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Passat GTE or BMW 330e suitable for me?

I do about 12,000km a year in and around Dublin, using the M50 a bit. Would a hybrid like the Passat GTE or BMW 330e suit me or should I go for diesel? Buying a new automobile in the new year!

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Michael Quin (Sandyford) - Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:12

Correct tyre pressure for my Ford Fiesta?

What is the correct tyre pressure or a Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi manufactured in 2004?

Filed under tyres - Asked by Paul Codd (Morden) - Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:16

Will my clutch wear going down hill?

Does clutch wear when it is fully engaged, but the gas isn't pressed going down hill? It's like gear is engaged while going down the hill I fully press my clutch then slightly press the brakes: will my clutch still wear?

Filed under gearbox - Asked by Chita Man (Towntown) - Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:19

Ford Fiesta or Renault Clio for reliability?


Looking for a reliable small automobile; thinking of Ford Fiesta or Renault Clio with a petrol engine; which is more durable?


Filed under reliability - Asked by John Scanlon (Dublin) - Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:46

Will my trade-in cover a new finance deposit?

I have a Chevrolet Aveo 1.4 automobile and I'm thinking of trading it in under a scrappage scheme. Will I have to make a deposit or does the trade-in value go as a deposit on the new automobile and what would the payments be back on €20,000 for the automobile?


Filed under finance - Asked by John O Halloran (Newbridge Co Kildare Rep Of Irel) - Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:05

Should I wait until Jan to save on VRT?

Thinking of importing automobile from UK before Christmas and wondering would there be a saving on VRT by waiting until January?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Eric Brennan (Dublin 15) - Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:21

Next-gen Nissan X-Trail or Skoda Kodiaq?

Hi guys,

Regarding the Nissan X-Trail and its new 2.0-litre diesel engine, will it be introduced into the current X-Trail series or are we going to see the updated X-Trail (as per US/Austrailia) hit Ireland in 2017 with an updated engine range? Really appreciate any comment you have, as I'm looking at something in the Skoda Kodiaq/X-Trail range.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Colin H (Kildare) - Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:39

I like the look of the new Ford Kuga...

I like the look of the new Ford Kuga. Which version is best and what will it cost? Any other automobiles I should look at?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Dave Peterson (Dublin) - Wed, 09 Nov 2016 14:11

Ok to drive my Mondeo with its oil light on?

Service oil light came up on display on my 2008 Ford Mondeo; does it need a new oil filter and is it ok to drive until at least tomorrow?

Filed under servicing - Asked by John Mcdonnell (Swords Co Dublin) - Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:06

What's book value for a 2009 Kia cee'd estate?

Looking for book value of a 2009 Kia cee'd SW estate with 100,000km on the clock.

Filed under used automobile values - Asked by Frank Wykes (Athlone) - Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:49