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The front Pirelli P Zero Rosso tyres of my Mercedes-Benz ML last only 4000 miles. The rears show no sign of wear. The car has 31,000 miles with full MB service history. Mercedes says this is normal for...
My wife has just sold her much-loved 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee and bought a newer one, a 2000 Grand Cherokee 4-litre petrol which has only 38,000 miles. It’s been a Chelsea tractor and well looked after....
As my wife and I will both be retired next year we are looking to run one car instead of two. We currently have a 2008 RAV4 D-4D, which was used for towing and an elderly Golf estate, both diesel. We live...
I am looking to change my beautiful 15 year old Audi A6 Quattro S Line. She runs beautifully, original engine, gearbox, clutch, almost no faults. But I need to do significant motorway distances on the...
I thought you might like to hear that we bought the S-Max you suggested to replace a Land Rover Discovery 3 and can confirm your advice that the winter tyres are definitely much better than 4-wheel-drive...
My wife's 2005 Freelander had an irreparable puncture. Four new Yokohamas had been put on about 15 months earlier and had done about 10,000 miles. The local Yokohama outlet explained that the precise tyre...
My 2006 Audi A6 Allroad (bought from new) recently let me down on the motorway and I've lost confidence in it. I need to ford a small stream (level fluctuates) on a daily basis and I really appreciate...
I posted a message on the Toyota blog relating to the about to be launched new 2013 Toyota RAV4. In it I said: “I change my car on a 3 year cycle. In 2007 I bought my first RAV4 paying extra for a model...
I currently have a 2005 2.0-litre Subaru Forester and would appreciate your advice of a replacement. I bought this car in May 2009 and chose an AWD as we were moving to mid-Wales and an estate for my husband's...
I am about to order a new BMW F30 320d auto Touring and am seriously thinking on including their new four-wheel drive system. BMW advises me it drives by the rear wheels and kicks in when the front start...
 

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