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I own a Porsche 944 Turbo 1987. I have owned it since 1990 and it only has one previous owner with a mileage of 91,000. It failed its MoT for the first time this summer due to rust where the sills join...
I just bought a 2005 Honda Accord. I took it into a Honda dealership to check the air con as it wasn't working properly. They told me that the air conditioning condenser radiator needs replacing, which...
I bought a manual Volkswagen Golf R 2016 at 7500 miles in September this year. I'm the second owner. The clutch has started to slip when going through the gears, but doesn't always do it. The car is with...
I have a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4 petrol turbo. It has about 80,000 miles on it and is in excellent condition (garaged half of the year). Chrysler recommends a new cambelt at about 100,000 miles, and...
In September, I placed an order for a Ford Mondeo Vignale, leaving a £1000 deposit with the dealer. I particularly liked the model due to its chrome embellishments. The vehicle is due in December, but...
I've just bought a new Mercedes-Benz C-Class and have read that the C-Class is the fourth most commonly stolen car. I live in rural Oxfordshire. Would you advise getting a tracker fitted and, if so, which...
Following your advice about changing the oil after 10,000 miles or annually, I called my BMW garage to book my 1 Series in. The service reception seemed very surprised at my request and reiterated the...
I need an economical van or pick-up that can pull a 3500kg trailer. What's your advice?
I'd like to smarten up my low mileage 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, rather than trade it in for a newer model. Where's the best place to buy aftermarket AMG alloys, or equivalent, to give my much loved...
What is the best vehicle to tow a 1000kg horse trailer? With two horses, it's maybe another 1000kg (though it probably will be just under this). So, in total, 2000kg. I was thinking along the lines of...
I have a Citroen C4 Picasso. It was kerbed and the front section of the nearside sill is badly damaged (metal crushed and torn up as far as to where it meets the inner wing section of frame). My insurance...
I had an accident in October, I was not at fault. It has been shambolic from the start. I saw in one of your columns an article about Tort law, which I thought also applied to me. My car was a write off...
An electrical fault is draining the battery if my car is not used regularly. What fault could this be and what should I do to rectify the fault?
Is the 1998 - 2002 BMW Z3M Roadster appreciating in price?
When is a flooded car classed as a write off?
This afternoon we parked in a very busy Tesco car park and returned to find a note behind the wiper blade. Someone had seen another car hit ours whilst parking, and had then just driven off. Although they...
Today, as I pulled out of a side road onto a main road, I hit a van. The van was indicating left and I assumed he would turn left, but he he carried straight on and I hit him. My insurance excess is £1000....
I have a 2011 Ford Focus, which I bought from a main dealer in February. I went to get an MoT and knew that I would need new tyres. The garage tried to remove the locking wheel nuts on all four wheels,...
I have a Mercedes-Benz ML-Class, with Airmatic suspension. The car is on 21-inch wheels at the moment. Would it make a big difference to the ride if I fitted 19-inch wheels?
I was driving my 2005 Volkswagen Sharan today and the clutch pedal went flat to the floor, as if it lost pressure. It returned to half way up since then, but now to where it should be. I can't get the...
My daughter has a Volkswagen Polo S 1.2. We're in a rural location and I organise a winter tyre swap for my elder daughter. I wondered whether the Polo could run on all weather tyres instead. Is this feasible?...
I have a 2007 Peugeot 207 1.6 HDI, with 83,000 clocked miles. Basically, the longer the car sits unused, the more blue smoke it puts out when it starts and also the harder it is to start (cranks slower...
I'm about to get a new car, which I've paid 50 per cent deposit and will pay 50 per cent on finance. I understand that I will not own the car until finance is paid off in full, but I will be the registered...
Is my F-reg Volkswagen Scirocco a classic yet?
The rear suspension on my 2017 Vauxhall Vivaro crew cab van doesn’t seem to withstand much weight. Does anybody know where I can buy upgraded springs or airbags for this model?
I'm leaving my 2015 Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Golf on my driveway for nine weeks in winter. Should I disconnect the batteries?
Do you think BMW M3 Convertibles (E93) - earlier, low mileage, around £20,000 - will hold their value, or continue to depreciate? Bearing in mind they're one of the last naturally aspirated V8 'sports'...
Which model Volkswagen Transporter should I buy?
I have inherited a car. My mother's car insurance ran out a couple of weeks ago and, as she is over 90, she's decided not to drive anymore. The car is taxed. I want to sell it so don't want to pay a whole...
Does the Renault Zoe really do 250 miles on one charge?
My 2016 Ford EcoSport 1.5 TDCi said I had 538 miles until the tank was empty when I first filled it. In the summer, it said 600 miles to empty. Tonight, I filled it to the brim and it said 508 miles to...
I recently bought a 1963 Ford Consul Capri. I want to know more about models and values, where can I find this info?
I have read quite a few forum posts about jump starting modern cars (or not) using jump leads, and the (various) procedures to do it (or not), and am somewhat confused. Some say that using jump leads on...
My beloved Citroen C1 has recently been written off as a Cat D so I need to find a replacement. I'm looking to spend no more than £3500 and want to buy from a dealer. I'm surprised at the number of cars...
My sister in law recently lost her husband and now possess two cars. Her own is a 2009 Ford Fiesta Style petrol with 38,000 miles. Her late husband had a 2012 Focus Zetec with 30,000 miles. Both garaged...
My car is a Ford Focus Zetec 1.6 with 55,000 miles. It is garaged overnight. I have had it from six months old and do 3000 miles a year, mainly short local runs and a few trips a week of 15 miles at 70mph....
What causes the paintwork on a car to fade? Red seems to be particularly bad for this.
My vehicle is parked on the road outside my house when not in use. I'm visiting my daughter in Australia soon and expect to be out of the country for approximately five months. I have tax and MoT on the...
My husband and I both drive the same car, a 2004 Nissan Almera. We both live at the same address and are both 33. My husband has eight years no claims, while I only have three years. No matter how much...
My 2002 Ford Focus the front plastic headlight covers have faded and discoloured. Is there any thing I can clean them with?
My 23 year old daughter, with five years No Claims Bonus, is returning home to the UK after 11 months in Australia. I'm looking to insure her car for a minimum of her five to six week stay in January....
Our Citroen DS 3 has a small crack from a pot hole on one alloy. Citroen charge £316 for the rim plus fitting and they tell me it's a Citroen part only. I wonder if you are able to recommend an alternative...
The most spectacular crash in any car's value in recent years has to be the MGF. Please give me any reasons that would explain this phenomenon. Are they good value for the money?
I am a university student with a budget of £4000 buying a small first car. What are the most important things I should look out for to ensure I get something reliable?
My wife’s car was backed into while parked.The other driver has owned up and reported it to their insurers. How do I avoid charges and the loss of our no claims bonus?
My 2002 Citroen Berlingo 2.0 HDi has started to use water. I can't see any leaks and it never overheats plus there is no white gunk on dip stick and no loss of power. The mileage is 135000 miles which...
Do you have an opinion on battery jump starter/chargers that plug into the cigarette lighter? Are they okay or best avoided?
I want to keep my Cat N car and can have it fixed with used parts for less than what the other guy's insurance company will pay me. Do I need to inform my own insurance company?
I am the owner of a 1975 MGB GT for which I pay £106 insurance limited to 2000 miles per annum. My son, the former owner and insurer of the car has been a French resident for the past year. The insurance...
I added my friend to my policy when we were going on holiday to Italy together. Unfortunately, he had an accident in the car and now my insurer says he wasn't covered and that the named drivers are only...
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