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I would like to buy a saloon car which is automatic and has the option to engage 4 wheel drive mode for bad weather. I am looking at mid range price.
I've been looking at the Vauxhall Antara and Jeep Compass amongst others and I'm struck by the similarity of the engines, even down to the emission and performance levels. Both companies advertise these...
I currently run a 2001 Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI Elegance saloon. The car has done just over 80,000 miles and is in excellent condition. During the past two winters, due to the snow, I have not been able...
I live in a hilly rural area with local access being a problem in icy/snow conditions. I also have to travel to rural schools as part of my job. I want to change my car but don't want a big fuel guzzling...
I own a 3-year-old (just had first MoT) Nissan Qashqai 1.5DCI Tekna 4x2 that I like very much. We bought this car due to my husband's illness as we had previously owned Land Rover Freelanders, which my...
My wife has a 5-year-old 1.6 petrol engined Fiat Sedici with 30,000 miles which has been an excellent buy with absolutely no running problems, just regular dealer servicing. It has proved to be economical...
I am looking for a four-wheel-drive hatchback. It must have a manual gearbox, a petrol engine, 04/5 seats, max 5 to 8 years old. I have around £10,000 have looked at the Focus RS. It's a bit small so...
I am about to get rid of a 10-year-old Volvo V70T5SE Auto, which has been the most comfortable car I have ever had but with the most awful steering. I would like an AWD for the seating height but would...
After our harsh winter and being snowed in for days on end we have decided to buy a four-wheel drive car and a set of winter tyres. I read Jason Dawes article in the Sunday Times and he featured a used...
Our fantastic Jeep is sadly coming to the end of its life. We need to replace it with something equally good in the snow (we live in Scotland). The Jeep would take us through anything when other four-wheel...
 

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