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I purchased a Mercedes-Benz E270 CDI Elegance Estate on 1 September 2004. It has only done 55,000 miles, is in excellent condition and has been serviced regularly. Due to its age, should I think about...
I've lost the use of a company car, have never bought a used car before and I was thinking of spending £1000 - £2000 on a car to get me 10 miles each way to work and other very short trips. My biggest...
You state in today's column that a modern car has a 7-year life cycle. Since I have an 8-year old Mercedes-Benz, this is a bit of a surprise, to me and probably a few million other car owners. Can you...
I was interested to read the answer to "AB, Ormskirk". You said that one couldn't question the quality of a nine-year old car that was originally designed to last about seven years. My grandson is just...
Last week the 7-speed DSG box of our March 2009 Volkswagen Touran Diesel packed up, having done 53,000 miles. As you can see from the mileage we do mostly distance driving and little in city traffic, moreover...
Does this win the prize for the most optimistic claim for product failure? Last week my dealer-maintained Rover 75's original manufacturer-fitted battery failed after barely nine and a half years. Is Rover...
Two months ago my Volkswagen Sharan left me, following a road accident and insurance write-off. It was a 1998 1.9 turbodiesel (110bhp) SE. It had done 239,000 miles and though worn was still lively with...
Over the last couple of weeks my wife, who has a prestigious German car, has been contacted twice by our local dealer. He advised that because the car was five years old they were obliged by Health & Safety...
I read your articles every week, and am constantly amused at all the problems readers have with their cars. Our family car is a fully loaded 1994 BMW E34 525SE Tourer with some 165,000 miles on the clock,...
I own a 2007 Volkswagen Golf 170 diesel with 50,000 miles on the clock, owned from new. The ESP warning lamp has just come on, it is nearly due for a cambelt change, probably needs a new set of brake discs,...
 

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