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Do electric vehicle running costs take into account eventual battery replacement costs?
I would like to buy my grandson, who's coming up 17 years old, a small car to allow him to start work. I'd like it to be no older than five years, safe, very reliable, have reasonable running costs and...
I'm looking for a good tow car under £10,000 to tow a horsebox with minimum braked towing weight of 3000kg. Running cost and reliability are most important.
My daily commute is a 180-mile round trip on a variety of motorway sections, roundabout filled dual carriage ways and B roads. I currently drive a 2009 Citroen C5 diesel automatic. Tax is a whacking £350...
What would be the ballpark figure of running a Bentley that has full service history, low mileage and is 15 years old? Considering it would be weekend use only and lived in a heated workshop I am just...
I am looking for a car for my daily commute which will cover approximately 15,000 miles a year. I am looking for a cheap car to run, something that won't give me hassle and would keep its value if I do...
I am thinking of buying a PHEV. I do around 7000 miles a year, many of them short runs of less than 20 miles. The car I’m looking at is approximately £6000 more than it’s pure petrol equivalent. It looks...
Would you say there's a mileage limit on a second-hand car beyond which it's more likely things will go wrong? In the old days, we used to reckon that after 50,000 miles or so you'd almost certainly be...
Just a university student here. I wish to have prestige car. The dream can be lived on a budget, I am looking at a BMW E39 and I am intending on modifying it elegantly. I'm looking for the most economical...
I've started my own up-cycling business and I don't want to use a third party. My largest piece is 54-inches long and 45-inches high and pretty heavy, so needs to be able carry considerable weight. Considered...
 

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