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Looking for a car to replace an S-reg Golf GTD TD and am totally confused by too many choices in a smaller car. I've been looking at Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up, Nissan Micra, Honda Jazz, Suzuki Grand Vitara....
I have recently seen a company called Matthews Motor Services where they sell repossessed cars some at incredibly low prices, they say they have been going for 15 years. Is it a con?
As you are aware I not so long ago bought a Fiesta TDCI 1.6 s with approximately 55,000 miles for £6000. The car has had a few issues but the dealer has more than willing resolved them which includes...
I am looking at changing my current TT Coupe for a TT Roadster but I am getting conflicting views on the real MPG. Have you any figures on what I would expect to get on a 2.0 TFSI, a 2.0 TFSI quattro...
I have noticed many similarities in switch gear and layout of instrumentation between the new Smart fortwo and Renault twingo. Do the cars share a platform and if so is there an auto version of the twingo...
I'm looking for a 2-3 year old estate. I live in Cumbria and do about 18k miles per year so the car needs to be good on hills. I have a 12 mile (each way) commute to work in mixed start-stop and B road...
In July I had driven approx 180 metres from our drive along a narrow country lane and had just started up a hill when I was struck by a Land Rover Defender coming down the hill. I could not avoid the Defender,...
My BMW 116i has a temporary loss of power when accelerating in first and second gear (between around 1500rpm and 2000rpm). It feels as though the turbo is not working (it normally has very linear acceleration)....
My DPF will not regenerate. I have tried forced regeneration in the garage, but it still won't budge. Should I replace with dealer parts which are very expensive. I could replace with a cheaper version...
I left my car with a garage for blown exhaust manifold gasket. Said it was the head gasket so told them to go ahead. Now garage cann get car to start. They say it may be wiring. Just told me to take the...
The Volkswagen emissions scandal is going to cost them billions. Does this mean that their policy regarding contributions towards repairs is to reject all requests, no matter what the circumstances are? My...
I am looking to buy a Shogun but am getting confused as to the model change from 2006. Some dealers say go for a 2007 onwards but one has just told me that after 2006 there is a problem with catalytic...
The heater fan has stopped working on my Astra. It started out only working on setting 4 but has recently given up completely. I've tried changing the resistor it briefly worked but again stopped. Any...
I have an opportunity to purchase a 2011 Superb Estate 170 SE with 40k miles at trade price, as it is currently business owned and due for replacement. I know the car it has been well looked after and...
I bought my SEAT ibiza in 2010. The mechatronic is defective and needs replacement. The problem is it will cost me around 2500$ at the dealer and I can't find it used. My question is does the mechatronic...
What simple engined economical petrol family cars can you suggest for mainly motorway use of 25,000 miles per annum? I am considering a Skoda Octavia 1.2 TSI but wonder if the turbo will be problematic...
Does a 1996 Citroen Synergie 1.9td have an in tank pump. Car starts but stalls but can then run fine. I have changed filter. Have found once pumped hand primer it seems better.
I have spent a long time now trying to find out a definite answer to the question as to whether or not the 1.2 Ecomotive diesel engine has a cam belt or a chain and it a belt what the change interval is?
Why does my brake pedal feels as though its joined to other pedals with a bar when I apply the brakes?
My daughter bought a used car from a very large dealership in June. The car first refused to start approx two months later. then it began to refuse to start more regularly some weeks later. The dealership...
Never owned an SUV, van, nor pick up truck before, but I need one for a small business that I can throw a lawn mower, garden waste and tool chest in the back of. Budget is £10k max, ideally much less....
I need to purchase a new used vehicle as my V-reg 1999/2000 Mk4 Astra 1.8 CD petrol estate has just turned over 170k miles and is nearing the end of its life. I am very keen to stay with Vauxhall and am...
Based on the results from last night's BBC Panorama programme re the emissions scandal of Volkswagen group, the Government should now launch a diesel scrappage scheme to get ALL diesels off the road. The...
I emailed you yesterday regarding the the cost of tax for a BMW 1 Series 2007 57 plate vehicles as some are 123 CO2 and others are 119g/km but they both have the same engine. You say the size of tyres...
We bought a new Cooper S All4 Countryman in March 2014. It has run flat Goodyear tyres (A17L 225/45 R18 91V) and we have done about 6,000 miles. Where can we go to buy new genuine MINIwheels? We live...
