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I am very pleased with my Citroen C4 HDI ESG Auto and am considering the new C4, but I note that the Renault Scenic and Megane have a new EDC Auto gearbox. Would one of these be a better option?
I am thinking about buying a new 1,400cc Volkswagen Polo. I know they have had good reviews in the press but could you tell me what you think and whether you know of any pitfalls?
In April we ordered a Nissan Qashqai 2.0 140PS petrol Tekna Sport with 17-inch wheels and a CVT box here in Tenerife, and were quoted delivery in November 2010. Now we are advised by the dealer that it...
I would appreciate your advice on a leftover from last century. Are there any new cars still around with 'constant velocity' transmissions, please? If not, when was the last such survivor?
I have recently had a test drive in a Nissan Note Acenta and was quite impressed. Are there any comparable cars of a different make that I should consider? Or should I go for the Note N-tec or Tekna? Are...
We have a MINI Cooper S 07-plate with 35,000 miles that we love, but feel it can be expensive to run. Our local BMW MINI dealer has told us we can save money by swapping now, with various savings on the...
I hear a rumour that the new Honda Jazz will be available with the CVT transmission used in the earlier car. Do you have any intelligence on this?
We are looking at buying a Nissan Qashqai or Hyundai ix35 - we have two young children and like the style and space provided by both vehicles, but we are somewhat flummoxed by the finance options. The...
I'm thinking of buying a Mazda MX-5 Mk1. I would like to get the English version but how do you rate this against the import? Do you know the insurance groups for both cars?
I have decided to buy a used Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 JTDm. I have read your review of the 159 and you list a number of faults that affect the 1.9 JTDm, but nothing on the 2.4. Now that this car has been around...
 

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