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My wife and I are getting older and we are moving to the Isle of Wight. We need a narrow (small) car (for country lanes) and high seats (for ease of access). Considering the latest Government announcement...
We have a 2004 Honda CR-V automatic, but my wife (who is in her 80s) is finding the car too big to drive. Can you recommend a smaller auto that will provide lots of comfort and a high seating position?...
I need to find a petrol SUV with a high driving position that's good for long runs (have dodgy hip), has a sporty feel, decent size carrying capacity and kerb appeal. My searches so far have failed to...
Joint problems mean I have incredible difficulty getting in and out of any seating. I love my 1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, it has only done 60,000 miles and runs like a rocket. But as I approach my 70th...
I recently had the 'restricted performance' limitation appear on my 2013 diesel Land Rover Evoque (it has done 35,000 miles). I stopped and switched off, waited a short while, then restarted and it had...
We own and run a 2013 Kia Sportage II 1.7, but because of changing lifestyles it rarely gets to stretch its legs. We love the high driving position and our travel is now a 24 mile daily round trip for...
I'm looking for a car to replace my 2005 Ford Focus and was thinking of a 2008 onwards BMW 5 Series. My other half would like something with a higher driving position. What would you suggest?
I've read that the Honda Jazz had gearbox problems before 2011. Is this the case with all automatics that use the same gearbox - other Honda, Nissan, Kia, Hyundai? I'm looking for a used small/medium automatic...
I have a 2014 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 DSG, which I love, but the seating is a bit too low on long journeys. I'm looking to part exchange for an automatic SUV/MPV, thinking a Nissan Qashqai or Ford C-Max. Most...
I'm a full time mum of two looking for an MPV with a high driving position, the option to convert to seven seats, and crucially an automatic gearbox as I spend time sitting in traffic. I have no need of...
 

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