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I asked to test drive a new Toyota at a local dealership today but they asked me to sign a form agreeing to a £600 insurance excess for any damage incurred during the test drive. I declined the test drive....
If and when will it be possible to road test a car in Scotland?
I've seen a used car I like the look of on a main dealer's website. I've spoken to a sales person, agreed a price and a price for my part exchange. I was willing to place a deposit on it and exchange cars...
I am about to sell my vehicle privately. What insurance is needed for a test drive? I have spoken to my insurers (plus others) and have got several different versions of information. Most often it seems...
What protection do trade plates convey when test driving a vehicle? My son and I test drove a car at an independent dealer. He put one trade plate on the front of the vehicle and did not accompany us on...
I've purchased a new car but haven't yet sold the old one. Do I need to keep this insured in the interim while I'm selling it?
I'm three hours drive from a dealer selling a car that my son wants. I contacted the dealer and he said we can't test drive the car unless we buy it by putting down a £500 deposit. Apparently they wont...
I have a choice between an auto or manual gearbox on the Isuzu D-MAX, both 2.5-litre engines. Is there a preference? Not working the truck hard, just bit of logging, no real pulling.
I'm considering a Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate. I've had a very brief test drive, but I'm struggling to get anything more than about 20 mins round the block. I accept that the dealership will seek to keep...
I'm considering buying a 2010 BMW 118 M Sport Diesel Automatic with only 16,000 miles on the clock. It's in pristine condition, genuine mileage with dealership service history (last service January 2017)....
 

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