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Questions from November 2016
I am looking for some advice. My 1.4 TSI petrol Scirocco has an engine issue. The issue is with low compression in cylinder one, a further check has identified...
I purchased a new car from a dealership within the last 28 days. There was faults on the car and I have therefore rejected the vehicle and requested a...
Why do new cars not have spare wheels anymore? I thought all cars had to have a spare wheel as standard?
I bought a Jaguar S-Type (2006 model) from a car dealer approximately seven months ago. It was advertised as an original low-mileage car. But I have been...
I have a 2009 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI. It has always been serviced at the main dealer (who I also bought it from) and covered 64,000 miles. A coolant leak...
I do about 12,000 miles a year, mostly short runs with occasional motorway long hauls. I know most (if not all) modern diesels have DPFs which can give...
I'm thinking of trading in my Volkswagen Scirocco soon and am considering what to get next. The shortlist is another Scirocco, Toyota GT86, BMW 2 Series...
Premium diesel is about 70p more per gallon and one of the additives used to formulate it is detergent. Would it be a good idea to add washing up liquid...
I am thinking of buying a Vauxhall Corsa wth the 1199cc engine. Are these belt driven or chain driven engines?
I have a seven year old Volkswagen Passat CC. It has covered 140,000 miles and had no issues until now. The last two journeys, of approx 200 miles, the...
I bought an engine for my camper van a few months ago. It has now broken down. I took it to a garage who claimed that they could fix it. However, within...
The inlet hose came off my 2008 Toyota Avensis 2.2 diesel (106,000 miles) and unfortunately it sucked in some debris which has damaged the air compressor...
I am writing on behalf of a friend. He took delivery of a brand new Peugeot just six days ago. Nothing wrong with the car, he simply doesn't like it. Does...
I clipped a kerb on the offside wheel of my 2009 BMW 320i M Sport Convertible, running on 19s. Since then the steering wheel has been off centre. What...
I want to buy a three year old car. Should I get one in December or wait until January? Is there a big drop in prices from month to month?
I want to buy a set of steel wheels with winter tyres for my 2005 Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Sportback quattro, which currently has 18-inch rims on. Will 16-inch...
I was thinking of getting a Nissan Qashqai 1.2 DIG to replace my old Mk1 SEAT Leon TDI. I cover 10,000 miles a year; however, the reliability issues of...
I've order a Porsche Macan and need to spec it soon. All reviews seem to go with the diesel version. However, I will only cover about 8000 miles a year...
Have you reviewed the Audi Q7? Do you think it is a good car?
My wife unfortunately managed to write off her Volkswagen Golf today. We need to buy a new family car quickly and can spend up to about £13,000. We know...
Can you tell me which executive car is the quietest to be in when cruising on the motorway?
Will we get a good deal on a used car if we purchase in March or September, when registration numbers change?
I am thinking of buying a Chevrolet Captiva. It's got 81,000 miles on the clock and the trader is asking £3995.. It's got service history and MoT until...
I have a 2014 Ford Kuga which has developed a leak on the passenger's side of the roof. My local dealership says they will look at it but the leak may...
My 2013 Mazda 6 diesel recently had a low oil pressure warning light come on. I stopped driving immediately and got towed to my Mazda dealer. They changed...
My car is a Mercedes-Benz C180 estate. It was first registered in 2010, but I bought it in 2014 as an approved used car from a main dealer. The car ran...
I own a Peugeot 308 SW. Today the anti-pollution warning light has come on. Am I still able to drive the car?
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My wife is after a small petrol car with an automatic gear box. She test drove the Ford Fiesta with the PowerShift gearbox. She also drove the Skoda Fabia...
My 65 reg Ford Fiesta EcoBoost has just had its first service at 11,000 miles. The invoice states that gas treatment and motor flush have been used at...
I'm looking to buy a Kia Carens automatic (2009-2010 reg) however I'm not sure what kind of automatic gearbox it has? I'm looking for something reliable...
We have a 2005 Ford Fiesta which we noticed one day had no coolant. I took it to the garage and they pressure tested it and diagnosed a cracked expansion...
I have seen a used right hand drive SUV for sale at a private dealer. It is a 2012 Porsche Cayenne petrol and it has been imported from Germany. It appears...
I have been told that the Volkswagen 1.6 TDI EA189 has a common fault with the EGR valves, but the 2.0 TDI EA189 doesn't seem to be as bad. Why does the...
I have a 2002 Renault Megane 1.9 dCi. The car has around 83,000 miles and has been owned from new by a family friend. Over the past 10 or so years the...
The timing chain on my 2002 BMW 318i has begun to make a rattling noise. It has 146,000 miles on the clock and I rely on it for my daily travel. Should...
My son has a growing family and needs a bigger car. Mostly short journeys and he would like a car/SUV with occasional seven-seats and lots of space. An...
My 2012 Mazda MX5 has developed a problem with the driver's seat belt warning light staying on. My local dealer says this is a known fault, but is not...
I'm looking at possibly getting a new(er) car to replace my Mk2 Volkswagen Golf that averages at about 25mpg. I'm looking for an automatic that gets better...
We have a 2012 Ford Focus estate that my wife wants to get rid of and replace with something with a higher seating position. We have shortlisted two cars: 2013...
I purchased a 2012 Passat 1.6 diesel in May 2015 from a Volkswagen dealership. In January 2015, the low coolant warning light came up on the dashboard....
I have had the corrective emissions work done on my SEAT Exeo and found the fuel economy to be worse by 5-10 per cent. Can the procedure be reversed?
My wife and I are in the market for a second hand estate; we want a car that's three to five years old and costs up to £10k. We are happy to have a fairly...
My Volkswagen Tigaun has just had its emissions fix. However, since getting the car back, I've noticed that the engine is much nosier. It used to be nice...
My Jaguar F-Pace is just two months old. Today, I was totally unable to select second gear from third. On restarting the engine the problem solved itself,...
I am considering a used (2013 model) Peugeot 3008. I have found two locally: one a 2.0 diesel and the other a diesel hybrid. I quite like the idea of the...
I've been doing masses of research on comfortable cars and came upon an article you wrote for a national newspaper...In it you wrote about the Alfa Romeo...
My wife is selling her Hyundai ix35 and is looking to buy a new, similar-sized petrol automatic SUV with four-wheel drive. Which ones would you suggest?...
I've noticed an occasional 'judder' when moving off in my 2012 Skoda Superb automatic petrol estate. It has the seven-speed DSG gearbox. Am I right in...
I am looking to buy a Vauxhall Corsa that is 10 years old. It has a full service history, two owners and only 27,000 on the clock. A friend has advised...
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