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Will Skoda's 1.0 TSI engine be reliable?


We have been looking for a good reliable quality practical family automobile and deciding to go with a Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI, as petrol suits our mileage - very short during the week and longer drives on weekends. My question and only reservation about the three-cylinder 1.0 TSI Octavia is its durability. Skoda and Volkswagen have a good reputation, but my only concern is how many years can be got out of a small engine in a big automobile? Have you any background into the work the manufacturers have put into this technology. and how durable do you reckon they will be? I've only heard great things about it, but I've heard a few non-Skoda drivers dismiss this engine.


Filed under reliability - Asked by Mark Yeatesy (Dublin) - Thu, 29 Mar 2018 22:32

What to look for buying 2011 Lexus CT 200h?


I am thinking of buying a 2011 Lexus CT 200h with 180,000km on the clock. It would be my first hybrid vehicle. What should worry me before buying? Would I need to change anything?



Filed under reliability - Asked by Emil Mchaki (Maseru) - Sun, 25 Mar 2018 16:24

Any problems with 2008 Zafira diesel?

Have you heard of any problems for the 2008 Opel Zafira diesel? And also what miles to the gallon does it give?

Also looking at Ford Focus 1.6 diesel - any problems with that?

Thanks for all your help


Filed under reliability - Asked by Teresa Glynn (Ennis) - Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:08

Toyota Avensis or Ford Mondeo for reliability?

Which 2008 diesel automobile is best value and gives least trouble: Ford Mondeo 1.8 diesel or Toyota Avensis 2.0?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Paddy Byrne (Mullingar) - Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:21

Planning on buying a Honda Civic Hybrid.


I'm planning to buy a Honda Civic Hybrid (2007-2008) 1.3-litre CVT from the UK with average mileage and full service history. Are there any problems with this particular model and what should I look for?

Thank you


Filed under reliability - Asked by Alex Parvu (Dublin) - Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:35

Any problems with the 2008 Peugeot 307?

I am looking at a 2008 Peugeot 307 HDi 1.6 Sport with 70k miles on the clock; anything I should look out for? Any problems with this model?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Jack Doyle (Enniscorthy) - Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:35

Are Skoda Octavias of 2005 reliable?

Are Skoda Octavias of 2005 reliable? Looking at a 1.4-litre model.

Filed under reliability - Asked by John Cooke (Waterford) - Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:57

How good is the Mercedes 190 diesel?

How good is the Mercedes 190 diesel?

Filed under reliability - Asked by William Lawlor (Wexford) - Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:55

How reliable is the Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi?

How reliable is the Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi Sport?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Shane Flynn (Waterford) - Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:41

How reliable would a Jeep Patriot be?

How reliable would a 2009 2.0 CRD Jeep Patriot typically be?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Hank Scorpio - Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:14

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