Ask Honest John

Most recently answered reliability questions
I currently drive a 2011 Fiat Bravo Multijet diesel - I bought it for the MPG and it hasn't disappointed in that regard, although it's irritatingly unreliable and handling isn't great. Despite living in...
I have up to £7000 for a fun two-seater - ideally a convertible but a coupe would be fine. It will be used for a daily seven mile commute and at weekends. It needs to be reliable, handle well, be quick...
I've been look at the specs of small automatics and have seen the 2012 Chevrolet Aveo 1.4 auto. I don't hear you mention these very often. It's a six-gear auto and it seems they're a similar price to the...
I've got £4000 to spend and would like a manual hatchback, petrol around 1.6. I'm doing about 200 miles, on mainly motorways, per week and I'm tall so need good leg room. I want a reliable, sturdy car...
I'm thinking of buying a new Ford Kuga with the Powershift auto box, but have heard various adverse reports about reliability and performance of these boxes. I would be very grateful for your opinion.
I read a few years ago that American cars have less mechanical problems as the Americans spend the majority of the development money on the engine/drivetrain mechanicals making them more robust and less...
My daughter is doing her driving test and the cars she is looking at are the Fiat 500, Ford Ka, Toyota Aygo and Renault Clio? Are any of these good? I need it to be reliable for going to university. I...
My wife and I have a young and growing family. Our 2009 Audi A3 Hatchback 1.9 TDI is now creaking at the seams and we're looking for a secondhand practical vehicle. It needs to be capable of carrying up...
My partner has just sold a year 2000 MGF via Ebay. The lady flew from her home on the Isle of Man to Gatwick, then caught a train to Slough. Following a quite lengthy test drive she bought the car and...
I need a reliable car to travel from Southampton to Bournemouth four times a week as well as a 20 minute drive to work each day. I have a 2004 automatic Ford Focus now, which costs a fortune in petrol...
 

Value my car