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I need a new economical hatchback, but with plenty of luggage space and top of the range spec. I am looking at the Hyundai i30, Suzuki Swift, Renault Modus or Seat Ibiza and would be grateful for your...
I want to change my big old car for something small and economical. There are so many to choose from, but what do you recommend? I want low tax group, low VED and good mpg. I do mostly rural driving, occasional...
I got stopped in the week by a police ANPR patrol. It turned out some idiot at my garage had missed one digit when he replaced a cracked rear number plate. The police soon cleared matters up. While I was...
I base my forthcoming comments to you on past media reports, about the London congestion tax. Kulveer Ranger, the mayor’s spokesman on transport matters, has almost admitted that the scrapping of the congestion...
For the first time in my life I had to drive to Battersea, South London at short notice. When I got to crossing the river bridge, I tried to get into the left lane and go west along Embankment to get back...
I returned to my parked car in Kensington recently, only to find three, officious looking people, swarming over the car. I asked one of them if they were parking wardens. He replied. “No, I am a Senior...
I thought you might like this correspondence. I went into the Congestion Zone for about three minutes in August in my Prius. I got a £60 fine. I have driven a Prius for several years (just got the new...
I am 73 and, on your recommendation exchanged my Renault Laguna 2.2 TD Family 7 seat estate, under the scrappage scheme. I followed, very closely, your continued recommendations for the Hyundai i10. One...
You stated that the cost of a new hybrid, such as a Toyota Prius, could be offset against tax. I am considering ordering a new Mk3 Prius as soon as they become available next month and would dearly like...
Soon the people of Manchester will get the opportunity to vote on the proposed congestion charge rip off. As if having a budget of £3m for an awareness (or propaganda) campaign was not enough. With the...
 

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