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Is it safe to buy from autousedcar.co.uk?
I am currently trying to sell my car on autotrader as I have just obtained a new one and I have been offered the asking price but the story sounds a little strange do you think it is a scam? The following...
I parked in a Euro car park behind Marks and Spencers in Lymington. It is also joined on to a car park owned by the council. I parked in a space and, thinking it was one big car park, I then purchased...
My 1.8litre Duratec Mondeo is suffering from poor acceleration and high fuel consumption. I have changed the spark plugs & fuel filter, but it has made no difference, do you have any suggestions? Could...
I am interested in a Fiat 500 Pop 1.2 2010 model. It's £7500 but it has 25,000 miles on the clock! Should I be concerned about the high mileage?
I recently saw a website autousedcars.co.uk selling repossessed cars at unbelievable prices. Is this site genuine and are the cars safe to purchase from here?
I am about to get rid of a 10-year-old Volvo V70T5SE Auto, which has been the most comfortable car I have ever had but with the most awful steering. I would like an AWD for the seating height but would...
After two harsh winters I'm worried about the effects of road salt on my cars bodywork. Are there any products that you recommend that remove the road salt film from a car's bodywork, chassis & underbody...
I drive a Chrysler Sebring and cover 15-19000 miles ayear mostly on rural roads or motorway. The draw back with this car is the 9000 miles service interval, although it is a nice comfortable car to drive...
I have seen the websites "autousedcar.co.uk" and "autoparks.co.uk" advertising used vehicles for sale online. They require payment upfront prior to delivery and. Could you advise if this is a "known" scam...
I have been issued penalty charge notice and I want to appeal. I reversed the car partially out of our driveway and discovered that the rear tyre was stiff. I went to check only to see that the back passenger...
I think I would like to buy a new company car before the end of the tax year. I need something economical and it should be able to carry two cellos. Should I trade in my 02-plate Volvo V70 (current...
My S40 has a very loud droning noise coming through the bulk head and also a judder through the brake pedal and steering wheel. This happens under anything but very gentle braking.
The heater fan won't work on my Ford Fiesta. The heater is blowing out hot air but when I try and turn the dial over 1-4 nothing happens. What do you think is wrong?
I recently saw a website autousedcars.co.uk selling repossessed cars at unbelievable prices. Is this site genuine and are the cars safe to purchase from here?
I have a Volkswagen Touareg on an 05 plate, which I bought three-months-old from Volkswagen dealer. All the servicing had been done by VW but the last one was done at my local garage. There's a downshift...
Does a motor dealer need an insurance certificate to register a new vehicle? My wife is buying from a dealer 250 miles away, she got a good deal in return for registering the new car by 31st March. However,...
I have bought a car and when I checked car on day of purchse, I found that service record book, code card and anti-theft locking wheel nut were missing. I reported this to the seller (Car Supermarket)...
I have been set up! I parked my car in a car park and on return found a young lady taking photos of my car. I had damage to my car, but it was old damage. She stated that I had hit her car. A woman...
Five weeks ago the Glow Plug warning light came on when driving my Ford Focus. I stopped the car, turned off the engine, waited a few seconds, then re-started the engine and all was OK until yesterday. Driving...
My 2007 Toyota Avensis 1.8 petrol is very noisy, making a rumbling noise on even slightly rough roads. It is on 16" wheels and the noise was apparent with original tyres and still is with new Bridgestone...
I can easily achieve 45-50mpg on my route to work each day in my Audi A4 2.0 TDI. It's a 16 mile trip, mainly on A-roads and motorways. I average 45mph on the A road with two islands & no stops and then...
I have a Vauxhall Astra(1.6 Petrol) and in September 2009 I had four new tyres fitted to it, along with wheel alignment, at KwikFit in Plymouth. Now I have been told that two front tyres have gone bald...
I just purchased an six-speed MX-5 2.0 Sport, it's a 2007 model with 10,400 miles on the clock. I'm conscious of gearbox noise in first, second and third gears, particularly when the gearbox is hot and...
I own a W Reg Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v. Can you tell me how much fuel my car should use? What mpg should I expect in different situations?
I bought an 18 month old Peugeot 207 in August 2009 from a main Peugeot dealer. With it I bought a set of roof bars, which were fitted to the car when I bought it. I had removed and replaced them several...