The ABS light on my 2000 Polo Match remains on constantly despite the ABS still working normally. Removing the ABS fuse makes no difference. My local VW specialist thought replacing the instrument binnacle...
I have been looking at both the bew Twingo and Smart Fortwo and have notice some similarities in switch gear and overall positioning of features within the cabin. Do both cars share a common platform?...
I have a Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi registered in 2012 with just over 85k on the clock. I've noticed lately a strong smell of engine fumes when I start the car in the morning and the evening. I don't get the...
I have a 1.6 Hyundai i130 diagnosed on last service as having a small oil leak from the turbo. The car is several months out of warranty. Should I have rectification work carried out by my Hyunadai main...
Referring to Mercedes-Benz rust warranty. I am taking the local Mercedes dealer to court here in Helsinki, Finland. The basis of my claim is the 30-year rust warranty, which the local dealer has denied....
My nephew has a BMW 520d company car plus fuel card and approaching change time has calculated at his mileage a plug-in hybrid will save him £5k pa in tax. Being a badge snob an Outlander is not for him...
I purchased a three month old E-class 15mths ago. It has developed micro blistering on several panels on taking the car to a Mercedes dealer for checking this problem the body shop manager checked paint...
I have a 2014 Kia Cee'd 3 1.6 CRDI Eco which I am pleased with on the whole but puzzled by the Stop and Go system which refuses to work when the conditions for heavy demand on the battery are prevelant....
I am buying a diesel BMW 1 Series and have noticed that I am being quoted two prices for road tax and on each occasion I have been looking at 2007 57 SE diesel 5-door N47 engines one is showing £110 per...
I am thinking of buying a new Skoda Superb Estate. I am told that its 1.4 turbo engine is comparable to the 2.5 engine of my 1999 Vauxhall Omega because of the progress in engine design. Do you agree?
I wish to fit winter tyres to my 2013 VW Golf 1.2 TSI. Kwik fit are trying to push me to Cross Climate tyres saying they are fine in winter and fine in the summer - best of both worlds. My fear is they...
I have recently been offered a 2010 Toyota Rav 4 2.0 V-MATIC XT-R M-DRIVE S with a genuine 5,000 miles for £10K. I know it is a good car, but will it be adversely affected by such a low mileage?
My treasured Rover 75 blew her CH gasket and literally frazzled her engine so I thought I might as well get another from a scrapyard. I found one allegedly from a 35,000 mile car, to be supplied with NEW...
The battery fitted to my Dacia Logan MCV 1.5 dCi is a type 027 60ah 600cca. Could I fit a type 096 which is 72ah and 720cca. The battery would fit size wise.
I purchased a used Peugeot 2008 with Vector 4 season on. I usually swap to winter tyres. Do I need to or are these just as good. Live in the north west pennines in a rural area but don't need a 4x4 for...
My 2000 Golf 1.9 TDI is nearing the end of its life 200k miles and now multiple electrics problems. I'm looking to spend up to £6000 on a replacement that I'll keep for around 6 years. I've seen a 59-plate...
My Volvo V60 was supplied to me from new with all four suspension transit blocks still in place. At the third annual service, they were spotted and removed. Up to that point, was the car safe and legal....
There's always lots of smoke (blue/white) on a cold start up, once warm it disappears completely. Any ideas?
My car is juddering really bad after 2000 revs, when you first start the car the rev counter is going up and down. You can drive it but as soon as you go over 2000 revs the car starts juddering, I put...
With the winter fast approaching I'm thinking of fitting Michelin Cross Climate Tyres to my A3 as soon as the existing tyres wear out, which will be soon. However the Michelin Website indicates 225/45...
I expect to be working in the UK for about a year and want to buy a used executive saloon while there, then resell before leaving. What models combine lower than average insurance and depreciation? I'm...
I bought my Freelander 2 when it was three years old. It's now eight years old and has, unfortunately cost me masses in almost continual repair bills over the past couple of years. I'd love to replace...
We have owned our 10 year old Honda HR-V for five years, now 105,000 miles and apart from one ABS sensor it has been trouble free. We are now seeking a replacement with a similar raised driving position...
Mitsusbishi is claiming its new L200 has the highest load capacity of any of the pick-ups. As its towing capacity is less than many of the competition, how is this calculated (I presume it's related to...
I filled up with Shell V power at my local filling station today. Previously I have never been able to get more than 42 litres of fuel in, today it took 49 litres and still hadn't shut off. I have a 62...
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