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I'm looking to buy a diesel car, most likely from 2014. What is considered high mileage for these? It will most likely be a BMW or Audi, which are usually ex-fleet cars. Do you recommend buying a high...
I currently own a 2009 Range Rover Sport diesel and I'm looking to acquire a new Land Rover Discovery Sport. I'm not sure whether to go for diesel or petrol. Diesel has much more to offer in relation to...
I'm about to spend some money my grandparents left me, but I'm worried that I might waste it. I need a secondhand car for my family and I've always wanted a Jaguar. I've found a 2014 Jaguar XF D V6 with...
I'm thinking of buying a 2006 - 2008 Vauxhall Vivaro van with 100,000 miles at auction. How much should I expect to pay?
The DPF on my 2010 Ford Mondeo TDCi burnt out, glowed red, smoked and then the exhaust dropped after 109,000 miles. No warning lights came up on dash. Can I just replace the DPF or do I need to sort out...
I'm looking for a cheap to run car which will be reliable, but over the magic 100,000 mark, as I do plenty of miles and don't want to crucify value. Ideally for about £2500. I do enough miles (12,000 plus)...
Given the recent complaints of cars breaking down or going into limp mode following the emissions fix, I'm considering not proceeding with my own recall on our 2010 Volkswagen Golf Plus (123,000 miles)....
I recently purchased a used Volkswagen Transporter T5 automatic from a used car dealer. The van came with very little service history and due to its mileage (130,000) we decided to have the timing belt...
I have a 2009 Audi A3 TDI with 98000 miles on the clock. I received a call from Audi for the emissions fix. From what I have read and heard I am unsure as to whether to have it done. I would like to keep...
I want my 207,000 mile 2007 Vectra 1.9 diesel to keep going for a while. I asked the main dealer to change the cam belt and give a full service, put a new fan belt on (it's on the original), grease the...
 

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