and want an estate that has all the modern extras and is comfortable...
I have some work in Poland next summer. My wife and I are considering driving there so that we might spend a week or two touring after the work is finished....
I have an intermittent fuel leak from the main fuel pump of my 1997 Mercedes W124 E220 Convertible. It will stay sealed, then suddenly start leaking again,...
I wrote to you in May about the Honda Jazz I-shift, which I'd had for a month. I have now had mine since early April and done over 3,000 miles. A lot of...
A friend and client is executor of a deceased relative’s estate and obliged to realise assets for fair value. Amongst them is a Mercedes E280 Auto Estate...
As an ageing juvenile of 62, it is only in the last 10 years I have enjoyed a Midget and an MGB Roadster. These have been gone a while but my eye has been...
I have owned and run a vehicle for the last four years and am glad to say that I have accrued 4 years' No Claims Bonus on my insurance. I now need to purchase...
I’m thinking of buying a used Nissan X-Trail 2.2 diesel 2006 – 2007 to tow my caravan but I have read a lot about failing turbos and a replacement cost...
When we took our Skoda Octavia 2005 for its second MoT, today, we were told that the foglight was illegal as it was on the wrong side of the car, on the...
I would appreciate your advice on a problem I have with my Toyota Celica. Nearly four years ago I had a small accident with a lorry that left a big dent...
I'm looking at buying a new/nearly new car early next year. My budget is £20k-£25k and I fancy a coupe or a cabriolet. I want Something economical to run...
I would appreciate any advice re private purchase of a 2001X 5-door VW Golf 1.6 16v SE in metallic reflex silver. It is a one owner from new car registered...
I recently bought an immaculate 2000W Passat Estate with the 1.9 115bhp TDI PD engine. It came with a full dealer history and 94,000miles. I can't find...
In your VW Touran review you mention a possible recall given the number of ABS control unit faults. Mine has just developed this 'feature' and before...
I've recently suffered a break-down with my car, which I can only attribute to speed-bumps. So far it's proven to be a costly exercise, having been left...
I am writing to you exasperated and at my wits end. In February my wife's 2004 Ford Focus 2.0 TDCI needed a new battery. It was a Sunday so the only places...
Could you quickly explain the logic behind there being no point in buying diesel unless you do over 15k miles a year? I do about 7k miles a year and estimate...
We have 2 grandchildren: 14 and 11. They both suffer from sickness in my Astra (no, it's not my driving) but are happy in my husband's Saab and their parents...
Tags: driving
I thought that you might appreciate some positive feedback for a change. My leased 07 Audi A4 Avant 2.0TDI 140 has just completed 100,000 miles at an average...
We have a 2007 Ford Focus Zetec and are about to have our third child. We run the Focus as a second car and hope to be able to use it with all three children...
Just over a month ago I bought a March 2009 Mazda3 1.6 Sport. Under the technical details of the car the Combined fuel consumption is 40.9mpg (Urban 31.7...
I am 17 years old and I am looking to buy a car. I have found a 1997R Honda Civic that has had 3 previous owners and looks in very good nick. It has done...
I recently had my Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 16v played about with by various mechanics. They seem to have stopped it conking out but have not got rid of a certain...
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