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My son has passed his test and we are looking at insurances. A policy on my Mitsubishi Colt without him costs £170 but when I add him as a named driver it goes up to £1200. He lives at home (student)...
A young driver with an insurance monitor fitted made a stupid mistake, considerably exceeding the speed limit. The insurance company cancelled his policy on him but he now lives abroad.Is he scarred for...
I am looking to buy a used car. I have just passed my test month and I am 22. I need something for lots of motorway miles, with decent economy and low insurance. What do you recommend for £1000?
We need to buy our daughter's first car. Can you recommend something that's compact, but well screwed together?
I have just got my driving licence and am looking to buy an used economical automatic car, with a budget of £3000. I like the Toyota Prius MK2 (2003) with the CVT 'box and the Mazda2 (2003). Which car...
I'm looking to buy my first car and have narrowed down the choices to a Toyota Yaris T Sport (2004) and a Toyota Corolla T Spirit (2004). Both are available at similar prices, although the Yaris is faster...
We need to replace our Subaru Impreza Turbo with something suitable for our daughter to learn to drive in. Would you have any recommendations for a car that wouldn't be ruinous to insure for a learner...
I have been looking at cars for my 19 year old son and I came across a Honda Civic 2003 1.4i Imagine for sale at £1650 having done 51,000 miles. Is this a good buy? Is it a solid and reliable car?
I was parked outside a local shop and the back end of my car was over the zig zag markings of a traffic light area. As a result, I was given a ticket for three penalty points and a £100 fine. I am in my...
My daughter is pestering me to buy her first car. She is still in full time education and has a weekend job. We have seen advertised an ex-rental white Suzuki Alto 1.0 SZ2 L (2011) with five-doors and...
 

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