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You state that a car is designed to last a maximum of seven years. If this is the case how do you explain the huge number of cars on the road that are far older?
I enjoyed the interesting and informative article on petrol vs diesel in a recent "Motoring". Would it be possible to do a similar article on "Hybrid Cars" comparing say the Toyota Auris petrol with the...
In October 2008, based your Car Review of the Mazda 2, I sold my 138,000 trouble-free mile Honda Jazz and bought a Mazda 2 TS2. This has been by far the best all round small car I have ever owned. The...
I read with interest PH's email regarding getting only 20,000 miles out of the front tyres of his Mondeo. I've just changed the front tyres on my 2008 Mazda 6 Estate and the car has done 40,000 miles on...
I thought that you might be interested to know that some years ago you recommended Michelin tyres for my Honda Civic. I am just having them replaced after 41,000 miles and the garage tells me that there...
I am looking to buy a 2007 Toyota Prius that has done 136,000 miles but comes with a full service by Toyota for £4700. The car is in very good condition. Are there any pitfalls of buying a high mileage...
My wife's car is a 2005 Toyota Corolla. It has done 54,000 miles, but in the last two or three years it has been used mostly for local driving with one long run every few weeks. It was serviced recently...
I always read with interest the letters you publish, yet find myself exasperated by the cost of even modest modern motors. It is many years since I purchased a new car (a 1996 Volvo T5 estate) since when...
11 months ago I bought a new Volkswagen Golf Bluemotion diesel, which I am delighted with. However I am so worried about your comments about the risk of expensive failure of low emission diesels that I...
I have owned from new a 2006/56 Toyota Prius for five years. At 15,000 miles per year, the current mileage stands at 75,000. It has been maintained by Toyota throughout, and apart from the failure of the...
 

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