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I am about to buy a Renault Clio 1.6 RT automatic (2000) but I have a couple of questions. When I inspected it today there was no reservoir for the automatic transmission fluid and no dipstick. The seller...
I bought a car privately in January and I haven't received the paperwork yet to confirm that I am the new owner of the car. I also haven't received the renewal form for my road tax. What do I do?
I ordered a brand new Suzuki Swift Sport in February this year, taking advantage of the car scrappage scheme. At delivery date, I made my way to the dealer and very happily signed all appropriate documents,...
Can you offer any advice on buying a pre-war classic car that has been stored in a barn for 30 years? The car has not been registered at Swansea and has no registration document. It is currently with a...
I am about to part-exchange my car for a new one with a main dealer. Wondering whether the motor trader may not want the car registered in his name (i.e. another owner) I rang DVLA to ask about the completion...
I bought a van from an auction back in 2008. When I bought the van I registered it in my name, but as the insurance was too high we decided to register it in my ex-girlfriends dad's name so I could be...
In August 2009 I sold my car to a main dealer. They took the logbook, MOT, etc. and they signed the V5 slip along with me and I sent this using the Royal Mail. In November 2009 I had a letter from the...
I have a 2006 BMW 335i SE Coupe E92. My V5C shows the CO2 as 228g/Km but all the calculators I have used show 218. Any ideas? Could this be the result of having fitted 19-inch wheels?
Is it wise to travel abroad without a V5 and can one be got quickly?
I hesitate to take issue with any of the wise words that appear in 'Expert Advice', but the V5 Document clearly states on page 9 that "DVLA will issue an acknowledgement letter confirming that the keeper...
 

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