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Questions from June 2012
I am planning to replace my car with a 2.0-litre or 2.5-litre diesel 4x4 to tow a light boat and I'm unsure what to buy. The village we live in is approached...
Carla Carlisle, a columnist with Country Life, wrote a harrowing piece about an A14 accident in the Travel Section of the DT on Saturday 24 March. I wrote...
I am due to replace my BMW 330 diesel coupe this year. I drive around 20,000 miles a year, mainly on motorways. With the gap in prices between petrol and...
MU of Newbury Park could have answered his own question had he looked at the price of fuel while he was in the USA. When we were in Colorado last September...
I have a 2007 Vauxhall Corsa 1.3CDTi that has done less than 50,000 miles. I have been experiencing loss of power at speed and have been told that the...
The current tyres on my 10-year-old Mercedes-Benz 320 CLK are Avons which need replacing at the front after 10,500 miles. Any suggestions? The car is an...
An old friend has an Anniversary Edition MGB GT in his garage which he would like to sell. Can you advise me where and how we could obtain the best value...
My car is a Golf GT Sport TDI and it is three and a half years old. The ABS light came on and I took it to my garage which did the diagnostics tests. £170...
With my DVLA road tax reminder I received a leaflet exhorting me to save money (and petrol) by adopting a “smarter driving style”. Included was the advice...
I am an officer of a classic car club. I have received an email from someone who wants to “trace” a car that belonged to her late father, and was stored...
I currently run a Jaguar X-Type, and have been very pleased with it, but now I would like a new one. I have considered the XF 2.2 diesel which is great,...
I would like to place an order for a new Range Rover Évoque Prestige model but, before I do so, I need to make a decision on the wheel/rim size and tyres...
My wife and I are expecting our first baby in June and we are in the market for a new car. We also have a dog and have come to the conclusion that we need...
Searching on the official website I found two used Volkswagen Sharans within my budget of £20,000. One was at the local dealership, the other was in another...
I bought a new BMW 3 Series last year and am debating whether to trade it in either after two years or just before its third birthday. Financially, I guess,...
I need to replace my beloved Toyota RAV4 auto which is 13 years old and has done 105,000 miles with a more economical secondhand car. The requirements...
I was made redundant a couple of years ago and since have been driving my wife's Micra, about which I won't have a bad word said. My only problem with...
Some years ago we bought a 2004 Ford C-Max on your recommendation which has now done 125,000 miles. Our needs have not really changed, but you no longer...
You asked for reader experiences of Tyre Pal. I bought a set just before Christmas 2011 when on offer at a near half price. The sensors are fitted to my...
Regarding recent letter about garaging wet cars. Of course they deteriorate very quickly as there is no air circulation to evaporate the water - ideal...
I have a Mazda 3 Sport shod with Toyo Proxes R32 205/50R17 89W. The tyres are rather low profile, giving a slightly lumpy ride. I wonder if you can recommend...
I have been looking at the latest Vauxhall cars and to my astonishment they have no handbrake, only a button. To me this is extremely dangerous as I rely...
Can you please explain how the i-Shift in a 2008-2010 Jazz works in practice? Do you have a choice between fully automatic and using the steering wheel...
I presume that the proposal of road humps in Park Avenue, Stourport on Severn is made to ensure the safety of children at the new Primary School. I support...
I have noted you recommend several times the Mazda 5 TS2. I bought one after a hip problem made me switch, and the higher seating position and easy access/exit...
We currently lease a Mercedes CLK cabriolet and the lease is due for renewal this August. We have been advised that this model is no longer made and that...
We have a Range Rover Sport but our dog is getting older and soon won't be able to climb into the back of the car, as it's quite high. Would you recommend...
My sister has a 2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9 which has done 80,300 miles. On three occasions over the last two years she has returned to the locked car...
I would like to replace my Jeep Cherokee 2000 model, which has done 150,000 miles, with a Land Rover Discovery 4 and, as it will be the last big car I...
I am considering purchasing a new Honda Civic. Although reports of the new Civic appear to be favourable Honda does not yet seem to be promoting its new...
Did you know that a Fiat Scudo combi (van with seats) 2001, 2.0-litre TD and a Suzuki XL-7 2004, also 2.0-litre TD, both have two fuel pumps, one of which...
Is there a method of confirming the date of manufacture from 'codes' carried on the vehicle? The car in question is a Skoda Superb.
Through my son I have the use of his second company car on lease. It is a Skoda 1.8Ti SE, a brilliant car. I pay £180 a month and change the car every...
I am about to buy a Citroen C4 Picasso petrol manual car. I travel about 10,000 miles a year with a few short trips and currently have a 2003 Renault Scenic....
I've had my beloved Fiesta for seven years now and, at 65,000 miles, I'm thinking of a change. I don’t like the new Fiesta because, being quite short,...
I purchased an ex-demonstrator 1.6 diesel Octavia from MSB Skoda in Darlington in August 2010. To date I have been very pleased with both the car and the...
In October 2011 I purchased an Audi A1 SE 1.6 TDI that had clocked 5073 miles. The tyres on this car are Continental 205/55 R15s. On roughly surfaced roads,...
I am giving consideration to buying a Peugeot 207 convertible as this seems to be the best value for money in my price range of around £7000 for a 2007-2008...
I was interested to read the letter from MU of Newbury Park and your response to it. I travel frequently to Africa, mainly to Ghana where I am involved...
My other half wants a new 2012 99g/km Citroen C1 VTR five door with metallic paint, ABS, air conditioning, self locking and power steering. Any ideas where...
A friend was recently prosecuted for dangerous driving, for undertaking an unmarked police car. The A23 is, at that point, a two-lane dual carriageway....
Are there disadvantages of remaining on winter tyres all year round for standard motoring, mixed town and motorway driving. (noise, wear, braking, handling...
Have just received my excess, reimbursed by my insurer following a no fault claim being settled by a local authoirities insurer. This involved a small...
Tags: insurance
A Mazda 6 2004 estate bought just two months ago as a car that would give two-years trouble-free motoring turned out to be rotten underneath and a turbo...
I need a reliable car that has soft/middling suspension, not the usual hard suspension of today. Also steering should not be heavy. I prefer Japanese but...
I used to own a 2005 Focus 1.6tdci that had two turbo failures in quick sucession. I am aware that there is a problem with these cars and have disposed...
I'm looking to buy a small car. It has to be safe, reliable, good value for money, cheap to run (tax/insurance/fuel). Preferably automatic. Only doing...
I have recently purchased at Peugeot 207 which only had one key as the previous owner had lost one. When I contacted the dealer at they were charging...
Following the freak storms we had earlier in the week, my car has suffered quite significant hailstone damage. Every panel on the car is dented, some obvious,...
Have a 2003 Citroen C3 manual 1.4 diesel - which I love. However, it is getting a bit old and a bit small for our needs. I commute to work some 30 minutes...
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Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £9,304.93

Total cost of credit £1,804.93

£155.08

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Representative example

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.