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Questions from April 2010
We are selling our Fiesta and now require easy access and a flattish boot. We’ve looked at Fusion and C-Max. Are there any others we should consider?
Time has come to replace two of the Dunlop 225/50/R17/94W Dunlop Sport 01 run flat tyres on my car. I am considering changing to non run flat tyres and...
I would like to know what your thoughts are on a 17 year old learner driver with regards to insurance, are you better to stick with a small engine newish...
Do you think we are plain bonkers, to want to buy a 3 year old Maserati? We love the look of the car and the noise of the engine. We have dreamed of owning...
Friends have finally decided to buy a car. They are prosperous and looking to buy new, no P/X, good for the economy. I recommended him a Honda FR-V when...
I am thinking of selling my car to webuyanycar.com. Do you know anything about this company? And do you know if they are bonafide?
I bought a Hyundai i10 on 1st November 2008 and the dealer assured me it had the new Kappa engine. Is there any easy way to identify the new engine? I...
My wife, Carol, wants to buy an all-electric car, a four/five-seater hatchback, with a decent range. What can you recommend please? Do you think all-electric...
I am retiring at age 65 shortly. I have had a Volvo 850 automatic since I bought it new in 1996, it has done 103,000 miles and is in excellent condition....
I must say that you should use the picture on the front of last week's (or was it the week before) at the top of your column. Hardly credit you are the...
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Last November, on your advice, I used scrappage to buy a Hyundai i10 Comfort. With one exception I have been delighted with everything about the car. It...
In April 2009 I bought a one-year-old Nissan X-trail. At the end of July, having covered 2000 miles in France in just over a week the particulate light...
I am in disbelief at your reply to the letter from DW. Are you really saying that it is an offence to park my car on the highway at end of my drive? If...
We are considering buying a Ford C-Max and have two in our sights. 1. 54 Reg 1.6 TDCi Ghia CVT 2. 56 Reg 2.0 Ghia Petrol Both are priced at £7,500. Which,...
You have recently advocated the use of winter tyres and I am exploring this possibility for next winter. I would prefer to buy a new set of wheels and...
I have a 2001 Audi A4. The brakes simply froze solid last Christmas. The garage tells me that it needs a new servo; but Audi stopped manufacture in September....
Large lorries use our village as a short cut following sat-nav instructions. They then have to reverse out of the village due to the narrow roads. Is there...
In May 2004 I purchased a new Honda Civic 1.6 Executive automatic and I have so far enjoyed 64,000 miles trouble free motoring. The car is in immaculate...
I am following a Dec 2005, Merc 320CDI estate, auto on eBay. This has a full MB dealer history fully documented, two professional owners and despite the...
You have answered readers’ complaints about rapid wear of brake discs with an explanation that corrosion due to light usage is the cause. Whilst this has...
Following your advice we bought a Hyundai i10 under the scrappage scheme last July. Today we had a 'phone call from the salesman offering us a new i10...
I have owned my Rover 75 Tourer for eight years, and it has ticked all the boxes, so I am happy to keep it for a few years yet. Inevitably one or two things...
It seems that some smaller cars are made with an adjustable back seat that allows either 4 comfortable passengers with a reduced luggage space or 2 comfortable...
We are in late 60's and have narrowed our new vehicle choice to a Nissan Qashqai or Peugeot 3008, tending towards diesel engine, but in a state of confusion...
I am in a dilemma. I read your reply to the person about the caravanette. I am a 61-year-old female, entering an adventurous second childhood, who loves...
Your website refers to the oil strainer problem leading to engine failure of VAG 2.0 TDIs. In the 3.5 years I have had my Skoda Superb 2.0TDI, I have had...
Thank you for your prompt response. Having been unable to source an exhaust system for my ageing Toyota Camry 3000 V6 GX, the only company on your list...
I have become addicted to your column in the Daily (and Sunday) Telegraph over the last couple of years. As a consequence of this I'm an occasional visitor...
I frequently see commercial vehicles with a sticker declaring that "This vehicle is restricted to 56 mph by law". What law are they referring to, and if...
How many readers have AUDI, SEAT, SKODA, or VW products with Teves ABS faults and replacement parts costing £1,170 - £1,300? We currently have had this...
I currently drive a 53 plate Golf Match V and I'm thinking of changing it soon. I've spent over £1,800 on it in 14 months and I think it's time for a change....
I was a little concerned to read that a Ford dealership in Bristol had consulted with Ford, and suggested that seized spark plugs could be “smashed out...
I’m having a problem with Vauxhall and just wondered if you could give me your thoughts. I have a Vauxhall Zafira 2.2 SRI, registered 22.02.07 that has...
I have owned my 2003 Jaguar XJ6 3.0 petrol auto for 5 relatively trouble free years and I am pleased with the car. It is not expensive to run (average...
Is it still true that we will forced to drive in daylight hours with our headlights on at all times, even in bright sunlight? Seems to be more EU control...
One evening last week I hit a large hole in a road in Burnham, Bucks with the result that one of my alloy wheels has been buckled and must be replaced....
Further to RB’s problem, I have also just changed to an iPhone and had Bluetooth problems. I run a 2004 BMW 330 convertible with integrated Bluetooth hands...
I must admit to being relieved that the scrappage scheme is near the end and that normality should return to the car market. Although it seems to be a...
Thanks for information about the 2000 – 2004 Mercedes Benz Valeo heat exchanger issue. Interestingly, MB did fit a new torque converter last January (50/50...
Boxing day 2008, a neighbour damaged my car, a Jaguar XJ8 by reversing into it. He admitted liability. I think my insurance company and certainly Rybrook...
My sister bought a 1998 Rover 200 (1.8 engine) less than 2 weeks ago. The car had 105k miles on clock and she paid the sticker price of £995 and received...
I am hopefully about to get my licence back after a 3-year medical layoff. I could get a new car on the Motability Scheme which would cost approx £7,500...
My 2007 Hyundai Tucson CRTD CDX 07 diesel has been showing a flashing amber warning light. The handbook says "emissions system check particulate filter.”...
I have a ‘G201’ fault on my 2006 SEAT Altea FR. The SEAT Dealer wants £1,300 to fix the problem. Do you know if the VAG contribution is specific to the...
I am looking at the KIA Sportage (not sure if I will go for 4WD since don't do off road but it might be better if we get bad winters). The 7-year warranty...
I recently attended a DAS and found it to be quite a pleasant and informative experience. I was expecting three hours of being harangued by police officers....
I have tried a Vauxhall Agila to replace my 1995 Rover 114GSI. OK. Next a Suzuki Splash, which I have read is better. But if I look over £10k-£13k, is...
I am appalled by some of the tales of dodgy behaviour by dealers. Here's one to add to the list. In February 2009 I bought a used 05 VW Passat 2-litre...
Do you have any feedback on the durability of Volkswagen's six speed DSG gearboxes as fitted to the current Passat? Do you have any advice to help reliability...
I was interested to read the article about 4x4s in the snow by Erin Baker. It really amazed me that the various public authorities were not organised enough...
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