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I would like to buy a new Skoda Kodiaq. You have given it a great review and also elsewhere it comes at the top of review lists. I intend driving less than 10,000 miles a year. A lot around town and when...
I use my Toyota RAV4, 2.0-litre diesel manual for volunteer ambulance driving and do approximately 12,000 miles per year, plus 3-4,000 private mileage. I am considering changing to an automatic but would...
Would you recommend a Ford Mondeo Mk lll estate and, if so, petrol or diesel? I'm doing about 10,000 miles a year, and next year will be driving to Europe around 5500 miles for our wedding so we need something...
I have a 2015 Peugeot 308 BlueHDi and my wife is about to order a MINI Clubman D. Both currently have £20 annual tax but what will be the move to increase both tax and area restrictions on low emission...
Looking to buy next car, needs to have good fuel economy and be relatively cheap to insure and tax. I do mostly town driving (to and from work, 16 mile round trip), a dozen or so motorway journeys a year....
I am looking to replace my 2009 Citroen C5 VTR+ Tourer 140 HDI with one that is 2 or 3 years old. I travel 8000 miles a year, 30% in town and the balance on motorways. I recently started using Millers...
I have a Jaguar XF 3.0-litre diesel and I'm thinking of changing to an XE. However, with all the bad press that diesel is getting would you advise me to have the petrol engine? Are the modern diesel particulate...
I'm looking at buying a Honda Civic i-DTEC 1.6 or a petrol Mazda 3 2.0 SE-L. Could you recommend a diesel engine or suggest whether petrol is the way to go based on future diesel city taxes. Probably looking...
I've got an 8 year old Honda Accord EX i-DTEC 2.2 diesel estate which I like very much and is the third I've had over the last 20 years or so. I hear alarms about possible future penalties on diesel emissions...
I'm trying to help my brother-in-law buy his first car. He's in his early thirties, has little interest in cars and just wants reliable transport with a low insurance group. He mainly lives and works in...
 

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