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I am now 82 and my wife is 78. We are still both capable drivers. We recently moved into a city environment, well served with shops and free public transport. Earlier this year we got rid of our car after...
Becoming senior citizens, my wife and I have decided our existing car is no longer appropriate to our changed needs. We shall be looking for a small 4-door hatch, automatic, with a 1.4 engine although...
My partner wishes to change her car and is rather taken with the Meriva (very practical, right size, high driving position, etc.) However, she would like an automatic and it appears that automatics are...
I am 68 years old with two hip replacements. At present I am driving a 12-year-old Vauxhall Vectra 2.2 auto. I am now looking for a smaller car. My mileage is only about 2000 miles per year, with no long...
We are looking to replace my wife's 2005 Focus and have been looking at the Dacia Sandero Ambiance. I know that Dacia is owned by Renault, but is this car a credible alternative? It will be mainly used...
My retired mother is looking at selling her immaculate 1995 Mercedes-Benz C180C auto with 50,000 miles on the clock. She wants a smaller, more economical and manoeuvrable car for her short suburban journeys....
On April 17 2010 you advised a reader that a Hyundai i10 1.2 auto was a great little car. At that time I was 82 and with similar needs, so I took your advice and bought an i10 auto. It has proven to be...
I am a lady driving a Peugeot 3008 1.6 diesel EGC doing about 10,000 miles a year, mostly on short runs of between 10 and 15 miles with only an occasional longer one. I keep reading about the particulate...
Mazda does not seem to do a petrol auto 4WD like the CR-V auto but say they have this Skyactiv technology in diesel, which bypasses the particulate filter problems with low mileages. I only do 1000 miles...
Thank you for recommending the Mondeo 1.6 EcoBoost. Your review advises "1.6 EcoBoosts need idling from hot before switching off otherwise oil in the turbo bearing and oil feed to the bearing can carbonise....
 

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