Questions from December 2019
My car is only 18 months old, but it has recently started to suffer from water ingress in the passenger and driver footwells. I took it back to the dealer to have the work done under warranty, but I've...
I'm thinking of buying a second-hand Vauxhall Crossland X. Is this a good car? I would appreciate your thoughts on this make and model of SUV.
My Ford Fiesta doesn't give out hot air until I hit a pothole or speed bump. Any idea what the problem could be?
I have a Philips radio/cassette player in my classic Wolseley. It is in need of some attention/repair. Can you recommend any specialist repairers of classic radios?
Can you tell me how many Mercedes-Benz SL600 R230 models are in the UK?
I need to renew my mini-bus licence. Can you tell me what I need to do, now I'm over 70?
I own a 2018 Citroen C3 in Flair trim. Can you please tell me its value?
I’ve been offered a pre-registered Lexus NX Premium + Leather for £33,992. It seems like a good deal, is it?
I need a vehicle to tow a 2.5-tonne mini-digger. Which vehicle do you recommend when it comes to reliability, economy and comfort?
Can you tell me the width of the Volvo V90, with the mirrors folded?
My son wants to buy a new Fiat 500; however, our local dealer says they cannot order a car to his spec as Fiat UK is not importing them any longer. Is this true?
Any idea why my Citroen C3 is losing power? Recently, it's started to struggle to accelerate up hills in fourth and fifth gear.
I've always bought Ford cars over the years and have become accustomed to having the facility of an electrically heated front windscreen. Do any other carmakers offer this?
My car was written-off four months ago. The majority of the insurance payout came from the third party, while the remaining £850 was due to come from the actual salvage of the car. I have been chasing...
I drive a Skoda Yeti. The car now needs replacing, and I would like the same basic spec: petrol, 4x4 and manual gearbox. I am struggling to find a suitable model. Any ideas?
I have just found oil in my radiator and expansion tank. Any thoughts/suggestions as to what this could be?
I have a Mazda 3 (six years old next Feb.) and am very pleased with it on most counts. I am considering changing it for a higher vehicle for easier and more comfortable access. I am very taken with the...
I am concerned at the number of motorists driving around in poor daytime visibility (currently fog but often rain and spray) without putting on their lights. On the odd occasion when I've been able to...
What is the best car for my grandson to buy as a first car for around £1000? It must have cheap insurance, be good on fuel and reliable.
I want to purchase a used car. I’m thinking of getting a two-year-old Yaris, as it will have some of its original five-year-warranty remaining. I only cover low mileage and have £10,000 to spend. What...
I have about £20,000 to spend on a new crossover/SUV. What do you suggest I buy?
When is the cam belt due on my 2013 MINI One?
A few months ago I bought a second-hand Hyundai i40 from an approved dealer. The service is now due on this car, but my local Hyundai dealer has told me there is no record of servicing on their system...
I purchased a 2016 Audi TT Roadster from large dealer group in July 2019 - the garage was taken over by another firm three weeks later. In November I heard a sloshing sound behind the passenger seat so...
We have a Peugeot 206 HDi and we have never ever heard the fan cut in Is there a way of checking that the fan does cut in and what temperature should it come on?
My Honda Civic has sprung a leak. I have a wet floor where the spare wheel is situated and can’t see where it’s coming in. Nothing else is wet. Any ideas?
Can you advise on a used family car for us? The car will barely be used Monday to Friday but will be used for short trips into town at weekends. It will also be used to drive to Ireland once or twice a...
Why are garages reluctant to carry out a turbo replacement when under an insurance backed warranty?
My Son is 6'7" tall and 18 years old. The 57 plate Renault Clio that he and my daughter learnt to drive in is reaching the point of needing some serious money spent on it. It has been a great workhorse...
I was involved in a collision when turning right into a multi-storey car park. It was roughly 5.15pm so it was dark, conditions were clear and dry. As I commenced the turn a scooter overtook me on the...
I have a Ford Escort 1.8 TD but the ignition lights are on even when the key is not inserted. It goes out if the brake pedal is depressed. The engine continues to run when the key is removed but stops...
In the 70’s, my neighbour had a lovely brown Datsun 260C, registered in 1973. I believe the C stood for Cedric. What would be the Japanese equivalent today and are there any of these cars still on the...
My car was parked on the road near where building works are taking place. Diggers, tip lorries, etc drive up and down the road to gain access to the site. My car along with three others has been hit by...
My 2012 Audi A6 is using a lot of screen wash fluid. It has headlamp washers which I suspect are the culprits. Is it feasible (and legal) to disable them?
I bought a Mazda3 2.2 diesel 2010-plate through a finance company from a forecourt in September with a three-month limited parts and labour warranty. Last week the engine seized and the car will no longer...
Can I swap the runflat tyres on my BMW X1 XDrive M Sport auto for non-runflats?
Can you tell me which Toyota cars are very reliable at three-years-old?
I currently have a Range Rover Evoque. I'm now looking for a new car of that kind - preferably diesel. Must have large boot, otherwise no particular requirements. What do you recommend?
I bought a car seven months ago. On the day of purchase I was told it was listed as a Category N; however, the dealership made it clear to me that no bodywork damage was ever done to the car and it had...
I own a Vauxhall Viviro 1.9 CTDi (2005 model). Can you tell me why the glow plug light is stuck on and the van is losing power?
I need to replace the EGR valve on my seven-year-old Volkswagen Tiguan diesel, at a cost of £1200 because it is coked-up. My car was subject to the emissions scandal and was modified by Volkswagen to comply...
I'm only getting 37mpg from my 2017 Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost 140. That's well below any figure I've seen published by Ford. Any idea why this is the case?
I currently drive a Fiat Panda but am changing jobs so my new daily commute will be 150 miles. What is the most economical and safe commuter car for me? My budget is up to £5000
What’s the best tyre size for comfort on the Lexus CT? It's currently fitted with R16s but the ride seems hard. Can they be changed to R15s?
I was travelling down the M1 when the speed limit said 60mph. I slowed to 50mph and the camera flashed at the next overhead gantry when it was displaying 50mph. I have now received a speeding ticket, with...
My sister wants to replace her Mitsubishi ASX four-wheel-drive automatic with something similar. What should she consider?
I'm changing jobs and want to take the car allowance option. The role will mean driving 30k miles per year and I had planned on running the next car for 12-18 months until better electric options come...
Exhaust fumes are appearing from underneath the passenger area of my 2000 BMW 530d Touring. Any idea what could be causing this?
I've just bought a 2014 Zoe 22kWh with 35,000 miles on the clock. The range is 55 miles at 100 per cent charge - is my local Renault dealer having a laugh when he says that's reasonable?
We would like a small car that is comfortable to drive, quite on the motorway with soft suspension and good fuel economy. Our present car is a Mazda 2 Sport and we feel every bump in the road. What do...
 

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