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I often read the so-called ‘Best Buys’ in magazines like ‘What Car’ but more often than not the recommendation is for a diesel. I shall drive no more than 8000 miles a year and, given your advice about...
We will be replacing our 2004 Focus 1.8 diesel shortly. The new car will start off as my husband’s car so needs to fit a set of golf clubs and an electric trolley in the boot. He works part-time, his journeys...
I am hoping to buy a new car. The main uses will be daily short journeys and occasional long distant drives for holidays. Could you advise on any stylish, low tax cars that are manual, petrol and 5-door?...
I love my 2002 Honda Jazz, which has been perfect for island life, accommodating four people and a cello. However, we are looking to replace it with a more robust diesel touring car (the cello won't be...
I thought diesels were good for short runs. Is that not so? My daily commute is five miles each way. I ask because I am tempted by a Freelander 2. There’s one at a local reputable non-Land Rover dealer:...
I would appreciate your help. I am recently married and expecting my first child. I drive a company car, which is 2012 Nissan Qashqai 1.6DCI 130. My wife currently drives a 2004 MINI One and when the baby...
In a recent column there was the popular question: “Please recommend a car for the school run". Whilst I accept that some of your readers live in rural areas, many don’t. Therefore, might I suggest that...
The time has come for me to think about changing my present vehicle, a 2009 Toyota Avensis D-4D 2.2 Tourer. Although the Avensis has had a fairly recent facelift I can’t help wondering how long it will...
I was looking to buy a KIA Sportswagon, but am disappointed to find it is only offered in the UK with a diesel engine. I wanted a petrol fuelled car as I only travel 6000 miles per year. The KIA rep tells...
I recently bought a secondhand 2010 Nissan Qashqai 1.5 diesel, 14,000 miles and it looks as if I have made a mistake and should have gone for petrol because I only do 12,000 miles a year. The thing we...
 

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