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I am in my late 70s and it finding difficult getting in and out of my car. You have recommended Volkswagen Golf SV, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and Mazda CX-5 for people similar to ourselves. Are there...
My mother (mid 70s) needs an automatic car to replace her 2007 Volkswagen Golf. She finds it easier to get out of SUV type cars now than hatchbacks. I suppose a MPV might do. A Nissan Qashqai is probably...
My husband and I have had several Ford Fiestas over the years and are now ready to change our present one which is nine years old. However, we don’t like the new design with the sloping back and small...
I am getting on in years and am not as flexible as I was. As a result I need to get a newer car with a higher riding position for access and egress. Will the SEAT Altea XL fulfil these requirements?
I am interested in buying a Volkswagen Polo Match with low mileage but first registered in 2008. It currently has 3500 miles and has been used by an elderly lady. It has a full service history and all...
Having now retired, I want to swap my Jaguar XF (brilliant car) for something with more boot space. I have thought about the Honda CR-V as I need space, comfort, style and reliability with an automatic....
In the past we have had and been pleased with the Toyota Yaris and Suzuki Swift (current car). Both have been fully automatic (not tip-tronic which we dislike). For our next car we want something similar,...
My father is 80 and completely fit and able. However, he does find getting in and out of his current car increasingly tricky. I have suggested that we swap it for something smaller, bit higher and with...
My elderly parents need a new car. They have £7000 to spend and want a decent car that will do 60mpg. They do mostly short journeys, so only an older diesel without a DPF may work. Or a newer petrol...
I'm thinking of buying a 2014 Suzuki Kizashi for £14,999 from my local dealer. I'll only do 5000 miles and it will replace my old Vauxhall Vectra. My wife has a bad back and at five feet tall getting into...
 

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