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Should I be afraid of rear-wheel drive?

I need advice on front-wheel drive automobiles... like BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Do they have driving probs in snow, ice, frost and heavy rain? I am hearing lots of horror stories. Are the stories true? Can you account for big sales of these type of automobiles in Ireland and UK if such problems exist?

Help please!

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Eileen Devine (Kildare) - Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:22

What do MPV and HDi mean?

What do MPV and HDi mean?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Eamonn Smyth (Nenagh) - Sun, 05 Jan 2014 16:25

Can I change the centre console on my Astra?

I bought a 2011 Opel Astra hatchback and would like to know if it is possible to change the aluminium centre console surround for one that matches the dash. If not, could it be reprayed to match the dash?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by F D (Dublin) - Sat, 24 Aug 2013 17:19

How can I tell if a Toyota RAV4 has four-wheel drive?

Hi. I'm looking at buying a 2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0-litre petrol. How would I know if it's a 2wd or a 4wd? Thanks!

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Mark Kelly (Cork City) - Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:22

What precautions should I take when buying privately?

Hi, I have found a second hand automobile that I really like; however it is from a private individual, not a garage. What checks should I do to make sure this automobile is what the seller says it is? I'm concerned about buying a stolen automobile, or a automobile that still has finance on it, will a check tell me if that is the case? Other than that, and having an idependent mechanic check the automobile, is there anything else I should do?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Dawn Higgins (Edenderry) - Thu, 29 Aug 2013 04:50

Should I worry about a automobile having six owners?

Could there be a reason why a Nissan Almera 1.5 SX five-door (2005 with 60,000 miles on the counter) had six owners? It is selling at €3,950 and I'm concerned there might be a fault in it.

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Emilie Rewers (Loughrea) - Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:00

Could I have damaged my engine by leaving oil cap off?

I recently topped the oil in my automobile; however I got distracted and did not replace the cap! I drove approx 150 miles before realising my error. I topped up the oil and the automobile seems to be driving fine. Am I likely to have caused any long term damage to the engine?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Sean Moylan (Galway) - Thu, 15 Aug 2013 07:22

Is the Audi A8 a popular chauffeur automobile?

Is the Audi A8 a popular chauffeur automobile?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Peter Graham (Dublin) - Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:13

Has the Audi A6 lights improved?

Do facelifted Audi A6 'C5' models still have as weak headlights as the early C5 versions?

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Cormac Power (Dublin) - Tue, 30 Jul 2013 08:21

Will my mechanic be able to inspect a automobile on a driveway?

Im looking to buy a used automobile and I will be hiring a mechanic to come with me to look at it. My question is, will a mechanic be able to check over the automobile properly (underneath) at the location of the automobile (owner's driveway)? Thanks

Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Colin Enright - Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:58

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