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    Is Volvo S40 a Volvo ?

    When I bought my 2007 Volvo C30 1.6d three years ago I thought I was buying a Volvo. How naÔve. I did not know it was a Peugot engine - which I've recently heard has potential problems. Having...
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    Bosch Service Centres

    On August 31st whilst holidaying in the Lake District our carís clutch burnt out. The RAC recovered us to an RAC approved garage, Lakeland Motor Centre in Kendal.
    The service we received from...
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    Excellent service

    Sorry to read the previous post and fully understand the annoyance. Fortunately I had an exemplary experience.

    On August 31st whilst holidaying in the Lake District our carís clutch burnt out. ...
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    I didn't buy a particular car because it only had...

    I didn't buy a particular car because it only had a repair kit. If the RAC had offered this suggestion I might well have bought the car and it would have helped to continue to secure my membership. ...
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    Thank you for taking the time to post such an...

    Thank you for taking the time to post such an informative reply - much appreciated. A few people I know thought the same - I suspect a few years ago some political spin took on the appearance of...
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    Doctor Home visits England

    I had been under the impression that people over 70 were entitled to home visits by their doctor. However, I now read that no one is entitled to a home visit. Has it ever been that over 70s were...
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    Thanks, fully appreciate first point - I recognised how vague it was !

    My driving style and mileage does not suit diesel. I suspect it must be related to a diesel issue ! Next time MUST buy...
  8. Volvo C30 diesel Engine doesn't feel right

    Sorry this is very vague. The engine does not seem to run as smoothly as before ( 60,000 on clock ) Would any problem show up on dashboard information screen ? or could it not be being picked up...
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    Just a short post to agree with Hometune. His...

    Just a short post to agree with Hometune. His advice to me regarding meriva automatic saved me money and hassle.
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    There are often better prices on discontinued...

    There are often better prices on discontinued models. Also the manufacturer is important. With this in mind I went on Autotrader and put in maximum budget £2,000 and Toyota Corolla ( good...
  11. Thread: Volvo S40

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    Volvo S40

    I have received lots of good advice on this site about car buying. I would welcome information from anyone with experience/knowledge of this particular model.
    It is a Volvo S40 2 litre petrol LUX...
  12. Thanks for making this post - sent me back to the...

    Thanks for making this post - sent me back to the Highway Code. As you say it is a rule of thumb for straight ahead.
    Perhaps the answer is to always try to follow the rules but still be...
  13. Roundabouts are a frequent cause of confusion. I...

    Roundabouts are a frequent cause of confusion. I think if you had actually being going straight ahead the situation would be simple : no signal and in lane 1. I always signal prior to leaving....
  14. Congratulations - unfortunately it won't always...

    Congratulations - unfortunately it won't always work ! I've read of a few causes with dire consequences.
  15. I understand what you are saying. However, I...

    I understand what you are saying. However, I hope these sort of people are still a majority. I once taught in a school on an estate with rather a poor reputation. The majority were lovely, honest...
  16. Some very good advice given. Good for you being...

    Some very good advice given. Good for you being determined to deal with them. When posting replies the personality and situation of the OP is not usually known. Therefore, I think, it is better at...
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    If you have a good instructor he will listen to...

    If you have a good instructor he will listen to you and respond to your needs. Hope all goes well on Wednesday. People on this site will offer the support and help they can.
  18. First of all I sympathise with you in this awful...

    First of all I sympathise with you in this awful situation. I agree with all of Hometune's comments. Whilst you shouldn't have to ; I'm afraid if your unpleasant neighbours are unlikely to leave...
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    Believe your instructor. Learning to drive can...

    Believe your instructor. Learning to drive can be very challenging and what you have described is, to the best of my knowledge, quite normal. You need time.
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    Thanks for the explanations - my knowledge is increasing !
  21. By fully auto do you mean you are not able to...

    By fully auto do you mean you are not able to switch to controlling gears for greater acceleration : e.g Mercedes cvt in A class W169 ? I understood with these systems you could just drive auto and...
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    I belong to a couple of other motoring forums,...

    I belong to a couple of other motoring forums, computer related and The Times Educational. It is noticeable on all of the forums the number of people who subsequently disappear after posting. Sadly...
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    I will follow this thread with interest. Whilst for what should be a more relaxing drive I would prefer auto. However, I still see advantages in manual. The majority of cars I like seem to be CVT...
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    Poll: Yes, it is dreadful driving but, as has been...

    Yes, it is dreadful driving but, as has been said, sadly not uncommon. Too many drivers ignore safe driving principles. Unfortunately, too often its others who suffer the consequences.
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    I have had a long standing professional interest...

    I have had a long standing professional interest in confidence building. The best book I have ever read is The Confidence Gap by Dr.Russ Harris ( cheap and on Amazon ). Also with regards to...
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