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I've read many times of problems with this Volkswagen DSG auto gearbox. Could you please remind me of the engine/auto combination to avoid?
I'm part-exchanging my car for a new one (to a garage). He turned the car on and back off and said his checks were done, but I think there's an issue with the EGR. However, I'm not a mechanic. Do I need...
Has Volkswagen Group sorted out the problem with their 1.5 petrol engines?
The petrol 1.5-litre engine in the Volkswagen Group range is supposedly fixed by software, but I rang my local garage and the sales guy didn't know about it at all. He put me through to servicing, who...
We're considering buying a 2019 Audi Q3 with the 1.5 engine. Are you able to comment on the reports that it suffers from low speed “kangrooing” . If it does, have Audi managed to find a cure? Your comments...
My daughter has a 2015 Fiat 500 1.2-litre, which she's had it for two years. The transmission light has come on whilst driving, and the car completely stops and will not restart. We left the car for a...
Have you received any reports of faulty Fiat 500 TwinAir models? My garage says the unit cannot be tested and only replaced at a cost of £611! There's a fault with cylinder two inlet valve sticking open....
Have Volkswagen Group cured the kangarooing problem with the 1.5 petrol engine? I'm considering buying an Audi A3 convertible with this engine because all the pre-reg deals and stock cars have it. If...
I'm starting to get bored of all the fantastically reliable Japanese/Koreans cars which have shuffled me from A-B for decades. I'm finally willing to let the standards slip a little but so many cars seem...
We have a 2016 1-litre Ford Fiesta. A red engine light came on, so we booked a service at Halfords. They stated that there's an internal sensor that is not accessible and the engine is no good so would...
 

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