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My 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe, 125,000 miles, recently suffered catastrophic engine failure. Around 18 months ago, a new engine was fitted under guarantee. The cost of a replacement engine is higher than the...
I brought an approved used BMW last month. It is still under manufacturer's warranty. When I washed the 442M Diamond Cut alloy using a pH neutral wash some white residue marks appeared as I dried it. The...
I'm about to take delivery of a brand new Ford Focus RS with the warranty approved Mountune upgrade. When I come to eventually sell, it do I need to remove the kit to achieve be the best residual value?...
Where I can find the location of service stations in the UK that sell hydrogen gas to owners of cars such as the new Toyota Mirai? I have visited many websites and they just refer me to other websites...
I have a 2016 Peugeot 5008 automatic that was stored for three months over the winter. I took it for its first drive of the year yesterday, but as I was pulling away the parking brake fault light appeared...
I'm thinking of buying a BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer 218i petrol automatic. As this engine is actually only a 1.5-litre, I'm concerned the car might be underpowered. Should I go for a 2.0-litre petrol instead?
We're moving house and will only need one car, so I am selling my 2008 Kia Cee'd 1.6 petrol. I usually part exchange and am not comfortable with selling privately to strangers. I have heard bad things...
My daughter has a 2016 Vauxhall Corsa. She recently had to have the wiper motor and linkage replaced as a single unit. We thought this would be covered under warranty but she ended up having to pay £415...
What should I replace my Land Rover Discovery with? I do 30,000 miles per year and it has to have genuine off-road capability because I visit farms for a living.
My 2011 Hyundai i20 CRDi 90PS diesel has developed sluggish starting and oil splashed 3/4 way up the dipstick (checked after overnight standing). Coolant level remains normal. The engine has often cut...
We have a Ford Focus Estate that enables us to carry a wheelchair and mobility scooter. We hired a Vauxhall Zafira in Spain last year and were impressed with the ease of entry and boot capacity. Are there...
I am changing my Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI DSG after eight years of near faultless driving. I want to change to petrol as I do only 12,000 miles per year. I'm considering a Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI DSG,...
I purchased a brand new Peugeot Boxer from a main dealer in May 2016. In June, it started to have a slight hesitation which has now worsened and makes me feel as if it might come to a complete stop at...
I'm looking for a car to replace my 2005 Ford Focus and was thinking of a 2008 onwards BMW 5 Series. My other half would like something with a higher driving position. What would you suggest?
My household currently has two cars and are considering going electric with both, probably two used Nissan Leaf, battery owned. This would cover all of our motoring needs, other than three or four family...
Will a Dacia Sandero Stepway 1.5 dCi tow a 750kg caravan?
I bought an 'Approved' Skoda Citigo two weeks ago from a local main dealer. The car has 29,000 miles on it and is still within the manufacturer's warranty period. The first time I drove it any distance...
I have just privately bought an Audi A4. One reason for buying was service book check-boxes ticked and stamped by main dealer, including toothed belt at 50,000 miles. Upon checking with main dealer they...
I have just bought a new diesel Renault Captur. Have I made a big mistake not taking heed of government warning?
I'm considering buying a nearly new MPV due to mobility issues. Would you recommend a Citroen C4 or a Ford C-Max, or anything else in that price range?
The temperature gauge oscillates between optimal and maximum on my 2001 Ford Mondeo 1.8 petrol. My heater doesn't work well either. Most of the time it blows cold air and occasionally gives a burst of...
I put a £200 deposit on a 2012 Audi TTS, which I had seen online from a dealership, so they moved it to my local garage for inspection. The car looks great, low mileage, no apparent body work done and...
I've been monitoring the mpg of my 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML250 since purchase. I would say 95 per cent of my driving is done around London. According to http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/mercedes-benz/ml-class-w166-2012/ml250-bluetec...
I have the wonderful 8-speed ZF auto box in my 2015 BMW 4 Series. I can't afford to keep the BMW but I do like a silky smooth automatic transmission. What cars have the best automatic transmissions, in...