I'm aware that modern diesel engines have particulate filters that can be unsuited to repeated short journeys (require a long run to clean them up, e.g. Mazda 5 diesel). When did manufacturers start using...
I am in the process of buying a BMW X5 40d SE. There are different option with respect to tyres 18, 19 and 20 inches. I am not able to get a straight answer from the salesman. Could you please recommend...
I am looking at buying either a Ford Cougar 2.5 V6 or an MG ZT190. Which do you rate? I have a newborn baby to think of, too.
My neighbour bought a very clean and low mileage Rover 25 (2004) from his local dealer 3 months ago for £3,200. After not being run for 2 weeks, he found the battery flat when he next went to start it. He...
I have a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. However, I now regularly drive over a half-mile long dirt track which has a fair gradient in parts, but is not extremely steep, and which has some sharp bends. My Passat...
I currently have an S-Max based on your advice and after 3 years of ownership it hasnt missed a beat. Luckly as I bought new in mid 2008 with a 30% discount it's also only lost about £4,000 in value over...
I erred on the side of caution and had the cambelt changed in my Vauxall Movano 2001 Van. The first time following replacement of cambelt it started fine, second time was difficult but evenutally started,...
My Jeep's 3 year warranty ran out in May 2010, but the car has only covered 42000 miles to date, with regular dealer service. The auto gearbox has failed suddenly and totally and Chrysler Customer Service...
I recently bought a 2002 Citroen C3 1.4 LX petrol. The speedo reads zero and shows no speed when travelling. The mileage stands still also. I've been told by once source that it's the ECU and that it's...
Considering buying a 2008 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 or Corsa 1.2, but hear horror stories of camshaft failures due to the loosening of camshaft retaining bolts on both of these twin-port engines. Is this problem...
I have damaged alloy wheel rims with flats on the inside edges. I have a two-year-old Mercedes-Benz CLS. I can only put it down to those dreadful sleeping policemen. I have found rims from alloywheelsdirect.net...
I've been to Volkswagen garages, I've been to Volkswagen nuts, but I still can't find out why my T4 (1991 2litre petrol manual) stutters when in fifth gear. I'm usually on a trunk road or motorway going...
How much should it cost me to have two sets of brake pads fitted front and rear, with a brake fluid change, on my Mondeo?
An employee of mine is wanting to buy a Qashquai advertised in Autotrader from Spain. It is a 2007 model, has 60,000 on the clock and the seller only wants £4,000 for it. It is available via Yahoo finance...
My husband purchased a new Mazda 6 estate in November 2010. He previously owned a Honda Accord. Since buying it he has constantly complained of poor diesel consumption compared to the Honda & can hardly...
I recently bought a 2006 Audi A4 Convertible (2.0 TDi) through a private sale. The car has done 76,000 miles and has a full Audi service history. Two weeks ago as I was driving and the 'oil pressure level...
I am on my second set of brakes in 12 months but my Audi A6 is still vibrating heavily at speed and under breaking. I've had the wheels re-balanced to no effect. Are these cars prone to bushing failure?...
The hood on my four year old Audi A4 3.2 S-Line convertible stopped working. The car has only done 16,000 miles. Is this normal on a four year old car? If not I would expect Audi to admit that the pump...
I'm looking for a good to drive cheap convertible, with a budget of £2000. I realise that condition is all important at this price, and I am considering Peugeot 205 and 306, BMW E36 or Audi 80. Do you...
I am getting a grinding/squealing noise coming from the electronic handbrake unit location on my Scenic 2004. The noise only occurs when I am stopping my car or parking it, it does not occur all of the...
I recently visited Welcome Break London Gateway and have received a fine stating that I had not displayed a valid pay and display ticket because I stayed longer than permitted. I wasn't aware of this...
We have owned a 1996 Toyota Rav-4 GX 5 door since 2004. We've had no major problems with it, in fact it is the most reliable car we have ever owned (touchwood) I's now got 110K on clock, probably good...
I placed an order with DM Keith Leeds on 6 October 2010 for a Skoda Octavia Estate 2.0 TDI CR Scout 4x4. The only extra I ordered was metallic paint. I did not have a car to trade in. I was initially informed...
I was interested to read Andrew English bemoaning the fuel consumption of the Ford S-Max 2.0 diesel automatic compared to the quoted figures. He struggled to get 40mpg from a car supposed to achieve 47mpg...
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