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You have often featured Mercedes-Benz cars suffering with rust that should have been covered by the Mobilo Life 30-year warranty. The following might be of interest to your readers. With a mileage of just...
I wish to buy a Mazda MX-5, spending £1000-£1500. Obviously, for that amount, the car's going to be relatively old with a high mileage, etc. I should be pleased if you would let me know what "important"...
The brake calipers of my Volvo XC60 are heavily discoloured and corroding, particularly those on the front. The car is only seven months old and I've owned it since new. This is my sixth Volvo and I've...
I noticed the alloy wheels on my BMW E91 320d have corroded three years and three months after I bought the car from new. The wheels have been well looked after and the car has only done 35000 miles. BMW...
This is the response from Motor Codes regarding the premature rusting of my Mercedes-Benz E-Class that has not been rectified under the Mercedes-Benz 30-Year Mobilo warranty: “I am sorry to learn of...
My granddaughter's boyfriend managed to upend her Micra and she is now looking for a sensible replacement. She is keen on a Fiesta but her mother and I, who will be funding and thus have the last say,...
Following last week’s Mercedes-Benz A-Class rust email and your reply I am now determined to press my claim with Mercedes again. Motor Codes has been unhelpful. I wish to get an expert opinion on my car's...
My 2008 Subaru Forester has corrosion issues, but the dealer I bought the car from refuses to accept any liability. The dealer says the rust is due to untreated stone chips, which I refute. I bought the...
I have owned a Honda CRX for 24 years. It is due for some rust treatment and a respray later this month. However I am now 55 and my wife and friends feel that I should get a car more suitable for a middle...
We have a 2006 Fiesta 1.25 petrol Zetec 3-door that we have owned for six years. It has broken down twice in the last year (a plug of some sort let water out of the engine, and a front suspension spring...
 

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