Ask a Question

Ask Honest John

Most recently answered automatics questions
I drive a 1998 W208 series Mercedes-Benz 320 CLK that's had oil changes every 9000 miles and has been utterly reliable since new. The 3200cc M112 series engine is as smooth now as when I first got it;...
I'm considering a nearly new family car after the birth of my son. I recently test drove the Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC nine-speed auto. It was great, but due to my small mileage of 10k per year I wanted to...
Why are some manufacturers not producing petrol automatics? The motoring press have raved about the SEAT Ateca and Mazda CX-5, neither of which are available as petrol automatics. I have also read great...
My wife is after a small petrol car with an automatic gear box. She test drove the Ford Fiesta with the PowerShift gearbox. She also drove the Skoda Fabia with the DSG 'box. Please advise if they are good...
I'm looking to buy a Kia Carens automatic (2009-2010 reg) however I'm not sure what kind of automatic gearbox it has? I'm looking for something reliable as I don't want any additional costs. Would you...
I'm looking at possibly getting a new(er) car to replace my Mk2 Volkswagen Golf that averages at about 25mpg. I'm looking for an automatic that gets better mpg (at least 40+) for £2500 or less. Any suggestions?...
My wife is selling her Hyundai ix35 and is looking to buy a new, similar-sized petrol automatic SUV with four-wheel drive. Which ones would you suggest? Her annual mileage is about 8000 miles per year,...
I've noticed an occasional 'judder' when moving off in my 2012 Skoda Superb automatic petrol estate. It has the seven-speed DSG gearbox. Am I right in thinking that this is a sealed gearbox with fluid...
I am toying with buying a new Volkswagen Polo - possibly DSG. What is the latest on the DSG auto gearbox, is it reliable?
Could you tell me what I need to look out for on my Volvo XC60 when towing a 1500kg caravan? The car has the eight-speed automatic gearbox, will I need to fit a gearbox air cooler and change the gearbox...
 

Value my car