My 2011 Ford Mondeo boot button isn't working, but will open on the key fob remote. Ford have tried a new micro switch but it isn't that. They say it needs further investigation but that could be an expensive...
I own a 2005 Ford Fusion 1.4 manual petrol. It keeps losing power in second gear, accompanied by a burning smell. I heard two loud bangs in the rear of car as well.
What do you think is the best hybrid?
I have £18,000 to spend on a 4x4. What car would you recommend as my partner is disabled?
I've been thinking of buying a 2008 Porsche Boxster 987 in Macadamia Brown Metallic. It's a nice car but do you think this would be a silly colour to buy and would it affect the resale value adversely?...
I'm interested in spending up to £30,000 on a quality coupe. Is it unwise to be buying a diesel in the current climate?
I own a 2015 Nissan Micra K13. After about a year and 35,5000 miles (still on warranty), the clutch in the car broke down and the local Nissan dealer refused to fix it on his own expense. I know how I...
I have a Range Rover Sport that will be coming out of warranty soon. What is the warranty firm you would recommend? Not necessarily the cheapest, but one that would carry out any required work without...
I'm thinking of changing my 2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 CDI for an E400 petrol or an E300 hybrid. I drive 6000 - 7000 miles annually, normally 20 mile journeys with occasional European trips. What is your...
I have £20,000 to spend on a small 4x4. What do you suggest I get? I like the petrol driven Mazda.
Will my MG GS be okay being stowed away for a month or will the battery go flat and will I lose the radio code?
I'm looking at getting a 2008 Honda Civic 1.8 i-VTEC. It's showroom condition; one owner and full service history for £4000. It will come with 6 months warranty from the garage. It has 99,000 miles on...
How often does the pollen filter in a Nissan Note N-Tec 1.4 need changing?
I've decided to trade my Volkswagen Golf TDI for a petrol version for DPF and EGR reasons (I do too much city driving). I'm considering a 2014 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI estate, but have heard bad things...
My used car was advertised and sold to me as having metallic paint and climate control. Three months on, I've discover that it has neither. I took your advice and requested that the trader compensate me...
Any idea if I can fit 16-inch rims on a 2004 Toyota Celica? It has 17-inch rims at the moment.
We're travelling for six weeks in the summer. Will the battery go flat if we leave our Porsche Macan at airport parking?
I have a 2011 Ford Mondeo 2.0 Titanium X with an automatic gearbox. It's done 70,000 miles and is a good car with no problems so far. I've heard that this type of box becomes unreliable after such mileage....
I've read that the Honda Jazz had gearbox problems before 2011. Is this the case with all automatics that use the same gearbox - other Honda, Nissan, Kia, Hyundai? I'm looking for a used small/medium automatic...
I have a van which is owned by my company, so the company is named as the registered keeper on the V5/55 document. As the company is the registered keeper and owner of the van, as the main driver do I...
I've just acquired a 2004 Citroen C5 saloon that's done 100,000 miles. I've been driving it for a few weeks now and have an anti-pollution warning light on the dash. Is this serious? There is some service...
I've made contact with a car, but there was no damage. The other driver has claimed for a scratch alongside the other side of the car. I've lost all my no-claims over a false claim, what are my options?
We have decided to purchase a year old Volvo V40. It's a second car that would have be mostly short journeys and twice weekly 40 mile commutes, doing about 10,000 miles per year. The debate we are currently...
I want to replace my much loved Jaguar XF 3.0 Portfolio diesel. Having browsed a Mercedes-Benz forecourt and found only used diesel cars on offer, I would be interested to hear your suggestions for petrol...
I'm trying to buy a car suitable for my mother's mobility issues, my tall family members and my 435 miles per week. It also needs to take a walking frame in the boot. I like the Nissan Pulsar and Toyota...
My wife has replacement hips and when we bought our last car we opted for the Volkswagen Golf Plus because we find it easier to get in and out. I see that Volkswagen have dropped the Plus option now. Is...
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