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I have £20,000 to spend on a small 4x4. What do you suggest I get? I like the petrol driven Mazda.
We have decided to purchase a year old Volvo V40. It's a second car that would have be mostly short journeys and twice weekly 40 mile commutes, doing about 10,000 miles per year. The debate we are currently...
I have a 20 year old petrol Volvo 940 and a 2005 Toyota diesel camper. I can't find anywhere what I will have to pay in road tax when I come to renewing the road tax after April 2017. Scarily, looking...
I own a 2014 Kia Pro_cee'd Eco which is exempt from car tax. On 24 November 2016 my car was clamped for being untaxed and I had to pay £230 (£130 later reimbursed) to have it removed. I wrote to the DVLA...
I would like to buy a second-hand (3 year old) Nissan Qashqai 1.5 diesel as it has the best review. I do about 9000 miles per year but I'm concerned with the press surrounding diesels and emissions, as...
We will be looking for a family SUV around April/May and can spend up to £12,000. Will prices come down after the new reg in March? Also, with the crackdown on diesel, should we be looking at petrol? Our...
The 2006-2011 Toyota Yaris 1.33 has a VED price of £30 per year whereas the 2011 Yaris with the same 1.33 engine, according to dealers, is £110 per year. Do you know why the reason is this?
We have a 2014 Land Rover Freelander (15,000 miles) and a 2013 Kia Rio (22,000) on 17-inch rims (big mistake for country roads). We have a budget of about £20,000 and would like to change the Kia Rio for...
Does my car qualify for the £140 rate? It's a 2010 BMW 3 Series Coupe 2.5-litre.
Am I better off buying my new automatic Suzuki Vitara SZT 1.6 petrol before or after the April VED tax changes? We are likely to keep for at least 5 years.
 

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