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I have a 2006 Ford Focus 1.8 TDCI, just recently the air con has stopped working. I took it to a garage to have it regassed and was told gas levels were...
Bought this car for my wife about 6mths ago and when we first got it every month or so the spanner light comes on and it goes into limp mode, once you...
The electric fan of my car does not switch off after having been driven even very short distances, and sometimes when I have just switched on the ignition...
Using premium fuel (Shell V-Power) seems to be the only way to avoid particle filter problems with AUDI A3 in the UK. What grade Diesel do I need to purchase...
We purchased an SL55 6 years ago & paid £67,000. Since then the car has had numerous problems and we have only driven it 20,000 miles as the engine cuts...
I live in New Malden (SW London/North Surrey) and have just bought a BMW 530d M Sport (2008/08). A few years ago when I bought an Audi you recommended...
I have seen you advise many times that people avoid some of the larger wheels that cars come with today. I am looking at purchasing a new XC90 Executive,...
My local BMW dealer is heavily pushing some "extras" at me prior to taking a new delivery. I would value your opinion if they are worth spending any money...
The problem is intermittent, but it has been narrowed down to happen when the car is driving with the windscreen wiper on, rain or not. There is an amber...
I have problems with shoulders, upper back and need a car with very light steering. I also need high seating and a standard automatic box. I had advice...
As I have just retired, what practical new or used hatchback (budget £10,000 -£11,000 would you recommend that would be as much fun to drive as my long...
We have an old Suzuki Vitara for local and off-road use (which it does lots of) and we've been really pleased with it. We need another car for some commuting...
Does the SAAB 2003 Convertible have a timing chain or timing belt; NB after a 2007 model Any problems to look out for?
I've just put down the deposit on a pre-registered Hyundai iX35. Although it only has 10 miles on the clock it was registered in April 2011 so I'm guessing...
I wrote to you last year whilst we were deliberating as to what to do following an accident that resulted in our car being declared a total loss by the...
I was considering buying an electric car (EV), but couldn’t find any site on the Internet to tell me what the total CO2 emissions were for these vehicles. So,...
A Range Rover, dealer is advertising new Diesel Range Rover 4.4 TD V.8, cash price: £68,995, deposit: £41,436, pay after 24 months £27,549, or give the...
A few weeks ago a correspondent wrote saying he was replacing a couple of tyres on his car and was moving the front wheels to the rear axle and having...
I recently went to Europe with my Audi A6 Avant Quattro 2.5 TDI and, notwithstanding that the car had been fully serviced by Audi Liverpool before I left,...
Presently I drive a 2006 Mercedes 220CDi CLC which I enjoy but I really need a 5-door economical, easy access vehicle as I am retiring soon and I am considering...
I have recently sold a XC90 and bought a Mercedes E class Estate. I am delighted with it but wary of another winter of snow. The XC90 coped well last year...
We have recently bought a 2002 Toyota RAV-4 petrol 4-speed automatic and we are getting mixed messages regarding the use of the overdrive. The manual states...
For years I've yearned a Porsche Boxster and have now reached a time in life when it becomes practical. I can't stretch to a brand new one so I'm looking...
I was delighted with the duplicate key service from www.lkmonline.com , which you recommended to me. To get the three keys back so soon, already re-programmed...
I have a 2009 Mercedes ML 320CDI still under warranty. If I leave it for over a day, when I come to start, it misfires very badly. When it does start,...
Two Mondays ago a Tesco delivery van reversed into me and smashed up the front of my Volvo estate. The driver admitted that it was his fault. He gave me...
I have a comprehensive 'platinum' warranty on my MG-ZT-T that I use to tow our caravan. Prior to leaving for a 5-week trip to France I had a pre-trip check...
I need a car to commute about 400 miles per week with my job. I can only afford about £5k and want to buy something that is ultra reliable, comfortable...
My husband drives an Audi A1 automatic, which has a stop/start system. The engine will automatically cut out when the vehicle stops, and when you take...
As a pensioner my aged and trusted Mondeo is on its last legs. A local garage has a low mileage 2003/03 Rover 75 18T numbered. One mechanic at the garage...
Back in April you ran an email about ‘Sunpass Tolls’ on US roads. Having been to Orlando where all the roads surrounding the airport are Toll roads, I...
I have just received a charge for £70 from Valid Parking Ltd because my wife parked in the Majestic wine car park in Davenport one evening in June, when...
My husband and I both work full time and normally each of us requires a vehicle. We have a 2007/07 S-Max 2-litre TDCI, which we have owned from new, and...
I need to buy a mobility car that is suitable for loss of leg. Can you recommend a car for disabilities that is not too expensive?
I purchased a new motorhome in March of this year, top of the range and the company’s flagship model. I have had nothing but irritating problems, including...
Because we live out in the country, we are thinking of buying a four wheel drive. We have been recommended a 2009 Jeep Cherokee 2.8.CRD Limited 5-door...
Last week my daughter together with her two small children returned to London via the M1 after visiting me in Stockton. Some way down the motorway the...
We recently saw an item in a Saturday edition of the Telegraph about insurance for first time car buyers. Unfortunately the paper has been thrown out....
We recently purchased a 2004/54 Vauxhall Vectra 2.2 diesel estate car from a dealer at a cost of £4,200. A nice car and suitable for what we wanted, reliable...
One point that may be of interest to you is the 2005 EU Consumer Practices Directive incorporated into UK law in 2008 (Ref: 2005/29/EC). As I understand...
I saw your item on www.giveacar.co.uk on Saturday morning and contacted them by e-mail on Saturday afternoon to ask them if they would like my 1996 Daewoo...
I wonder if you can explain this. We have a FIAT Multipla 1.9 JTD Eleganza, 58 Reg, 15,000 miles on the clock. Last Thursday while my wife was driving,...
Renewal quotes for 2010 BMW 318 SE Business Edition £317 from Saga £452 from BMW Insurance. Both comprehensive, both de facto 5 Star. Key difference is...
I've read several of letters in your column recently regarding the requirement to inform your insurance company of changes to a car from standard. This...
I have a 2006 Vauxhall Meriva 1.7 CTDI which reverses up our drive easily. I recently test-drove the new Meriva. But because of its long front overhang...
I drive a Ford Mondeo, but I am now having to drive long distances. A more restful car to drive would be welcome. Would a Mercedes C-Class fill the bill...
I am sure that I have read in your column that if a fault which was present when the car was purchased, despite being just out of warranty, and the fault...
Last week the 7-speed DSG box of our March 2009 Volkswagen Touran Diesel packed up, having done 53,000 miles. As you can see from the mileage we do mostly...
Whilst having a business meeting with a colleague at Leigh Delamere service area (westbound) on the M4, we had a nice cup of coffee and a cinnamon swirl,...
In early July a friend who has a five year old Ford Focus noticed a "dank drain-like" smell in the car. The intervening eight weeks has not seen it diminish....
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Total repayment £9,304.93

Total cost of credit £1,804.93

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The Representative APR is 13.2% (fixed) so if you borrow £7,500 over 4 years at a rate of 13.2% p.a (fixed) you will repay £199.21 per month and repay £9562.20 in total.

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