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We are considering buying a new Evoque, but virtually all are diesels and we are concerned about the particulate filters. We do many short local journeys in built up areas, and only occasionally and mainly...
I was interested to read the question titled "Agriculture club" that concluded "you bought completely the wrong engine for your type of use". I'm currently considering a new, or nearly new, BMW 3 Series...
I have decided its time to trade in my old Renault Scenic auto. I have narrowed my search down to three models, the Ford B-Max, Citroen C3 Picasso and the Nissan Note, and I can’t choose between them....
We change cars around in our drive. This takes seconds rather than minutes. According to a recent article this is doing the petrol engines no good at all. This practice has to continue, but is there anything...
I am looking for a used Skoda Superb estate as our family car as I am 6-feet 3-inches and my teenage sons are 6-feet 5-inches and 6-feet 1-inch (and growing). We also have two Labradors to transport. The...
I often read the so-called ‘Best Buys’ in magazines like ‘What Car’ but more often than not the recommendation is for a diesel. I shall drive no more than 8000 miles a year and, given your advice about...
We will be replacing our 2004 Focus 1.8 diesel shortly. The new car will start off as my husband’s car so needs to fit a set of golf clubs and an electric trolley in the boot. He works part-time, his journeys...
I am hoping to buy a new car. The main uses will be daily short journeys and occasional long distant drives for holidays. Could you advise on any stylish, low tax cars that are manual, petrol and 5-door?...
I love my 2002 Honda Jazz, which has been perfect for island life, accommodating four people and a cello. However, we are looking to replace it with a more robust diesel touring car (the cello won't be...
I thought diesels were good for short runs. Is that not so? My daily commute is five miles each way. I ask because I am tempted by a Freelander 2. There’s one at a local reputable non-Land Rover dealer:...
 

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