Resigned to Domestication: Buying a Family Car

It's no easy decision handing over thousands of pounds of hard-earned cash for a large hunk of metal on wheels. We want to try and collate some information on the models that can be had before pounding the forecourts.


Winter Tyres in the UK, worth the hassle?

Actually you can't really know if it's ever worth the hassle. Cost wise the only additional expense is interest lost on the capital outlay ...

Useful links for keeping your car on the road

If you are a UK driver, here are some links that should be useful to you, to keep you and your car properly certified: The DVLA's tax ...

Car Running Costs: Kia Sedona

Below are our fuel costs for the 2002 Kia Sedona (2.9L diesel), showing the miles per gallon and cost per mile (fuel only). Read more about ...

Diagnostic charges on a warranty claim

Next time you make a warranty claim on a replacement part for your car, be prepared to pay for so-called "diagnostic charges". The garage ...

Advertised mpg doesn't match reality

Who would have thought? Car manufacturers finding ways to inflate advertised mpgs on new model cars? Could it be? Actually, sarcasm aside ...

Foundry Cars North Walsham (buying a used car MPV)

This is a tale of woe about the trouble we had with buying a used car in North Walsham, Norfolk. If you have your own experience of 2nd-hand ...

Mr Clutch will fix your car... Eventually

When our not-so-beloved MPV became almost impossible to drive because of a slipping clutch, we took it to our local garage for a prognosis ...

Buying a 2nd-Hand Car? STOP! LOOK! LISTEN!

Don't even think of buying a used car until you've read this! We bought a car from a dealer who we thought we could trust, and learnt the following ...

Kia Sedona - Details

The vehicle details for our new Kia Sedona are:
Date of Liability 01 03 2010 Date of First Registration 01 ...

Car Fuel Costs: Volkswagen Passat

Here are our fuel costs for the 1996 Volkswagen Passat (1.9L diesel), showing the miles per gallon and cost per mile:

Budget MPVs on Autotrader

These ones are all in Norfolk, or very close by: 1995 N Reg MAZDA BONGO 8 SEATER 4 Doors, Automatic, MPV, Petrol, 68,000 miles 1999 RENAULT ...

Top Gear Test Track Found

Here is the 'secret' Bedfordshire track that Top Gear used for performing their truck-driving antics in early November, 2008. It is conveniently ...

7-Seater People Carrier MPVs

We are looking for a seven or eight seater people carrier to lug us and our stuff on infrequent long-ish journeys. There are six of us in our ...

Five-Seater Family Car: Choices Choices

We are looking for a family runabout with features in approximately this order: Reliable Economical Low depreciation It is to be at least ...

Fiat Dublo 7-Seater

From my cousin, regarding seven-seater cars: I discovered there is a fiat dublo 7 seater. Based on a small van, so fairly rough and ready I ...


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