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My 2001 Renault Megane immobiliser is stuck on, I have no code and just the one key so I can't start my car. Please help.
My 2016 Volvo V70 with 7000 miles, three months post first annual service, put up a message saying it was due an oil change and at next start up showed an amber engine block icon with 'check' below. I...
We have a Honda Civic 1.8 and will be buying a diesel Honda CR-V 160PS soon. Both cars come with a 5 year annual service plan which seems to cover at least oil and filter changes but is at 12,500 miles...
We want to change our Honda Jazz for something bigger and higher off the ground. We want a petrol engine and sizeable boot and have a budget of around £22,000. We are looking at the Peugeot 2008, Nissan...
I have a Skoda Rapid and have water ingress into my driver's side door. What's the cause and how much should it cost to put right?
Today my dad was filling up the screenwash in his 2016 BMW X6 and he noticed a patch of rust, about 5mm by 10mm, in the white paintwork in the engine bay. What should he do? He changes car in 3 years time...
In recent misty weather the number of people without lights, or sidelights, on amazed me. From a safety perspective I believe that there should be one setting for lights on or off. If on and the ignition...
What is your opinion of a 2016 Volkswagen Golf VII 1.4 as a long term buy (7/10 years) with less than 10,000 miles per year being driven? Probably starting with about 9-12,000 miles already on the clock?
Do I have to bleed the ABS pump on a 1.4 MINI One after refitting?
My Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe 220d is crabbing in reverse. I read with interest that I am not alone and that this is a common problem with this model. Mercedes have tried it on with me saying I should pay...
I have a newish Skoda Citigo and the 1st gear can be very sticky on occasion. Is this normal or a warning of a more serious issue?
I bought a 2012 Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi about 5 months ago, after 3 1/2 months (out of warranty) it started to develop a misfire when warm. Driving along at 30mph in third or fourth is difficult, but at 50mph...
I'm about to buy an Audi A4 Allroad 2.0 190 TDI S tronic and can't decide between standard and sport. I am concerned about the negative impact 18-inch wheels might have over comfort compared with 17-inch...
We want a Golf GTI with DSG for fun and practicality. Would you recommend the Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) for a more comfortable ride and/or the GTI Performance pack for added fun? Reviews on these extras...
I have a new 2016 diesel Audi A3. I have a couple of questions. 1. After I open the filling cap there is another door which needs to be pushed very hard using the nozzle of the pump to start putting in...
We have 9 months left of a 4 year contract on an Audi Q3. After contact by the dealer we duly enquired about a new Q2 and after extremely protracted dealings we were made an offer to replace the car. Bearing...
I need a 4x4 with a high seating position but only cover about 8000 miles a year. I have been offered a good deal on a BMW X1 20d. Do BMWs have the same DPF probs as others as I intend keeping it for three...
I'm looking for a car up to £3000 with sliding back doors as my wife has had a stroke and we need easy access for her?
We're after an easy to park small car which we will cover around 4000 miles a year, some of it long distance. Any suggestions?
My wife has received a £70 Parking Charge Notice from Parking Eye after parking for 1 hour 43 minutes in a supermarket car park. It was our Christmas food shop, so took a long time. Apparently the limit...
We're looking at changing our 2006 1.8 i-VTEC Honda Civic for a new crossover and would appreciate your view. Most journeys are 5 miles or less, with longer motorway runs several times a year, so we're...
In Malaysia recently I tested the Great Wall Haval M4. It was exactly what I would be looking for in my next car - a torque converter auto, proper hand brake, higher driving seat, good ride and performance....
I'm in a position where I need to replace my Suzuki Grand Vitara with a similar SUV or 4x4. I need something which can seat five adults, has 4x4 or AWD capability for towing and which will enable me to...
I have a Peugeot 307 SW which I love as it has a spacious boot, isn't too large, economical on long journeys, nippy round town and can get extra children in the boot seats for short journeys. It's done...
