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I need a Focus sized, fuel efficient (but with a bit of power) car for my 60 mile round trip commute on mixed roads. I currently use a 2002 Leon Cupra 180 (66k miles) which is great but too old and relatively...
Thinking of buying a 1996 P-reg Mercedes-Benz SL600 as fun Summer car in addition to my Subaru 3.0 Outback, price c £11k, 70k miles with history, some but not all main dealer. Car has had new hood about...
I currently have a Renaultsport Clio 200, but unfortunately I will have to sell due to my new company's policy of insisting on cars with a minimum of four doors. I have a bike so a boot is mandatory, but...
My wife and I (in our late 50s) want a 'fun' car. We have £8,000 to spend and we're looking at either a Nissan 350Z or a Honda S2000. Your recommendation would be appreciated.
I am recently retired, and am looking to change our second car (a Renault Megane Convertible) in the spring. What I would like is the fun of an old Mini, with all mod cons. We don’t like the new BMW MINI,...
I would like to buy a small, economical, comfortable, 4 door, automatic, 4 wheel drive vehicle. I drive a Peugeot 206 at the moment and like the length. Are there any similar size 4x4's out there?
I'm thinking about buying a “new” Focus RS from a main Ford dealer. The full retail price is £29,286. The dealer has offered me the car at a discounted price of £27,500. However, I have been told that...
My wife is keen to buy a new car and has her sights on the Mazda 2 Activematic. Have you had the opportunity to test one yet?
I have been running a Ford Focus 53-reg 1.8 Zetec diesel for the last seven years. The car has been very reliable except for water in the passenger foot well, about three times in all, and I have just...
I currently own a 2008 Honda Civic 2.2i CTDi with 25,000 miles on the clock. I love the drive, but find the rear window spoiler and lack of a wiper frustrating, especially when it is wet and frosty. A...
 

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