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The heavy snow over last November and December left me marooned for days because our lane was never cleared. Although fond of my ageing Polo estate, I'd have felt more confident negotiating icy rural Somerset...
Let's say that I am driving in the mountains in winter and that there is snow and ice. I imagine that a 4WD vehicle with winter tyres would be the best car to have? My question is - If my car is not a...
Your correspondent EC, via email, appears to have identical needs to mine, except that our dog is a Springer Spaniel, not a Lab. I also drive 12,000 miles a year and make frequent trips to the Scottish...
What car would you recommend to pull 1000kg of horse (plus trailer)?
My wife is using a Subaru Forester XT 2.5 auto which we bought in 2009. I anticipated that the annual mileage would be around 6000, but in fact it's double that due to two 30 or 40 mile round trips per...
I believe I have to disengage my Hyundai Santa Fe's ESP if I decide to use locked four-wheel drive. Does this mean that if the car decides to engage four-wheel drive itself, it automatically disengages...
Which four-wheel drive diesel hatchback or estate which returns 50+mpg and is suitable for a 120-mile round commute across northern hills would you recommend? I've seen the Audi A3 Sportback quattro, or...
I'm in the process of choosing my new car. I definitely want a four-wheel drive because I like to drive to the mountains in wintertime. My primary concern is great handling of the car for fast cornering....
Which one do you recommend? The BMW X1 or Mercedes-Benz C250 CGI?
While driving in Greece recently, my 2005, 45,000-mile Volvo XC70 2.4 D5 flashed up 'Anti Skid Service Required'. On reaching home 1500 miles later, with no apparent problems apart from having this message...
 

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