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What to look for in a 2003 Fiat Punto?

What should I look out for in a 2003 Fiat Punto?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Anne-marie Bj - Sun, 30 Sep 2012 20:01

Common faults with the 2004 BMW 520i?

Any common faults with the 2004 BMW 520i?

Filed under fault - Asked by Karl Ohara (Citywest) - Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:37

When to change my Astra's timing belt?


When should a timing belt be changed on a 2012 Vauxhall Astra 2.0 CDTi diesel?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Adrian Fennell (Dublin) - Thu, 27 Sep 2018 10:07

Why do automobile sellers obscure the reg plate?!


I've been looking at second automobiles online recently and have been frustrated by the number of ads where the automobile reg has been obscured or hidden. Why are sellers doing this? Is it a bad sign that there is something to hide, surely not for long as you can ask for the reg over the phone or you'll see the reg once you view the automobile?

Thanks in advance.

Filed under registration - Asked by Ciaran Mc Cashin (Drogheda) - Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:49

Looking for a Honda Civic Type-S.

Is there any difference other that number of doors between a Honda Civic Type-S and the normal one? I'm talking about 2008 model. If looking for one of those, what should I be aware of? I'm interested in the 2.2 diesel.

Another question is, what is your view on a fuel and air energiser (activator)?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Martin Semeniuk - Sun, 18 Nov 2012 15:55

Petrol Ford Focus or Opel Astra?

Can you compare the Ford Focus EcoBoost Titanium against the Opel Astra 1.4 Elite?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Paul Cleary (Dublin) - Sun, 25 Nov 2012 17:56

Known faults on the 2009 Skoda Octavia?

Have there been any known faults on the 2009 Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDI 105hp?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Tom Walsh (Co) - Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:41

I'm about to buy a 2008 Toyota RAV4...


I am about to purchase a 2008 Toyota RAV4 1.8 petrol. What should I be aware of?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Paulina Ogarek - Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:02

Is the Ford C-Max a wise investment?

Thinking of changing my 2010 Ford Focus Style 1.6 TDCi  hatchback for a 2012/2013 Ford Focus hatchback of similar engine size. Or maybe a Ford Focus C-Max of similar age. Any advice on what would be best? Wondering about selling on the C-Max in a few years - is there much demand for them with the wide variety of SUV/crossover vehicles available now?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Fiona O'Rourke (Cork ) - Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:27

Which seven-seat SUV won't break the bank?

Am looking for a seven-seater that has three ISOFIX points in the middle seats and has either four-wheel drive or assist. And that won't break the bank. Am coming up short on anything that's not mega expensive.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Nial Tully (Co. Roscommon) - Mon, 13 Aug 2018 22:11