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I am 25 and I have recently (six months ago) passed my test. I am looking to purchase a used car and my budget is £2000-£4000. The car I learned to drive in was a Volkswagen Golf Mk V and I have had a...
What is the basic difference between a hatchback and an estate car, other than the size of the boot? And why are estate cars more expensive?
While my wife was in labour we were talking about how much she loves her Audi (just to take her mind of things). It’s a 2006 TDI Sportline with beautiful wheels and great extras, 70,000 miles. While we...
I am going to change my wife's 2009 1.4 Corsa. She requires five doors, reversing sensors and aircon. The car does around 7000 miles pa, mostly short journeys but with the odd longer ride. There is such...
My beloved 8-year-old MG ZR with 29,000 on the clock has been written off and I'm seeking a replacement 1.2 or 1.4, 3/5-door hatchback, made in Britain, up to £11,000 new or pre-reg. I've seen a Micra,...
My car insurance is due for renewal in the near future and I would be grateful if you would confirm the names of the top five companies in the latest customer care survey. I also own a 2009 Ford Focus...
I am looking to buy a new mid-sized hatchback for around £16,000 - £20,000. However, for health reasons, I need an automatic. What would be the best car to buy?
I am thinking of buying a Peugeot 308 SW. Would you recommend the Peugeot 308 SW, or is there another car that would give better value? I have been offered, by a Peugeot dealer, a new Peugeot 308SW – Access...
My wife owns a 1971 Morris Minor Traveller with just over 100,000 miles on the clock, which she has enjoyed over many years. However, with ageing bones (mine too), she feels she needs something slightly...
I have a 2008 Peugeot 308 S 1.6HDI 5-door hatchback. So far it has been an excellent car with no breakdowns. A few months ago I received a leaflet from the Peugeot main dealer in the area, Walkers of King's...
 

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