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I'm looking to replace two cars with one. My wife loves her Nissan Qashqai and I need an estate type car. We would like to change to a petrol hybrid. Can you get a crossover hybrid with a manual transmission?
My 2010 Saab 9-3 Sportwagon has died and we have parted company. I’m struggling to decide what I should buy to replace it. I need a hatch or estate to easily carry family stuff and don’t really want anything...
Is there a hybrid car that has a petrol engine and is also a manual?
I bought a 2012 Nissan Micra 1.2 petrol manual with 39,500 miles on it. A strange noise, like a constant need to accelerate, is occuring. Is it a CVT?
Is insurance on automatic cars more expensive than manual? If so, why?
The Honda Jazz fits the bill for me. It's spacious and well built, as well as being compact. The only thing holding me back is that the 1.3-litre petrol engine seems like it would get a bit breathless...
I'm thinking about buying a three year old old Honda Jazz and would like to know if the gearbox issues that the older models had is still a problem? Also which model would you recommend as value for money?
I want to buy a petrol estate car, manual, up to 5 years old on a budget of £12,000. I'm looking for something reliable and economic, but also fun to drive. The current short list is a 2012 - 2013 Ford...
I currently have an almost six year old Honda Jazz 1.4 ES which I have had from new. It has been very reliable and I have been happy with it. I thought of replacing it with a new Jazz but noticed in one...
I have a newish Skoda Citigo and the 1st gear can be very sticky on occasion. Is this normal or a warning of a more serious issue?
 

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