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You already have reports of loss of power on 1.2-litre DIG-T Qashqai. I am now getting the same on a 1.6 DIG-T. Has it been reported on the 1.6 as well?
I own a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and do approximately 9000 miles per year. Half of which are local journeys, not exceeding 25 mile round trips, and the other half is motorway driving, approximately 60...
I own 57 plate BMW 335i M sport Touring with 65k miles on the clock. We are the second owners of the car which we acquired from a main dealer 4 years ago. We do 5k miles a year hence the choice of a fun...
In your review of the SEAT Ateca you refer to possible lag with the petrol/auto combination. I've driven a manual Ateca which is good in all respects. Should I be concerned about ordering an auto. What...
What would you advise is the best small car to buy? Such as the Nissan Note/Micra, Peugeot 108, Hyundai i10, Kia Picanto, or Vauxhall Corsa. The car would cover approx 6000 miles per year on short journeys.
I am thinking of getting a nearly new Peugeot 2008 (up to a year old). However, I'm not sure which petrol version to get. I have seen two engines (VTI and Puretech) - could you advise of the difference?
My mother is contemplating replacing her five year old Fiat 500 1.2 in 2017. She loves the style and character of the 500 and wants the Twinair version. If she were to get the Twinair, what spec and engine...
As an avid reader of your weekly column I thought you might be able to help with the following: I've seen a 2011 Renault Grand Scenic automatic for sale with a 2.0 petrol engine. In your 'car by car'...
Have you heard of any problems with the BMW 2 Series 218 Sport?
If you had the choice between a Volvo V60 T3, Volkswagen Passat 1.4 TSI or a SEAT Leon ST 1.4 TSI (all 2013 models) which would you buy?
 

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