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Questions from February 2010
We saw and test-drove a VW Touran just under 3 weeks ago. There was a light on the dashboard, which I thought was the traction control light, and the ESP...
Not a question, but a commendation. My wife and I recently had a session on the Hampshire Older Drivers Scheme. An hour and a half (each) with an advanced...
I drive a SEAT Leon Cupra R with factory 225/40/18Y wheels and tyres. These would be great on a pool table smooth road, however they don't exist in this...
I have a seven-year-old semi-auto Mercedes A-Class petrol 190 that has suited me, but now I should replace it with something similar. I liked its performance...
I'm looking to buy a car on Personal Contract Purchase and don't really know my stuff. I'm looking for something small, like a hatchback. My budget is...
The garage has just confirmed today that my beloved FIAT Barchetta is almost certainly a write-off. I'll really miss it. But I think I'll go for something...
I have just bought a Mondeo with a 2.5 litre turbocharged engine. This is the first time that I have owned a car with a turbocharged engine. I have occasionally...
Are we obliged to go to the insurance company's preferred garage for repairs, or do we have a choice? My reason for asking is they seen to want the car...
I currently drive a petrol 2007 MINI Cooper. Now, due to ligament problems with my neck that cannot be resolved, I find the ride extremely uncomfortable....
My father's Motability car was stolen from the rear of his driveway. My mother started up the car to go and post a letter. She noticed that the letter...
I was interested in a recent letter about Intelligent Speed Adaptation for cars. I live in the New Forest and our local paper is full of ideas to prevent...
My 2001 Mk 4 Golf TDi Estate has electrical problems. The driver’s electric window has failed along with the wing mirror controls and the remote locking...
I am in quite a bit of bother and would appreciate any help you can give. Only a week ago, my pride and joy was written off. The insurance company is now...
I would appreciate your advice on the best polish for my nearly new Civic S with metallic black paint that seems to chip and mark fairly easily. It is...
I have a 1997 Nissan Micra automatic. Unfortunately the underneath is badly rusted and welding will cost £400. I know the guys in the MoT station and trust...
My Grandson was 18 in March, and passed his test in June. I have been trying to get him insured to drive a 1998 1,124cc Peugeot 106, worth £700 on a 3rd-party-only...
I recently put down a £500 deposit on a very low mileage, mint condition Mazda6 MPS at an Evans Halshaw car supermarket. In two days from now, the car...
I bought my BMW E93 330d MSport cabrio new on 25/06/2007 from Almondbury BMW Huddersfield With 19” wheels. After 5,000 miles the rear tyres badly scrubbed...
You stated recently that you were considering not recommending diesel vehicles due to expensive problems with Turbos, Intercoolers and EGR Valves etc....
I will shortly order a new car. A DAB radio is a costly option but do you think this would be sensible to "future proof" the car if the Government goes...
I have a 52 plate ex-police force Skoda 1.8T with around 95,000 on the clock and service evidence would suggest the mileage is correct. Recently, though,...
I'm due to retire shortly and my Audi 3.2 quattro lease goes at the same time. I'm looking for a replacement second car and I'm looking for something...
Could you please tell me which cars and also which 4x4s are built with a separate chassis.
Overstayed in a 'free for 2 hours' retail park car park: Fine/invoice £80, but £50 if paid within 10 days. Automatic number plating against registered...
I was recently driving along a reasonably quiet stretch of the M60, and pulled over from the inside lane to the middle lane on the approach to a junction...
My niece is 18 years old, having passed her test 15 months ago. She wants something with a bit more zip than her 1.0 litre 03 Reg Corsa (that is going...
I am not usually one to write in with my comments, however I must on this occasion after dealing with King Automatics in Epsom. My 2003 Grand Cherokee...
I wrote to you in July this year about the new 2009 model BMW 320d automatic convertible I bought. It is the first auto and convertible I have owned and...
I would appreciate your advice. I have a Land Rover Discovery 3 fitted with standard mud and snow all-weather tyres. I have two or three ski trips planned...
Quick email to ask your opinion on what would be the best automatic cars for my mother to buy? She has just retired and has very bad arthritis so doing...
I have recently purchased a Sept 2006 Toyota Avensis Estate 2.2 D-4D 180bhp. The car has 88k warranted mileage and full (Toyota) service history. I bought...
A friend of mine uses his 10-year-old Focus 2.0 petrol to tow a Bailey 460/2 caravan that weighs just over 1 ton. He is now interested in buying a 1.6...
I have just had a reminder letter from my local Toyota dealer saying that my three-year service is due. It goes on to say…"we would also recommend that…the...
I am currently driving a 2004 Citroen Berlingo Desire 1.9 diesel. My husband now has a company car and we no longer need the space of the Berlingo. I generally...
I bought my Ford Focus Ghia in January 2001, a size of car that would enable me to take my sick husband out and about. Fords had always been popular with...
I would like to replace my standard headlight bulbs to vastly improve the light quality. (Fitting Halford’s Extreme Brilliance H1 Xenon 12v 55w bulbs has...
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I am considering purchasing a Jaguar XJ either 3.0L petrol or 2.7L diesel 04-06 plate, as it does seem to be a lot of car for the money at the moment....
My 2005/55 Ford Street Ka has done 45,000 miles. A week ago failed its MoT and needed a broken offside front spring and front arm replaced due to corrosion,...
I am in the process of arranging my mother's car insurance (she will be 80 in February). She has an 'L' reg VW Polo, for which I have guessed an optimistic...
We have recently returned to the UK from Spain and have driven back in a 3 year old Ford Fusion, Spanish registered, which we bought from new. Can you...
In October I received a speeding ticket alleging that I was doing 38mph (at 14.31hrs on 12 Oct 2009) in Carnforth, Lancashire. Consulting my diary I realised...
My daughter’s diesel SAAB 9-3 has had a catastrophic failure after passing through shallow water on the road. The breakdown man seemed to think that this...
My wife and I are Australian travelling to UK and Europe arriving in April. We are going to be touring for 2-years and after an initial 4-week spell in...
I have a Sept 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 1.9DDIS which I bought about 18 months ago with 19k miles from a non-franchised dealer. In April of this year at...
A friend is changing his 2006 BMW 330i SE Coupe. It is in pristine condition and he has offered it to me. However, it is on 19" wheels and in the last...
I bought my Ford S-Max a year or so ago with runflat tyres. Before people go for this option, I think they should bear in mind that they cost much more,...
My wife's 2004/54 Ka with just 23,138 recorded miles has needed to have a Helicoil ftted because the drain hole disintegrated while in the Ford Dealership...
I am due to change my company car in March 2010. I am currently on my 2nd Volvo S60, but the new S60 is not due in the UK until September 2010. I cover...
I am faced with a bill of over £600 for a replacement ECU in my wife's MKI 2004 Skoda Octavia VRS, as it failed due to water ingress. Is there some sort...
We bought, from Mercedes Benz of Salisbury a 2004/54 CLK 320 Coupe Avantgard with auto, leather, comfort pack, audio 10 plus CD changer and phone pre-wire,...
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