Are run flat tyres less robust than ordinary ones? I currently have a puncture and when I get the Continental tyre replaced tomorrow, it will be the tenth I have had replaced for flats and punctures in...
I own a Volkswagen Bora 1.9 TDI 115PS and when I drive for about 3-4 miles the car overheats and sometimes there is no coolant at all. I asked a few friends and they reckon it's the head gasket but the...
I drive a Renault Clio. After changing some bulbs, two side lights and one dipped beam, my lights sometimes fail when driving. The bottom lights stay on (fog lights) but all other lights (dash lights,...
Is the Renault Kadjar automatic a true automatic? Meaning will the car hold on a hill with no foot brake or hand brake applied or would it be like a 2008 Vauxhall Corsa automatic that l once had where...
I need help to choose the right car. This will be my first car in the UK. I've started a small business recently and we're looking for an economic and spacious car to carry wicker and wooden products (baskets,...
I have just bought a 9 month old third generation Honda Jazz SE. The manual recommends the use of 95RON super unleaded petrol. Will I damage the engine if I use ordinary unleaded?
You already have reports of loss of power on 1.2-litre DIG-T Qashqai. I am now getting the same on a 1.6 DIG-T. Has it been reported on the 1.6 as well?
I'm thinking of changing my Mercedes C 220 CDI for a newer model. Is 4Matic drive worth the extra?
In September 2016 I bought a Porsche Macan S diesel. The claimed mpg by Porsche is 46.3. Obviously I did not expect to get anything like this but my normal experience with other cars, the last an Audi...
Some of your recent comments have suggested you don't think much of heads-up displays. You have referred to them as "gimmicks". This is the first car I have owned with one I am very impressed. The info...
My wife is looking at buying a reliable used car to do the school run, so around 7 miles per day. Our budget is £3,500 and it needs to be an automatic with enough space for the kids, but nothing too big....
With local authorities increasingly announcing plans to ban diesel engines from town centres from or before 2025 (however impractical this may sound), how can diesel now be a sound investment when buying...
A few months back I was driving my son's car. We parked and when we came back someone was just about to put a note on to say someone else had hit it. Minor damage to the car but as he's a student we wanted...
I bought a 2006 Jaguar S Type 2.7-litre diesel back in April while I was between jobs to see me through. Having now returned to work I am wondering whether I should replace the car for a newer model, say...
I've got a 2008 Kia Sportage that ran out of diesel. I've changed the diesel filter and bled the fuel. Primed the pump but it's still not starting. It's turning over for a bit but the turn over dies down...
My wife and I love our 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan automatic with the 177PS engine. What vehicle would you recommend that will give the same comfort and ease of driving? We have a 2011 Honda CR-V which we find...
I have 17-inch rims on my 2015 Mazda CX5 and still have a very choppy ride on many A roads and all B class.
My son is 17 and passed his test last month. Although he is a fairly good driver, I'd like him to attend some sort of advanced driving course, perhaps with some track work as well as road/motorway. What...
My EGR valve has gone on my Volkswagen Jetta 2011 and the car has only 42,000 miles on clock . I took Volkswagen extended warranty, will this cover it?
I currently have a 2.0-litre Mazda MX5. I need car with high driving position (against headlight glare), but a small car that's fun and comfortable. What do you suggest?
I drive a Skoda Fabia. I notified you in April when various electrics failed, including the dashboard electrics, and caused the engine to suddenly cut out. The garage subsequently examined the car but...
I own a 2016 Toyota Auris 1.6-litre diesel that's done 18,200 miles. The car was purchased brand new in February and it had its first service in July. Since around September I have noticed a high pitched...
I want a used family car for under £7000. I'm looking at the Peugeot 3008 1.6/2.0 HDI? Can you suggest any alternatives for space and price?
Is the engine on a Daewoo Kalos 1.2-litre 2003 8-valve after timing belt failure?
What should I replace my Ford Fusion with?
I am a about to take delivery of a new Discovery Sport. I am buying GAP insurance. Do I need a Tracker as I will be covered for replacement with new if stolen?
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