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  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 22-02-2020 Part 2 20 Feb 2020 (News)
    on   Incurable  My father purchased a 2015 Nissan Qashqai 1.2 DIG-T Acenta, X-Tronic CVT from a Nissan dealer in late January 2018. It has now done 30,000 miles. After a few months it was losing power and making increasingly suspicious noises at low speed. The dealer said it needed a new engine
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 22-02-2020 Part 1 20 Feb 2020 (News)
    difficult to manage. Signal failure I have a 2015/65 Nissan X-Trail Tekna that has developed its own mindset by cutting out the radio signal on both FM
  • No longer Holden on... 17 Feb 2020 (News)
    to their shores was difficult for them to comprehend.  Here in the UK, without such co-investment, we wouldn’t have Nissan or Toyota making cars. Meanwhile, Australia’s ‘big three’, Holden, Ford and Toyota, were battling against huge manufacturing costs led by a strong currency
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 15-02-2020 Part 1 13 Feb 2020 (News)
    reliable alternatives and technically competent automatic gearboxes. My parents already have Nissan Micro automatic without problem as my mum's car. VC, via email Improvements were made to the DQ200 in 2016. So the improvements in 2018/2019 must be further updates. We
  • Honestjohn’s Motoring Agony Column 08-02-2020 Part 2 6 Feb 2020 (News)
    last car, a Nissan Note, only just fitted into it. I now want something with which I can occasionally tow a small caravan  (900 – 1,000kg.) What would you suggest? JBT, Rochester A Suzuki Vitara 1.4T Boosterjet is probably your best bet. 1,775mm wide. Can
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 01-02-2020 Part 1 30 Jan 2020 (News)
    it be to look at second-hand vehicles as some cars like the Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius have been around for a long time, so there would be a lot of choice? NB, via email For the use you describe, as long as your house can be fitted with a charging point, an EV is the most
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 01-02-2020 Part 2 30 Jan 2020 (News)
    .   My entyre life  My 2012 Nissan Note currently  has Michelin Energy tyres, which have done over 30,000 miles. The people who service the car (and who I believe have no ties to any tyre make) have suggested that I have Kumho tyres, because of the perishing/cracking that has
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 18-01-2020 Part 2 16 Jan 2020 (News)
    / Minding the Gap Please could you advise me on GAP Insurance? I have purchased on a PCP Lease a Nissan Juke Hatchback 1.6 (112) Bose Personal Edition, as new, and the Nissan dealership mentioned GAP Insurance. I did not ask for a quote as I have read that dealer quotes can be very expensive
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 11-01-2020 Part 2 8 Jan 2020 (News)
    :// Jukes of hazard A few weeks ago, driving back from Scotland, the CVT automatic gearbox on my Nissan Juke failed
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 04-01-2020 2 Jan 2020 (News)
    good build quality and drivetrain, aircon and comfort, rather than tech. I have rejected as too wide: VW Golf, Volvo XC40, Infiniti Q30, Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Octavia, all Lexus, all Jaguar, Seat Leon, Dacia Duster, Audi Q3, Mazda CX5, BMW X1, Renault Captur, Mini Countryman, Toyota Auris, Peugeot
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 28-12-2019 Part 1 26 Dec 2019 (News)
    . JP, via email Not clear how old you want to buy. But with an A-Class, definitely petrol rather than diesel. The latest A-Class since Spring 2018 has a new 1,332cc Mercedes/Renault/Nissan/Dacia
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 21-12-2019 Part 1 19 Dec 2019 (News)
    Nissan Qashqai diesel that I have had for 10 years, bought second hand and the best car I have ever had. CS, via email Everything in life eventually fails, including us. But turbos can last as long as the rest of the car if they are treated properly. SEAT Ateca 1.0TSI
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 14-12-2019 Part 1 12 Dec 2019 (News)
    Juddernaught We have a 2015 Nissan Note with CVT transmission. It has developed an intermittent fault with the CVT where, on occasions, there is a tremendous judder when accelerating after over-run, say pulling away from a round-about. I asked the dealer if this is a known fault on the car
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 07-12-2019 Part 1 5 Dec 2019 (News)
    .   Silly issue I bought my Nissan Micra in 29 th  September, 2014, and  I noticed on 20 th  April 2019, while washing the car, that the paint had started peeling from the sill underneath the driver's door. This also happened in 2016 from the sill
  • Black Friday: dealers slash prices as Vauxhall Mokka X faces the axe 29 Nov 2019 (News)
    Dealers are cutting thousands of pounds off the Vauxhall Mokka X crossover as production of the current model comes to an end. Vauxhall has confirmed the popular Nissan Juke rival will be replaced with an all-new model, but it's unlikely
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 30-11-2019 Par 29 Nov 2019 (News)
    No future? My forthcoming retirement will see the end of three decades of company car privilege and all that goes with it. My future motoring will be under 10,000 miles a year, consisting mainly of short journeys on rural roads with a 200-mile motorway trip probably once a month. My local Nissan
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 30-11-2019 Part 2 29 Nov 2019 (News)
    / Truckulent I have spent nearly £3,000 on my 2006 Nissan Cabstar, bought from a Nissan dealer. They claim to sell high quality used vehicles, but recent repairs have included a new fuel pump, ignition aerial, ignition barrel and ECU. The truck has broken down 4 times with the same apparent fault
  • LEGO launches Nissan GT-R Nismo build 26 Nov 2019 (News)
    Lego is launching a Nissan GT-R Nimso as part of the latest Lego Speed Champions line-up — which focuses on drifting and racing vehicles. The GT-R Nismo will be one of the first in the 2020 Speed Champions themed sets, which
  • Research reveals the truth about electric car battery degradation 26 Nov 2019 (News)
    cars might last just as long as those in Teslas. One reader reported  covering 160,000 miles in a Nissan Leaf  over three years without an issue. Generally, manufacturers advise that EV batteries are intended to last
  • Used Pick-Up Buying Guide: Ford Ranger 2011-2020 22 Nov 2019 (News)
    but it does suffer from a lack of refinement. Especially when compared to the Nissan Navara and Volkswagen Amarok. That said, if you want a heavy duty workhorse, capable of cutting it off-road and moving big loads, few pick-ups come close to matching the Ford.  Where can I get a van history check

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