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I'm thinking of buying a new Sandero Stepway; however, I've been told that Dacias suffer with rust problems. Is this true?
Are you aware of severe corrosion on Smart Fortwo brake pipes? Our car's brake pipes were found when a mechanic was carrying out unrelated work and had to drop the undershields below the car. The brake...
I bought a Land Rover from a local garage 20 month ago, after eight months an MoT was due, which it failed for chassis rot. I had it repaired which I thought meant the problem was corrected, however...
I own a 2006 Volkswagen Golf with a 10 year corrosion warranty. However, I have noticed rust under the wheel arch and Volkswagen is saying it is not covered by the warranty. Apparently the rust is caused...
My wife has a 2005 Volkswagen Polo 3-door diesel, which she bought new. It has now done only 19,600 miles and is well cared for. We noticed a small area of rust on one of the front wheel arches with the...
I have a two-year old Nissan Qashqai, 11,500 miles, which was serviced today at a Nissan dealer. The garage say that the front discs need replacing as they are scored and will rust and that this is not...
You were kind enough to respond in December last year regarding our 2012 X3's rear rusty brake hubs. I was looking at an X reg BMW 5 series the other day and noticed the rear hubs were completely rust...
The email regarding paint problems following bonnet repairs reminded me of problems I had about thirty years ago when I was unfortunate enough to own a BL Princess. After about 12 months, pit marks appeared...
You wrote: “This generation of Corsa can suffer water ingress because the brake master cylinder is bolted to a plate that is bonded to the bulkhead. This bonding fails, allowing water in". I spoke to...
I have the opportunity of purchasing a Ford Fiesta 1.4 with 44,000 on the clock. It's a 2001 and the vendor has owned it from new. The purchase would be for my granddaughter to learn to drive. Would this...
 

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