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  1. Out of so many views can anyone think of a car...

    Out of so many views can anyone think of a car that meets many of my thousand wishes ?

    I realise I am over thinking it and expecting too much. Maybe there is a car that gets somewhere near. Any...
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    2007 Volvo C30 1.6 potential problems

    My Volvo C30 manual diesel 1.6 has 80,000 miles on the clock. In the past month I have had to have the throttle sensor, EGR replaced and now the turbo replaced with related jobs.

    Obviously I...
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    Thanks Santa - that's how my thoughts were going....

    Thanks Santa - that's how my thoughts were going. I am very careful now - some harsh experience - and was looking at the 185 minus members discount inspection. The same principles apply - looking...
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    RAC car check

    Has anyone used the RAC service to inspect a potential car buy ? I am a cautious buyer and would like to be as sure as possible that I am not buying trouble. Any experiences gratefully appreciated.
  5. This is hitting me a 2007 Volvo C30 diesel that...

    This is hitting me a 2007 Volvo C30 diesel that I've spent on - in the past two months 1,500 (only 80,000 on the clock ). I bought it at 4 years old and have maintained to the nth degree. What else...
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    I was taken to the cleaners the first three cars...

    I was taken to the cleaners the first three cars I bought and quite a few since ! You have wisely asked on the forum for advice (not around most of my car buying days !) Something simple and petrol...
  7. Easy Access, Comfort and small/medium size

    Looking for something with a probable budget of approx 8000 - no bigger than volvo c30 or very close in size (parking space available)
    As in title would like easy access plus reasonable boot and...
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    Nissan Qashqai Petrol 1.6

    Thinking of above car with a budget of 4000 to 9000. Criteria in no rank order Comfort, safety,reliability and driving.
    Would welcome any advice,suggestions and what is the automatic system like ?
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    I'm dreadful with over thinking and researching...

    I'm dreadful with over thinking and researching cars. I was advised by two trusted mechanics (different garages in different counties) and on another forum to be wary of TSI. It seems that too much...
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    A Class W169 Kia Venga

    Being in the fortunate position of not needing to buy ( spent a lot on my Volvo and expensive jobs sorted ) spent a while, perhaps too long, considering a different car, possibly as second car. I...
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    Much appreciated. Now for test drive !

    Much appreciated. Now for test drive !
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    Thanks. Is the Mercedes premium marque of any...

    Thanks. Is the Mercedes premium marque of any value in car quality ? e.g. metal.

    A genuine question.
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    Mercedes A W169 or Kia Venga

    Both cars meet most of my requirements. I would appreciate any views on advantages / drawbacks for each car.

    I am inclined towards Venga 1.6 auto - A Class would be manual. Both cars second hand...
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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 naïve. 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 car’s 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 car’s 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...

    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...
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    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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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