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Questions from March 2012
I wondered if you would be kind enough to tell me why car manufactures fit low profile tyres to their vehicles as 'standard'. My brother bought a new Jaguar,...
I own a Volvo XC60 D3 Manual Drive, which I bought new in October 2010 and which has completed 12,000 miles of almost exclusively extra urban runs at 60-70mph...
I am trying to spec a new BMW F25 X3, which I know is a car you recommend. There are several very expensive extras I would like but the prices are serious....
We have a 2003 Mercedes-Benz E270 showing 150k miles, which is now developing some issues. We have spent a lot this year on a new clutch, ball joints etc....
Further to our brief correspondence before Christmas concerning the increase in my Toyota's Verso D-4D’s diesel consumption, I'm pleased to report that...
My 10-year-old, 30,000 miles, serviced by Mercedes-Benz A-Class suffered the dreaded ECU fault warning light. The Mercedes-Benz garage informed me a repair...
Your correspondent who buys cars with high depreciation is on the right track, but I've refined the idea even further. Go to your local Lexus dealer and...
Further to my earlier correspondence regarding autobox failure on my August 2007 Freelander 2 at 35,000 miles, the Land Rover dealer wanted £3500 to fit...
I have a 2005 Mondeo 2.0 diesel with 180,000 on the clock. It has been a great car and the only expense apart from brake pads and discs was a new alternator....
The Air Car, developed by ex-Formula One engineer Guy N. for Luxembourg-based MDI, uses compressed air to push its engine's pistons and make the car go....
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My three-year-old Mondeo Titanium is coming up for new tyres soon. It currently has factory-fitted Goodyear Excellence tyres, which I have found to be...
I recently changed the 16-inch alloy wheels and tyres on my Honda Jazz and fitted 15-inch steel wheels with cold weather tyres (the only size of winter...
I wrote to Nottingham police and asked them if they treated motorists and real criminals equally. They replied saying "The vast majority of the public...
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Based on excellent reviews, I encouraged my young daughter to buy a 2006 Fiat Panda and up to now she has been very pleased with it. It has now done just...
I have a four-year-old facelift Jaguar XJ 2.7 V6 diesel Sovereign, which I have owned from new and now has 98,000 miles under its belt. It has been a wonderful...
Which car is cheaper and better to run please, considering the cost of diesel. A 2009 Fiat Panda Multijet diesel or a 2006 Toyota Aygo petrol? I am getting...
I recently purchased a 2006 Mercedes-Benz A170 from a non-Mercedes garage. On washing and waxing my pride and joy I noticed three rust bubbles on the lower...
I have just MoTd my car, and wondered where the certificate was amongst the bundle of papers handed back to me. All data was plain text with the exception...
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The alarm on my Passat keeps going off. I do not want to spend money on diagnostics as my experience is that these problems reoccur. Is it possible for...
I am looking to replace my car in 2012. I currently have a 2004 MG ZS 180 five door which has covered 255,000 miles and has been a brilliant car in its...
I would appreciate your advice on what would be a good replacement for my 8-year old RAV4, which has been excellent. Should I look at the latest RAV4 or...
My Megane recently failed its MoT because the ABS was out of action. I told the tester that I did not need or want ABS. I have driven for more than 50...
I had a puncture on Christmas morning and I asked the RAC on Boxing Day to fit the space-saver wheel onto my Fiat Panda. All local tyre firms were closed...
My question is pretty basic and concerns my dear wife's 2004 BMW Mini Cooper cabriolet's hood. The car is low mileage, but the hood has been up and down...
I seem to remember that Daewoo used extended guarantees to promote their cars in the 1990s, that I don't recall was particularly successful at the time....
We are going to a festival and are thinking of hiring a Volkswagen camper van or similar for the weekend. Please would you recommend a suitable hire company...
My wife's Saab 9-3, new in April 2011 with the 1.9 diesel, needs correction of a faulty heater but the sellers will not embark on the work under warranty....
My MkII Mazda MX-5 1.8i Icon becomes unsteerable in wet snow (by me, anyway). To make matters worse, the ABS robs me of the brakes completely in slush....
I have been driving for over 50 years and, having had my current car for over seven years, I am thinking of buying a smaller, more economical model, possibly...
I have a 2009 Golf 1.4 TSI SE which is still under warranty. Last night we had very high winds and heavy rain and, when I looked this morning, all four...
My daughter's 2002 Volkswagen Golf has developed a irritating bladder disorder with water pooling in the footwell. She cannot find the source of the leak....
I have a 2009 Citroen Xsara Picasso (1.6i petrol) and recently took it for its second service. The dealer has informed me that the brake discs are worn...
Folks shouldn't just accept their car insurance renewal quote. Last year I went to LV. This year's renewal was an 8 per cent increase for exactly the same...
I am the owner of a Saab 9-3 and have been hit by the company's liquidation. I am told by my dealer that both the warranty and the three years breakdown...
Returning an Avis hire car to Munich airport, small scuff marks on two alloy wheels were wrongly attributed to my party. We collected the car at night...
In our local community we have suffered 15 tyre stabbings in the last 12 months involving a sharp pointed implement. Some victims tyres have appeared normal...
A woman friend, aged about 80, has recently been accused by another woman of scraping her Mercedes in a public car park. The Mercedes owner stated that,...
I'm ordering a Fiat 500 Twinair soon on finance. Any haggling/bargaining to be done with Fiat in terms of options? Not quite sure how it would work in...
I've just moved back to full time employment after working for myself for the last 9 years. I'll be doing a 60 mile round trip every day and need to replace...
I just noticed on my summer rims the inner tyre wall is broken. They're Audi factory rims, 235-45/17 Kuhmos, about 3-4mm tread, no curb contact. How may...
I am thinking of buying a new Cayenne. Do you have any advice on the suitability of the diesel over petrol version? As I drive only 12000 miles a year...
Just been sent an extended warranty from VW. I'd have to hand over £600 and all major componants would be covered, peace of mind etc etc. But in the small...
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When do you expect to be able to do a hands on review of the new Mazda CX-5?
Have seen a very tidy Renault Megance 1.5 dci for sale for £1750 ovno, the car comes with full years tax and mot. However it has 121,000 on the clock,...
I purchased a car and found some steering faults with it, I traced a previous owner to learn some history and he informed me the vehicle had been written...
Are my rights affected re Sale of Goods act if I buy a car from a dealer who claims they sell vehicles at trade prices aimed at businesses? I bought a...
I am due to take delivery of a new A4 Auto 2.0 Petrol and wondering about running it in. I am due to drive to Ireland - mostly motorway and fast 'A'...
The alloys factory fitted to this vehicle are 17 inch V spoke style 285. Tyres are Bridgestones 225/45 R 17. I have covered only 17,000 miles and the rear...
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