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I'm looking to buy a Ford Focus 2022-2024 model. I've heard that the EcoBoost engines go wrong, has that problem been corrected?
Can you tell me please the advantages of buying a self charging petrol car over a straight petrol engine car or full electric car?
Do petrol cars have particulate filters which can clog? I have a Hyundai i30 2018. A light came on the dash board and when I took it to the workshop they said its particulate filter so I have to run it...
I have seen online that there was a recall of the 1.2 PureTech across Peugeot and Citroen based on the timing chain and the wrong oil casing it to disintegrate. I have looked at a couple, with the intention...
Is it worth remapping my 2020 Mazda 6 Skyactive 165ps?
Is a tank of Shell petrol V power every 5th fill worth it? Does it have a decent cleaning effect over one tank of fuel? Should I go with it consistently?
I'm 64 do I realistically have to worry about electric cars? I don't have anywhere to charge one and I'm quite happy with a small petrol car.
I bought a diesel 5 years ago (non DPF) as I was doing 40 miles a day, just commuting for work, 98% of which was motor way speeds. Plus other personal/general mileage. I have changed job since then and...
I have a choice of two Fiat 500X 2020 reg models with petrol engines. One with the 1.0l Firefly engine and the other with the 1.4l engine in the Sport version of the model. My wife is not looking for...
I wish to buy a new car soon. I'd buy a new Nissan Micra if they were still made, or a Skoda Fabia if there wasn't a 22 week wait. Please identify for me some smallish 4/5 door petrol cars, not automatic,...