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When showrooms reopen on 1 June, I will collect my new car - which I was due to collect on the day of lockdown. Presumably, it has been sitting somewhere for 11 weeks. What should I ask of the garage?
I collected my used car on the day of lockdown and the garage offered a three-month warranty. With one month left of said warranty, I contacted them because there's a noise around the rear wheel. They've...
I bought a used car from a dealer one week ago and it's come to light that the vehicle has been in a crash and repaired poorly. The rear nearside door and rear quarter panel, plus the bonnet, has been...
Eight weeks ago, I traded my car in for a 2017 Honda Jazz. I've just noticed that the paint on the front wing looks slightly different than the rest of the car. On closer inspection I also found a strip...
I'm looking to buy a car. I've found one I like, but due to coronavirus, the garage has now raised the price of it by £1000. My mum has also found a car she likes at the same garage and they have raised...
I ordered a brand new Renault Captur on 10 February 2020. Deposit of £100 with a four year PCP. Expected delivery was mid March. The dealer will now probably close due to Covid-19. Salesman cannot give...
How much should I pay for a 2008 Kia Picanto automatic with 17,000 miles? I am being told that these are like gold dust and I fear people are willing to pay over the odds. One has just been sold by a garage...
Having recently purchased a Range Rover Velar from a main dealer and paid £465 road tax I have just received the following from DVLA. "It has been identified that the above mentioned vehicle has been incorrectly...
If a car bought from a major franchised dealership develops a serious problem within six months would it make more sense to insist the original dealer fix it for free rather than make a warranty claim...
I have just picked up a six-month-old Jaguar XF with less than 4000 miles on the clock, from a Jaguar garage. On driving home I noticed a mark on the windscreen, which turned out to a repaired chip. The...
 

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