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If a car is 4 years old but very low mileage is it worth buying?
My car is just coming up to 3 years old and my 3rd annual service is due. My 3 year warranty expires on the same day. If I get my service done a few days before the warranty expires the dealer has to use...
My Skoda Karoq is nearly three years old. I’ve only done 20,000 miles and it’s running well. As car prices have increased considerably in the last three years I intend to pay the balloon payment at the...
I had my Jaguar F-Pace serviced at a main dealer when it was two years old and it will soon be due for a four year service. There is a local Jaguar specialist with a good reputation who is cheaper than...
How important is a full service history when selling a low mileage car?
Should I buy a 2017 Lexus which has five Lexus dealer services in the record although there's a gap of 3 years? The car is being sold by a Lexus dealer.
I’m thinking of buying a Hyundai Santa Fe diesel, (to tow a caravan) which is 2.5 years old with full service history and 51000 miles. Should I be concerned about the unusually high mileage?
I recently bought a two and a half year old car which was advertised as having the remainder of the manufacturer warranty. I now see that the service history is incomplete, which as far as I'm concerned...
How can I trace the service record for my Skoda Kodiaq?
I have picked up a new car and dealership agreed price for my part ex. I have had the car nearly two weeks and they have said it looks like the service history has been altered for my old car, not by me...