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I'm using Volkswagen's scrappage scheme to buy a new Golf. Can I claim a refund of the unexpired Road Tax on my old diesel car? One salesman told me that I can and another claimed that, because the car...
I bought a used approved R-Class from a big Mercedes-Benz dealer around 16 months ago. The car has had a history of problems from the time I purchased it i.e. steering wheel issues and suspension problems....
My BMW dealer and I agreed to a part exchange over the phone for my X3 against a one year old car they were offering for sale. The order paper was sent by email, but before I could return it, another salesman...
I don't do much mileage and want a car to last a long time. I've seen a 2015 Volkswagen Polo with less than 3000 miles on clock. I'm wondering if a Toyota Yaris will be as reliable as a Polo. I'm trading...
How will the emissions update affect the EGR and DPF in my 2009 Audi A4 170PS diesel. It has only 64,000 miles of mostly motorway driving and has been maintained over recent years by an independent VAG...
I bought a Vauxhall Zafira Tourer a couple of weeks ago from an approved used Vauxhall dealer. I made it clear when I bought it that I needed to fit three child seats across the back row, to be able to...
I've just bought a 2009 Citroen Dispatch 1.6 off a dealer after part exchanging my old van. After driving it for a few days, I've noticed some oil spots on the floor and sometimes what I believe to be...
I'm 67 years of age and my BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is now five years old, having covered only 25,000 miles. It's the best car I've ever owned and has a full BMW service history with no issues to date. I'm now...
I have a 2014 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 DSG, which I love, but the seating is a bit too low on long journeys. I'm looking to part exchange for an automatic SUV/MPV, thinking a Nissan Qashqai or Ford C-Max. Most...
I'm experiencing the common timing chain rattle on my low millage (36,000) 6 year old Seat Ibiza 1.2 TSI engine. I've been quoted £400 for replacement at an independent garage. Is it worth having the chain...