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Questions from November 2009
I have been reading with interest and shock that Transport for London is looking at the idea of Speed curbing - also known as intelligent speed adaptation...
I am thinking of purchasing a sat nav and wonder if you are 'allowed ' to suggest a particular model. I just want a simple unit, easy to read, giving me...
I e-mailed you some time ago asking for advice as to where I could receive instruction to learn how to drive my newly acquired Porsche Cayman better to...
I have a 1.3 Multijet diesel, Lounge spec and took delivery of my cherished car in April 2008. It has done less than 3,000 miles and its annual service...
My son-in-law’s Peugeot 307SW has a light flashing saying the particulate filter wants servicing. He contacted his local Peugeot dealer who wants £400...
I'm leaving London for the country and want to buy a tax-free car to pootle around in locally. I'm not overly-mechanically skilled, though can do the basics;...
More than 5 years ago I emailed you about changing my car. You recommended a Toyota Corolla Verso. I bought one and have been very happy with it. However...
Our children having 'flown the nest', we would like to replace our trusty (350,000 mile) but thirsty Volvo 745 GLT estate with something smaller and more...
I am in a dilemma as to where to start looking for a car that will take up to seven people. I am looking at the shape/size of the older Espace. But now,...
My mother's 1996N Fiesta has after lots of work passed MOT but there is much rust underneath and she has been told it won't be economical to get through...
I’m thinking of buying a 06/06 plate Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4 auto with 16,000 on clock for £5,995. What do you think and what would compare? I can go up...
I have purchased a new 58 plate Honda Civic Type R. And am very keen on making sure that I can maintain the bodywork in the best way possible. The car...
Could you please explain to your readers why we have to put up with the ramblings of James May? We find him on both the front and rear pages of the Saturday...
Tags: driving
Hi John, I have a Rover 214is from 1998, which I am thinking of adding to the government scrap heap even though it has only done 78,000 miles and has been...
Your comment "It's a bright spot on the horizon when the other half announces you've got one in the net, your two-seater has to go and she fancies one...
I have a 2001/51 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It's been a brilliant work horse but sadly is getting more and more expensive to keep on the road and the heating/air...
A year ago I started to experience slow deflation of the tyres on my then 4 year old Freelander which has 18” alloys. My local tyre dealer (ATS Euromaster)...
We have a new baby arriving at the beginning of November. We've been used to driving round in our 3-door Corsa for the past few years, or me on my motorbike,...
Regarding the letter about a Penalty Charge Notice for a vehicle not parking according to the required order. What is not mentioned is that selfishly parking...
Our second son (22) has not yet passed his practical driving test, although he is a fairly competent driver and has now let his theory pass lapse. Getting...
I wonder if you could spare the time to help us select our next car please. I am 75 and my wife is 62. We have previously owned a 3 Series BMW, and Audi...
What is the way to get a clean windscreen - inside and out. None of the sprays and cloths etc around really give a smear-clear result
I wondered if what your views are on the merits of the Avensis, Insignia, Mondeo and Mazda 6, probably diesel and to keep for several years. I had a Mazda...
On 1st September I took delivery of a new Fiesta Zetec 5-dr from Vospers of Truro - supplied under the scrappage scheme. I pointed out that unlike any...
We have just been sent a "Consultation" document regarding the proposed traffic calming measures for an area of about three quarters of a square mile round...
I totally agree with the comments of N.A., Darlington that caravans should be subject to road tax. Although it is not a mechanically propelled vehicle,...
Please may I ask your opinion? If I have £10, 000 to spend, want an automatic MPV (for children, bikes etc) should I get a second hand Ford C-Max or a...
I was wondering if you had heard of many cases of car dealerships offering special promotion cars for sale then, after taking your deposit, tell you they...
I am debating whether to buy either a VW Tiguan, SE 2WD 2 litre TDI, or a Ford Kuga 2WD Zetec 2 litre TDI. I intend to keep it long term so re-sale value...
Regarding the Scrappage Scheme, I notice, in the link you provided, that "the new car must be delivered within 16 weeks of the date of order". I ordered...
I have a bad back and took your advice seven years ago to buy a Renault Vel Satis at a discount. The only V6 diesel sold in England I would think. A wonderful...
We have a young son (15 months) and are expecting twins (slightly more than we bargained for), so will need a car capable of taking 3 baby seats - ideally...
We currently have a Passat estate and a BMW Coupe which is becoming too small as the children grow and their bikes get bigger etc but we don't want to...
I have been offered a demonstrator Honda Jazz EX I-Shift at an attractive part exchange price. It will be available on 1st November. However, I have since...
We have a Ford C-Max Zetec 2.0TDCI and are going to obtain a newer car with a smaller engine. We both have mobility problems affecting getting in and out...
I recently bought a 1999 Mercedes CLK 320 AMG from a local garage. All the paperwork was there, and the car was HPI clear. There were a couple of small...
Two years ago I gave up my car as, at 81, I felt I was getting dangerous because of my two gammy feet. I feel that a mobility scooter is sufficient for...
I have a 15,000-mile Vauxhall Combo 1.3 diesel that has blown up its engine because the particulate filter was supposedly not regenerated. Vauxhall will...
As an insurance broker for 30 years I can confirm that the practice of 'loading' the premium after a claim when you have a protected bonus is becoming...
I have about £12,000 to spend on a small open top job. I quite like the MINI Cooper cabriolet 2nd hand, pre 2007, but also quite fancy the panache of the...
I spend a lot of time in the South of Spain each year and, instead of car hire, have been considering purchasing a good used car instead. The problem is...
I recently contacted webuyanycar.com to obtain a valuation for my December 2006 BMW 325i and received a valuation of £14,250. This was a lot more than...
I have a Honda Jazz, just one year old. I drove it out of the garage on to the driveway, went indoors to get golf stuff to put in the boot, tried to drive...
I'm currently living in Turkey and Slovenia and need sometimes to go off road in addition to normal driving. I'm therefore reluctantly looking at SUVs....
I read with interest (as I always do) your piece in the Saturday Telegraph, this week particularly your comment regarding the BMW 530d turbo overheating...
Having picked up 6 speeding points in 6 days I am anxious to stay within the law. Is there any technology (sat nav or otherwise) that will warn me if I...
I am hoping to change my car. I drive a 1.2 V.W. Polo and am looking for a new car similar to this. I only drive short distances i.e. around town and...
I purchased a new Range Rover Vogue TDV8 in November 2008. It has had one service, covered 19,000 not exciting or speedy miles, and has nearly scrubbed...
Having had a few near misses when reversing out of a parking space in a crowded car park, I thought it would improve safety by arranging the parking slots...
6 years ago we purchased a 3-year-old Vauxhall Corsa 1.7 Diesel with 14.5k miles for £3,500. It has now come up for replacement with 103k miles after it...
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