On changagoidem.ie there is no such thing as a silly question. No matter how small or complicated an issue seems, we'll help. Our experts will quickly answer your queries in a friendly and jargon-free manner. What are you waiting for? Ask us Anything!
Please remember that we offer advice, not gospel. We cannot be held responsible for recalls, a second hand automobile's history, acts of God, changes in automobile pricing or Government policy. We are here to help and offer independent, impartial and free advice. What you do with it is entirely up to you!By submitting a question you are agreeing to this statement. Thank you.
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 would your choice be between a 2014 Nissan x-Trail 1.6 dCi and 2014 Hyundai ix35?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Jacqui Samuels (Pretoria) - Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:27
What do you guys think of the Mazda CX-5 in its 2.0-litre petrol guise?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Kieran Donnelly (Cork) - Mon, 26 Mar 2018 16:51
I am due to pay VRT on a Kia Niro plug in hybrid (Sept 2017). The OMSP is not available on the VRT calculator, but the recommended retail price is available from the Kia Ireland website. Is it possible to estimate the OMSP based on the RRP and should I bring in the Kia price list when getting the automobile valued by NCT valuers?
Filed under VRT - Asked by Tom Burke (Dublin) - Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:33
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
Is the Opel Astra estate a good buy, and is it economical?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Laura McMahon - Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:59
Is a Subaru Impreza petrol estate a good buy?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Mossy Bouzzah (Dublin) - Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:11
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
Do automobile-based vans need an NCT?
Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Bob Bob (Cork) - Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:34
How does the Volvo S40 compare with a 2.0-litre Volkswagen Passat?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Liz Lennox (Tipperary) - Sat, 19 Jan 2013 21:34