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Every time we look at a new car we're told we should have the "larger wheel option". We always understood smaller wheels with deeper tyres gave a better ride and more grip in the wet. We tried a new Mercedes...
I drive a Ford Mondeo, but I am now having to drive long distances. A more restful car to drive would be welcome. Would a Mercedes C-Class fill the bill or should I consider a BMW 5 series or a Jaguar...
I like Mercedes but need to change my C180k automatic. What under 50k miles car would you suggest with as many of the features and build quality of the Mercedes but a suspension to give the most comfortable...
I have driven a Mitsubishi Galant 2.2 automatic for 11 years. The steering mechanism is leaking oil, so we need a new car. I am in my eighties, drive on the motorway about twenty miles or drive to the...
Having owned a Mercedes C220CDi previously, I am on the point of purchasing a twelve to eighteen month automatic estate. I would prefer the Elegance model for the level of trim but there are comparatively...
I wish to buy a car that will give me the maximum ride comfort for a budget of up to £20,000. I am retired and do only 2,500 miles per annum, and would prefer to buy secondhand to avoid the initial high...
I would appreciate your opinion on the pros and cons of the automatic transmissions currently available and which you consider to be the smoothest.
I have had occasion to use Addison Lee mini cabs recently. They run a fleet of Ford Galaxys and the drivetrain seems to be particularly smooth. Do you know which particular drive train they use?
I bought a Jan 2009 2.7D Premium Luxury XF with 19 inch wheels 4 months ago. The car is fabulous but the ride quality over the poorly maintained roads here in Buckinghamshire is terrible. I traded-in a...
I am very pleased with my Citroen C4 HDI ESG Auto and am considering the new C4, but I note that the Renault Scenic and Megane have a new EDC Auto gearbox. Would one of these be a better option?
 

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