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I recently sought your advice regarding my Vauxhall Corsa 2001 Easytronic. The problem is that it drives quite well but will suddenly lose power and come to a standstill, with an F displayed on the dash....
I purchased a MkVI Volkswagen Golf from Caffyns, Eastbourne three years ago and they have serviced it ever since. They have always been courteous, efficient and very helpful. After the car came out of...
One to add to your list of decent behaviour. I have a Golf 1.4 TSI 122PS DSG automatic registered 30-6-2009. At three and a half years old with a mileage of 12,316 the Mechatronic unit failed (the car...
We have a 2005 Volkswagen Golf with a gearbox whine. We have the car since 2008, but the whine developed in the last year or so. In your reply to "Whine seller" last Saturday, you inferred that it wasn't...
my car has just had a new clutch kit fitted because it was very noisy when started was told it was the something to do with the clutch. The garage has just told me it's a new gearbox my car needs - the...
I bought my 2008 Peugeot 207 from Scott Darrington at Charters, Aldershot in August 2011 with a year's warranty. Two weeks after the warranty expired (Aug 2012) I noticed there was a problem with my gearbox...
Why do you write so positively about VAG cars in your road tests? I’ve just read the Skoda Yeti test. You mention the 2.0 TDi. Quote from a Volkswagen main dealer: "it's the worst engine we've made",...
I have a Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 122 DSG which is three years old and has covered 32,000 miles since new. The gearbox has failed and needs to be replaced, and Volkswagen has quoted £4,300. They and the...
I have a 2008 RenaultSport Megane 2.0DCI. It was bought at two years old from a Renault main dealer who has serviced it ever since. I have looked after it well. Last week when in for its 48,000 mile...
My son has bought a 2000 Honda Odyssey which was imported into the UK in 2004 for a 'scrap' price of £350. It goes well but has had a bit of trouble in the past with its autobox. I believe this car was...
 

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