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I had a 2005 BMW 3 Series 2.0-litre automatic as my main car in 2010 and I remember it being tax bracket J (190g/km),150PS, and on paper showing 35mpg on the combined cycle. I'm looking to buy a used 2007...
We have £15,000 to spend on a fuel efficient, reliable SUV. It's got to last 7-10 years and be cheap to run and service. Where would you put your money, a Mazda CX-5 or a Renault Kadjar?
We are in our early eighties and want to buy a reliable 2-3 year old small 5 door hatchback. All we require is power steering, a chain cam, a heater, a radio and parking sensors. We mainly drive locally,...
I'm thinking of swapping my 2011 535d BMW Touring M Sport, that has done 111,000 (on 19-inch wheels), for a 2011 530d BMW Touring SE that's done 98,000 (on 18-inch wheels). They have almost identical spec...
What is the Real MPG on an Audi A7 quattro?
I'm looking for the best diesel option out of an 07/08 Volvo S40, Volkswagen Passat or Jetta. Reliability and fuel economy are my most important considerations. What would you recommend?
A while back you recommended a Honda Civic for my daily commute. I'm mightily happy with it but now I need a petrol Estate. Up to say 6 years old, capable of carrying 5 adults and two dogs. Fuel economy...
I need a good, safe and economical SUV/crossover. What would you recommend between the Nissan Juke, Qashqai and Kia Sportage?
I need to change my car and have a choice between a 2013 Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC Sport (41,000 miles) or a 2012 BMW 316d with 46,300 miles on the clock. I cover 35,000 miles a year on motorways and need...
My previous Hyundai i20 - four-cylinder 1.2 petrol - was capable of 50mpg with careful driving. I've since replaced it with a newer model - three-cylinder 1.0 petrol - and it should be capable of 60mpg,...
 

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