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I need to change my 2017 car but I had a bump recently and wonder if I should get it mended or trade it in as it is. I've loved the Yeti, but it's started to have a few problems lately so I'd like to get...
A friend of mine has a three year old Mercedes-Benz A-Class, valued at around £16,000. She wants to buy a new Fiat 500 and expects to spend £14,000. Is this something a dealer will consider?
I have a 2014 Ford Transit Connect LWB van. It does mostly motorway miles, and has covered a total of 83000. How many more miles should I get?
I had a very good offer from a trader for my car now even if not buying another just yet. Do you think trade in prices will plunge in the next few weeks? Also, should one be able to buy in a few weeks,...
I returned to the Ford dealership where I bought my S-Max 2.5 years ago to trade-in for a new car. I was served by the same salesman as before. He test drove the car and found no faults, then started to...
I'm looking to trade up on my current Hyundai i40 Tourer that I've had for five years. I want to find something with a reasonably sized boot but it needs to be higher and easier to get into. I dont like...
I am considering trading in my car. In the past when I sold a car privately I passed on the service history together with bills, records of payments etc. In view of current concerns over identity theft...
My Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.0 TDI is six years old with 55,000 miles done, in good condition and DPF in good order. When would be sensible to replace it? Volkswagen is offering £6500 scrappage against...
My 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost has been in the garage since 27 July 2018 and they have now decided that it needs a new engine. This will be done as a warranty repair as it was in for its third year warranty...
What do you think is the best way of selling a one year old car, other than trading it in?
 

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