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My VW Transporter is vibrating...

Good day,

I am referring to a question sent in by Ken Maher (Ballyger, Co.Galway) on 16 March 2014. He asked about a 2004 VW Transporter that had a vibration at about 2,000rpm when under power/load. I am experiencing the exact same problem with my 2007 Transporter T5. Was there ever a reason other than the CV joints?

Filed under fault - Asked by Derek Wormald (Queenstown) - Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:13

Does this Avensis have a timing belt?

Does a 2008 Toyota Avensis D-4D have a timing belt?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Kieran Boyle (Nenagh) - Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:01

Best plug-in hybrid on the market?

I have a budget of €30-35k; what is the best plug in hybrid automobile available in the market now?

Filed under hybrid - Asked by Lee Russell (Dublin) - Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:51

I have cash, how will I buy a automobile?

What is the best option when buying a automobile. I have cash so don't need a financing arrangement

1. Buy a new automobile outright with cash and trade it in every year?

2. Buy a second hand automobile?

3. Put a large deposit down on a automobile and get into a financing arrangement on a new automobile?

Filed under finance - Asked by Lee Russell (Dublin) - Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:50

We need a new family automobile for under €25k.


We are in the market for a new family automobile that is low maintenance, fits three automobile seats and preferably be on or just above the €25k mark. We do very little mileage, we currently do one round trip of about two miles to a creche and back with some longer drives at the weekend, but rarely. We both commute by public transport for work. We are considering hybrid/electric as we drive so little but to be honest with the research I've been doing, it seems most hybrids start at €25k and i'm prepared to consider a petrol model if it kept us below that price and suited our needs. We have no brand loyalty at all, but more interested in the ones that offer long warranties.

Any suggestions?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by RUTH COONEY (Dublin) - Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:36

Diesel still best for high mileage?

So with so many automobile makers planning to phase out diesel engine options in 2019, what are the real options for high mileage drivers? Will there be big impacts on residual values for diesel automobiles purchased later this year? I drive about 40,000km a year and need to change later this year.


Filed under diesel - Asked by Brian O Neill (Kilkenny) - Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:54

Honda Jazz or Suzuki Baleno?

I'm trying to decide between the Honda Jazz and Suzuki Baleno. Things that matter to me: rear seat comfort, front seat comfort, space overall, boot space and power.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Manav Abhijit (Ranchi) - Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:46

Should I go for a BMW 530d?

I am looking at 2017 BMW 5 Series. Is it worth spending the extra on a 530d over 520d? There is about €8-10k difference on used automobiles. I do about 25,000km a year of driving. I would love the extra power but do wonder if it is a waste to spend more.

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Andy Kelly (Limerick) - Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:23

Fuel economy and price for a 2011 Focus?

What would be the average mpg and price be for a 2011 Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi Sport?

Filed under fuel economy and emissions - Asked by Michael Keating (Clonmel, Co Tipperary) - Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:09

Looking for value of a 2005 Jaguar XK...

Hi, I am looking for value of a 2005 Jaguar XK Convertible that has had two owners, 55,900 miles on the clock, is black with cream leather, in good condition.

Many thanks,


Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Conor Molloy (Dublin) - Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:42