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A local Nissan dealer has provided me with excellent service over the last four years with my current vehicle. He has recently imported a number of Nissan Tiida hatchbacks and saloons from the Republic...
I am looking to scrap my 11-year-old Golf V5 2.3 automatic under the government scrappage scheme. I would like to replace it with a new automatic car of similar size and power. Budget £17k-£22k including...
Greetings from Belgium. I’m torn between buying the new Ford Fiesta or the Mark III Focus. I test drove both yesterday and was impressed. I’ve got a 2003 Focus 1.8TDCI now and it still runs well and has...
I own a 2003 Volvo V70 automatic. I now qualify for the Motability scheme, which is very tempting. The thought of having worry-free motoring appeals to me. Motability has obtained an offer on the Hyundai...
I am a private punter thinking of buying a 2002 - 2003 Mercedes A Class at auction (probably Westbury) when one comes up in the listings. Any tips? Or would I be better off going to a dealer through eBay...
I am about to purchase my 8th Volvo and it will be my first diesel powered car. The model is a V50 2.0D with Powershift transmission. I drive between 18,000 and 20,000 miles of mixed motoring per annum....
My wife and I are both in our eighties and are looking for a small car that has higher seats, making it easier to get in and out. So far we have only found one, which is the Mercedes A Class. Can you suggest...
I've just taken delivery of my new Hyundai i30 1.6CRDi and it has SIX gears. Please pass on the good news Hyundai website, as it makes this car an even better buy. My i30 the first new car I have had,...
I’m thinking of buying a 06/06 plate Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4 auto with 16,000 on clock for £5,995. What do you think and what would compare? I can go up to £8,000.
I wonder if you could spare the time to help us select our next car please. I am 75 and my wife is 62. We have previously owned a 3 Series BMW, and Audi A3 but currently have a 5 year old Audi A2 petrol...
 

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