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I have seen a 2006 Renault Master, which has been converted to a horsebox. It also had a reconditioned engine in 2013. The mileage is 159,000 and the seller says the new engine has only 50,000 miles on...
I'm looking at pickups and trying to decide between the SsangYong Musso and Ford Ranger. Both tow 3.5 tonnes, which I need. The Musso is obviously cheaper, but I want to know your opinion.
I have a 2017 Jaguar F-Pace 2.0d without the safety cameras camera detection function on the sat nav system. I bought the car at nine months old and my local Jaguar dealer tells me the safety camera system...
I have a 2016 Peugeot 2008 1.2 petrol and it has had problems with the engine spluttering on climbing a hill. The first time the dealer changed the leads and the second time they re-programmed the CPU....
Do I have to inform my insurance company of a speeding offence if I was not fined, no penalty points were issued and I attended a speed awareness course? The course tutor said I do not need to inform anyone.
Following an accident, my car has substantial damage to a rear wing, wheel and suspension components. The insurer's suggested repairer will not repair the car. They say there was a previous repair and...
I bought a registration from the DVLA 12 years ago and then went overseas and didn’t pay retention fees. How can I go about getting the number back from DVLA? They seem very uncooperative.
My daughter's BMW 118d 2009 was written off. She refused the insurers offer of £4000 but they still sent her a cheque. How does she stand if a direct replacement is more?
I changed the battery in my car key fob. How do I reactivate it now?
Which Jaguar XJ-S model has the best fuel economy?
I have a Skoda Yeti 2.0 TDI. It has experienced various problems since having the emission recall fix in Nov 2017. It is constantly running rough and smelling of exhaust fumes. An independent garage diagnosed...
I bought a used car through Facebook. On inspection we figured out there was something wrong with one part of car but we were not sure. We offered an amount but seller offered £500 more with six month's...
I returned to my car to find all of the windows open. Is there a fault with the motors used to open/close the windows? The car is a SEAT Leon.
Being a member of The Institute of Advanced Motorists and having the badge stolen off the car grill, I asked the IAM if I could purchase a new badge. They said I should take another test. Is this fair...
Can I have your opinion on the three-cylinder turbo engine that Ford fit into its Focus range? I was told by a AA patrol man that these engines are good but not built to last. Would I be better off with...
Is my Ford Puma worth restoring? It has 49,000 miles but the ABS and traction control lights are on.
I bought a second hand car from a local dealer in January. In July I switched the aricon for the first time and found that it is not working. I got it checked out at my garage and was told that the condenser...
My wife bought a Fiat Panda Cross in Dec 2014 on a PCP. By Aug 2015, the rear differential was leaking oil and needed replacing. Over the period of the three year warranty several other issues came up...
Can anyone attend these speed awareness courses as a matter of education or are they just for speeding offenders ?
I have agreed a deal on a used Maserati Quattroporte Diesel and paid a £1000 deposit (to hold the car until collection) part of the deal was a full MoT. While taking it to the MoT, the driver put £20 of...
I am considering buying a HUD for my new Skoda Karoq. In my ideal driving position, sitting high relative to the dashboard, I have to glance down quite a lot for the speedo. Have you any experience of...
I would like to reduce road noise in my 2013 Toyota Verso Excel. Would changing the tyres /wheels help? The tyres currently fitted are 215/55 R17.
Do I need an International Driving Permit to drive in Australia?
I've just bought a second hand car and have noticed that it has 2006 plates but it was first registered in February 2007. I was told it was owned by a dealer/bodyshop for some time before the seller bought...
My car was hit on the left front wing which also broke the headlight. The car was still driveable but my insurer is saying it will cost nearly £3000 to repair which I don't believe. What can I do?
I have a 2009 Jaguar XFR. 12 months ago the tyre pressure warning came up on the dash. I pulled over and checked but the pressures were fine. Since then the fault has repeated frequently, always in motorway...
I got two speeding tickets within one week. I've never been on a speed awareness course. Will I get points or be offered a course?
How do I prevent carb icing on my 1973 1600 Volkswagen Beetle engine?
What would you say is the most reliable and efficient car for doing about a 60 mile commute daily?
Could you help with the valuation of a Suzuki Alto FX automatic 1984? It has done 35,000 genuine miles all I have all the previous MoTs.
My 1994 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe 2.0 is revving every 15 second without any input from my right foot. What's the issue?
I'm looking at 2002 Jaguar S-Type 2.5. Is there anything I should look out for? It's done 140,000 miles, and I only average 5000 miles a year.
My 1974 Triumph TR6 is a year from its last MoT. DVLA have taxed it at zero rate with the phrase “this vehicle may or may not need an MoT”. How on Earth do I find out? By the way, I have every intention...
I'm considering buying a Porsche Boxster 986. I'd like some advice on what to expect. I've been told by a current owner that if the engine hasn't blown after about 35,000 miles, then it will be okay.
I have a three-door 1997 Toyota RAV4, which I've owned since 1999. The subframe needs welding, plus a few other bits. It will cost around £800. Would you consider it worthwhile? I do about 3000 miles a...
I plan to keep my existing Skoda Fabia and buy a kit car for fun, perhaps a JBA Falcon or Marlin. What documents should I ask to see from a private buyer? is there anything else I need to know or do?
I stupidly started to fill my Rover 75 diesel with petrol. I realised after about seven litres and stopped with the tank just above a quarter full. I filled up the rest with diesel and drove the six miles...
Is a 2000 BMW E46 330Ci a classic?
My elderly father-in-law owns a 2003 Lexus IS300 Auto Limited Edition. He purchased it from the first owner who had done 17k miles in 2003. He has now clocked up 80k miles. It has a FSH. We think it might...
I am trying to trace my cherished number plate TG9 any ideas?
My son turns 17 next March. Once he passes his test in a car, he wants a small van - Caddy size - for travelling to various sporting events (have you seen the size of goalkeeping kits?). Would this be...
While parking my car I caused very slight damage to the rear of an almost new Ford Focus. I informed the owner of the incident but did not think there would be any further consequences. I have now been...
My Renault Megane was damaged in a car accident in February 2018 and treated as a write off March 2018. I was advised that a like for like replacement vehicle would be delivered to me within 8 - 10 weeks....
I see that an old Citroen HY Van body has been made from fibreglass. I am not talking about the latest body skin panels put onto a new model. Do you know who the supplier is? I would really appreciate...
I wonder if you can tell me where Triumph Stag JWY 444N is?
I drive a 2008 Volkswagen T5 Transporter 1.9 TDI. Will I be able to make this ULEZ compliant when the time comes?
My wife’s best friend will reach a milestone birthday shortly and her husband has offered to buy her a Healey 3000. Her last sports car was a MGF. What would you suggest as a sports car for a stylish and...
My son at present runs a 2004 Mitsubishi L200 which he really likes and has owned for the last 7 years. He is now considering buying a much newer one but I am concerned as his daily commute to the station...
I have a 14 year old Ford Fiesta manual. It has been a great car but I need an automatic because of a hip and knee problem. I would like a similar sized car with a slightly higher driving position. I'm...
My Audi Q3 has 20,600 miles and is still within the three year Audi warranty. I noticed there was a vibration when braking from above 60 mph. I took the car in and was told the vibration was caused by...
 

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